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Lydia Edwards Holds Puppies and Politics in North End

From the office of District 1 City Council candidate, Lydia Edwards:

Boston City Council candidate Lydia Edwards held her first Puppies and Politics meet and greet in the North End at the Richmond Street dog park on Monday night that was well attended by two and four legged North End residents alike. The event was the first in a series of meet and greets across the district aiming to connect with local pet owners in an open community setting.

Edwards spoke with attendees and after hearing their concerns she announced what is believed to be the first of it’s kind committee on pet ownership; a permanent committee addressing the needs and concerns of pet owners at the municipal level.

“We need to be aiming to be the most pet friendly city in the United States,” says Edwards. “That means we need to be planning for all of our family members including the ones with four legs. The North End’s Responsible Urbanites for Fido (RUFF) and Charlestown Dog Association are shining examples of how strong a community can be when it comes together around a common interest and the city should be right there supporting them.”

Edwards next event will be a rally on Thursday, September 21st at Kelley Square Pub on 84 Bennington Street in East Boston. For more information or to RSVP contact Gabriela at (617) 329-5172 or e-mail Learn more about Lydia and her platform on her website at

The preliminary election will be held next Tuesday, September 26th.