Announcements Business

Sharing District One Restaurants Offering Senior Discounts

District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards’ office is compiling a list to help connect restaurants and seniors during the coronavirus pandemic. If you are a restaurant in the North End, East Boston, or Charlestown offering discounted delivery for seniors, please complete this form to have your information shared on Councilor Edwards’ social media pages and Read More…

Announcements Government Health & Environment

Councilor Edwards Shares COVID-19 Updates

District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards, representing the North End, East Boston and Charlestown, shares COVID-19 resources in her latest newsletter. Friends, COVID-19 is a global health emergency. We have some confirmed cases in Boston and need to so make sure we are doing everything to slow the spread.  This virus will impact our most vulnerable Read More…

Featured Government Transportation

Income-Adjusted Parking Ticket Fines Proposed By City Councilor Mejia

At-large City Councilor Julia Mejia introduced a proposal for income-adjusted fines for parking violations at a recent Boston City Council meeting. According to Mejia, parking tickets should be reflective of Boston residents’ financial situations. She believes that residents shouldn’t be placed in a position where they’re forced to choose between paying parking tickets or putting Read More…

Featured Government

City Council Discusses Enforcement of Boston Residents Jobs Policy

City Councilor Lydia Edwards (District 1) and City Council President Kim Janey offered a hearing regarding biannual review of the Boston Employment Commission (BEC) and Boston Residents Job Policy (BRJP) at the City Council’s weekly meeting on Wednesday afternoon. In 2017, Mayor Marty Walsh revised the Boston Residents Jobs Policy Ordinance, originally enacted in 1983, Read More…

Featured Government

Executive Order Will Increase Transparency & Efficiency of Zoning Board of Appeal

Mayor Walsh has signed an executive order to establish new, rigorous ethical standards for Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA). The goal of the order is to strengthen public confidence in the ZBA by increasing the level of transparency, accountability, and integrity, as well as improve functions and efficiencies. According to the City, the order Read More…

Event Notices Government

Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) Reform Public Hearing Feb. 25

The Boston City Council will hold a public hearing on legislation filed by District 1 Councilor Lydia Edwards (North End, Charlestown, and East Boston) regarding the Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) on Tuesday, February 25 at 4 p.m. in the Ianella Chamber, 5th floor of Boston City Hall. Councilor Edwards spoke about her goals to Read More…

Featured Government Transportation

City Council Proposes Pre-Tax Transportation Benefit to Address Rising Traffic

Councilors Lydia Edwards (District 1) and Michelle Wu (At-Large) requested a hearing regarding the adoption of transportation benefit ordinances in an attempt to promote public transportation usage in the City of Boston. “Transportation benefit ordinances are not new,” said Councilor Edwards. “There are many cities that already have them such as Seattle, Los Angeles, San Read More…

Featured Government Meetings

Councilor Edwards’ Legislative Updates: Parking, PILOT Program, Zoning Board of Appeal, Charter Reform [Video]

District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards, representing the North End, East Boston, and Charlestown, highlighted accomplishments from the past year and shared her top priorities moving forward at the January North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) meeting. Watch the full video above or jump to points of interest with this timeline. (00:36) The snow Read More…

Featured Meetings

City Councilor Lydia Edwards Presents Legislative and Community Updates

District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards, representing the North End, Charlestown, and East Boston, presented legislative and community updates to the North End / Waterfront Residents Association (NEWRA) at their December meeting. Watch the presentation in the video above and follow along with this timeline. (1:30) In the last legislative year a law was passed Read More…

Featured Government

Boston City Council Supports Natural Hair Bill

The Boston City Council voiced their support for a bill at the statehouse that would protect women, specifically black women and girls, from being discriminated against in terms of their natural hair. Councilor Lydia Edwards supported the bill saying there is over-regulation across the country in regards to hair that often results in young girls Read More…

Announcements Government

Join Rep. Michlewitz and Senator Boncore for a Re-Election Rally for City Councilor Lydia Edwards

You’re invited to join Representative Aaron Michlewitz and Senator Joe Boncore for a Re-Election Rally in honor of City Councilor Lydia Edwards! Thursday, October 10, 20196:00PM- 7:30PMBilly Tse240 Commercial St.Boston, MA 02109 You may contribute online at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/lenorthend19