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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:


Councilor Edwards Presents Proposed Changes to Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeal

Councilor Lydia Edwards wants to change the city’s Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) by making it more transparent. At a recent city council meeting, Edwards presented a new proposal that would make several changes to the ZBA. “We need to do better,” she said. “We need to think better, and we need to bring new Read More…


Councilor Edwards Proposes Zoning Board of Appeal Overhaul

District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards, who represents the North End, East Boston and Charlestown, has filed legislation to make changes to Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeal. Read the full statement from the Office of Councilor Edwards below. The proposed legislation would change the membership, mandate, electronic notice and records policy, staffing and standards of Read More…

Featured Government

Council President Requests Inspector General Position Be Created

The Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell is calling for the creation of an Inspector General (IG) position for city government after corruption scandals. At the beginning of the month John Lynch, who used to work with the Boston Development and Planning Agency, pleaded guilty to taking a $50,000 bribe. Also, in July, two aides Read More…

Community Featured

Councilor Lydia Edwards Talks Puppies and Politics in the North End Dog Park

Councilor Lydia Edwards stopped by the North End dog park to talk “Puppies and Politics” on Thursday evening. The event, where concerns about dogs in the city were addressed by Councilor Edwards, was well attended by dogs and humans alike. She spent the evening handing out dog treats and talking to the residents who attended. Read More…

Event Notices

Puppies and Politics at Prince St. Dog Park Sept. 12

Join District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards, representing the North End, Charlestown, and East Boston, for a meet and greet specifically for canines and their humans in the Prince Street Dog Park on Thursday, September 12 from 6pm – 7:30pm. Stop by to say hello or share your questions, comments, and concerns regarding all things Read More…


Councilor Edwards, Among Others, Speaks Out Against Boston Calling Convictions

Several Boston City Councilors are speaking out against the conviction of Boston’s head of tourism Ken Brissette for extortion and conspiracy, and Boston’s head of intergovernmental affairs Tim Sullivan for conspiracy in the 2014 Boston Calling music festival. The two have been declared guilty of pressuring festival organizers to hire union workers by threatening the Read More…


Coffee Hour with Councilor Edwards August 2

District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards, representing the North End, East Boston, and Charlestown, is hosting a coffee hour to casually meet with constituents on Friday, August 2. Join Councilor Edwards from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Caffe Vittoria, 290-296 Hanover Street in the North End to say hello and share your questions, comments, Read More…


From the Councilor: Community Impact of Development Projects, Luxury Housing Transfer Free, Bunker Hill Redevelopment and More

April Newsletter from Lydia Edwards, City Councilor for District One (North End, Charlestown and East Boston): I’m thrilled to share great news from the Boston Housing Authority and the Bunker Hill housing in Charlestown. The city is proposing a $30m investment in the redevelopment of Bunker Hill, something I’ve advocated for and fully support. The BHA Read More…