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Councilor Lydia Edwards Hires Maria Dolorico as Campaign Manager for Re-Election

District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards, representing the North End, East Boston, and Charlestown, has announced that Maria Dolorico has joined Team Edwards as campaign manager for re-election to her second term in the city council. Maria Dolorico is a community activist with a focus on public education and maternal health inequities. Her experience as Read More…

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From the Councilor: School Funding, Suffolk Downs Development, Cannabis Industry and More

March Newsletter from Lydia Edwards, City Councilor for District One (North End, Charlestown and East Boston): Before I update you on what our office has been up to these past few weeks, I want to acknowledge the passing of a titan for social justice. Mary Ellen Welch‘s impact can be felt in the open spaces she fought Read More…

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Councilor Edwards Calls for Updates to Two Affordable Housing Programs

From the Office of Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, representing District One (North End, Charlestown and East Boston): Councilors Lydia Edwards, Chair of Boston’s Housing and Community Development Committee has released a policy brief calling for updates on two key housing programs. The first focuses on Inclusionary Development, which requires certain developers to produce deed-restricted Read More…

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From the Councilor: School Transportation, Suffolk Downs, Affordable Housing Funding Grants and More

February Newsletter from Lydia Edwards, City Councilor for District One (North End, Charlestown and East Boston): The snow’s coming down this week, but spring is around the corner, and with it comes ample opportunity to get out and engaged in your community. Now, a little about what I’ve been up to:  School transportation is an Read More…

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From the Councilor: Real Estate Fees, City’s Linkage Program, North End Clean Streets and More

January Newsletter from Lydia Edwards, City Councilor for District One (North End, Charlestown and East Boston): I hope this message finds you settling nicely into the New Year and thriving despite frigid temperatures! It’s been over a year since I’ve had the privilege to represent you at the Boston City Council and I’m pleased to have kicked off 2019 with a Read More…

Government Real Estate

City Councilors File Petition for 6% Real Estate Transfer Tax to Combat Housing Speculation

From the Offices of Boston City Councilors Lydia Edwards and Kim Janey: Councilors Lydia Edwards and Kim Janey have proposed a Home Rule Petition to combat housing speculation and establish an investor and commercial property transfer fee. The proposed bill would enhance the city’s housing toolkit by generating millions of dollars for affordable housing and Read More…

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City Councilor Lydia Edwards’ One Year Report

Lydia Edwards, City Councilor for District One (North End, Charlestown and East Boston) has released a report summarizing the issues she worked on at the Council as well as her community engagement from this past year. One issue directly related to the North End is the ordinance to regulate short-term rentals (AirBnB, etc). Although Governor Read More…

Community Government

City Council Considers Buffer Zones for Marijuana Dispensaries

The Boston City Council considered putting restrictions on marijuana dispensaries and liquor stores opening near rehabilitation facilities at their meeting on Tuesday morning. District One Councilor Lydia Edwards said she is not against marijuana, in fact she voted in favor of legalizing it; however, she wants to make sure there are rules and regulations to Read More…

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From the Councilor: Clean Streets Proposal, BuildBPS Plans, Ordinance on Back Taxes, Public Transit Woes and More

December Newsletter from Lydia Edwards, City Councilor for District One (North End, Charlestown and East Boston): I’m deeply grateful to District One residents this season for your continued engagement. From public schools, to housing and the MBTA, residents are vocal and willing to act to improve their communities – and I am grateful for your Read More…

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Neighborhood Council Community Reports; Councilor Lydia Edwards Presents New Trash Solutions

The North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) met for their monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The meeting began with a series of community reports, including a proposal for a new clean streets program by City Councilor Lydia Edwards. Watch the video above for the full rundown or jump to subjects of interest using Read More…