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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…

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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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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…

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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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From the Councilor: North End Accessibility Improvements, Boston Residents Job Policy Review, MBTA Red Line – Blue Line Connector and More

November Newsletter from Lydia Edwards, City Councilor for District One (North End, Charlestown and East Boston): With early voting open through Friday, November 2nd and the general election Tuesday, November 6th, I want to start by urging Boston voters to make a plan to vote and get to the polls! This election and the questions on Read More…

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From the Councilor: Construction Project Job Opportunities, Unpaid Property Taxes Forgiveness, East Boston Master Plan

October Newsletter from Lydia Edwards, City Councilor for District One (North End, Charlestown and East Boston): This week, two important mobilizations came right to our doorstep at City Hall: a protest urging the U.S. Senate to oppose the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and a sendoff for a national caravan of activists Read More…

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From the Councilor: Chain Store Zoning Legislation, Luxury Housing Concerns, Planning for East Boston

September Newsletter from City Councilor Lydia Edwards: The diversity of our neighborhoods is a blessing – as we wrap summer and turn into fall, I’ve been fortunate to join events celebrating the Italian, Mexican, and Salvadoran communities among others, congratulate new citizens on finishing their journey, and meet with constituents about issues ranging from rats to redevelopment plans.  At City Hall, Read More…

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From the Councilor: Limiting Zoning for Chain Stores, East Boston Master Plan, Extending Tax Repayment Plans, Public Hearing on Payment in Lieu of Taxes

July Newsletter from City Councilor Lydia Edwards: The summer is flying by, but my office is hard at work! In East Boston, we held a significant council hearing to preview an upcoming Master Plan for East Boston. Thank you to Sen. Boncore, Rep. Madaro, Chief Dillon, Commissioner Fiandaca, Commissioner Christopher, BPDA Director of Planning Sara Myerson, Director Read More…

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From the Councilor: Short-Term Rentals, East Boston Planning, Fire Department Investigation, MassPort in Charlestown, & Tax Arrears

June Newsletter from City Councilor Lydia Edwards: After two months, sixty hours, and twenty-nine hearings, I was honored to vote for a forward-thinking budget improving lives of all Boston totaling in the amount of $3.29 billion. This incredible process was enlightening and I was proud to fight on behalf of my district as well as the City of Read More…

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From the Councilor: Budget Summaries, East Boston Master Plan, PILOT Program, Little Mystic Boat Ramp, Affordable Housing & Tax Relief

May Newsletter from City Councilor Lydia Edwards: Summer is around the corner and we are well into budget proceedings here in the Boston City Council. In last month’s newsletter, I presented just some of my priorities for district one and now I’m excited to share with you what we’ve discovered in each hearing.  I had the opportunity to fight for capital projects Read More…

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From the Councilor: Budget Allocations, Repaying Back Taxes, 100 Hood Park Parcel, Action on Little Mystic Land and More

April Newsletter from City Councilor Lydia Edwards: The City Council began its budget proceedings this past week and I am excited to analyze exactly where every dollar is spent to maintain a world class city like Boston. Until the end of June, my colleagues and I will be hearing from City departments and experts who will testify on the $3.29 billion dollars of Read More…