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Lydia Edwards Discusses Workers’ Rights and Unemployment During COVID-19

City Councilor Lydia Edwards (District 1) recently hosted a virtual coffee hour via Facebook Live to discuss concerns about working during the COVID-19 pandemic and provide guidance to those who are currently unemployed. She was joined by Attorney Monica Halas from Greater Boston Legal Services to answer questions from residents. Paid Sick Leave Options In Read More…

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City Council Discusses Occupational Presumption of COVID-19 for Essential Frontline Workers

While thousands of Bostonians have transitioned to working from home as a safety precaution during the COVID-19 pandemic, essential workers have remained on the frontline to provide critical services to the public. Since the start of the public health crisis in Massachusetts, workers across several crucial industries started to test positive for the coronavirus; namely, Read More…

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Working During COVID-19: Virtual Coffee Hour with Councilor Lydia Edwards

Join District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards, Chair of the Housing & Community Development Committee and Government Operations Committee, for a virtual coffee hour to discuss and answer questions regarding unemployment, workers’ rights, and safety during COVID-19. The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 starting at 10 a.m. and will be streamed on Read More…

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Councilor Edwards Addresses Housing During COVID-19: Boston’s Existing Crisis, Tenant/Landlord Rights, Relief Resources

City Councilor Lydia Edwards (District 1) held a virtual “coffee hour” Saturday morning via Facebook Live to discuss housing concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. She was joined by Joey Michalakes, an attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services, to discuss housing resources and tenant/landlord rights as well as answer questions from residents online. Councilor Edwards, who Read More…

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Councilor Edwards COVID-19 Updates: Small Businesses, Unemployment, Workers’ Rights

District One City Councilor Lydia Edwards, representing the North End, East Boston, and Charlestown, shared the latest COVID-19 guidance from the state, as well as resources related to unemployment, small business support, and emergency childcare centers measures in her latest newsletter. Friends, As we adapt to difficult times and grapple with new social norms, it’s Read More…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…