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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…

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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…

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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…

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Lydia Edwards to Celebrate Working Families

DISTRICT ONE CITY COUNCILOR LYDIA EDWARDS TO CELEBRATE WORKING FAMILIES Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, serving Charlestown, East Boston, and the North End, is hosting a community brunch in honor of International Workers’ Day and the Fight for Fifteen. The brunch will be held at The Tavern at the End of the World, 108 Cambridge Read More…