Government

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…

Government

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…

Announcements

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…

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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…

Featured Government

Councilor Edwards Wants to Tax Real Estate Transfers to Pay for Affordable Housing

Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards introduced a proposal that would allow for Boston to tax six percent on real estate transactions over $2 million earlier this week. Primary owner-occupied residences would be exempt from the tax. The councilor believes money generated from this tax could go into creating more affordable housing in the city. “We Read More…

Community Featured Government Photos & Videos

Community Update from City Councilor Lydia Edwards

City Councilor Lydia Edwards gave a community update on February 14th to the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). Follow along with the above video and this summary timeline. (00:50) Community Preservation Act – The senior affordable housing at Knights of Columbus Hall and flooding mitigation at Langone Park were two of 56 projects Read More…

Daily Briefs

Tuesday’s Brief: Great Molasses Flood 100th Anniversary, Pauli’s Gives Free Lunch in Wake of Gov’t Shutdown, New Real Estate Tax Proposal

Today is Tuesday, January 15th, and North End sandwich shop owner Paul Barker, owner of Pauli’s, arranged free lunch to government workers affected by the government shutdown, which is now going on its fourth week, read more on Boston.com. Here’s what else you need to know for today… 1919 Great Molasses Flood Disaster Anniversary.The Boston Read More…

Community Featured Photos & Videos

Residents Association Hosts Neighborhood Fall Party [Photos]

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) hosted a Fall Party on November 8th at the Pilot House. NEWRA members and friends mingled while enjoying food and drinks. City Councilor Lydia Edwards was also on hand to talk to residents about neighborhood issues. Photos by Matt Conti. While you’re here …we have a small favor 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…