Government

City Council Candidate Lydia Edwards Picks Up New Endorsements And Will Host Puppies & Politics Meet-n-Greets

Boston City Council candidate Lydia Edwards continues to build a grassroots organization following endorsements from the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts, the MBTA’s Office & Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU 453), and the SEIU Massachusetts State Council, which alone represents 92,000 members in the Commonwealth. They join Lydia’s growing list of supporters, which includes Read More…

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Boston City Council Candidate Lydia Edwards Releases “Waterfront For All” Policy Proposal

News release from the campaign office of Lydia Edwards, candidate for the District 1 position on the Boston City Council. Lydia Edwards, Boston City Council candidate and East Boston resident, released a comprehensive waterfront accessibility plan with recommendations for more open space requirements and harbor planning, climate resiliency, and water transportation opportunities. In her full Read More…

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Unions Endorse Lydia Edwards for Boston City Council

32BJ SEIU, BTU, SEIU Local 888 Endorse Lydia Edwards for Boston City Council Unions to mobilize hundreds of East Boston voters in support of Edwards On Thursday at 10:30 a.m., 32BJ SEIU, representing 18,000 property service workers in Massachusetts joined with Boston Teachers Union, representing 10,000 education professionals, and SEIU Local 888, representing over 8,000 public service and higher education Read More…

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Lydia Edwards for District 1 City Council Speaks at Ward 3 Democratic Committee Candidates Night

Lydia Edwards spoke at the Ward 3 Democratic Committee Candidate Night on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017. Recently, State Senator Joe Boncore endorsed Edwards for District 1 City Council. Edwards, currently the Deputy Director for Housing Stability, is an East Boston resident. She is the daughter of a veteran, which she says has instilled in her a sense Read More…

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North End Waterfront Residents Quiz District 1 City Council Candidates

District 1 City Council Candidates spoke to a group of North End waterfront residents on Tuesday night at the Prince Building, 63 Atlantic Avenue. Originally set to be outside, the gathering was moved indoors due to the impending thunderstorm. Candidates Lydia Edwards, Margaret Farmer and Stephen Passacantilli largely stuck to their themes from previous forums Read More…

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State Senator Joe Boncore Endorses Lydia Edwards for District 1 City Council Seat

State Senator Joe Boncore endorsed Lydia Edwards on Tuesday for the District 1 City Council to represent East Boston, the North End, and Charlestown in the seat being vacated by Sal LaMattina. Boncore said the following in his endorsement, “With wholehearted enthusiasm, I endorse Lydia Edwards’ candidacy for Boston City Council, representing East Boston, the North Read More…

Community Government

Lydia Edwards for City Council Speaks at North End / Waterfront Residents Association Meeting

At the May 11th North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association meeting, East Boston resident Lydia Edwards, running for District 1 City Council, introduced herself and her platform to NEWRA members. Edwards is currently the Deputy Director for Housing Stability. Her page on The City of Boston’s website says, “As a Deputy Director within the Department of Read More…

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Stephen Passacantilli and Lydia Edwards Running for Sal LaMattina’s District 1 City Council Seat

Following Sal LaMattina’s announcement that he was not running for reelection as District 1 City Councilor, two candidates have thrown their hats in the ring — Stephen Passacantilli from the North End and Lydia Edwards of East Boston. The District 1 seat represents the North End, Charlestown and East Boston. There are no party affiliations Read More…

Government

Meet Lydia Edwards, State Senate Candidate

Lydia Edwards spoke at the Ward 3 Democrats Candidates Forum this week and took questions from committee members. Edwards is a resident of East Boston and is a public interest lawyer who advocates for labor issues such as unemployment insurance, back wages, fair treatment for domestic workers, and tackling human trafficking. Fluent in Portuguese and conversational with Spanish, Edwards is focused on advocating for affordable Read More…

Government

Take a Look at the Candidates Vying for State Senate Seat

It was 2007 when Anthony Petruccelli took the reins as the State Senator of the First Suffolk and Middlesex district in Massachusetts. This past December, after 16 years in the legislature, the East Boston Democrat decided to conclude his stretch at the beginning of 2016. Since Senator Petruccelli announced his plan to resign, several candidates have joined the race to fill Read More…