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As Boston weighs a reparations commission, questions of cost and control arise
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As Boston weighs a reparations commission, questions of cost and control arise
As Boston moves to establish a commission charged with crafting a municipal reparations policy, District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards is raising questions about the potential cost of such a commission and how its membership would be determined.
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Edwards reflects on diverse needs of district
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Edwards reflects on diverse needs of district
Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards won the Jan. 11 special election to fill the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex Senate district seat vacated by John Boncore. As District 1 City Councilor for the past four years, she has represented East Boston, Charlestown and the North End; now, she will represent East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop at the state level.
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Del Rio is in, others considering runs for District 1 seat
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Del Rio is in, others considering runs for District 1 seat
In the wake of City Councilor Lydia Edwards’ Dec. 14 victory in the special primary election for the First Suffolk and Middlesex Senate District, Tania Del Rio, East Boston resident and YWCA Cambridge executive director, on Dec. 16 announced her bid for the District 1 council seat.
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Edwards is victor in Senate special election
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Edwards is victor in Senate special election
When City Councilor Lydia Edwards entered Spinelli’s in East Boston, where she held her election night party, it was with tears of joy on her face and her campaign team in tow to announce victory in the special primary election for the vacant First Suffolk and Middlesex seat in the state Senate.
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Markey endorses Edwards for Senate
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Markey endorses Edwards for Senate
U.S. Sen. Ed Markey announced Saturday that he was endorsing Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards in her bid for state Senate.
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Edwards, Breadon seek tow truck regulations
Councilors Liz Breadon and Lydia Edwards have filed legislation to modernize and reform involuntary private vehicle towing and relocation practices in Boston
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Lydia Edwards endorses Wu’s mayoral bid
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Lydia Edwards endorses Wu’s mayoral bid
Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards, who represents East Boston, along with Charlestown and the North End, last Wednesday endorsed At-Large Councilor Michelle Wu's bid for mayor, all but ensuring East Boston — with its heavily Latino population — will become a hotly contested battleground.
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Edwards wants ZBA out of cannabis decisions
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Edwards wants ZBA out of cannabis decisions
Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards held a hearing July 6 on two ordinances that mainly bring zoning decision-making for marijuana businesses under the authority of the Boston Cannabis Board (BCB), which was created in 2019 to facilitate the licensing of these businesses and maintain equity during the process.
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AG greenlights city budget ballot question
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AG greenlights city budget ballot question
The Attorney General’s office last Friday cleared a ballot question that, if approved by voters this November, would shift the balance of power in Boston’s budget process by giving the council the authority to amend a mayor’s budget “in whole, or in part,” and override a mayoral veto with a two-thirds vote.
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Edwards, Pressley make push for clean jobs
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Edwards, Pressley make push for clean jobs
District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards joined U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley last week in a press conference in Piers Park to promote clean energy jobs and environmental justice for the community of East Boston.
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City Councilor criticizes Zoning Board's decisions on cannabis businesses
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City Councilor criticizes Zoning Board's decisions on cannabis businesses
District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards is looking to boost the Boston Cannabis Commission’s role in approving new marijuana businesses by removing the Zoning Board of Appeal from the process.
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NAACP president questions Council's legal memo
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NAACP president questions Council's legal memo
Dozens of individuals and representatives of civil rights, voter rights and other advocacy groups testified Tuesday in support of a home rule petition to skip a special election to fill the mayor’s seat soon to be vacated by Martin Walsh.
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