News Clips

  • Attorney General Maura Healey Endorses Lydia Edwards

    October 31, 2017

    Maura Healey, the State’s Attorney General and Charlestown resident, is throwing her support behind Lydia Edwards in the City Council election on November 7th.

     

    “I’ve seen first-hand that Lydia can and has made a significant difference in people’s lives, standing up for workers, for women and for the most vulnerable people throughout the district,” Healey said. “I know Lydia will be a great partner in government as Councilor in my home district and she will always put people first.”

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  • The Boston Globe Endorses Lydia Edwards for Boston City Council

    October 31, 2017

    The Boston Globe endorsed Lydia Edwards this week for Boston City councilor to represent Charlestown, East Boston, and the North End. The endorsement comes with less than a week to go until the general election on Tuesday, November 7th.

     

    As East Boston, the largest neighborhood in the district, debates the possibility of rolling out the red carpet for Amazon’s new headquarters at Suffolk Downs, voters will be best served by a representative in City Hall who will heed their traffic and environmental concerns,” said the Globe’s editorial board.

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  • Edwards Advocates for Community-led Process for Potential Amazon Bid

    October 24, 2017

    With pending new neighbor Amazon bringing 50,000 new jobs and thousands more people and cars, city council candidate Lydia Edwards sees this moment for what it is: an opportunity for East Boston lead.

     

    "Amazon could land in our backyards and we need to start planning as a community. Proactive and responsive leadership is necessary in setting the table to come up with a list of demands before Amazon or another project bid develops on Suffolk Downs property. We can't afford to be reacting too late."

     

    Edwards believes it's essential for community leaders to work with civic associations to plan and set standards for development in East Boston.

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  • JACK KELLY ENDORSES LYDIA EDWARDS FOR BOSTON CITY COUNCIL

    October 24, 2017

    Jack Kelly, lifelong Charlestown resident and former city councilor-at-large candidate, endorsed Lydia Edwards for district one Boston city councilor.

     

    “I am proud to endorse Lydia Edwards for Boston City Council to represent East Boston, the North End, and my beloved home of Charlestown,” says Kelly. “Lydia will bring a fresh perspective, an independent voice and above all else, a relentless advocacy for all residents of Charlestown.”

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  • Passacantilli,Edwards; Walsh, Jackson Advance

    October 02, 2017

    There were three candidates vying for the District One City Council seat, which includes East Boston, Charlestown and the North End, but after Tuesday night’s primary there are only two remaining.

    East Boston’s Lydia Edwards will square off in the General Election against the North End’s Stephen Passacantilli on Tuesday November 7.

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  • Passacantilli Wins Preliminary; Edwards takes Charlestown

    October 02, 2017

    District 1 is known for nail-biter Council elections, and Tuesday was no exception as the top two candidates – Stephen Passacantilli and Lydia Edwards – battled it out to a close finish, with Passacantilli winning overall by 77 votes but Edwards winning Charlestown.

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  • Forget The Mayor's Race, Women Of Color Are Remaking Boston Politics

    October 02, 2017

    Lydia Edwards is the newest rising star in Boston politics, after a surprisingly strong second-place showing in Tuesday’s preliminary election put her in likely position to win a district city council seat in November.

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  • Passacantilli squeezes past Edwards; Flynn coasts home vs. Kelley

    October 02, 2017

    A tight finish between two City Hall employees in one of yesterday’s preliminary elections set the stage for intense undercard races in this year’s mayoral election, as voters in three council districts narrowed the fields for November.

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  • 4 Boston City Council Races Are Narrowed Down To 2 Candidates

    October 02, 2017

    Four Boston City Council races were narrowed to two candidates each in Tuesday's preliminary municipal election. The runoff elections are Nov. 7.

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  • Walsh, Janey, Edwards, Flynn come out on top in low-turnout preliminary

    October 02, 2017

    Mayor Martin Walsh garnered 63 percent of the vote, easily beating out District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson’s 29 percent and Robert Cappucci and Joseph A Wiley, each of whom received less than one percent of the vote.

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