When the candidates running for Boston City Council’s At-Large seats meet on Tuesday evening, June 18th, they will represent a remarkably diverse field. So do the organizers of the event, who, along with moderator Michael Jonas (Executive Editor, CommonWealth) have designed the Community Conversation as an inclusive opportunity for all of Boston to hear the candidates’ view on a wide range of issues. Kudos to our partners: Greater Boston Young Democrats, Ward 5 Democratic Committee, The Ellis South End Neighborhood Association, MassVote, Chinese Progressive Association, Castle Square Tenants Organization, and Asian Pacific Islanders Civic Action Network. Special thanks to our hosts, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology.
The September 15th issue of The American Prospect features an analysis of the Massachusetts State legislature, which, while controlled by the Democratic Party, is often at odds with progressive principles, not to mention progress. As Gabrielle Gurley writes, “In