“We won’t be deterred and we won’t be divided. I will keep fighting for the residents of the Massachusetts’ 7th, the district that is my HOME. Ilhan, Rashida, Alex, and I represent 4 of the most diverse districts in America. When you come for us, you come for our constituents and we won’t stand for that.” Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley
Join us on Sunday, August 25th for a fun afternoon of great ice cream, yummy toppings, and the best friends and neighbors. We’re delighted to co-host our annual summer event with Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu.
Special thanks to J.P. Licks for generously donating the ice cream and to Marc Cooper at Coop’s MicroCreamery for donating the delicious hot fudge and salted caramel sauces.
Titus Sparrow Park is located at 200 W. Newton Street, directly behind Union Church on Columbus Avenue.
Following the June 18th Boston City Council At-Large Forum, many of the candidates submitted overviews of their policies for some of the city’s most pressing challenges. We asked about inequality, homelessness, environmental sustainability, institutional inclusion, and the city’s PILOT program. Here’s how the candidates replied.
If you missed our City Council At-Large Candidate Forum on June 18th or need a little refresher as the September 24th primary approaches, check out Dan Murphy’s fine synopsis. Who are your top four candidates?
In his recent op-ed for The Boston Sun, Ward 4 Chair Jonathan Cohn supports Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz’ PROMISE Act, which would “update the state’s funding formula, enable cities to more accurately count their low-income student population, and ensure a minimum level of aid for every district.”
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.
In his recent opinion piece for In These Times, Jonathan urges candidates and their supporters to eschew tired and invalid concepts that are based on “gaming out what other voters will do.” Victory, he writes, goes to those who dig in, inspire, and hustle.
Join us for a Community Conversation with the candidates, moderated by our own Margaret McKenna. Registration required: bit.ly/BostonD8Forum
A specialist in anesthesiology and pain management, Dr. Zafeer Baber is in a perfect position to assess the connections between Big Pharma and Big Tobacco. In both cases, he writes in his February 8th op-ed for The Boston Sun, “the Commonwealth is facing a…public health crisis built on deceitful marketing practices.” He urges policy action at all levels.