Ward 4 Chair Jonathan Cohn challenges state officials to get it done. “There are steps Massachusetts can take right now…[to] chart a progressive path forward.” Here’s Jon’s latest piece in the January 10th issue of the Boston Sun.
We were delighted to welcome back Herb Hershfang, long-time South End neighborhood organizer, at our September 17th meeting. With letters and newsletters that date back to the late 1960s and the original establishment of Ward 4, Herb provided a historical tour of our Committee’s steadfast commitment to urban equity. In fact, Herb filed suit in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to make Ward 4 a single-representative district with a voice in the State House. Under his leadership, the Committee successfully helped to defeat the South End Bypass, create affordable housing, and enforce local hiring commitments.
The attached flyer for Ward 4’s endorsed candidate in 1968 reads like a Who’s Who of Boston activist legends. Note the tagline: HOUSING, NOT ROADS!
We salute you, Herb!
Labor Day Weekend (also known as Move-In Weekend) in Boston is a great opportunity to stage Ward 4’s annual voter registration drive. Thanks to organizer Andrea Olmstead and our awesome volunteers, we collected more than 100 completed voter registration forms (and handed out plenty more) over the three days. With preliminary elections just a few weeks away, the timing couldn’t have been better!
“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?