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The work does not stop once formal sessions are over! We must regroup and re-imagine what we want our commonwealth to look like. We need to be strategic and plan for the next session. Please vote in in the general election on Tuesday, November 8th!
THANK YOU
I am honored to be the Democratic nominee for the newly formed 3rd Suffolk Senate District. Thank you to the people of Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, the North End, West End, Beacon Hill, & Back Bay for giving me the opportunity to serve two more years. 

I will always hold Cambridge, Bay Village, Chinatown, and the Leather District in my heart. I will not soon forget the people & lessons learned from these communities.
WELCOME POTUS
We welcomed President Joe Biden to Boston! Thank you for investing millions in rebuilding & reinvigorating our communities. Investment in infrastructure will create family sustaining union jobs, and make our region a better place to live.
VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS
I'm excited to announce that will be hosting virtual office hours!

Please use the below form to sign up for my virtual office hours! Meetings will be conducted on zoom, we will let you know exactly what time to join the zoom. There will be more office hours scheduled on other days and times in case you are unable to make it, there will also be weekend coffee hours, in person, in each community I represent. Translation is available in Spanish, Portuguese, & Arabic. 
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IN-PERSON COFFEE HOURS!
Starting on October 29th I will be hosting coffee hours across my district! The first will take place in Revere on Saturday October 29th, at 10am at the Rosetti Cowan Senior Center (25 Winthrop Ave, 02151)
Maverick St Mother's Scholarship Application
The scholarship is aimed to benefit local parents who are active in the community and are currently seeking secondary degrees at Boston-area colleges. Recipients will be shining examples of what it means to be involved and engaged community members. They are individuals who continue the work of the original mothers by advocating for a better East Boston.

All applicants must be a resident of East Boston; have at least part-time custody of minor child/children, or guardianship of children/adult child, demonstrated hardship, and have demonstrated dedication to the community in the spirit of the Maverick Street Mothers i.e attending PTA or civic association meetings, fundraisers, volunteering, and attend any accredited institution. The committee will make a case-by-case determination to prevent predatory institutions from benefiting from aid.

Applications must be submitted by 5pm on October 31st!
 
Application - English
En Español
ADVOCACY
Had a great time breaking down this year's primary on CBS Boston News with Jon Keller and Lisa Kashinsky. We spoke about the importance of  Question 4- which would ensure all drivers in MA are licensed & insured. 1/2
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I was proud to testify in support of liquor licenses for Black-owned businesses in Nubian Square, and at the Strand Theater. 
Increasing housing costs are tearing at the tapestry of our neighborhoods, I will continue to support & write legislation in the State House that addresses our housing crisis. 
SENATE UPDATES
This year the State Legislature passed a local option that will allow 10 municipalities to require that all new buildings be fossil fuel free.

I was proud to stand with Mayor Michelle Wu 吳弭 , Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley,  Boston City Councilor Gabriela Coletta, Eastie Farm, Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn, State Rep Jeff Roy, Senator Mike Barrett, Senator Cindy Creem, and  State Representative Nika Elugardo, as the City of Boston took the next step for climate action.
REMEMBERING 9/11
On September 11th this year I remembered the lives lost on that infamous day 21 years ago. Honoring the sacrifices made by so many first responders, military personnel, families, and individuals.
HAPPY EASTIE PRIDE DAY 
Thank you: Ruthzee Louijeune, Boston City Councilor At-Large Adrian Madaro, Boston City Councilor Gabriela Coletta, Kevin Hayden, Massachusetts Port Authority Recovery on the Harbor, and East Boston Community Soup Kitchen, for another amazing Eastie Pride Day this year!
FIRST EAST BOSTON MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, September 10th was the 1st Annual East Boston Latin Music Festival: “Sonidos De La Gente”. Thank you ZUMIX, Veronica Robles, Zayra Pola, Sonn Di Mi Tierra, Samba Viva, Grooversity, Marcus Santos, Salsa y Control, Johnny Giraldo & Jose Masso, City Councilor Gabriela Coletta & Representative Adrian Madaro.

Thank you Agnieszka Rytych-Foster for the amazing photographs!
In the News 

Edwards Cuts an Independent Path - Commonwealth Magazine

President Joe Biden commends Massachusetts leaders assembled in Boston-  Mass Live

Representatives Giannino, Turco and Sen. Edwards Oppose Win Technologies Proposal- Revere Journal

Senator Lydia Edwards believes in Kevin Hayden for DA- Boston Globe

Impacts of the MBTA Orange Line shutdown- Bloomberg

MBTA urged to incorporate diversity in Orange Line shutdown capital plans- Boston Herald

Beacon Hill's Rising Stars- Politico

One week down, three more to go - Commonwealth Magazine
 

Onward, 


Lydia Edwards

 
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