Q&A: Forde Believes She’ll Win Register of Deeds Election on Second Try

Katie Forde came in a close second in the Democratic Party primary to current Suffolk County Register of Deeds Stephen Murphy in 2016, and this year she believes she'll win. Forde answered questions from Jamaica Plain News about why this time is different, what she would do if elected and how she can help Suffolk County. Q: You ran for Suffolk County Register of Deeds in 2016 and lost to the incumbent. Why are you running again and why do you think you'll win this time? Forde: I am running to make a difference as an advocate for the homeowners and aspiring homeowners in Boston, Chelsea, Winthrop and Revere.


Voehl: Why Jamaica Plain Should Vote for Me for Congress

Christopher Voehl is a Democratic Party candidate for the 8th Congressional District in Massachusetts. He provided the following column about why Jamaica Plain residents should vote for him. Recently, the voters in JP and the surrounding areas held a candidate forum. It was your chance to ask the candidates serious questions through WGBH. I showed up for you, but both Rep. Stephen Lynch and Brianna Wu stayed at home.


Endorsements: Organizations in Support of Sánchez and Elugardo

The Democratic Party primary for the 15th Suffolk District state representative seat is a live one! Incumbent Jeffrey Sánchez and his campaign team is out in the district working hard, as is his opponent Nika Elugardo and her team. And organizations are also paying attention to the race as both candidates have their fare share of endorsements. Here is a list of organizations that have endorsed both candidates. Mind you this is not a list of individuals who have endorsed the candidates, as several noted people have endorsed the candidates.


Q&A: Register of Deeds Murphy on His Successes Since Taking Office

Stephen Murphy was elected as the Suffolk County Register of Deeds two years ago and is up for reelection this fall. Murphy fielded questions from Jamaica Plain News about the purpose of the Register of Deeds, should the register accept Venmo and more. Q: You were elected in 2016 as the Suffolk County Register of Deeds. What have you accomplished in the position since being elected? Murphy: The job of the Register of Deeds is to keep the land records for Suffolk County accessible, reliable and secure.


State Rep. Candidate Offering Free Yoga (Hoping You’ll Canvass Afterwards)

This is a new way to get people to door knock for a political campaign -- offer free yoga. That's what state representative candidate Nika Elugardo is doing. "Thank you so much for all your support and enthusiasm for our campaign. We have come such a long way and still have a ways to go, but we owe it all to the generous support we receive on a daily basis. We wanted to show our appreciation by inviting you all to a free yoga class before sending off the Saturday canvass.You can attend the yoga class without canvassing, and you can canvass without doing the yoga first, but we of course encourage you to participate in both!"