UPDATE: The location of the forum has changed. JP Progressives is hosting its second at-large City Councilor candidates forum on June 3. JP Progressives is hosting its second forum with Mijente, and Right to the City Vote at Doyle's Cafe at 6:30 pm. The forum was going to be hosted at Forest Hills Covenant Church, but JP Progressives changed the forum location because the church is a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination, which does not support marriage equality. "This particular congregation is in the process of defining its own position on these issues, but until the church is unequivocally affirming of LGBTQ+ rights, we will not be able to hold events at this location," said an email from JP Progressives.
The first of two candidate forums being hosted by JP Progressives for the four at-large Boston City Council seats is being held at Doyle's Cafe on Thursday. It was not immediately clear which of the many at-large city council candidates would be participating in the forum. The forum is being hosted by JP Progressives, MiJente, and Right to the City Vote. The event starts at 6:30 pm in Doyle's back room. This is a free event open to the public.
The Boston Ward 11 Democratic Committee caucus will be held on May 20 to elect delegates and alternates for the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. Anyone is welcome to attend the caucus, and all Democrats who are registered or pre-registered in Ward 11 can vote; Voters can also register to vote in the caucus at the site. Boston Ward 11 Democratic Committee represents parts of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. Click here to see which ward you reside. The caucus will be held on Monday, May 20 at the Farnsworth House (90 South St., Jamaica Plain).
The Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee caucus will be held on May 18 to elect delegates and alternates for the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. Anyone is welcome to attend the caucus, and all Democrats who are registered or pre-registered in Ward 19 can vote. Boston Ward 19 includes parts of Jamaica Plain and Roslindale. Click here to see which ward you reside. Pre-registered Democrats who will be 16-years-old by May 11, 2019 will be allowed to participate and run as a delegate or alternate.
Longtime Jamaica Plain resident Mary Church recently announced his first foray into running for the at-large Boston City Council race. Church, 50, has lived in Jamaica Plain for 30 years, and lived in Allston, Fenway and Roslindale prior to JP. She grew up in Somerville, New Jersey (a different Somerville). She moved to Boston for college, fell in love with the city, and never left. Church fielded questions from Jamaica Plain News about her candidacy, what she would do if elected and more.