David Halbert Running for At-Large Boston City Council Seat

David Halbert is hoping the second time is a charm, as he's running for an at-large seat on the Boston City Council for the second time. “Boston is an incredible city full of opportunity and possibility – but sadly also rampant inequality,” said Halbert. “Whether we are talking about housing, education, job opportunities, experiences with law-enforcement, among other critical issues facing Bostonians every day, Boston is not the same for every resident. I am running for City Council to work every day to provide the leadership, representation, and voice needed to ensure that Boston is a city that works for all, whether your Boston story stretches back generations or is just starting its first chapter.”

Halbert ran in the last election cycle for the Boston City Council in 2019. In the preliminary election he finished eighth to advance to the primary election, and finished eighth in the November general election.

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Former School Committee Member Mary Tamer Running for District 6 City Council Seat

Former Boston School Committee member and past president of Boston's League of Women Voters Mary Tamer has thrown her hat into the ring for the District 6 Boston City Council seat. Tamer is a West Roxbury resident, and announced her candidacy on Facebook. "I am running for City Council because residents of Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Roslindale, and Mission Hill deserve strong leadership as we face a second COVID-19 spike and then proactively plan for an equitable recovery. Bostonians have been so vigilant throughout, but it is critical that our elected leaders are giving our neighbors the support that they deserve," wrote Tamer. Tamer was on the Boston School Committee from January 2010 through December 2013.

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O’Malley On Not Seeking Re-election, What’s Next, and Sharing Intimate Personal Details

Like Frank Sinatra sang, "I did it my way!” District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley is leaving the Boston City Council on his own terms.

O’Malley recently spoke with Jamaica Plain News. The following is an edited version of that conversation. Q: Why did you decide to not seek re-election? O’Malley: I have been so grateful for the people of the district for electing and re-electing me for the last decade. I’m excited to write the next chapter in my book to try to pursue new opportunities to continue to serve the public in any way that I can.

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Jamaica Plain’s Wayne Yeh Is A Massachusetts Elector — He’s Voting for Biden

We've heard a lot, A LOT, about the electoral college, and that electors actually choose the president.  Jamaica Plain's Wayne Yeh is one of 11 state electors for Massachusetts. Yeh, a 26 year old LGBTQ+ son of Chinese Laotian refugees, moved to Boston for college. As a community organizer he says he's committed to achieving justice for working class and immigrant communities of color, particularly through the electoral process. On Dec. 14 he will be casting his vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at the Massachusetts State House during a ceremony that is closed to the public.

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Videos! JP Celebrates President-Elect Joe Biden

Were you in Jamaica Plain on Saturday after former Vice President Joe Biden won the presidential election? If so, you heard church bells ringing, car and air horns honking, people cheering, pots and pans being banged, dancing in the streets, and a whole lot more celebrating. Around 11:40 am or so word got out that Biden had been elected... The bells at the First Church in Jamaica Plain were ringing! Mere feet away at The Monument people were celebrating!

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