Are you interested in being more involved in Jamaica Plain -- then being on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council could be the thing for you. The following is from the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council:
(JPNC) is a volunteer organization that brings together Jamaica Plain’s diverse community to make decisions and recommendations regarding development, service delivery, and other public issues in our shared neighborhood, strengthening the entire community’s opportunity to participate directly and fully in governing neighborhood affairs. Since its founding in 1985, the JPNC has worked to increase and improve communication between the entire Jamaica Plain community, Boston, and other public agencies and parties. Although the mayor initially appointed its members, the JPNC quickly switched to an Elected-model and elections have been held every two years. Due to COVID, we postponed the elections last year, but recently voted to hold the next elections on August 21, 2021. Nomination packets are available on our website JPNC.org and at the three Jamaica Plain Branch Libraries (Jamaica Plain, Connolly, Egleston Square).
Kelly Ransom has removed herself as a candidate for the District 6 Boston City Council. Citing an immediate family member's emergency medical situation, Ransom decided not to run for the seat being vacated by Matt O'Malley. "While withdrawing from this race is one of the most painful decisions I have ever made for myself, the thought of losing fleeting time with a family member is a pain that I cannot carry inside me for the rest of my time on this earth," she wrote in released statement. That leaves only two candidates in the field, Kendra Hicks and Mary Tamer.
Registered Democrats in Boston Ward 19 will hold a caucus on Monday, June 28, 2021, to elect delegates and alternates to the 2021 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. The caucus will take place virtually on Zoom. Democrats who wish to participate virtually may register here. The Zoom session will be available at 6 pm, virtual admission begins at 6:30 pm., virtual doors close at 7 pm, and anyone in the virtual waiting room at that time will be admitted. This year’s state convention will be held on Sept.
Registered Democrats in Boston Ward 11 will hold a caucus on June 28, 2021 to elect delegates and alternates to the 2021 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. The caucus will take place virtually. Democrats who wish to participate may register by clicking here. Registration will begin at 5 pm and the caucus will be called to order at 6 pm. This year’s state convention will be held on September 25th in Lowell at the Tsongas Arena.
State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz was the first-ever Latina elected to the Massachusetts state senate. Will she be the first-ever Latina governor? Time will tell. On Wednesday morning, Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk District), who was first elected in 2009, announced she was running for governor in the election slated for 2022. She would not be the first woman to be governor of Massachusetts, but she would be the first woman elected to be governor because Jane Swift became governor after Paul Cellucci became U.S. Ambassador to Canada.