The Day President Biden Met Jamaica Plain’s Former City Councilor John Tobin

Would you believe that President Joe Biden thinks that a city councilor has the toughest elected job in the country? That's what he told former District 6 City Councilor John Tobin.  

Tobin, currently the Vice President of City and Community Relations at Northeastern University, shared the story on his personal Facebook page. (Tobin gave permission to Jamaica Plain News to republish his post.)

Back in 2007, the late, great Larry Rasky hosted a meet and greet for US Senator Joe Biden who was running for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. I was struck by what a relaxed and casual affair it was.

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Biden Nominating Mayor Walsh as Labor Secretary

In a highly expected move, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is being nominated by President-elect Joe Biden to be the secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. Biden and Walsh have strong ties with each other. Biden swore in Walsh for the latter's second term. Walsh has been a strong supporter of unions for a long time, and they have supported him throughout his political career. When he was just 21 years old, he became a member of the Laborers' Union Local 223 in Boston.

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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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Biden Bests Sanders in Boston on Way to MA Victory; Warren Places Third Citywide in Primary

Former Vice President Joe Biden won the Democratic Party primary on Super Tuesday in Massachusetts, and surprisingly took Boston, too. Biden (43,210) won best by a mere 56 votes over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (43,154) in Boston. So each candidate took about 30 percent, but Biden 144,200 total votes were cast in the Democratic Party primary. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who was supported by many Massachusetts politicians, placed third with 39,188 votes, and third overall in the state, too. The results were very disheartening for the Massachusetts senator, who many thought would win her hometown state, even as Biden's campaign flourished in the last few days.

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