State Rep. Liz Malia Announces Retirement

After 23 years of serving in the Massachusetts State House, state Rep. Liz Malia will retire from elected office. Word of Malia's, D-11th Suffolk, retirement became public when discussing a proposed map that would alter state representative districts throughout the state. The new map would place Malia's home in the same district as state Rep. Nika Elugardo, D-15th Suffolk. If that map goes through, and Malia wanted to continue to seek office, it would've set up an election between two incumbents. Malia's retirement was first reported by Lisa Kashinsky for Politico.


Elizabeth Warren, Bernie, Biden? Who Are JP’s Politicians Supporting?

Early voting for Massachusetts residents occurred last week and the presidential primary is March 3. Many elected officials have let it be known who they support. Let's review who they're supporting. At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu was a student of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren -- so you know the Wu Train is in full support of Warren. Wu is continually canvassing for Warren, went to the Iowa Caucus, and more.


Governor Announces $2.6 Million in Brownfields Funds, Including $277K in JP

Governor Charlie Baker was joined by a host of local and state officials on Heath Street to announce that two Jamaica Plain projects are among 16 state projects receiving more than $2.6 million in Brownfields Redevelopment Funds. Baker made the announcement on Jan. 23 at the Hattie Kelton Apartments at 61 Heath St., in JP, which is Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation's (JPNDC) newest building. Brownfields Redevelopment Funds help transform vacant, abandoned, or underused industrial or commercial properties by providing money to pay for the environmental assessment and remediation of the sites in “economically distressed areas” in Massachusetts. The JPNDC is receiving $250,000 for its housing developments at 25 Amory Street and 250 Centre Street.