Ward 19 Neighbor Running for JP Neighborhood Council

Dear Friends and Neighbors-

I am asking for your vote as a District  C delegate on our JP Neighborhood Council on Saturday April 28th.  Election info below.

I seek re-election election to the Jamaica Plain Neigbhorhood Council to help bring about a more balanced and inclusive approach on issues affecting the future of this community.

An approach that recongnizes the rich diversity and social make-up of the Jamaica Plain community and works to provide and encourage an open forum for the expession of issues and views from all sections of our neighborhood.

 I am a life long activist and resident of JP.   I was a member of the JPNC from 1985 through 1997, during this time period, I served as the Chair of the Zoning Committee.  I have also served as chair of the Asticou-Martinwood-South Street Neigbhorhood Association for 25 years.  I was born and raised in Jamica Plain, married with 2 children, 4 grandchildren, a graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Boston and work as a procurement contracts negotiator. 

Thank-you very much!  Any questions please give me a call at either of the numbers below:
617-909-3460 celluar
617-524-2573 home

Your neighbor- Bernie Doherty

Vote this Saturday, April 28 between 10am and 5pm.  Voting tables are at Harvest Co-op Forest Hills and JP Licks and Stop and Shop.

Any resident 16 or older is eligible to vote.  You can vote for up to five candidates in your district and five At-Large candidates .  

Good map of districts in jamaicaplainnews.com

Announcing our Delegates to the 2018 State Convention

At its caucus on this past Saturday, February 3, 2018, nearly 90 registered Democrats in Ward 19 elected the following delegates to attend the State Democratic convention on June 1-2, 2018, at the DCU Center in Worcester. The Ward 19 Democratic Committee congratulates our delegates!

Thanks to all the members and volunteers who helped make the caucus run smoothly. Special thanks to Bill Shaevel and Nancy Doherty for planning and running the food table, and to Painters And Allied Trades DC 35 for the use of their hall in Roslindale.

Female delegates:

  • Arreen Andrew
  • Glenda Buell
  • Ziba Cranmer
  • Ruth George
  • Henia Handler
  • Nikki Kong
  • Makeeba McCreary
  • Alexandra Oliver-Davila
  • Jackeline Peguero
  • Christine Poff
  • Julia Ryan
  • Heidi Shork

Male delegates:

  • Erik Berg
  • Ed Burley
  • Jim Greene
  • Jesse Hechevarria
  • Rueben Kantor
  • Carmel Levy
  • Brendan Little
  • Will Poff-Webster
  • John Riordan
  • Ruben Rodrigues
  • Bill Shaevel
  • Phil Stubblefield

Alternate delegates were elected in three stages: 2 Female Alternate (FA), 2 Male Alternate (MA),and 1 Female/Male Alternate (FMA). The order below is significant; it is in order of total votes received and determines the order in which alternate delegates will  replace a delegate (or delegates) if needed:

  • John Young (MA)
  • Cathleen Prata (FA)
  • Kerry Costello (FA)
  • Chuck Collins (MA)
  • Helen Raizen (FMA)


Press release:

Registered Democrats in Boston Ward 19 (Jamaica Plain/Roslindale) will hold a caucus on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 25 Colgate Road (Painter’s Union Hall) in Roslindale to elect delegates and alternates to the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention.  Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and close at 10:00 a.m. sharp. The caucus will be called to order at 10:15 a.m. Only those who are signed in by 10:00 a.m. can participate.

This year’s state convention will be held June 1-2, 2018 at the DCU Center in Worcester where thousands of Democrats from across the state will come together to endorse Democratic candidates for statewide office, including Constitutional Officers and gubernatorial candidates.

The Ward 19 caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Boston’s Ward 19. Pre-registered Democrats who will be 18 by September 4, 2018 will be allowed to participate and run as a delegate or alternate. Ward 19 can elect 24 delegates and 5 alternates to the Convention.

Youth, minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals who are not elected as a delegate or alternate may apply to be an add-on delegate at the caucus or at http://www.massdems.org

Those interested in getting involved with the Boston Ward 19 Democratic Town Committee will find more information on the Ward 19 website at https://bostonward19dems.org

Announcing the Democratic Campaign Institute Agenda

The 2018 Democratic Campaign Institute is just over a week away, and it’s not too late to grab your tickets now! Tickets are $75 and can be purchased through this link.

We are preparing a series of engaging sessions with speakers who are experts in their respective political field. No matter what track you decide to participate in, or what your level of experience is, there is sure to be something for you. The sessions available in each track are below…

Continue reading “Announcing the Democratic Campaign Institute Agenda”

Discuss Criminal Justice Reform with Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz and Rep. Liz Malia

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee invites you to join us for a discussion on criminal justice reform with State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz and StateRep. Liz Malia!

The MA House and Senate have each passed criminal justice reform legislation with differing elements and are currently reconciling differences to produce a final Justice Reinvestment Act.

This is an opportunity to talk to your legislators and get a better understanding of the legislative process. We hope to see you there!

January 8, 2018, 7:30PM – 8:30PM 
Farnsworth House, 90 South St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130