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

Those interested in getting involved with the Boston Ward 19 Democratic Town Committee will find more information on the Ward 19 website at


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


Casey Arborway Project Update, Wednesday December 6

casey-arborway-logoMassDOT has scheduled a Casey Arborway Project Construction Update Public Meeting as follows:

Wednesday, December 6, 6:30-8:30PM, Boston English High School Auditorium, 144 McBride Street, Jamaica Plain

The meeting will focus on the integration of a new, permanent canopy to provide shelter to waiting riders in the Upper Busway at Forest Hills Station into the current construction contract and how this work will be completed.

A year-end report on the progress made at the Casey Arborway Project during 2017 and since the second series of construction meetings in the summer of 2016 will be provided.

All residents, abutters, local business owners, and interested commuters are invited to attend.

Check the project website for updates on upcoming work. If you have questions, please call or e-mail: 

Project Hotline: 617-571-7878

Video of candidates’ forum available

Ward 19, in collaboration  with Wards 8, 9, 10, and 11, hosted a Candidates Forum on October 4th at English High School. Both Mayoral Candidates and all eight At-large City Council candidates participated in Q&A.  Thanks to Boston Neighborhood Network (BNN) news anchor Chris Lovett for moderating the Forum, and to BNN Studio Manager for BNN Live David Palomares for providing these links to video of the Forum:

Public Hearing on We the People Act, Wednesday November 8

The Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee has steadfastly endorsed the We the People Act. The committee has received the following request:

I want to thank your Democratic committee for endorsing the We the People Act. We have listed your committee on our webpage as an endorsing organization. I am writing to request that you share with your members this emailed announcement of the public hearing on the We the People Act, H.1926. This act is a call for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to clarify that Constitutional rights are exclusively for people, not corporations, and that money is not speech and consequently our government can place appropriate restrictions on financial contributions in political campaigns.

The Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017, at 2:00 pm in State House Hearing Rooms B1 & B2 for house bill, H.1926, the We the People Act.

We encourage your individual members to attend and speak in support of the House bill H.1926.

For those who want to show their individual support, but can not attend the hearing, they can email their support of H.1926 to the committee chairs.
Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs
Senator Michael Rush,
Representative John Lawn,

I hope you will share this email with your committee members.

Thank you.

Leo Immonen