RoxVote Coalition and MPDC Organize First Boston Mayoral Debate

The RoxVote Coalition, organized by MPDC, hosted a mayoral debate between Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston District 7 Councilor, Tito Jackson, on October 11 at Hibernian Hall. Boston Globe reporter, Adrian Walker, moderated the hour-long debate during which candidates defended their records and clashed over issues of education, housing, economic development, and public safety in front of a capacity crowd. Continue reading RoxVote Coalition and MPDC Organize First Boston Mayoral Debate

RoxVote Draws Local Crowd at Annual Cookout with Candidates

Boston’s election season is in full swing and local residents are more informed than ever before thanks to The RoxVote Coalition’s Annual Cookout with Candidates event held in Roxbury earlier this month.  Residents engaged with six of the eight candidates running for Boston City Council at-large seats as well as four of the 13 candidates running for District 7 City Council.  Our community enjoyed great … Continue reading RoxVote Draws Local Crowd at Annual Cookout with Candidates

2017 MACDC Lobby Day

Led by our CEO Jeanne Pinado and Civic Engagement Coordinator Ed Shoemaker, MPDC joined forces with other CDCs from across the Commonwealth at the annual Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC) Lobby Day at the State House. The MPDC Team met with Senator Sonia Chang Diaz and Rep. Chynah Tyler and advocated for MACDC’s top legislative priorities including passage of the Housing Bond Bill, … Continue reading 2017 MACDC Lobby Day

RoxVote Coalition and Smith House Residents Advocacy Results in Polling Location Change

A key civic engagement goal for MPDC this year has been to make it easier for our Smith House residents to vote. Despite there being a polling location at adjacent Haynes House, Smith House residents have had to vote in John Eliot Square because there is a precinct line that runs down Ruggles Street that puts these two housing developments in different voting locations. After … Continue reading RoxVote Coalition and Smith House Residents Advocacy Results in Polling Location Change

MPDC senior residents talk with Mayor Walsh during recent visit

Over 40 seniors from Madison Park Village filled the Haynes House community room for a breakfast with Mayor Marty Walsh and the Boston Elderly Commission yesterday morning. Engaged residents listened as Mayor Walsh touched on pressing issues facing our community, including recent executive orders from President Trump aimed at immigrants living in the country illegally. He was applauded when he discussed how Boston will remain … Continue reading MPDC senior residents talk with Mayor Walsh during recent visit