WGBH: Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell to be elected next Council President

By Ciku Theuri, December 14, 2017 — WGBH’s Morning Edition talks with Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell about becoming president of the council, plans to change start and end times for Boston Public Schools, and saying goodbye to colleagues. The transcript below has been edited for clarity. Lis …

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Boston Herald: Councilor Campbell’s rise met with optimism

By Dan Atkinson, December 11, 2017: “City Councilor Andrea Campbell’s expected election as president will continue the body’s advocacy on women and minority issues, City Hall observers said, with one predicting she will use her background in community activism to keep the pressure on Mayor Martin J. …

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Boston Herald: Feel empowerment of women of color

By Joyce Ferriabough Bolling, December 11, 2017: “Andrea Campbell’s expected rise to the presidency of the City Council in January adds to a spectacular and historic showing in electoral politics for African-American women.” Read the full article here. 

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Boston Herald: Andrea Campbell set to lead City Council as president

By Kathleen McKiernan, December 10, 2017: “District 4 City Councilor Andrea J. Campbell has secured enough votes to become the city’s next council president, city leaders confirmed last night.” Read the full article here.

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Boston Globe: Andrea Campbell to be next City Council president

By Milton Valencia, December 9, 2017: “City Councilor Andrea Campbell, coming off her freshman term on the council, said Saturday that she has garnered unanimous support to become the next council president on Jan. 1.” Read the full article here.

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Dorchester Reporter: Andrea Campbell says she has the votes to be council president

By Jennifer Smith, December 9, 2017: “District 4 City Councillor Andrea Campbell announced Saturday that she has secured the support of all of her colleagues and will be the next president of the Boston City Council.” Read the full article here.

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Dorchester Reporter: Andrea Campbell on planning in District 4

I talked with Jennifer Smith at the Dorchester Reporter about my current council work and issues we’re tackling in District 4. Read the article here.

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Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund Endorses Boston City Council Candidates

On Wednesday, August 17th, 2017, the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts endorsed Andrea Campbell for her reelection to the Boston City Council. Read their announcement here.

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Community Preservation Committee Ordinance Passes Council

On Wednesday, August 2nd, the City Council approved an ordinance creating the Community Preservation Committee to oversee the distribution of funds generated by the Community Preservation Act (CPA) which Boston voters approved by ballot measure in November, 2016. The committee will consist of member …

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Dorchester Reporter: After a term of building trust, Campbell wants a District 4 plan

I spoke with Jennifer Smith of the Dorchester Reporter about my first term on the Boston City Council, our recent budget vote, and more: http://www.dotnews.com/2017/after-term-building-trust-campbell-wants-district-4-plan

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6 Month Report (July 2017)

Read our latest 6 Month Report here.

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6 Month Report (January 2017)

6 Month Report Every 6 months, our office releases a report cataloguing our progress toward goals laid out in our District 4 Plan. After a full year in office, our latest 6 month report identifies ways in which we’ve put our plan into action in the fields of constituent services, engagement, public …

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Public Safety and Criminal Justice Policy Agenda Letter

I am excited to release a policy update from my office detailing the work of our Public Safety and Criminal Justice Committee on the Council. View the full letter here.    

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Dorchester Reporter: Nine months in the job, Campbell homes in on criminal justice

I talked with Jennifer Smith of the Dorchester Reporter about the current work of the Council’s Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice, as well as its future goals: http://www.dotnews.com/2016/nine-months-job-campbell-homes-criminal-justice

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Boston Globe: City councilor shifts focus of Public Safety Committee to police-community relations, ex-convicts

I chatted with The Boston Globe’s Astead Herndon about the expansion of the Council’s Public Safety Committee to include Criminal Justice, and the goals we have for that committee. Read the article here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/07/17/city-councilor-shifts-focus-public-safety-committee …

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Boston Globe: Deal reached on body cameras for Boston Police

A 6-month pilot program for body-worn cameras on police officers will roll out later this year, after an agreement was reached between the Boston Police Department and the Boston Police Patrolman’s Association. The full policy is included in Jan Ransom’s coverage of this story. Read it here.

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6 Month Report (July, 2016)

6 Month Report: January – June, 2016 Last year, I released a District 4 Plan for what I planned to do as your City Councilor, which outlined actions on six different topics that I understood as the most important issues to District 4 residents. In that plan was a pledge to “issue a report card every …

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Newsletter: April/May

Read our Spring edition of Dear District 4 in which we report back on our Community Meetings on Police Body Cameras, the passage of CPA through the Council and onto the November ballot, and announcement of our Senior Advisory Group: April_May Newsletter

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Wicked Local West Roxbury: District 4 City Councilor Campbell looks to future

I chatted with Julie Cohen from Roslindale about some of my work and goals on the council. Read the full story here: http://west-roxbury.wickedlocal.com/article/20160509/NEWS/160507019

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BNN: Councilor Discusses Body Camera Planning

Miss our community meetings or public hearing on the Police Body Camera Pilot Program? I sat down with Chris Lovett at BNN to discuss what we’ve done and learned so far. Watch the full interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUax3w5vH5c

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WGBH: Andrea Joy Campbell on her first 100 days as Boston City Councilor

On April 29th, I sat down with Callie Crossley at WGBH to talk about what we’ve accomplished in our first 100 days in office, and what our goals are going forward. Listen to the full interview here: https://news.wgbh.org/2016/04/29/local-news/andrea-joy-campbell-her-first-100-days-boston-city-counci …

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Newsletter: March/April

This month’s newsletter breaks down what our office has accomplished in our first 100 days in office, as well as highlights some opportunities to get involved with our team in the community. Read the March/April newsletter here: March_April Newsletter PDF

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Dorchester Reporter: Mattapan neighbors weigh merits of a neighborhood council

At a community meeting in late April, Mattapan residents discussed planning a Mattapan Neighborhood Council. Read the story in the Reporter here: http://www.dotnews.com/2016/mattapan-neighbors-weigh-merits-neighborhood-council

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Boston Globe: City to hold hearings on body camera pilot program

The City Council’s Public Safety and Criminal Justice Committee is hosting a series of community meetings with the Social Justice Task Force to discuss the proposed police body camera pilot program. Read the Globe’s coverage here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/04/24/city-hold-hearings-body-c …

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Dorchester Reporter: Campbell opens district office in Fields Corner

  Our District Office opened at 1534B Dorchester Ave on April 7th. See Jennifer Smith’s coverage of our opening in the Dorchester Reporter: http://www.dotnews.com/2016/campbell-opens-district-office-fields-corner

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Boston Globe: Boston is losing out by not adopting the Community Preservation Act

Read Renee Loth’s opinion piece in today’s Globe in support of the Community Preservation Act.   http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2016/03/27/boston-losing-out-not-adopting-community-preservation-act/iYFDN040Rjpkbh9pD8eGvI/story.html?s_campaign=email_BG_TodaysHeadline&s_campaign=

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Newsletter: February/March

Here we are in month three at City Hall and our team has expanded, our committee has led hearings, and lots of interesting legislation has come before the Council. I hope you’ll take a moment to read the second volume of Dear District 4, our monthly newsletter. This is one tool of many that we’re us …

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Boston Globe: Campbell unveils ‘Dear District 4’ newsletter

Meghan Irons covered the release of my office’s first newsletter: https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2016/02/18/campbell-unveils-dear-district-newsletter/cKIQOWzM9JO09AiCbgMpeL/story.html Haven’t seen the newsletter? Here’s a copy: February Newsletter

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Watch Councilor Campbell’s First Floor Speech

I made my first speech on the council floor at our meeting on February 3rd, 2016. I spoke about an order I put in requesting a hearing on funding for youth development programs in the City of Boston. The order was ultimately assigned to the Committee on Public Safety & Criminal Justice and the h …

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Our First Newsletter

We’ve had a busy first month in office, so I wanted to share our very first newsletter. In it, you’ll find news from the City Council, including upcoming hearing dates, updates on the work our office has been doing, contact information for my office and staff, and more! Click here to view our newsle …

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Daily Free Press: City Councilors Campbell and Essaibi George Inaugurated Into Office

Check out coverage of the City Council Inauguration on January 4th, 2016. http://dailyfreepress.com/2016/01/05/city-councilors-campbell-essaibi-george-inaugurated-office/

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Election Day News Coverage

Here are some news clips from Election Day: Before Polls Closed Boston Herald Opinion: Fitzgerald: At last, competition in District 4 will strengthen community http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/joe_fitzgerald/2015/11/fitzgerald_at_last_competition_in_district_4_will_strengthen Boston Heral …

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Jamaica Plain News: District 4 Candidates Yancey & Campbell on Policing, Affordable Housing and More at Forum

Read more about the forum in Codman Square on October 21st as covered by the Jamaica Plain News: http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2015/10/21/district-4-candidates-yancey-campbell-on-policing-affordable-housing-and-more-at-forum/14568

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Boston Globe: Bid for change in District 4

Yvonne Abraham wrote an editorial piece about the time she spent on the trail with Team Campbell. “Spending time with Campbell makes you feel optimistic about the future: Here is a woman of color in a political landscape that remains decidedly white and male, a woman who beat incredibly long, and de …

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Boston Neighborhood Network News: Candidate for City Council: Andrea Campbell

Watch my interview on Boston Neighborhood Network News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qg5i1NQUNM

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