Here’s is the latest Ed Flynn for District 2 City Council news:
Letter to the Editor:
The upcoming race for City Council is incredibly important to South Boston as a community, to all neighborhoods in District 2, and to Boston as a whole. With so much at stake in this election, I know that Ed Flynn is the best candidate for the job.
I’ve known Ed through his dedicated community engagement over the years where I’ve seen him as a strong and independent leader. Through his experience as an active member of his local civic group, veteran, probation office, and father, Ed understands the issues that impact families and seniors here every day. I know that Ed will be ready to use that experience on Day 1 of the job. We’ve all seen him stand up for the community on issues like public safety, parking, and development, and Ed has a proven record of getting things done.
I hope you will join me in supporting Ed Flynn for Boston City Council on September 26th. As City Councilor, he has the experience to deliver, and he will always work for us.
FLYNN TESTIFIES ON PUBLIC SAFETY MEASURES AT CITY COUNCIL HEARING
BOSTON – Ed Flynn, candidate for Boston City Council District 2, offered public testimony at a Boston City Council hearing focused on keeping our parks, playgrounds, and streets clear of hypodermic needles. Flynn spoke in favor of efforts to expand public safety investments, supporting programming to tackle addiction and support those in recovery, and reopening the Long Island Treatment Facility.
Earlier this month, City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George filed legislation to address both the public health and public safety crisis being caused by more than 20,000 needles being recovered from parks, streets, and playgrounds just last year. City Councilor Michael F. Flaherty chaired the hearing in the Committee on Government Operations.
Flynn said, “Combating addiction and supporting those in recovery is critical to saving lives and making our city a safer and healthier place to live and raise a family. I applaud Councilor Essaibi-George, Councilor Flaherty, and Mayor Walsh’s efforts to tackle these pressing public health and public safety issues. For the past decade, I’ve worked closely with residents whose lives have been ravaged by addiction, and I want to continue this advocacy as City Councilor. Furthermore, I want to make sure that all residents of District 2 always feel safe in public spaces where they live, work, and play.”
About Ed Flynn:
Ed Flynn is a lifelong resident of South Boston, where he has been deeply involved as a youth sports coach, veterans’ advocate, and community activist. In addition to being an active Boston Public Schools parent at the Josiah Quincy School in Chinatown, Ed is a member of the Cityside Neighborhood Association, South Boston Citizens’ Association, Ward 7 Democratic Committee, and VFW Fitzgerald Post.
Ed served on active duty in the Persian Gulf on two deployments and overseas in the Navy Reserves, helping to coordinate disaster relief in Haiti. Ed and his wife, Kristen, are raising their children, Caroline and Stephen, in South Boston.