The Gazette offered all of the candidates for the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council the opportunity to submit biographical statements for publication on our Web site.
The election will take place on July 12 at Jamaica Plain Orange line stops, as well Hi-Lo Foods in Jackson Square, J.P. Licks, and in the parking lot next to Star Fish in Egleston Square. Polls will be open between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. and again between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Edward ‘Red’ Burrows: I have live in Jamaica Plain since 1998. I am running for re-election a seat in area C. Since coming onto the Council I have served on the Zoning Committee and have learned much about how development impact neighborhoods. I believe strongly in community control over development. The community should have a say in how their neighborhood develops. Neighborhood preservation is a key job of the Neighborhood Council and building and maintaining affordable housing is a major part of neighborhood preservation. Other organizations I have been involved with include:
Buckminster Tenants Association
Fenway PZAC (Planned Zoning Area Committee)
Board Member of the Mass Tenants Organization and Mass Tenants Resource Center
Ward 5 Democratic Committee
District 8 Neighborhood Campaign
KAFNI- Kenmore, Audubon Circle, Fenway Neighborhood Initiative.
Edward J. Burrows
15 Wayburn Road