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Lucas: Lydia Edwards aces state Senate 101: Double-dipping

3 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

Double dipping in the Massachusetts state Senate is a lucrative way of life.
So, it did not take long for newly elected state Sen. Lydia Edwards of Boston to get into the swing of things.
Sworn into office a week ago after winning a special election, Edwards, who is also a district member of the Boston City Council, announced that she would not resign from the Boston job until May.
Edwards, in a press release, said, “As the residents of Charlestown, East Boston and the North End continue to face extreme housing, development and recovery challenges during a pandemic, I believe the best...
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