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Sonia Chang-Diaz

By adamg - 6/23/22 - 11:22 am

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz of Jamaica Plain today ended her campaign for governor, meaning Attorney General Maura Healey is basically now the Democratic candidate for governor in November (although technically there's still a primary), which means that, barring a meteor strike or coup or something, she will take office as governor in January.

By adamg - 6/23/21 - 9:08 am

Sonia Chang-Díaz Launches Her Campaign For Governor of Massachusetts

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz announced this morning she's running for governor in next year's elections. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/18 - 2:05 pm

Among the things the state legislature just hates to do is formally repeal laws that have been overturned by court rulings or newer laws. Rather than get stricken from the law books, these measures just sit there, dormant, for decades, mostly unnoticed except by the occasional historian or blogger. But a bill passed by the state Senate and now in the House would formally repeal a series of currently non-enforced laws that could suddenly be used to ban not just abortions and contraception in Massachusetts but even articles telling women where to get them, should Roe v. Wade be overturned. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/16 - 4:31 pm

MassLive.com reports on comments by state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-2nd Suffolk) after "watching a criminal justice working group ignore pleas by black and Latino activists to expand the scope of their work."

By adamg - 8/24/16 - 9:34 am
Sonia Chang-Diaz

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz says she's so disgusted with both sides of the Question 2 issue she doesn't want her answer to be used by either of them to bolster their case.

"I have real beefs with the way the campaigns have been carried out," she said tt a candidate forum sponsored by the Ward 11 and 19 Democratic ward committees in Jamaica Plain last night. Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/14 - 12:48 pm

David Bernstein alerts us that David James Wyatt, who ran for mayor last year on a platform of saying virtually nothing, has collected enough signatures to get on the ballot against state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz in the 2nd Suffolk district this fall.

In a mayoral debate last year, Wyatt said he is a pro-life Republican.

By adamg - 3/23/14 - 9:58 am

Parent Imperfect explains why he doesn't think much of the "third way" proposal by state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz and state Rep. Russell Holmes to lift the cap on charter schools.

By adamg - 9/20/13 - 7:30 am

In Bay Windows, Sue O'Connell and Jeff Coakley endorsed Mike Ross:

A strong mayor needs empathy along with leadership. Ross has consistently and reliably been a leader on LGBT issues—most recently on the challenges facing our community's senior population. As mayor, his experience in both public and private life would positively inform his leadership of the city.

By adamg - 9/23/11 - 6:38 am

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz wants to extend a referendum provision of the proposed state gambling bill from the area immediately around a casino to an entire municipality. The Dorchester Reporter explains why everybody in Boston should have a say in whether Suffolk Downs becomes a casino.

By adamg - 7/29/11 - 2:03 pm

Don't worry, the WF words don't come up once in the Dig interview.

By adamg - 7/27/11 - 8:24 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the JP Neighborhood Council has formed a five-member bargaining committee to try to wrangle a "community benefits agreement" out of Whole Foods. The move comes after council members talked to local groups and politicians about the impending store - but not Chang-Diaz, who refused to talk to them. You may recall it was Chang-Diaz who first proposed Whole Foods help start an affordable-housing fund or stay out of JP.

By adamg - 5/1/11 - 12:16 pm

The Jamaica Plain Gazette posts a copy of a letter from state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council's Whole Foods Ad Hoc Committee, in which she says the benefits of 100 decent paying jobs and better access to healthy food are outweighed by displacement of poor people by the well to do:

By adamg - 9/5/10 - 10:44 pm

The Jamaica Plain Progressives posts answers to questionnaires sent to candidates in the 2nd Suffolk state senate race (Sonia Chang-Diaz and Hassan Williams), the 15th Suffolk state rep's race (Jeff Sanchez and Jeff Herman) and the 6th Suffolk state rep's race (Russell Holmes and Divo Rodrigues Monteiro; other candidates did not reply).

By adamg - 8/27/10 - 8:14 am

The South End News reports on a debate between one-term incumbent state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz and Democratic challenger Hassan Williams.

By adamg - 4/7/09 - 1:10 pm

Steve Garfield provides a video report from today's annual re-stocking of Jamaica Pond:

Featured in the video is Ken Simmons, Chief of Hatcheries, State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, and a big brown trout.

Last year:
Is Deval Patrick floundering?

By adamg - 11/4/08 - 9:10 pm

Latest results, also show Obama winning Boston, Question 1 losing in the city, Question 2 winning, Question 3 winning, but not by much.

By Williams35 - 10/30/08 - 11:15 am

More FBI photos of Sen. Diana Wilkerson getting away with the crime.
Another reason why you should vote for Sonia Chang-Diaz on November 4th.

Now, If this video that you are about to see doesn't convince you that Sen. Diane Wilkerson is a liar, a cheater and a stealer of your tax paying dollars to go to Foxwood's, then I don't know what is.

That facts all on this Youtube Video...

By adamg - 10/29/08 - 8:49 am

And will city councilors Charles Yancey, Sam Yoon, Stephen Murphy, and John Connolly do likewise? You may recall they made a point of not endorsing anybody in the 2nd Suffolk state-senate race after their horse lost by a nose in September. Now that said horse has made them look like, at best, tools, you think they might make the best of a bad situation and endorse their fellow Democrat?

By Williams35 - 10/24/08 - 6:42 pm

Whether Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner likes it or dislikes it,
Latina American, Sonia Chang-Diaz, is running for the Massachusetts State Senate seat of the 2nd Suffolk District. Sonia could be the first ever Latina to be elected office to the State Senate of the 2nd Suffolk District when she faces current “and outgoing” State Massachusetts Senator, Dianne Wilkerson. Polls are looking good so far for Sonia Chang-Diaz who could make history for the Latino Community and Non-Latino Communities of the 2nd Suffolk District of Boston and Chelsea.

By Williams35 - 10/21/08 - 10:24 pm

Sonia Chang-Diaz, could be on her way as the first Latina-American to become a state senator, representing the 2nd Suffolk District of Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill and others.

Meanwhile, Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner (African-American) blasted the "Soon-To-Be" first ever Latina on her way to becoming the next State Senator; calling Chang-Diaz "A Non-Latina" with no kind of Latino blood background in her whatsoever.

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