Clear differences in D7 candidate platforms

After preliminary voting narrowed down the field of candidates vying for the District 7 city council seat soon to be vacated by acting Mayor Kim Janey, two remain —Tania Fernandes Anderson and Roy Owens Sr.

The Banner caught up with both November hopefuls to hear more about their platforms and what they’re doing to move their campaigns forward ahead of the election.

Anderson’s campaign website describes her as “a foster mom to 17 kids, a mental health provider [and] a non-profit leader working to support local small businesses” looking to create a municipality that is both civically engaged but also cared for. She’s a Roxbury native, having grown up in the Academy Homes housing project.

“I think that we have to streamline communication between local government and what constituents need — what it looks like, creating a platform where the constituents in District 7 will feel that they are


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