Under The Radar: Gentrification In Dudley Square, Breaking Down Voting Barriers, Evandro Carvahlo

April 6, 2014

We tapped into community news and alternative press this week to look at the news that's been flying under the radar. Among the stories we discussed: did the Boston Cape Verde community flex its political muscle during Tuesday’s special election? Protests about Somerville’s mayor accepting outside funding for a new youth football league, and as states across the country pass laws to make voting more difficult, activists host a hearing in Boston to talk about ways to break down voting barriers. 



Evandro Carvalho claimed a decisive victory in Tuesday’s  5th Suffolk District election. It’s a big win for the 32-year-old Cape Verdean who came to the US when he was 15 speaking only Portuguese, and went on to win a scholarship to college and to a stellar career in law. Even though he is a political newcomer, Carvalho is no stranger to the district he now represents. He joined us to talk about his victory and vision for his district.

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