Press Release: Boston Mayoral Candidates Debate Wednesday at Hibernian Hall


Roxbury, MA – As the race for Boston’s next mayor continues, The RoxVote Coalition, organized by Madison Park Development Corporation (MPDC), is pleased to host a mayoral debate between Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston District 7 Councilor, Tito Jackson. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, from 5:30pm – 8:00pm at Hibernian Hall located at 184 Dudley Street.

Boston Globe reporter, Adrian Walker, will moderate the event. Candidates will discuss key issues vital to the future of the City of Boston including: public safety, housing and economic development, race and diversity, and education.

This event is free and open to the public and media. Doors will close once capacity is reached. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information about the mayoral debate, or if you’d like to learn more about The RoxVote Coalition, contact MPDC’s Civic Engagement Coordinator, Edwyn Shoemaker, at 617-849-6321 or [email protected].

About The RoxVote Coalition

The RoxVote Coalition is a non-partisan coalition of Roxbury organizations and residents united around the desire to increase voter registration and participation in Roxbury. Learn more about The RoxVote Coalition at

About Madison Park Development Corporation

Since 1966 MPDC has been an important leader in the revitalization of Roxbury and Dudley Square. As one of the first residentled organizations to develop affordable housing, it has a well-respected track record of producing high quality housing that is affordable to low and moderate income families. It has developed 1,252 homes that house over 3,000 residents. MPDC is a proven leader in community-driven housing and economic development and provides a wide array of community and arts programs that seek to support a vibrant, healthy Roxbury neighborhood. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Learn more about MPDC at

Media Contact:

Angel Babbitt Harris, Communications Manager

617-849-6227, [email protected]