Basics about Jed

this is mainly for the benefit of journalists... or anyone else needing some basic info. about Jed...


  • 45 years-old. Born in Brooklyn, NY; grew up in Brookline 1973-1985. Attended Brookline schools.
  • Lives in Roxbury. Boston resident since 1985, in neighborhoods Allston; Mission Hill; the Fenway; Brighton; Harbor Point (Dorchester); the South End; Meetinghouse Hill (Dorchester)
  • Divorced, co-parents two boys and one girl with his ex-wife. One son attends Boston Public Schools, the other a charter school.

  • Business Manager for Burnham Rosen Group, a leadership development & training firm in downtown Boston. (current)
  • Data consultant for Robert F. Kennedy Childrens Action Corps (current)
  • Treasurer for Friends of the Melnea A. Cass Recreation Center in Roxbury (current)

  • Held many roles in youth development programs serving high-risk youth, from Street Worker to Project Director, from 1994-2003, at the City of Boston; Ella J. Baker House; other non-profits. Managed three federal grants worth nearly $7 million.
  • Social media coordinator for the last Boston Gun Buyback; organizer of citywide moment of silence for victims of Woolson Street; and other peace activism.
  • Former Treasurer for Methunion Manor Cooperative Corporation, a 149-unit housing cooperative in the South End.
  • Co-founder, Harbor Point Tenants Rights Organization

  • Campaign volunteer for Sheneal Parker for City Council (campaign manager); State Representative Carlos Henriquez; Flaherty/Yoon for Mayor (Ward 9 coordinator); City Councillor Ayanna Pressley; Cornell Mills for City Council.
  • Ran in 2012 for State Representative in the 7th Suffolk District.

  • Attended UMass/Boston 1985-1989. More recently, at Springfield College School of Human Services, pursuing B.S. in Human Services Management.

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