May 16, 2018

Democrats Face Push from Left

By Yawu Miller Jamaica Plain Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez and South End Rep. Byron Rushing are facing their first challengers in years. Rushing’s opponent, Jonathan Santiago, is a physician working at Boston Medical Center who is active in progressive causes and in the Ward 9 Democratic Committee. Sanchez’s opponent, Nika Elugardo, a former legislative aide to Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, has led …

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April 6, 2018

Santiago Will Challenge for State Representative in 9th Suffolk

By Seth Daniel For the South End’s Dr. Jon Santiago, the path from Peace Corps activist to Army Reserve captain to Emergency Room doctor, and now, to candidate for state representative makes perfect sense. All four are about doing whatever he can to help others, he said. This week, Santiago – the former vice chair of the Ward 4 Democratic …

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March 11, 2017

Jon Stands Up for LGBTQ Equality and Inclusion

By Laura Crimaldi and John Hilliard, The Boston Globe In the South End, Dr. Jon Santiago blasted the decision to exclude gay veterans, even if parade organizers reversed it. Santiago is a resident physician in emergency medicine at Boston Medical Center and a captain in the US Army Reserves. Santiago said it was time to end the long debate over …

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December 14, 2015

Doctors in Training Gain Access to Prescription Database

By Felice J. Freyer Doctors in training will soon be able to access the state’s database that keeps track of prescriptions for powerful drugs, after the health department last week closed a loophole seen as hindering the fight against opioid abuse. The database, known as the Prescription Monitoring Program, lists every prescription for controlled substances filled in Massachusetts…. “It think …

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