(UPDATED) #BosMayor Round-Up: Sept. 20, 2013

4 days to the Sept. 24 preliminary. The City Council’s economic development committee is holding a 12 p.m. hearing on the Suffolk Downs casino proposal and the plan for a Nov. 5 vote on the matter. Bill Walczak, whose opposition to a Boston casino is the centerpiece of his mayoral campaign, will testify. In a statement on Thursday, Walczak blasted the proposal as “magical thinking” and questioned the revenue figures behind the proposal. Walczak will again push the council to allow for a city-wide vote on the issue, a stance that has drawn public support in recent polls. District Attorney Dan Conley, who has also called for a city-wide vote, will hand-deliver a letter to the City Council and hold a media availability before the hearing. Most councillors have said they prefer an East Boston-only vote, since the casino would affect that neighborhood more than others. Mayor Thomas Menino also backs an Eastie-only vote. “I’m standing by my principles,” Menino told reporters on Thursday, firmly tapping the floor with his cane for emphasis, after one of them pointed out the poll numbers favoring a city-wide vote. Rep. Marty Walsh heads to South Station to release a plan to “address commercial sex industries” in the city. District 5 Councillor Rob Consalvo continues his campaign’s “All In for Boston” tour with 13 events.

PRO-WALCZAK GROUP SPENDING $70K IN RADIO BUY: A group backing Bill Walczak’s mayoral campaign is spending $70,000 on a radio ad buy, according to filings on the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance’s website. The ads focus on Walczak and his opposition to casinos. The group, called Neighborhoods United, is chaired by attorney Herb Gleason and Ira Schlosser, who has worked at the Dorchester House. Donors to the effort include Larry Fish ($10,000), Roann Costin of Boston ($15,000), Shawmut Woodworking and Supply ($5,000) and Gleason ($2,500), among others. The group’s aim, according to its filing with OCPF, is “to improve public education, health and safety in the city of Boston by supporting candidates who have realized these goals.” Walczak, who called Gleason the “godfather to community health centers,” said the two campaigns have maintained “complete separateness,” as required by law.

ODDS & ENDS: Golar Richie endorsed by Rep. Holmes and Sen. Chang-Diaz…..New DA Dan Conley ad, “Future”…..Another peak at the mailer madness…..Councillor Mike Ross beats Globe correspondent Dan Adams at ping pong at Ross HQ in Southie, 11 to 5…..The Dorchester Reporter’s front page this week…Rep. Walsh’s campaign shares an education adviser with Bill de Blasio, the Democratic nominee for New York mayor: George S. Perry, Jr., who like de Blasio grew up in Mass.

THE DAY AHEAD: A list of happenings, as provided by the campaigns. Schedule entries are subject to change:

State Rep. Marty Walsh

7:00 a.m. Rep. Walsh will greet commuters at Mattapan Station (500 River Street at 1670 Blue Hill Avenue)
8:00 a.m. Haitian Pastors Meeting (Brothers Four Restaurant, Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan Square)
10:00 a.m. Rep. Walsh will greet voters in Chinatown (New Golden Gates , corner of Beech and Hudson Street)
11:00 a.m. Public safety press conference – details forthcoming (South Station)
12:30 p.m. Rep. Walsh will greet voters in Jamaica Plain with Rep. Liz Malia (668 Centre Street)
1:45 p.m. Rep. Walsh will greet voters in Roslindale Square
3:30 p.m. Rep. Walsh will greet voters in Roxbury (MLK Boulevard and Warren Avenue)
5:30 p.m. St. Peters Academy Barbecue (371 West Fourth Street, South Boston)

City Councillor At-Large John Connolly

Greeting Voters at Back Bay MBTA Station
7:00 AM
Back Bay MBTA Station, Boston, MA

City Council Hearing
12:00 PM
City Hall, Boston, MA

MAMLEO Annual Banquet
6:00 PM
IBEW Local 103, 256 Freeport Street, Dorchester, MA

PINCH Foundation Banquet
7:00 PM
Elks Lodge, 1 Morrell Street, West Roxbury, MA

City Councillor At-Large Felix Arroyo

7:45 AM T Stop Tour: Maverick Square
33 Maverick Square, East Boston 02128
Greeting voters, talking about issues important to them including plans to create equitable transportation

10:00 AM Bus Yard Visit
Washington St & Melnea Cass Blvd, South End 02118
Greeting workers, talking about economic development plan and plan to create pathways out of poverty

11:00 AM Spring House Visit
44-46 Allandale Street, Jamaica Plain 02130
Visiting residents, talking about vision of Boston and creating opportunities for everyone to succeed

2:30 PM Hernández K-8 School
61 School Street Roxbury, 02119
Greeting parents and discussing plans to close the achievement gap in Boston Public Schools

3:30 PM Mozart Elementary School
236 Beech Street Roslindale, 02131
Greeting parents and discussing plans to close the achievement gap in Boston Public Schools

5:15 PM T Stop Tour: Forest Hills
Washington Street at Hyde Park Avenue, Jamaica Plain 02130
Greeting voters, talking about issues important to them including plans to create equitable transportation

6:45PM United for Felix
Coco's Lounge, 3171 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain 02130
Reception in support of the campaign, making speech about investing in all communities, ending cycles of poverty, and improving public education

District 5 Councillor Rob Consalvo

6:30 a.m. - Greeting Voters Roslindale Village Commuter Rail Station
7:15 a.m. Attending 16th Annual Sacred Heart Golf Tournament, George Wright Golf Course, 420 West Street, Hyde Park

8:45 a.m. - Greeting voters at Dunkin Donuts in Brighton - 214 N Beacon St Brighton

10:00 a.m. - Taping Keller at Large, WBZ-TV, Brighton

10:45 a.m. - Greeting voters at Dunkin Donuts Fenway - 1420 Boylston St Boston
Noon - City Hall Hearing

2:00 p.m. - Greeting voters at Sugar Bakery, 4174 Washington St, Roslindale

2:30 p.m. - Greeting voters at Starbuck's, 1810 Centre St West Roxbury

3:00 p.m. - Greeting Voters at Roche Brothers, West Roxbury

4:30 p.m. - Greeting City Hall Employees, City Hall

6:00 p.m. - Knocking on doors, Bay Village

7:15 p.m. - Ice Cream with Consalvo Kids, 272 Hanover St, North End

8:00 p.m. - End of Day 2 of ALL IN 4 BOSTON Tour rally at East Boston Campaign Office, 982 Bennington Street

Codman Square Health Center co-founder Bill Walczak

Bill meets voters at Jackson Square, Shawmut, and Ruggles T-Stations

12:30 – 2:00
Bill goes to City Hall to testify before the Boston City Council Economic Development committee on the casino vote on November 5th.

2:00 – 3:00
Bill meets voters at the Copley Square Farmer's Market

Attends Little Haiti event
1184 Hyde Park Ave, Hyde Park, MA

9:15 – 10:15
Bill is Interviewed on WBZ Radio by Dan Rea

District 8 Councillor Michael Ross

6:00 am
Running with Ross - Forest Hills Runners
Across from Stony brook T Stop

7:00 am
Greet voters
Stony brook T Stop

10:30 am
Ribbon Cutting of new Residence Inn w/ Mayor Menino
125 Brookline Ave

12:00 pm
Economic Development & Planning Committee Meeting
City Hall

2:30 pm
Greet Voters
Stop & Shop
301 Centre St

3:00 pm
Greet Voters
Centre St

4:00 pm
Greet Voters
Roche Brothers, 1800 Centre St.

5:30 pm
Greet Voters
Forest Hills T Stop

8:00 pm
Nightside with Dan Rea
WBZ Radio 1030 am

9:00 pm
Who's on First Live Concert for Mike Ross
19 Yawkey Way
Featured Performers Include: Shea Rose, Amandi Music, Marcela Cruz, and Mike Wyche

District Attorney Dan Conley

7:30 a.m.- Sacred Heart Golf Tournament
George Wright Golf Course
420 West Street
Hyde Park, MA

9:45 a.m.- Jon Keller Show
WBZ Studio
1170 Soldiers Field Road
Brighton, MA

11:45 a.m.- Letter Delivery and Press Conference
City Hall
City Hall Plaza
Downtown, MA

2:00 p.m.- Meeting around Homelessness
Family Aid Boston
727 Atlantic Ave.
Downtown, MA

3:00 p.m.- Senior Coffee
Bellflower Apartments
South Boston, MA

4:00 p.m.- Senior Meet and Greet
Kindred Rehab
804 E 7th St
South Boston, MA

7:00 p.m.- PINCH Foundation
Boston Elks
1 Morrell St
West Roxbury, MA

9:15 p.m.- Nightside with Dan Rea
WBZ Studio
Soldiers Field Rd
Brighton, MA

UPDATE: This post was updated at 10:12 a.m. with Dan Conley's schedule.



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