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Lit Drop - Election 2021: A Year of Transition at Boston City Hall
Former Boston Police Commissioner endorses Annissa Essaibi George for Mayor By Mia McCarthy, Correspondent Former Boston Police Commissioner William Gross endorsed at-Large City Councillor Annissa Essaibi George for Mayor... Read more.
Five Boston mayoral hopefuls pitched their workforce development visions and records Thursday, voicing broad agreement on the need to improve access to child care and offering ideas for how to help connect immigrants... Read more.
Former State Rep. Evandro Carvalho has jumped into the crowded field of candidates hoping to succeed Councillor Andrea Campbell in District 4. The Fuller Street resident — who represented the Fifth Suffolk district from 2014... Read more.
Most Boston voters who participated in this week’s Dorchester Reporter-WBUR-The Boston Foundation sponsored-poll remain undecided about their pick for mayor later this year. The Reporter spoke to a sample of the poll... Read more.
A poll of Boston voters conducted by The MassInc Polling Group last week shows that the race for mayor of Boston remains wide open as six candidates— including four women who now serve as city councillors— seek a four-year... Read more.
Count Erin Murphy among the city council candidates opposed to Boston Public Schools policies that suspended the test for the city’s three exam schools last year and discontinued Advanced Work for select students in grades 4... Read more.
And then there were six. Kim Janey joined the field of candidates for Mayor on Tuesday using a superbly-crafted and compelling video that “introduced” her to the city she now leads. “I’m still not used to saying this yet... Read more.
As the mayor’s race shifted into a new gear this week with the entrance of acting Mayor Kim Janey into the four-year fray, newly-released reports show how much money the candidates raised last month to finance their... Read more.
Kim Janey, the Roxbury city councillor who has been serving as acting mayor for two weeks following the resignation of Martin Walsh, will seek a four-year term this fall, ending speculation about whether she will try to keep... Read more.
It's official: Boston's acting mayor wants to drop "the acting" and be your mayor for a full four years. Kim Janey announced her candidacy for a full term in the fall election during a three-minute and 19 second video... Read more.
John Barros raised more than $215,000 in his first month as a mayoral candidate, according to a report of his campaign activity that will be posted today at the Office of Campaign and Political Finance website. Among the... Read more.
Mayor Kim Janey has made a number of personnel moves since taking over as the city’s chief executive last Wednesday. On Monday, her office announced that Patrick Brophy, a Dorchester resident and veteran City Hall operative... Read more.
Boston City Councillor and mayoral candidate Andrea Campbell released on Monday a “Restaurant Recovery Plan,” a detailed blueprint laying out a vision for how Boston can better support and revitalize its restaurant industry... Read more.
Carla Monteiro, a social worker and Dorchester native, announces her candidacy for at-large city council on Saturday afternoon at the Blarney Stone in Fields Corner. Monteiro, 38, described herself as a first-generation Cape... Read more.
Rep. Edward Coppinger has thrown his weight behind Rep. Jon Santiago’s mayoral campaign. “Jon Santiago is the next leader Boston needs to lead us through this urgent moment,” Coppinger said in a statement provided by the... Read more.
Until Monday night, every mayor of the city of Boston — all 54 of them— has been white and male. At 9:01 p.m., a Black woman raised in Roxbury became the first of her gender and race to lead our city. Kim Janey, elected to... Read more.
Marty Walsh is undefeated when his name has appeared on ballots in Boston. By our count he’s 22-0. Not too shabby. But there’s an asterisk involved: He did, technically, come in third in his inaugural election day effort.... Read more.
What should Americans expect from their new Secretary of Labor? Funny you should ask. The Dorchester Reporter has been writing about, observing, and scrutinizing Mayor Martin Walsh— now US Secretary of Labor Martin Walsh—... Read more.
Ruthzee Louijeune, a lawyer with roots in Mattapan and Hyde Park, is joining the widening field of candidates seeking an at-large city council seat. The 34-year-old daughter of Haitian immigrants said she is ready to bring... Read more.
Ending weeks of speculation about timing, WCVB reported on Friday that the U.S. Senate will vote on Mayor Martin Walsh’s nomination as Secretary of Labor on March 22. Walsh, 53, a Dorchester resident and past union leader,... Read more.
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