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Lit Drop - Election 2021: A Year of Transition at Boston City Hall
A citywide assortment of community groups, under the banner of Right to the City Vote, on Saturday endorsed Acting Mayor Kim Janey's campaign for a full four-year term. Janey, who ascended to the mayor’s seat in March after... Read more.
A flurry of endorsements for at large city council candidates have rolled in this week. A preliminary election for city council will be held on Sept. 14 to trim the current field of 17 at-large candidates down to eight... Read more.
State Rep. Liz Miranda has thrown her support behind Evandro Carvalho— her predecessor in the Legislature—as he campaigns to become the next city councillor in District 4. The two of them Carvalho canvassed Bowdoin-Geneva... Read more.
Two prominent progressive organizations are standing with Joel Richards in the contest for District 4 city councillor. The Greater Boston Labor Council threw its support to Richards this weekend along with Sunrise Boston, a... Read more.
City Councillor At-Large Annissa Essaibi George will appear in the No. 1 slot on the Sept. 14 mayoral preliminary ballot. City elections officials on Friday pulled candidate names out of a gold tumbler to determine the... Read more.
Members of Dorchester’s Ward 15 Democratic Committee earlier this month threw their support behind Ruthzee Louijeune, a former aide to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and David Halbert, a former aide in Gov. Deval Patrick’s... Read more.
The “Bostonians for Real Progress” super PAC, the newest outside group to enter the Boston mayor’s race, says it’s backing City Councillor At-Large Annissa Essaibi George for the top job. “We believe Anissa is the best... Read more.
City elections officials plan to determine the order of candidates on the Sept. 14 preliminary ballot on Friday. The lottery will take place at noon inside City Hall’s Iannella Chambers. The elections department plans to... Read more.
UPDATE: The super PAC tells the Reporter it's backing Annissa Essaibi George. Original story is available below. A new super PAC, with a Boston focus, appears to be gearing up for an entrance into city politics as a mayoral... Read more.
Acting Mayor Kim Janey on Tuesday snagged a key endorsement as 32BJ SEIU, which represents property service workers, threw its support to her. She might also get a super PAC from them, too. The union represents 20,000... Read more.
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The super PAC backing Acting Mayor Kim Janey is swinging into action, pulling in nearly half a million dollars while focusing on canvassing efforts. The super PAC, supported by the hospitality workers union known as UNITE... Read more.
The five major mayoral candidates on Thursday laid out how they would handle coronavirus-driven changes to the Greater Boston economy and avoid creating another neighborhood like the Seaport. The candidates appeared before... Read more.
City Councillor Ricardo Arroyo, along with his father, who serves as Suffolk County’s register of probate, on Thursday offered their formal backing to Acting Mayor Kim Janey. The Hyde Park councillor’s endorsement isn’t much... Read more.
Andrea Campbell, as she seeks to stand out in a field of five mayoral candidates, on Wednesday promoted a plan to speed up affordable housing development and close the racial wealth gap. Joined by supporters at a vacant lot... Read more.
South End state Rep. Jon Santiago ended his run for mayor on Tuesday, leaving five major candidates to compete for the top job inside Boston City Hall. Santiago, who first launched his campaign in February, indicated he will... Read more.
With almost two months until the Sept. 14 preliminary, political newcomer Ruthzee Louijeune has one of the largest war chests among the City Council at-large hopefuls. Her fundraising has outpaced that of two incumbents who... Read more.
Acting Mayor Kim Janey on Saturday rallied supporters at her new Jamaica Plain campaign office in her bid to win a full four-year term as the city’s chief executive. In a squat one-story building on Centre Street, next to a... Read more.
John Barros, a mayoral candidate and former top City Hall official, has garnered support from Dan Magoon, a Dorchester veteran who heads up a nonprofit focused on Gold Star families. Barros, who served as former Mayor Marty... Read more.
Nine candidates for city council have launched bids to represent District 4, an area that primarily includes parts of Dorchester and Mattapan, including Codman Square, Franklin Field, Four Corners, Fields Corner and Bowdoin... Read more.
After the lapse of no-excuse voting by mail in Massachusetts, a Boston city councilor hopes that his petition will ramp up the pressure on Beacon Hill to ensure city voters regain that option before they head to the polls to... Read more.
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