Lit Drop

Lit Drop - Election 2021: A Year of Transition at Boston City Hall
A 2021 roadside dispute between a 33-year-old Hispanic Black man and an off-duty Transit Police officer is shaking up the 2022 race for Suffolk County district attorney. The Boston Globe reported last Saturday that the... Read more.
The Massachusetts chapter and political arm of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) said Thursday they’re supporting state Rep. Liz Miranda’s bid to move to the state Senate. “We are confident that Liz Miranda... Read more.
State Rep. Nika Elugardo, one of several candidates vying for the Second Suffolk Senate seat, on Monday touted a new list of endorsements, including members of the Arroyo family and state Rep. Russell Holmes of Mattapan. “... Read more.
Mayor Michelle Wu last week signed a pandemic aid package, funded through money from the federal government, while vetoing the portion that would have sent $5 million to a planned youth facility on Columbia Point. “Our... Read more.
SEIU 509, a health care and human services union that represents 20,000 workers in Massachusetts, is supporting state Rep. Liz Miranda in her bid for the Second Suffolk Senate seat. “Liz has been a proven leader on the... Read more.
Tito Jackson
Tito Jackson, the former District 7 councillor and 2017 candidate for mayor, is among three Roxbury civic leaders who say they’re backing state Rep. Nika Elugardo in the Democratic primary for the Second Suffolk Senate seat... Read more.
5th Suffolk candidates
Local lawmakers and unions are taking sides in the race to replace state Rep. Liz Miranda, whose House seat, anchored in Dorchester and Roxbury, is open due to her run for a state Senate seat. In the contest for her 5th... Read more.
Shannon Liss-Riordan, the labor attorney running for state attorney general, continues to rack up union support. On Tuesday, Liss-Riordan’s campaign rolled out the support of SEIU Local 888, which represents 8,000 state,... Read more.
Miniard Culpepper, the pastor of Roxbury’s Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church and a former official with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), on Tuesday tossed his hat into the ring for the... Read more.
Boston City Council President Ed Flynn assumed the duties of acting mayor after Michelle Wu left the city Friday for a family funeral. Wu is set to return Saturday evening. The president of the City Council becomes acting... Read more.
Ricardo Arroyo, a Hyde Park city councillor whose district includes parts of Mattapan, is running for Suffolk County district attorney. The son of Felix D. Arroyo, the Suffolk County register of probate and himself a former... Read more.
Ricardo Arroyo, a Hyde Park city councillor whose district includes parts of Mattapan, is running for Suffolk County district attorney. His campaign kicks off at 9:30 a.m. at the Birch Street Plaza in Roslindale. The son of... Read more.
Former Boston mayoral candidate Andrea Campbell on Wednesday plans to launch her statewide campaign for attorney general in Dorchester’s Codman Square. Campbell, 39, joins a field that already includes a labor rights... Read more.
A Massachusetts Appeals Court judge has halted a vaccine mandate for city workers. Several city unions, including Dorchester-based Firefighters Local 718, have waged a legal battle over the mandate. The Superior Court... Read more.
Thirty-four years after she walked into City Hall as an aide to a Dorchester councillor, Maureen Feeney, who served nine terms on the council herself before taking the job of city clerk in 2011, is retiring. The 74-year-old... Read more.
Andrea Campbell, who ran for mayor in 2021 and represented Dorchester and Mattapan on the City Council for six years, is considering a run for attorney general, according to sources close to the former councillor. The... Read more.
Kevin Hayden
A former Suffolk County prosecutor will take over as the county's district attorney for the next year, preparing to serve in what his former boss expects will be a "more traditional prosecutor's role" as reform-minded DA... Read more.
Sandy Zamor Calixte, a top aide in the Suffolk County sheriff’s office since 2006, launched her campaign for sheriff Wednesday morning outside the Mildred Avenue Community Center in Mattapan. The campaign sets up a clash... Read more.
A member of the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s staff is considering a State House run after state Rep. Liz Miranda said she will seek a move to the state Senate rather than run for reelection. Christopher Worrell,... Read more.
After a year with three mayors amid an ongoing pandemic, Bostonians can’t be blamed for wanting things to settle down a bit. But anybody who’s made it to any Friday thinking, “Well, maybe next week will be quieter,”... Read more.
Subscribe to Lit Drop