October 17, 2013
19 days to Nov. 5. State Rep. Marty Walsh and City Councillor At-Large John Connolly both appear in front of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce this morning at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. Walsh will then campaign with City Councillor At-Large Felix Arroyo in Hyde Park, while Connolly holds a press conference on his proposal for a Roxbury Entrepreneurship Center. Connolly will be joined by campaign co-chair Val Hyman, a DJ, Greg Selkoe of Karmaloop, Darryl Settles of D’Ventures Limited, and Clayton Turnbull, president of Waldwin Group, among others.
FUNDRAISING FIGURES: In the first half of the month, the Connolly campaign raised $610,491 and Walsh's camp raised $252,355, the Globe reports. Boston magazine's David Bernstein says he's told that for Connolly, $100,000 came from a fundraiser hosted by state Rep. Carlo Basile of East Boston.
THE DAY AHEAD: A list of happenings, as provided by the campaigns. Schedule entries are subject to change:
State Rep. Marty Walsh
7:45 a.m. Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce (Fairmount Copley Plaza Ballroom)
10:45 a.m. Rep. Walsh will visit seniors with Felix Arroyo (Fuente De Vida Adult Day Center, 130 Bradlee Street, Hyde Park)
4:00 p.m. Rep. Walsh will meet with representatives from A Better City (Intercontinental Boston Hotel, 510 Atlantic Ave.)
5:00 p.m. Rep. Walsh will meet with janitors from SEIU Local 615 (Prudential Center)
City Councillor At-Large John Connolly
Speaking at Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Breakfast
Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA
Press Conference regarding Proposal for Roxbury Entrepreneurship Center
John Elliot Square, Roxbury, MA
Discover Roxbury: Heart of the Hub
Hibernian Hall, 182 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA
Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Party
Canary Square, 435 South Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA
Wally's Jazz Cafe Meet and Greet
427 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA
ODDS & ENDS: The Globe dives into Connolly’s brief time as a teacher.....MassLive’s Garrett Quinn writes about Connolly’s time as a hawker in Fenway Park.....CommonWealth magazine has a piece looking at the lack of diversity in the region’s power structure.