October 3, 2013
33 days to Nov. 5. Twelve days until the first televised debate between the two finalists. Boston magazine’s David Bernstein will be releasing his post-prelim insiders poll later today. State Rep. Marty Walsh will finish the day with supporters in Southie, watching the Bruins season opener. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly has a mid-day walk through Grove Hall businesses on his agenda. The businesses include Mattapan’s Finest Barber, King and Kueen Salon, and LA Newton School of Beauty Culture.
ARROYO AND BARROS TALK ENDORSEMENTS AND ‘MONOLITHIC’ BOSTON: City Councillor At-Large Felix Arroyo and community activist John Barros both appeared on Boston Public Radio on Wednesday. The two former mayoral candidates said they had spoken as the race started up earlier this year in an attempt to figure out if it made sense for both of them to run. “We thought we had enough space for both of us to run,” Barros said.
THE DAY AHEAD: A list of happenings, as provided by the campaigns. Schedule entries are subject to change:
State Rep. Marty Walsh
10:00 a.m. WCVB’s On the Record (5 TV Place, Needham)
5:00 p.m. Rep. Walsh will meet with health care workers (Boston Medical Center, 840 Harrison Ave)
6:30 p.m. 3rd Fashion Mob Fashion Show (162-170 Spring Street, West Roxbury)
7:00 p.m. Rep. Walsh will greet supporters in West Roxbury (Sprinkler Fitters Local 550, 46 Rockland Street)
7:30 p.m. Rep. Walsh will watch the Bruins season opener with supporters in South Boston (Touchie's Shamrock Pub, 501 East 8th Street)
City Councillor At-Large John Connolly
Business Walk in Grove Hall
Greater Boston Interview
Hurley School Fundraiser
The Red Fez, 1222 Washington Street, South End
ODDS & ENDS: A fourth debate – this one focused on diversity – is in the works, the Globe reports.....State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli (D-East Boston), who supported District 5 Councillor Rob Consalvo in the mayoral race, is throwing his support behind Rep. Walsh, a former Petruccelli aide, Ed Deveau, tweeted last night. Walsh, a Dorchester lawmaker, has also picked up the endorsement of SEIU 1199, a Dorchester-based union with members who live in the neighborhood, as well as Mattapan and Roxbury.....The polling continues: This time, it’s former state Rep. Marty Walz who was on the phone for 20 minutes last night with Kalamata Research…..Northwind, the firm started by former Deval Patrick aide Doug Rubin, has signed up with Walsh’s campaign, the Globe’s Andrew Ryan tweeted yesterday.....An adviser to Charlotte Golar Richie’s mayoral campaign defends the third-place finish.....Connolly emailed supporters on Wednesday, urging them to sign a petition that would put on the November 2014 ballot a referendum to raise the state minimum wage to $10.50 from $8.