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Gov. Baker tapped a District Court clerk-magistrate and a supervisor in the Middlesex County District Attorney’s office for judgeships last week, teeing up two more nominations that will go before the Governor’s Council in the coming weeks. Baker... Read more
Seven years ago, a small group met around the small defunct fountain in Coppens Square Park across Bowdoin Street from St. Peter’s Church. The city’s Browne Fund was holding $20,000 in reserve for a study of the renovation of the park and had approached... Read more
For the third consecutive summer, a row of homes belonging to Vietnamese immigrants on Roseland Street is in bloom. The informal urban garden, home to buzzing pollinators and scallions that reach three feet tall, is restoring collaboration and cultural... Read more
Should Boston officials follow New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s lead on a phased-in mandate that requires people eating, working, and seeking entertainment in indoor spaces to prove that they’ve been vaccinated against covid-19? The so-called “Key to... Read more
A mayoral debate sponsored by a media consortium is set for Thursday, Sept. 9. WBUR, The Boston Globe, WCVB is joining UMass Boston’s Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies to host the debate at WBUR’s CitySpace location on Commonwealth Avenue and... Read more
The Sept. 14 preliminary election for the City Council seat in District 7 now held by Acting Mayor Kim Janey, which includes parts of Dorchester, Roxbury and the South End, has attracted eight candidates. Janey, who has held the seat since 2018, is... Read more
Boston’s eastern boundary is nearly all waterfront, from the mouth of the Neponset River between Dorchester and Quincy, to the Belle Isle Marsh by Logan International Airport. But getting to those spaces isn’t easy, even for mayoral candidates who... Read more
House parties are a tried-and-true method of connecting with voters— something that mayoral candidate and current at-large councillor Annissa Essaibi George knows well. She has frequently used her home on Mayhew Street in Dorchester’s Polish Triangle as a... Read more
Acting Mayor Kim Janey is seeking to reconstruct the coalition that sent Marty Walsh to City Hall. How far along she is in assembling that coalition, a mixture of progressive activists and union members, depends on whom you talk to, including her... Read more
No one wants to return to the dark days of 2020 with restaurants shuttered, classrooms emptied, and hockey rinks and stadiums devoid of fans. But with a dangerous variant of the Covid-19 disease careening through the US and right here in Massachusetts, it... Read more
The airwaves are starting to get crowded with mayoral advertisements. Annissa Essaibi George, one of the five major mayoral contenders, on Tuesday released a 30-second spot that her campaign says will run on broadcast, cable, streaming services, and... Read more
State Representative Liz Miranda of the Fifth Suffolk District has endorsed Tania Anderson in the race to succeed Kim Janey as the city councillor for District 7. Eight men and women will compete for two finalist slots in the Sept. 14 preliminary election... Read more
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 Marty Walsh left to head up... 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 finalists. There are four at-large... 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 together on Saturday, going door-... 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 youth-led climate advocacy... 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 ballot. State Rep. Jon Santiago will... 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 administration. No other at-large... 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 candidate, able to tackle all our... 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 preliminary election draws... Read more


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