2013 elections

When Mayor Thomas Menino said he would not attempt to add another four-year term to his 20-year tenure, there was little doubt that Dorchester state Rep. Marty Walsh would take a crack at the seat opening up on City Hall’s fifth floor. On Saturday, before... Read more
Community activist John Barros kicked off his mayoral bid on Thursday, officially entering the already crowded field. The Dorchester resident has served on the School Committee and as head of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative. He resigned from the... Read more
The former executive director of the Massachusetts Democratic Party will manage City Councillor At-Large Felix Arroyo’s mayoral campaign. Clare Kelly, who has also worked as Gov. Deval Patrick’s field director in his 2010 reelection campaign, is a North... Read more
Candidates hoping to succeed Mayor Thomas Menino slowly returned to the campaign trail this week after most of them had suspended campaign activities following last week’s Boston Marathon bombings. Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley appeared at a First... Read more
Former state Rep. Charlotte Golar Richie, a former aide to Mayor Thomas Menino and Gov. Deval Patrick, will be a candidate for mayor, sources tell the Reporter. She was a Dorchester state representative for five years and co-chaired the Joint Committee... Read more
The number of people who have applied for mayoral nomination papers grew to 13 on Thursday, with Hassan Williams, who unsuccessfully challenged state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz in 2010, joining the pack. According to the city’s Election Department, the rest of... Read more
A city councillor at-large and the former chief executive of a Dorchester hospital entered the Boston mayoral sweepstakes over the last week, bringing to eight the number of candidates who have said they hope to succeed Thomas Menino. Savin Hill’s Bill... Read more
Michelle Wu’s kick-off of her City Council At-Large bid drew a who’s who of Boston politicos to the South End on Tuesday night. She was introduced by her former law professor, US Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who called Wu a “young woman who is the future.” As... Read more
Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley is in: His campaign put out a statement below on Wednesday afternoon. Boston is a great city, and with the right leadership and vision, its best days are still ahead. So today I am officially declaring that I am a... Read more
Attendees of a Wednesday night rally for City Councillor At-Large John Connolly’s mayoral bid were served a blistering critique of the Menino administration with a side of Bad Rabbits. About 400 people, some of them spilling out into the Omni Parker House... Read more


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