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The novel mayoral preliminary was an important milestone in the politics of Boston and should be celebrated. Still, it was painful to watch the Black political class of Boston feign enthusiasm for the outcome of the historic election. No doubt the results... Read more
A West Roxbury-based sprinkler fitters union on Thursday said it’s supporting Annissa Essaibi George’s mayoral campaign. In a statement, Peter Gibbons, the business manager for Sprinkler Fitters Local 550, said Essaibi George, a Dorchester city councillor... Read more
Twenty-four hours after polls closed and City Councillors Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George emerged as the mayoral preliminary’s winners, a super PAC is lacing into Wu. The pro-Essaibi George super PAC, “Bostonians for Real Progress,” is one of two... Read more
The city’s two incumbent at-large city councillors —Michael Flaherty and Julia Mejia— lead the pack among the 17 candidates seeking a spot on the Nov. 2 ballot. Eight candidates will advance to the general election, but as election night dragged into... Read more
By Chris Lisinski State House News Service STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, SEPT. 13, 2021.....Massachusetts voters who have not yet mailed their ballot for Tuesday's municipal elections should deliver it themselves or vote in-person, and ballots dropped into the... Read more
City Councillor Annissa Essaibi George is distancing herself from one of the two super PACs supporting her mayoral candidacy, saying she’s “not happy” about its ties to former President Donald Trump. Super PACs, which have flushed more than $2 million... Read more
Sheriff Steve Tompkins is throwing his support behind Leonard Lee for District 4 city council. Lee is one of nine men and women seeking to replace Andrea Campbell in the district seat, which includes parts of Dorchester and Mattapan. "I am endorsing... Read more
The super PAC led by former Boston police commissioner William Gross is up on TV with an ad that touts Annissa Essaibi George for mayor. The ad lists police unions and New Balance chairman James Davis among its top donors. The “Real Progress Boston” super... Read more
South End state Rep. Jon Santiago is throwing his vote to Acting Mayor Kim Janey after ending his mayoral campaign in July. The State House lawmaker, who is also a Boston Medical Center physician, plans to formally endorse Janey in Boston’s Villa Victoria... Read more
A radio ad from a super PAC backing Acting Mayor Kim Janey is drawing criticism from its target, District 4 Councillor Andrea Campbell, and causing a firefight between the two mayoral campaigns. Linked to the hotel workers union UNITE HERE Local 26, which... Read more

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