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It's official: Boston's acting mayor wants to drop "the acting" and be your mayor for a full four years. Kim Janey announced her candidacy for a full term in the fall election during a three-minute and 19 second video released this morning that ends with... Read more
Carla Monteiro, a social worker and Dorchester native, announces her candidacy for at-large city council on Saturday afternoon at the Blarney Stone in Fields Corner. Monteiro, 38, described herself as a first-generation Cape Verdean, a single mom and a... Read more
Ruthzee Louijeune, a lawyer with roots in Mattapan and Hyde Park, is joining the widening field of candidates seeking an at-large city council seat. The 34-year-old daughter of Haitian immigrants said she is ready to bring her passion for community and... Read more
Deeqo Jibril, who was a candidate for the district council 7 seat in 2017, is now running for the District 4 seat that will be left open by Andrea Campbell. Jibril announced her intent to run on Saturday. She highlighted her work as a Neighborhood... Read more
Jonathan Spillane, a Hyde Park native, is the latest candidate to add his name to the pool of at-large city council candidates. Spillane, 29, recently took a leave of absence as Councillor Kenzie Bok’s director of budget in order to campaign. Currently a... Read more
Former State Rep. and current Massachusetts Civil Rights Commissioner Charlotte Golar Richie endorsed David Halbert’s campaign for city council at-large today. “David is a smart and principled problem-solver, who will drive an agenda that promotes racial... Read more
John Barros announced his candidacy for Mayor of Boston this morning inside Restaurant Cesaria on Bowdoin Street. He was joined by his wife Tchintcia and their four children, along with a handful of other relatives. Daniel Sheehan photo Seeks to bridge... Read more
Stephen McBride, 31, plans to challenge councillor Frank Baker for the District 3 council seat. Baker has served on the Boston City Council for the last decade, but McBride said he brings a new voice for change. "I'm running to be a new, progressive... Read more
Mayor Martin Walsh breezed through his confirmation hearing Thursday morning in front of the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions in Washington, D.C. The committee of Senators will review and later vote to approve or deny... Read more
Longtime community organizer Leonard M. Lee Sr., 63, threw his hat in the ring for the District 4 seat that will be left vacant by Andrea Campbell on Wednesday. It's his first time running for office, although he's been politically active for decades.“I... Read more

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