When Gov. Charlie Baker sailed to reelection in 2018, he nearly won the city of Boston, a bastion of Democrats. Baker and his fellow Republican, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, came in just 3,897 votes (49 percent) behind Democrats Jay Gonzalez and Quentin Palfrey... Read more
The super PAC backing City Councillor Andrea Campbell in the Boston mayoral race went up with a TV ad this week as part of an effort to boost her name recognition. “We believe that when voters hear Andrea’s authentic Boston story, they will be more likely... Read more
Sonia Chang-Diaz, the first Latina elected to the Massachusetts Senate, has set her sights on the office around the corner. The Jamaica Plain Democrat on Wednesday said she’s seeking the governor’s suite in 2022. Her campaign launched a video and... Read more
The House on Tuesday rejected Gov. Charlie Baker's request to immediately spend $2.8 billion in federal COVID-19 relief money, choosing to follow through with the plan of Democratic leaders to sweep most of the $5.3 billion the state received into a... Read more
All six major mayoral candidates have signed a pledge pushed by a newly launched coalition that involves a Dorchester-based union and local developers. The pledge, from the Responsible Development Coalition, calls for candidates to support union jobs,... Read more
A recent poll on the Boston mayor’s race offers another snapshot of the six-way contest. The poll — conducted for a new coalition that includes a construction union, a developer and a real estate investment and development firm— shows 31 percent putting... Read more
Four mayoral candidates joined the Boston Pride Mayoral Forum on Monday, highlighting LGBTQ policy priorities ahead of the Sept. 14 preliminary. The candidates who participated in the panel included John Barros, who served as City Hall’s economic... Read more
The metallic rush of steel percussion ­– the instrumentation of Hyde Park’s Branches Steel Orchestra – swelled as hundreds of people descended on Walker Playground on Tuesday evening for the final leg of the March for George and Justice. The rally at the... Read more
Former State Rep. Marie St. Fleur is set to formally endorse Andrea Campbell’s candidacy for Mayor on Tuesday afternoon. “Andrea Campbell is exactly the kind of leader Boston needs right now,” St. Fleur said in a statement. “She is informed by the painful... Read more
Former Boston Police Commissioner endorses Annissa Essaibi George for Mayor By Mia McCarthy, Correspondent Former Boston Police Commissioner William Gross endorsed at-Large City Councillor Annissa Essaibi George for Mayor during an event in Mattapan on... Read more


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