A group of Bostonians are petitioning to get an advisory referendum on the November 2 ballot that would ask voters if they support a return to an elected Boston School Committee. The body is currently composed of appointed members chosen by the mayor, a... Read more
Mayoral candidate John Barros released his first ad of the campaign, focusing on airing it online and eventually on television. Called “The Table,” it was filmed in the Barros family yard in Dorchester, with supporters seated around a table as Barros, who... Read more
City employees must get vaccinated or submit to weekly coronavirus testing, Acting Mayor Kim Janey said Thursday. The city, which employs 18,000 people, expects to phase in the mandate over two months. Employees who work in the schools, the centers for... Read more
SEIU 1199, the healthcare workers union whose endorsements are coveted by campaigns due to its ability to deploy large numbers of canvassers, plans to wait to announce its backing until after the Sept. 14 preliminary winnows the number of mayoral... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter is partnering with NBC10 Boston and its affiliates, as well as the Bay State Banner, for a televised mayoral debate set for Wednesday, Sept. 8, days before the preliminary election. The hour-long live debate will be broadcast... Read more
Tito Jackson, who unsuccessfully sought to topple Mayor Marty Walsh in 2017, is wading back into politics. On Tuesday, he endorsed Kim Janey, who took over as acting mayor when Walsh left for the Biden administration in March. “She has fought for racial,... 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
U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh came to Copley Square to tout the Biden administration’s support for 12 weeks of paid family or medical leave for every American worker. But once that was dispensed with, he fell into a scrum of reporters, a familiar scene... 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


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