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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A Hyde Park businessman is pouring money into a super PAC supporting Annissa Essaibi George’s mayoral campaign, according to publicly available documents filed with state regulators. Sixteen companies tied to Elias Akiki, who owns a towing and auto repair... Read more
A new poll indicates Michelle Wu sits atop the mayoral race, with the other four candidates jockeying for second place. The survey from MassINC Polling Group shows City Councillor Wu with 30%, Acting Mayor Kim Janey at 15%, City Councillor Annissa... Read more
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Yet another super PAC signaled its entry into Boston politics ahead of the Sept. 14 preliminary election. The newest one, calling itself “Real Progress Boston,” has former Boston police commissioner William Gross as the chairman and a listed phone number... Read more


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