Bill Walczak has bought ad time on NECN tonight for this commercial. Why NECN tonight? It'll be broadcasting the not-Joyce-Kulhawik debate at 8 p.m. Meanwhile, Dan Conley, who hasn't really said if he's for or against a Suffolk Downs casino, might go after other candidates on the issue of a citywide referendum on the question - he's in favor of one, rather than the East Boston-only vote that Mayor Menino is backing.
Mike Ross thinks we need more fiber in our diet:
Boston's economic growth relies on its reputation as a hub of ideas and technological innovation, but our knowledge economy is only as strong as the backbone supporting it. Boston's high-tech businesses, for whom the speed and power of fiber-optic networks are essential, pay exorbitant prices to private providers for specialty packages that are prohibitive for smaller businesses and individuals. Affordable fiber service and infrastructure would not only help our existing tech companies keep their overhead costs low, it would give Boston competitive advantage in attracting new entrepreneurs in high tech fields, and encourage them to settle here for the long term.
It's part of his job creation plan.
Rob Consalvo says we need to make public schools safer, in part by requiring keycards for entrance to every school (currently, only 53 require them), install more security cameras in schools and install new classroom doors that would let teachers lock the doors should a maniac get loose inside the building. He'd also increase access to mental-health counseling for both teachers and students.
Oh, in case you've forgotten what Consalvo's campaign slogan is, here's a handy reminder:
John Connolly stands firmly in favor of the arts. More specifically, he says he'd work to support "live-work space for artists" (anybody remember when that's basically what Fort Point was?) and "streamlining permitting to make it easier for events and pop-up galleries."
Charlotte Golar Richie announced a Saturday press conference at which "20 of Boston’s leading clergy members" were to endorse her, then sent out an alert not long before that the event would be rescheduled. So far, no new date and time has been announced.
BNN has posted interviews with all 12 candidates (yes, even David Wyatt).