Mary Franklin of Roslindale says too many people are suffering the effects of crime in Boston and that she's running for mayor to do something about that.
Franklin is founder of the Women Survivors of Homicide Movement - her husband, Melvin, was shot to death 20 years ago while trying to stop a robbery; his killer was never identified.
She also points to education - she's in favor of raises for Boston public-school teachers - as one of her key issues, along with senior citizens.
Franklin holds a meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 at MAMLEO, 61 Columbia Rd. in Dorchester.
H/t Doug Bennett.