The Dig takes a look at the politics of eviction - comparing the list of landlords moving to evict the most tenants in Boston with the list of landlords giving money to candidates for mayor.
John Barros blasted Kim Janey for the potential BPS busing disaster next week:
With hundreds of millions of dollars in federal aid coming to Boston, Acting Mayor Janey has no excuse for not having enough bus drivers on the first day of school. With one week to go, we need to think creatively and find solutions for families. If low wages are creating a hiring problem, we need to provide competitive incentives and wages. If BPS’s private bus contractor can’t get the job done, we need to work with them to fill the gap with alternatives.
The Daily Free Press reports on a forum on women's rights and the mayor's race, involving Campbell, Barros and Essaibi George; the other two candidates couldn't make it.
Pipefitters Local 537 has endorsed Essaibi George.
As a former longtime union member herself, Annissa will govern with hard working families top of mind, advocating for and amplifying the voices of our members in Boston and across the region.
There used to be a majority-Black state Senate district. Then, with the backing of then incumbent Dianne Wilkerson, the state redistricted Boston to create two districts where Blacks made up a large percentage of the population, but not the majority in the hopes of electing two Blacks to the Senate.
But it didn't quite work out. Wilkerson lost to Sonia Chang-Diaz (the first Latina in the Senate) and then went to prison. In the other district, Linda Dorcena Forry left for a job in the private sector and the district returned to being the domain of South Boston pols. CommonWealth Magazine reports there's a push on to recreate a majority-Black Senate district. It could happen in part because Chang-Diaz is giving up her seat to run for governor. Also, Wilkerson is backing the effort.
The Dorchester Reporter rounds up priorities for candidates in District 4 (Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain).
The Scope interviews William Dickerson, running for the District 4 seat that Andrea Campbell is giving up, and Liz Breadon, who is running to keep her seat in District 9 (Allston/Brighton).