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By adamg - 10/20/21 - 11:09 am
Postcard says people know if you voted

People in Roslindale and Jamaica Plain report getting post cards from out-of-staters letting them know that whether or not they vote is a matter of public record and, of course, implying that somebody is keeping track. Nothing creepy at all about that, even if it is true one's record of going to the polls (or sending in a ballot) is public. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/21 - 9:58 am

As the fallout over her most recent flier (scroll down, past the racist Easter-egg item), District 6 council candidate Mary Tamer today apologized - not long before she was scheduled for a meet-and-greet in Jamaica Plain, where the reaction has been, oh, a tad more negative than in West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/21 - 12:45 pm

For the past couple of weeks, somebody's been going around Roslindale tossing plastic Easter eggs into people's yards that, when opened, have the above piece of paper in them. Calling the candidate a "communist" would be kind of laughable for anybody who actually knows what "communism" means, but aside from that, it's become a code-word for "Asian-American" since the start of the pandemic. Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/21 - 10:17 am

Or you want to see the half you missed when WBZ decided "Jeopardy" was more important, C-Span has put up a recording of the entire debate.

By adamg - 10/13/21 - 11:29 pm
The two candidates in the WBZ debate

The two candidates debate at WBZ.

WBZ has the summary of the debate its Jon Keller moderated. More from NBC Boston. Read more.

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By adamg - 10/12/21 - 11:40 am
Palmer in West Roxbury

Palmer at pro-police rally in West Roxbury last month.

The Dorchester Reporter reports that both the Massachusetts Republican Party and the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association donated money to failed at-large candidate Donnie Palmer before the September preliminary. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/21 - 12:23 pm

The big one is Wednesday, when Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu face off in a debate on WBZ at 7 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 10/9/21 - 12:01 pm

Teacher, Mom, Mayor

The New York Times has a long piece today about the way Annissa Essaibi George has ramped up her Boston accent, in her uniquely Anissa Essaibi George way (in which she admits to doing so then says it doesn't matter). The story quotes her, a HiPahk supporter of Michelle Wu, an accent coach and some guy who says he only started dropping his Rs harder when his mother told him to pronounce them if he wanted to get ahead in life. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/21 - 9:43 am

Ed Markey today became the second senator to endorse Michelle Wu, citing her environmental activism: Read more.

By adamg - 10/4/21 - 9:57 am

Michelle Wu this morning got the nod from East Boston state Rep. Adrian Madaro.

Annissa Essaibi George, meanwhile, will be endorsed this afternoon by the Painters and Allied Trades DC 35, a few days after Insulators Local 6 announced they were backing her. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/21 - 9:07 am

US Rep. Ayanna Pressley today endorsed Michelle Wu for mayor.

Pressley, who served with both Wu and Annissa Essaibi George on the Boston City Council, said: Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/21 - 4:29 pm

Both Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George issued statements today that this morning's latest Red Line derailment, coming just days after an escalator tore the flesh off riders at Back Bay and a man fell to his death at JFK/UMass, is just the latest proof that the T needs more investments to make it safer and more reliable. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/21 - 11:25 am

Ayanna Pressley has endorsed Julia Mejia (incumbent), David Halbert, Ruthzee Louijeune and Carla Monteiro for the four at-large council seats and Kendra Hicks in District 6 (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Mission Hill). Didn't say if she'll be endorsing somebody for mayor. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/21 - 1:26 pm

Acting Mayor Kim Janey today urged her supporters to vote for Michelle Wu in November. Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/21 - 11:48 am
Essaibi George, Janey and Wu

Photo via mayor's office.

Acting Mayor Kim Janey met with Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu yesterday to begin planning the transition for when one of the candidates takes over at City Hall in November. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 9:24 pm

IBEW Local 103 is backing Annissa Essaibi George: Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/21 - 8:56 pm

Angelina Camacho said tonight she has filed for a recount of the results for the District 7 (Roxbury) preliminary, in which she narrowly came in third behind perpetual candidate Roy Owens.

In a statement, Camacho said: Read more.

By adamg - 9/19/21 - 1:55 pm

Sonia Chang-Diaz, the state senator who hopes to be governor endorsed Wu at a campaign event at Villa Victoria in the South End yesterday: Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/21 - 10:28 am

The erstwhile hizzonah made a quick trip back to his old stomping grounds today. Why? Dunno, don't care, we're just too blase, but we take note that of all the places in Boston he could have breakfast, he chose the counter at Richy's on River Street in Hyde Park, where he ate with state Rep. Rob Consalvo: Read more.

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