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2021 elections

By adamg - 5/13/21 - 10:38 pm

Former Police Commissioner William Gross endorsed Annissa Essaibi George today. Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/21 - 9:51 pm

In a story the other day, the Globe noted just how diverse this year's major mayoral candidates are, i.e., not a single white guy in the bunch. But the story included this bit about Annissa Essaibi George: Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/21 - 11:07 pm
Stephen Morris with a new sign against Centre Street bike lanes

A dormant West Roxbury group that fought a proposal to add bike lanes to part Centre Street in West Roxbury has sprung back to life, convinced that now that the pandemic is ending, City Hall and a sinister cabal of bicyclists will once again attempt to impose their will on the neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/21 - 10:34 pm

UNITE HERE Local 26, which represents hotel and food-service workers, today became the first union to endorse Kim Janey for mayor. In a statement, union President Carlos Aramayo said: Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/21 - 5:18 pm

Mary Tamer of West Roxbury, who is running for the District 6 (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) Council seat Matt O'Malley is leaving, says she's dropped out of a May 12 forum sponsored by Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale and Roslindale Is for Everyone. Read more.

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By adamg - 5/1/21 - 2:41 pm

Acting Mayor Kim Janey, US Rep. Ayanna Pressley and state Rep. Liz Miranda are all telling the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association to knock it off with the personal attacks on City Councilor Andrea Campbell - who is running against Janey in the fall elections - saying they are no longer going to just sit back while the union continues what Pressley called its long running racism. Read more.

By adamg - 4/29/21 - 9:59 pm

Andrea Campbell and the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association have been engaging in some Twitter unpleasantries over the past 24 hours. The union started things off last night: Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/21 - 8:56 pm

This fall's election could mean a historic first: The election of Boston's first person of color as mayor. It could also be one of the few elections in more than a century without a single Irish-American candidate on the ballot, now that at-large Councilor Michael Flaherty is busy collecting signatures for a re-election bid and state Sen. Nick Collins says he's not running for City Hall. Read more.

By adamg - 4/25/21 - 12:40 pm
Roy Owens Web site

Annual candidate Roy Owens, who normally contents himself with losing races for state rep and city council in Roxbury, wants to try losing a bigger race this year - for mayor. Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/21 - 9:48 pm

John Barros today called for disclosure of all BPD internal-affairs investigations of Boston cops over the past 30 years, and now, not after he's elected. Read more.

By adamg - 4/20/21 - 11:18 pm
Boston mayoral candidates on Zoom.

Barros, Campbell, Essaibi-George, Santiago, Wu

Five mayoral candidates discussed issues today in a forum sponsored by the Wards 4 and 5 Democratic committees, moderated by WGBH's Callie Crossley. Acting Mayor Kim Janey bowed out at the last minute to take part in a City Hall press conference with DA Rachael Rollins about the Chauvin verdict.

Some of the topics: Read more.

By adamg - 4/20/21 - 1:05 pm
Eneida Tavares

The City Council is considering a proposal by the Boston Elections Department to hold the September preliminary elections for mayor and city councilor on Sept. 14, rather than Sept. 21, which would give more time for voters to apply for and return mail-in ballots for the November final elections - assuming the state allows for widespread mail-in voting again this year. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/21 - 9:19 am

Incumbent District 3 Councilor Frank Baker finally announced this week that, yes, he's running for re-election - and he posted the photos of him getting nomination papers at City Hall to prove it. Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/21 - 8:12 pm
Pereira

Romilda Pereira says people had asked her to run for the city council, but that what convinced her to begin organizing was watching politicians and clergy descend on Olney Street, where 73-year-old Delois Brown was murdered Saturday as she sat on her front porch. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/21 - 8:55 am

Mayor Kim Janey - "Your Mayor"

Kim Janey, the two-term Roxbury city councilor and current acting mayor, announced this morning she's laced up her sneakers for the race for a four-year term as mayor this fall. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/21 - 11:36 pm

Ashawn Dabney-Small, just 18 when he announced his run for the District 3 council seat (Dorchester) now held by Frank Baker announced today he won't be running for the seat after all. Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/21 - 5:19 pm

Carla Monteiro, a Dorchester social worker, is running for one of the four at-large council seats. So is James Colimon (right) of Roslindale, the city's international partnership's manager and formerly Mayor Walsh's liaison to the city council. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/21 - 2:14 pm

Remember when the City Council rushed to get a measure to the State House to eliminate the possibility of four separate elections for mayor this year, and the legislature and the governor agreed and then Marty Walsh didn't wind up getting confirmed until after the date that would have triggered the extra special elections anyway? Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/21 - 9:36 am
Mayor Janey on WGBH billboard in Brighton

GBH alerts turnpike motorists today there's a new mayor in town. Photo via GBH.

The Boston Business Journal reports a supporter of Andrea Campbell is setting up one of the fundraising organizations to boost her chances of becoming mayor this fall. Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/21 - 8:41 pm

Kelly Bates Announcement Video

Kelly Bates of Hyde Park formally announced her bid yesterday for one of the four at-large seats on the city council. Read more.

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