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By adamg - 1/24/17 - 9:04 pm

Barely a month into his new job as Suffolk County register of deeds, Steve Murphy is slated to get a pay raise, thanks to friends in the state legislature, the Globe reports.

Murphy never met a pay raise he wouldn't angrily support back in his days on the city council. Sadly, he never got to enjoy the pay raise he pushed in 2015, since he wasn't re-elected and the hike went into effect in 2016.

By adamg - 11/2/16 - 1:48 pm

The Jamaica Plain News let the four candidates for the obscure job explain why they deserve the six-figure salary: Margherita Ciampa-Coyne; Joe Donnelly; John Keith; Steve Murphy.

By adamg - 10/28/16 - 12:45 am
Register of Deeds candidates

Top: Ciampa-Coyne and Donnelly; Bottom: Keith and Murphy.

John Keith told members of Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale this week that if he elected Suffolk County register of deeds, he would work to try to make the obscure position an appointed one.

Keith, an independent, is running against former Boston City Councilor Steve Murphy, a Democrat, and independents Margherita Ciampa-Coyne and Joe Donnelly in the Nov. 8 election. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/16 - 12:03 pm
Candidate fundraiser that mentions Steve Murphy as being elected

Paul Gannon is running for state senate somewhere well south of the Neponset, but, natch, he's having a fundraiser tonight in South Boston. And look at the notables planning to attend, specifically "Register of Deeds-elect Stephen J. Murphy."

Not yet - he still has to beat John Keith, Margherita Ciampa-Coyne and Joe Donnelly in the Nov. 8 election. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/16 - 8:48 am

Politico reports that while Suffolk County Register of Deeds candidate John Keith had Keytar Bear at his formal campaign kickoff this week, Steve Murphy had no clue who Keytar Bear was. Read more.

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By tmrozzie - 8/31/16 - 11:21 pm

Does anyone have any kind of polling numbers in this race? There are a few candidates I'm deciding between, but I'm not ashamed to say that any coalescing of the anti-Murphy vote would help me in my decision.

By adamg - 8/10/16 - 11:28 am

Chelsea City Councilor Matt Frank says he's fed up with Doug Bennett signs in his city, not because they're large and green and crudely made, but because, he says, they're showing up on people's property without their permission: Read more.

By adamg - 3/31/16 - 9:46 pm

John Keith of the South End (yes, our John Keith) is running for Suffolk County Register of Deeds, joining a field that includes former city councilors Steve Murphy and Charles Yancey, perennial candidate Doug Bennett and newcomers Katie Forde and Paul Nutting.

By adamg - 3/28/16 - 11:36 pm

Katie Forde is running for the top administrative job at the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds, in addition to Paul Nutting and three guys who have long run for office. Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/16 - 7:33 am

Paul Nutting of Dorchester says he's running for Suffolk County Register of Deeds. Other potential candidates including long-time and now former city councilors Steve Murphy and Charles Yancey and long-time candidate Doug Bennett. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/16 - 6:00 pm

Suffolk County's more obscure elected positions continue to prove popular among retired or ousted city councilors. The Globe reports that City Councilors Charles Yancey and Steve Murphy, who lost their elections in the fall, are both eyeing the for-some-reason-still-elected position of Suffolk County Register of Deeds.

This morning, a roving UHub reporter spotted Yancey in the register's office: Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/16 - 6:41 pm

When we got to the Stop & Shop on American Legion a bit ago, we saw a couple of skinny Bennett signs. Green, of course, and hand painted. Read more.

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