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Michelle Wu

By adamg - 7/26/21 - 11:04 am

About the same time that acting Mayor Kim Janey was announcing for-reals free service on the 28 route today, at-large Councilor Michelle Wu, also running for four years in that fifth-floor office overlooking Faneuil Hall, was announcing a plan for even more ambitious free bus service, along with the boffins at Northeastern's Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/21 - 11:17 am

Seems increasingly unlikely that either Andrea Campbell or Kim Janey will endorse the other should only one of them make it into the November final election: Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/21 - 11:26 am

Kim Janey has Ricardo Arroyo and now Michelle Wu has Lydia Edwards. That leaves seven city councilors who aren't running for mayor to endorse somebody publicly. Read more.

By adamg - 7/15/21 - 9:36 pm

Andrea Campbell takes note of a Globe story about Kim Janey setting up a campaign swag store: Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/21 - 3:57 pm

A Globe/Suffolk University poll shows Michelle Wu and Kim Janey opening big leads in the race to get on the November final ballot. The two men in the race both polled in single digits, with one, John Barros, at just 1.8%, so in addition to electing Boston's first mayor of color, voters in November could also elect our first woman mayor. Read more.

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By adamg - 6/28/21 - 9:59 am

Jon Santiago took note last week of the way the city council and the acting mayor are duking it out over a city budget that's due before July 1 and told the council to be good little boys and girls and knock it off: Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/21 - 3:22 pm

Michelle Wu today unwrapped her housing agenda, which focuses on making Boston more affordable for the middle class, and which includes a return of rent stabilization, a commitment to use $200 million of incoming federal relief aid on affordable-housing construction and eliminating parking requirements for new all affordable buildings. She would also use municipal funds for mortgage support and savings matching to help people who are not in the market for a condo at One Dalton. Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/21 - 10:20 am

The Boston Sun reports that Michelle Wu has come out against rebuilding the bridge to Long Island, saying the money would be better and more quickly spent on things that can be done now, instead of waiting for Quincy to finally yell uncle and stop fighting in court. Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/21 - 9:49 am

A year-old debate over the future of Boston Pride has spilled into the mayoral race, with candidates Andrea Campbell, Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu announcing yesterday they won't be at a Pride-sponsored forum this Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/27/21 - 10:37 am

The State House News Service reports the candidates aired Methadone Mile plans at a forum sponsored by the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department, which has one of its facilities in that area. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/21 - 2:27 pm

Jon Santiago had a press conference in the South End today so that a bunch of his fellow state representatives, some of whom even live in Boston, could endorse him for mayor. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/21 - 1:12 pm

International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 718, today formally endorsed Councilor Annissa Essaibi George in her bid to become mayor. In a statement, local President John Soares said: Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/21 - 1:59 pm

Although perennial candidate Roy Owens's mayoral-campaign Web site is still up, he filed papers with the state yesterday to run for the District 7 (Roxbury) City Council seat he has failed to win in the past. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/21 - 1:15 pm

The City Council yesterday approved a proposed ballot question for this November to give themselves more of a say in determining the budgets of city departments. Currently, the council can vote yay or nay on overall budgets proposed by the mayor, but can't suggest specific line-item changes. The measure, if approved by both Acting Mayor Kim Janey and the state Attorney General's office, would ask voters to give the council more granular control over budgets. 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.

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 - 4/22/21 - 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 - 4/15/21 - 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 - 3/7/21 - 10:52 pm

Sharon Machlis lives in Framingham, but she loves working with data and so has started the Contributions to Boston Mayoral Candidates database. Using data from the state, she's created a (still in beta) site where you can see where contributions to the candidates are coming from and how the candidates stack up against each other in terms of pulling in cash. Read more.

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