Charlotte Golar Richie on TV, upcoming fundraisers for Felix Arroyo and Bill Walczak wading into the debate over a search for a new superintendent -- all that and more in an update on the mayor's race.
-- Civic groups in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood are hosting a mayoral forum at WGBH on Tuesday night. According to a release about the forum, it starts at 7 p.m. and will be moderated by state Sen. Will Brownsberger, a Democratic candidate for Congress. Read more
Jul. 19, 2013
City Councillor Rob Consalvo is pressing a national education reform group, which has a Massachusetts chapter backing a rival for mayor, to stay out of the race. Read more
Jul. 19, 2013
Dorchester native Gina McCarthy will head up the federal agency charged with developing and enforcing environmental regulations. McCarthy had been one of the nominees tied up in the Senate, a logjam that was broken when Democratic leaders reportedly threatened to change Senate rules to make confirmations easier.
On Thursday, the Senate confirmed McCarthy to head up the Environmental Protection Agency by a vote of 59-40. Republicans on the Environment and Public Works Committee boycotted a committee vote in May on McCarthy’s nomination. Read more
Jul. 18, 2013
State Rep. Marty Walsh, a mayoral candidate, on Thursday called on the School Committee to suspend its search for a new superintendent. Citing a Reporter story that sketches out a rough timeline for the search, Walsh released a lengthy statement in which he raises and blasts the possibility of an “accelerated” search intended to limit a new mayor’s role in the selection. Read more
Jul. 18, 2013
The opening of the newest residential building in the Mattapan Heights campus will be celebrated with a block party planned for this Saturday, July 20. The new apartment building, containing 60 affordable housing units, is called Phase 5A. In late 2011, Trinity Financial Inc, the Boston-based development company that has been working on Mattapan Heights since 1999, received approximately $8.75 million in grants and loans towards the construction project. It was completed at the end of 2012, and is now fully occupied by tenants. Read more
Jul. 18, 2013
Neighborhoods across the city could soon experience a surge in small farms and produce growers, as the Boston Redevelopment Authority approaches changes in how it regulates urban agriculture. Read more
“Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short. But when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and our swelter of heat, we say we have had our day.”
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Sam Shusterman, who had signed on as Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley’s mayoral campaign manager, is leaving the post. Sources unaffiliated with the Conley campaign tell the Reporter that they expect her to take a job with the state Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Shusterman, a highly regarded operative, has previously worked in Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration and served on his campaign. She is a Somerville resident who studied at Boston College Law School. Read more
Jul. 16, 2013
A rundown on the state of the Boston mayor's race, as another heat wave hits the city:
-- Incoming! Suffolk University, working with the Boston Herald, will be releasing a poll of likely voters on the mayor’s race tonight. The numbers go up on the Herald’s website at 9 pm and on Suffolk University’s website at 10 pm.
According to Suffolk University’s Political Research Center: Read more
Jul. 15, 2013
City Councillor At-Large Felix G. Arroyo is going up on TV with a 30-second spot this week. The ad will run on Univision and Telemundo for an initial run of 4 weeks, according to the campaign.
The introductory ad -- titled "Con Tu Ayuda Vamos a Hacer Historia," or "With your help we will make history" -- briefly focuses on Arroyo's biography and features the mayoral candidate's father, Felix D. Arroyo, the former city councillor at-large. Read more