Civics

Education reform group wades back into mayoral race for Connolly

By 
Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor
Oct. 11, 2013

Citing outside organizations spending over $1 million in support of state Rep. Marty Walsh's mayoral campaign, an education reform group said Friday they plan to return to the race in support of the candidate they endorsed in July, City Councillor At-Large John Connolly.  Read more

Connolly picks up support from clergy members in Roxbury

By 
Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor
Oct. 11, 2013

They couldn’t all fit inside the small Washington Street campaign office. So the group of a dozen or so black clergy and community members stepped outside and crowded around City Councillor At-Large John Connolly to announce their endorsement of him in the mayoral race.

Several of the ministers had been, at one point, critics of Connolly. When Connolly called on then-Superintendent Carol Johnson to step down due to her mishandling a personnel matter at the O’Bryant School, they leapt to her defense and laced into Connolly last year.  Read more

#BosMayor Round-Up: Oct. 10, 2013

26 days to Nov. 5. Five days until the first televised debate between the two finalists. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly rolls out additional endorsements today in Villa Victoria and Roxbury. (The Herald's Peter Gelzinis says a few of them will be from the city's clergy.) State Rep. Marty Walsh swings by a Hibernian Hall gala and a young professionals fundraiser for him at Ned Devine's in Faneuil Hall.  Read more

#BosMayor Round-Up: Oct. 9, 2013

27 days to Nov. 5. Six days until the first televised debate between the two finalists. The bus drivers’ strike, which Mayor Thomas Menino and both candidates looking to succeed him have condemned, could be over. Boston Public Schools website had this banner at the top this morning: "School buses are on the road this morning; some delays possible; schools open one hour early for drop-offs; afternoon service unclear." City Councillor At-Large John Connolly is expected to roll out a pair of endorsements today.  Read more

Wilkerson back in Boston after prison

Former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson has been released from federal prison and is back in Boston, sources tell the Reporter. The 58-year-old Roxbury Democrat started a 42-month sentence in March 2011 and it was unclear on Tuesday night why she was out early.

Wilkerson pleaded guilty to public corruption charges in 2010. Her son Cornell Mills picked her up and brought her back to Boston roughly a week a half ago.  Read more

#BosMayor Round-Up: Oct. 7, 2013

29 days to Nov. 5. Eight days until the first televised debate between the two finalists. A Herald/Suffolk University poll out this morning has City Councillor At-Large John Connolly up with a 7 point lead. Connolly received 41 percent, while state Rep. Marty Walsh had 34 percent. The poll of 600 likely voters closed in the field last night, per Suffolk pollster David Paleologos. The margin of error is 4 percent.  Read more

#BosMayor Round-Up: Oct. 6, 2013

30 days to Nov. 5. Nine days until the first televised debate between the two finalists. State Rep. Marty Walsh will be in Jamaica Plain with fellow state Rep. Liz Malia, while City Councillor At-Large John Connolly hits the Roslindale Parade.

THE DAY AHEAD: A list of happenings, as provided by the campaigns. Schedule entries are subject to change:

State Rep. Marty Walsh

10:30 a.m. Rep. Walsh will attend services at St. Stephen Episcopal Church (419 Shawmut Avenue, South End)

#BosMayor Round-Up: Oct. 5, 2013

31 days to Nov. 5. Ten days until the first televised debate between the two finalists. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly opens a Roxbury campaign office while state Rep. Marty Walsh attends the grand opening of a new restaurant in Adams Corner. Both candidates are scheduled to attend the Viet-AID My Gala at IBEW Local 103 Hall in Dorchester.

THE DAY AHEAD: A list of happenings, as provided by the campaigns. Schedule entries are subject to change:

State Rep. Marty Walsh

8:00 a.m. Mission Hill Road Race (Kevin W. Fitzgerald Park, Mission Hill)

#BosMayor Round-Up: Oct. 4, 2013

32 days to Nov. 5. Eleven days until the first televised debate between the two finalists.

THE DAY AHEAD: A list of happenings, as provided by the campaigns. Schedule entries are subject to change:  Read more

#BosMayor Round-Up: Oct. 3, 2013

33 days to Nov. 5. Twelve days until the first televised debate between the two finalists. Boston magazine’s David Bernstein will be releasing his post-prelim insiders poll later today. State Rep. Marty Walsh will finish the day with supporters in Southie, watching the Bruins season opener. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly has a mid-day walk through Grove Hall businesses on his agenda. The businesses include Mattapan’s Finest Barber, King and Kueen Salon, and LA Newton School of Beauty Culture.  Read more