This, which just hit our inbox, isn't the first mayoral forum, and it won't be the last. Details below:
WHO: Sponsors: Stand for Children Leadership Center, in partnership with Citizen Schools, Education Pioneers, Education Reform Now, Mass 2020, Teach For America, Teach Plus, and Young Education Professionals.
Candidates: Felix Arroyo, John Barros, Dan Conley, John Connolly, Charlotte Golar Richie, Mike Ross, Bill Walczak, Marty Walsh, and Charles Yancey are confirmed; Rob Consalvo has tentatively confirmed.
May. 23, 2013
The House unanimously passed legislation Wednesday that would move 17-year-old offenders into the juvenile justice system in Massachusetts, ending the practice of routinely incarcerating 17-year-olds in adult corrections facilities. Read more
Election season isn’t over yet: Voters will again go to the polls next week, this time to choose the person who will take over for former state Sen. Jack Hart.
Long viewed as the “Southie seat,” the First Suffolk District, which includes South Boston, Dorchester, Mattapan and a portion of Hyde Park, will see two Dorchester candidates squaring off on the ballot: state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry, a Democrat, and political activist Joseph Ureneck, a Republican.
Dorcena Forry won an April 30 Democratic primary with 10,214 votes. State Rep. Nick Collins, a South Boston Democrat, picked up 9,836 votes, while Maureen Dahill, a blogger from South Boston, received nearly 1,600 votes. Read more
On the Milton side of Lower Mills, up a small set of steps in a two-story office building on Adams St., down a narrow hallway lined with posters of women in bikinis, sits David Portnoy, Internet baron and a potential candidate for mayor. Read more
May. 22, 2013
A much younger Timothy Murray worked in the mail room at the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce while he was still a student in high school. Now lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, Murray will resign next month to become the chamber’s president.
After more than six years as the number two in Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration, Murray said the decision to step aside before his term expires was a “difficult one,” but a choice that’s best for him and his family. Read more
The list of folks who have submitted signatures for mayor and City Council At-Large is below, via the city’s Election Department. The signatures have to be certified, so these are still largely potential candidates we're talking about. And the potential candidates must have 3,000 signatures to get on the mayoral ballot and 1,500 signatures to get on the at-large ballot.
The next important date on the 2013 municipal election calendar: June 21, the last day for election registrars to finish certification of signatures. Read more
May. 20, 2013
U.S. Sen. John McCain visited Boston Monday to stump and fundraise for fellow Navy veteran and Republican Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez, who ramped up his attacks on opponent U.S. Rep. Edward Markey for voting against resolutions in Congress honoring the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Read more
As City Councillor Rob Consalvo’s mayoral campaign kick-off wound down, Angelo Scaccia was at the front table, greeting people as they exited, getting up and sitting down, shaking their hands, and slapping their backs while complaining of his own being in pain.
“Four herniated discs,” Scaccia roared at one point, before shuffling over to sit on the edge of the stage set up for the media. Read more
The Obama Administration has stumbled badly with its Justice Department’s overzealous and heavy-handed seizure of telephone records of Associated Press (AP) reporters and editors. The president should step in to personally apologize for his attorney general’s mistake— and send a clear message that such a brazen, broad incursion into the private records of a news organization and its employees will never happen again. If necessary, the president should fire Mr. Holder. Read more
On the last day mayoral and at-large candidates were able to apply for nomination papers at City Hall, a Savin Hill resident waded into the race, while another Dorchester resident withdrew his name from contention. Read more