Two of his campaign staffers will be joining Felix Arroyo, the incoming city councillor at-large, at City Hall when his term starts on Jan. 4. Read more
The two top candidates in the race to replace the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy will be hitting Dorchester in the coming days.
Congressman Michael Capuano (D-Somerville) will be holding one of his "Open Mike" events at the McKeon Post at 4 Hill Top St.
The 3:30 p.m. event on Thursday (Dec. 3) will focus on veterans' issues. Capuano's father was a Purple Heart veteran of World War II. His mother grew up in the St. Gregory's area.
Attorney General Martha Coakley, the frontrunner and a former Dorchester resident, appears the day before the Dec. 8 Democratic primary.
The election eve rally is scheduled for 6 p.m. at IBEW Local 103, at 256 Freeport St.
Also running in Democratic primary are businessmen Stephen Pagliuca, the co-owner of the Boston Celtics, and Alan Khazei, co-founder of CityYear.
Quite a few people are looking at U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano's seat should he win the U.S. Senate race. Add state Rep. Marie St. Fleur to that list of people.
Outgoing City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon says he has the votes to pull his proposal to set mayoral term limits out of a City Council committee, setting up a clash with a fellow Dorchester councillor. Read more
With the 2010 gubernatorial election drawing closer, Gov. Patrickâ€™s political campaign committee is in for some changes. Charlotte Golar Richie, a former Dorchester state representative, is stepping down from her post as the head of the committee. Sydney Asbury, the administrationâ€™s senior policy adviser, will be taking her place as campaign manager. Asbury has worked as a senior policy adviser to the governor. Read more
State Rep. Brian Wallace, a South Boston Democrat whose district includes a part of Uphams Corner, may face a challenger at the ballot box next year: local Democratic activist Michael McGee. Read more
With the election over, here are a few things that are on the horizon for City Hall officials: the cityâ€™s budget, the email controversy, jockeying over whoâ€™ll run for mayor in 2013, the newest additions to the 13-member City Council, and whatâ€™s happening with the two outgoing councillors. Read more
Nov. 5, 2009
By 8 a.m., 232 people had voted at the Holy Name Parish Hall in West Roxbury and Dorchester resident Ayanna Pressley had greeted most of them in her bid for an at-large seat on the Boston City Council. And that total nearly doubled to 439 voters by 9 a.m.
Despite weeks of long days of campaigning citywide, from the early morning hours of greeting people at MBTA stations to listening to their concerns at community meetings into the night, Pressley was just as enthusiastic as the day she announced her first-ever campaign for public office on April 28. Read more
Nov. 5, 2009
It was Mayor Thomas Menino's toughest test in sixteen years and he passed with the highest grade: The onetime Hyde Park city councillor bested challenger Michael Flaherty of South Boston by 16,355 votes, thereby rolling to his fifth term and into the city's history books. Read more
One day after she helped an ex-aide to U.S. Sen. John Kerry win the top slot in Newton City Hall, a veteran political operative is headed to Boston City Council President Michael Rossâ€™s office. Read more