Oct. 1, 2013
For the first time in more than 17 years, the federal government on Tuesday did not open for business after Congress failed to meet a midnight deadline to implement a temporary budget measure to keep government funded. Read more
A dilapidated stable atop Savin Hill was torn down on Monday morning after city officials and the property owners reached an agreement in court last week to allow the demolition to proceed. A second structure at 24 Grampian Way— a three-story home that was once a stately mansion owned by 19th century sporting goods magnate George Wright— remains intact and will not be demolished “at this point”, according to a city spokesman. Read more
36 days to Nov. 5. Fifteen days until the first debate between the two finalists. After spending the weekend trading statements over an arbitration award, City Councillor At-Large John Connolly and state Rep. Marty Walsh enter the first full week of campaigning as finalists with light schedules. Walsh plans to restart “Mondays with Marty,” meet-and-greets with small groups of voters. Connolly, will be greeting voters in Jamaica Plain and then heading to Roxbury Community College. The college plans to kick off a partnership with Madison Park Technical Vocational High School. Gov. Read more
38 days to Nov. 5. The campaigns of state Rep. Marty Walsh and City Councillor At-Large John Connolly have agreed on three debates before the final election:
Tuesday, October 15, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., hosted by WBZ-TV, WBZ 1030 AM, and the Boston Globe, with Jon Keller and a Globe correspondent
Tuesday, October 22, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., hosted by WGBH-TV and WGBH-Radio, with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan
39 days to Nov. 5. The first issue the finalists have decided to spar over became clear yesterday: The Boston version of the People’s Pledge, an attempt to limit the influence of outside groups that was first proposed by Republican Scott Brown and modified by City Councillor Rob Consalvo. The pledge was so wildly popular with voters that Consalvo placed seventh out of twelve in the preliminary. Read more
40 days to Nov. 5. After months of forums with ten other candidates, the two finalists in the race for mayor, state Rep. Marty Walsh and City Councillor At-Large John Connolly, are hoping to put a limit to the number of times they face off. Read more
Sep. 26, 2013
It was as a mother that Annissa-Essaibi George campaigned for an at-large City Councilor seat. And it was as a mother that the Dorchester resident made her victory speech.
One of her triplets, seven-year-old Charlie, made the announcement – “Annissa was in the top eight… She finished in seventh place!”
The small business owner and mother of four – 7-year-olds Charlie, Kayden, and Samir, and 8-year-old Douglas – will go on to the November election. She celebrated at her Mayhew Street home with dozens of supporters, among them a fair number well below voting age. Read more
Sep. 25, 2013
Fresh off his Boston mayoral preliminary election win, Rep. Marty Walsh began the next stage of his campaign on Wednesday, shaking hands outside the Savin Hill T stop and making calls to business leaders to seek their support, including Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Read more
The first of two elections to choose the next mayor of Boston has come and gone. Two finalists have been chosen. It’ll be an exciting and informative six weeks until the Nov. 5 balloting.
A little more than 30 percent of Bostonians who are registered to vote in the city made their ways to the polls on Tuesday, a day that dawned with blue skies that persisted through a glorious, 60-degree mid-September day.
To the 113,222 Bostonians who took the five or ten minutes out of their day to wait in a short line (or more than likely, no line) to cast their ballot in the first open mayor’s race in a generation: Thank you for doing your civic duty. Read more
Rep. Marty Walsh’s strong first-place finish in Tuesday’s preliminary election came as a surprise to most observers — mainly because pre-election day polls had Walsh finishing second to City Councillor John Connolly.
There’s another reason why Walsh’s election-day performance may have been underestimated: The Savin Hill native has not been personally tested at the ballot box in any meaningful way since 1997, when he prevailed in a special election to win his 13th Suffolk House seat. Read more