Politics

#BosMayor Round-Up: Oct. 30, 2013

6 days to Nov. 5. State Rep. Marty Walsh will pick up the endorsement of Mel King, the former state representative who ran for mayor in 1983. King had endorsed TOUCH 106.1 FM's Charles Clemons in the preliminary. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly will also be holding an endorsement event with women in business and civic life. Joined by his wife Meg, Connolly will outline proposals supporting women workers and business owners.  Read more

Linehan, Lee differ on cars, ships and artist co-ops

In a genial, low-key forum Monday night, District 2 Councilor Bill Linehan and second-time challenger Suzanne Lee agreed on a number of issues - but also stressed their differences.  Read more

#BosMayor Round-Up: Oct. 28, 2013

8 days to Nov. 5. State Rep. Marty Walsh will hold his last "Mondays with Marty" at 500 Morton Street tonight. In Charlestown this morning, City Councillor At-Large John Connolly will outline a proposal for reforming community policing.  Read more

#BosMayor Round-Up: Oct. 27, 2013

9 days to Nov. 5. The two mayoral finalists will be attending services at local churches. State Rep. Marty Walsh will be at Charles Street AME this morning, while City Councillor At-Large John Connolly will be attending several services at various churches. Both candidates are scheduled to attend a Greater Boston Interfaith Organization meeting at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury. A press advisory for the event notes, "Faith and business team up to seek commitments from mayoral candidates for 40% of the development pie and a transformed Dearborn school in Roxbury."  Read more

#BosMayor Round-Up: Oct. 24, 2013

12 days to Nov. 5. A Boston Globe poll released last night has City Councillor At-Large John Connolly up by 8. The full results are here. (Mike Deehan has a chart displaying results from the last couple of polls.) Connolly will highlight his proposals for seniors at a Mass Senior Action Council event later today, while state Rep. Marty Walsh unveils plans to address gang violence and domestic violence.  Read more

Latest poll shows dead heat in Mayor's race

By 
Andy Metzger, State House News Service
Oct. 23, 2013

Rep. Martin Walsh of Dorchester has shrunk his opponent’s lead in the mayoral race to within the margin of error, as Boston City Councilor John Connolly of West Roxbury edged Walsh in a recent poll, 41-39.

The numbers were closer - 35-34 - when the 503 likely voters were polled on their initial preference and not pressed to say which candidate they were leaning towards.  Read more

#BosMayor Round-Up: Oct. 23, 2013

13 days to Nov. 5. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly will hold an 11 a.m. press conference on City Hall Plaza focusing on negative mailers. An independent labor-backed group supporting state Rep. Marty Walsh has put out mailers slamming Connolly as privileged; Walsh has called on them to stop. The mailer issue and Walsh's background as a labor leader came up in last night’s debate at WGBH’s Brighton headquarters.  Read more

#BosMayor Round-Up: Oct. 22, 2013

14 days to Nov. 5. Tonight: The second televised debate between the two finalists at WGBH. The debate, which will have a live audience, will air at 7pm on WGBH 2, 89.7 WGBH, and on WGBHnews.org. Jim Braude and Margery Eagan are the moderators. Starting at 1 p.m., State Rep. Marty Walsh and City Councillor At-Large John Connolly will also talk environmental issues at a forum put together by the Environmental League of Massachusetts. Tomorrow: WBUR/MassINC poll on the mayoral race will be released in the morning.  Read more

#BosMayor Round-Up: Oct. 21, 2013

15 days to Nov. 5. State Rep. Marty Walsh and City Councillor At-Large John Connolly will make endorsements the focus of their respective press conferences this morning: Walsh will tout Congressman Michael Capuano's backing, while Connolly will have Bishop John M. Borders, III and Robert Lewis, Jr. The Connolly campaign will hold a "Women for Connolly" event tonight, which has a host committee that includes attorney Cheryl Cronin, former Deval Patrick adviser Lora Pellegrini and Micho Spring, a deputy mayor under the late Kevin White.  Read more

#BosMayor Round-Up: Oct. 19, 2013

17 days to Nov. 5. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly and state Rep. Marty Walsh both have a packed Saturday schedule: 11 events each.

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

State Rep. Marty Walsh

10:00 a.m. Endorsement press conference and canvass kick-off (Grove Hall, in park area by Flames Restaurant, 469 Blue Hill Avenue, Roxbury)

11:30 a.m. Chinatown community event (Josiah Quincy School, 885 Washington Street)

12:15 p.m. Rep. Walsh will appear live on Caribbean Radio 101.3FM