Politics

#BosMayor Round-Up: Nov. 3, 2013

2 days to Nov. 5. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly holds a rally with mothers -- "moms vs. the machine," per the campaign -- at the Trotter School this afternoon and then greets voters in Jamaica Plain with City Councillor Matt O'Malley. State Rep. Marty Walsh hits the Flour Bakery in the South End and then the B&G Annual Patriots Day Gala in Charlestown.  Read more

#BosMayor Round-Up: Nov. 2, 2013

3 days to Nov. 5. State Rep. Marty Walsh joins comedian John Hodgman at the Wilbur Theatre tonight. The appearance arises from Hodgman supporting Walsh’s efforts to make “Roadrunner” the official rock song of Massachusetts. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly speaks at the Four Corners Neighborhood Association meeting and then heads to the West End for an event with state Rep. Jay Livingstone, a Back Bay Democrat. Both candidates, as well as Mayor Thomas Menino, are expected to attend this afternoon’s ribbon-cutting for the East Boston branch of the Boston Public Library.  Read more

Reporter editor publishes book on mayoral race

This Way to City HallThis Way to City HallThe Reporter's own Gintautas Dumcius has compiled his coverage of the 2013 race for mayor into an e-book that is now available for sale. The book tracks the trajectory of the contest to replace Mayor Thomas M. Menino from its earliest days through the Sept. 24 preliminary election. It features new material— including an in-depth look at Menino's decision not to run— along with previously published Reporter articles and column items that chronicled the unfolding election season. The e-book is available for download now at Amazon.com for $1.99. Dumcius plans to publish an updated version of the book following the Nov. 5 final election.  Read more

#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