Jun. 26, 2013
Three of the twelve candidates running for mayor, meeting in a forum on Tuesday at the Palm restaurant at One International Place, differed among themselves on whether the city’s School Committee should consist of elected or mayorally appointed members. Read more
A former campaign aide to Los Angeles Mayor-Elect Eric Garcetti and Gov. Deval Patrick is signing on with City Councillor Michael Ross’s mayoral campaign. Josh Gee, who served as new media director for Patrick’s 2010 reelection campaign, has returned to Boston after working as digital director for Garcetti, and taken the job of communications director for Ross. Read more
Mayor Thomas Menino and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat down for a quiet dinner in the South End on Wednesday night, the mayor said. Their dinner prompted some light chatter on Facebook and Twitter after they, along with Clinton’s security team, were spotted at Hamersley’s Bistro on Tremont St. Read more
On a chilly May morning outside a Dunkin’ Donuts in Fields Corner, Felix G. Arroyo was pouring on the charm.
“I want to know how you look so good at your age,” Arroyo said, recognizing the 80-year-old man approaching him. “Eat good food,” the old man said. “I already messed that up today,” Arroyo said as the man signed the nomination papers needed to get Arroyo onto the mayoral ballot. Read more
As the Volvo sped westbound on Storrow Drive last Thursday night, Gustavo Quiroga, in the passenger seat, sketched out what had happened over the previous 36 hours.
Quiroga and the driver, City Councillor Michael Ross, along with campaign manager Cayce McCabe had been up since roughly 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Twelve hours later, Ross and friends were at the State Room in downtown Boston, where he kicked off his mayoral campaign in front of 350 people, before heading to Darryl’s Corner Bar in Roxbury. Read more
Reuben Kantor, who signed on as the manager of Bill Walczak’s mayoral campaign, is stepping down, he said Wednesday night. Kantor, who has worked on campaigns for Gov. Deval Patrick and City Councillor At-Large Ayanna Pressley, cited a hefty schedule that took its toll when he took the job in April. Read more
Edmond Romulus, a Milton resident, has pulled nomination papers and is aiming to run in the special election for the vacant 12th Suffolk House seat.
Romulus, who managed Jean-Claude Sanon’s campaign for City Council At-Large in 2009, says he plans to run as an independent.
“My approach is politics of common sense,” he said. “Vote for what’s best for the people, not based on party affiliation or ideology.” Read more
And then there were 12. Possibly. Probably. The signatures necessary to get on the municipal ballot must be verified by June 25, and there’s still an opportunity for contenders who fell short to push for a review.
But the rest of the field will press on: A number of them marched in the Bunker Hill Day Parade on Sunday. Their schedules are becoming littered with forums and their campaign coffers are also filling up.
Here’s a list of some of the upcoming forums and get-togethers:
Newmarket Business Association Mayoral Meet-and-Greet
Jun. 13, 2013
At times pausing, as her voice quavered, Senator-elect Linda Dorcena Forry gave her farewell speech in the House Wednesday with a caveat.
“Today is not a farewell because I’m just moving down the hall, on the fifth floor. So I expect to see all of you there, and we’ll continue to work together,” the Dorchester Democrat said. “It is a great day, but it is also a sad day.” Read more
Jun. 13, 2013
Several of the candidates hoping to succeed state Rep. Linda Dorcena Forry in the State House hit the campaign trail this week, wasting little time in their bids for public office. That’s probably because the primary, which will likely be determinative in the heavily Democratic district, is looming: Massachusetts Secretary of State Bill Galvin, the state’s elections chief, announced last week that the primary will be on Aug. 13, with the general election on Sept. 10, two weeks before the Sept. 24 election that will winnow down the candidates for mayor and City Council. Read more