2013 elections

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. 31, 2013

5 days to Nov. 5. Happy Halloween! City Councillor At-Large John Connolly is greeting voters at a Dunkies in Readville first thing in the morning before participating in a Boston.com chat. State Rep. Marty Walsh tapes an “On the Record” interview at Channel 5 and attends a Central Boston Elder Services meeting.  Read more

The Dorchester connection: Walsh, Connolly promise to pursue jobs, new businesses

One will be the new mayor: John Connolly and Marty Walsh Photo by Chris LovettOne will be the new mayor: John Connolly and Marty Walsh Photo by Chris Lovett  Read more

Reporter’s Notebook: On his way out, Arroyo bests Menino on bank legislation

Mayor Thomas Menino isn’t the only one thinking about his legacy as he gets ready to leave office. It must be also on the minds of the elected officials who gave up their seats and failed in their bids to succeed him.

In that vein, City Councillor At-Large Felix Arroyo scored a victory last week when the City Council, in a rare move, overturned Menino’s veto of a top Arroyo initiative.  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

#BosMayor Round-Up: Oct. 29, 2013

7 days to Nov. 5. The media consortium’s debate is the only item on State Rep. Marty Walsh’s public schedule for today. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly has three items, including the debate, a meet-and-greet with seniors and state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, and a neighborhood party in Roxbury.  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. 26, 2013

10 days to Nov. 5. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly meets-and-greets voters in Roxbury with Mary Churchill, executive director and founding editor of University of Venus. Then he heads to East Boston for a meet-and-greet with leaders in the Latino community. State Rep. Marty Walsh will be in Copley Square for a "Women for Walsh" rally and to pick up the endorsement of the Mass. chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW).  Read more

#BosMayor Round-Up: Oct. 25, 2013

11 days to Nov. 5. State Rep. Marty Walsh will be in the Seaport District pick up the endorsement of Senate President Therese Murray, a Plymouth Democrat who grew up in Dorchester. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly's campaign is planning a "Creative Economy" fundraiser tonight, with Karmaloop's Greg Selkoe as one of its hosts.  Read more