2013 elections

#BosMayor Round-Up: July 22, 2013

Charlotte Golar Richie on TV, upcoming fundraisers for Felix Arroyo and Bill Walczak wading into the debate over a search for a new superintendent -- all that and more in an update on the mayor's race.

-- Civic groups in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood are hosting a mayoral forum at WGBH on Tuesday night. According to a release about the forum, it starts at 7 p.m. and will be moderated by state Sen. Will Brownsberger, a Democratic candidate for Congress.  Read more

Consalvo to education reform group: Get out of mayor’s race

Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor
Jul. 19, 2013

City Councillor Rob Consalvo is pressing a national education reform group, which has a Massachusetts chapter backing a rival for mayor, to stay out of the race.  Read more

Walsh endorsed by Boston fire union

The Boston firefighters union, Local 718, endorsed state Rep. Marty Walsh’s mayoral campaign on Thursday night.

The union, which is based at Florian Hall in Dorchester, is headed by Rich Paris.  Read more

Rep. Walsh calls for suspension of search for a school superintendent

Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor
Jul. 18, 2013

State Rep. Marty Walsh, a mayoral candidate, on Thursday called on the School Committee to suspend its search for a new superintendent. Citing a Reporter story that sketches out a rough timeline for the search, Walsh released a lengthy statement in which he raises and blasts the possibility of an “accelerated” search intended to limit a new mayor’s role in the selection.  Read more

Conley's campaign manager leaving for state government gig

Sam Shusterman, who had signed on as Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley’s mayoral campaign manager, is leaving the post. Sources unaffiliated with the Conley campaign tell the Reporter that they expect her to take a job with the state Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Shusterman, a highly regarded operative, has previously worked in Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration and served on his campaign. She is a Somerville resident who studied at Boston College Law School.  Read more

#BosMayor Round-Up: July 16, 2013

Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor
Jul. 16, 2013

A rundown on the state of the Boston mayor's race, as another heat wave hits the city:

-- Incoming! Suffolk University, working with the Boston Herald, will be releasing a poll of likely voters on the mayor’s race tonight. The numbers go up on the Herald’s website at 9 pm and on Suffolk University’s website at 10 pm.

According to Suffolk University’s Political Research Center:  Read more

(UPDATED) Arroyo going up with TV spot on Univision and Telemundo

Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor
Jul. 15, 2013

City Councillor At-Large Felix G. Arroyo is going up on TV with a 30-second spot this week. The ad will run on Univision and Telemundo for an initial run of 4 weeks, according to the campaign.

The introductory ad -- titled "Con Tu Ayuda Vamos a Hacer Historia," or "With your help we will make history" -- briefly focuses on Arroyo's biography and features the mayoral candidate's father, Felix D. Arroyo, the former city councillor at-large.  Read more

Three mayoral candidates offer up answers to Greater Boston Labor Council questionnaire

Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor
Jul. 14, 2013

Do you support Suffolk Downs’ proposal to be granted a license to build a resort gaming facility on its property located in East Boston? Would you contact the Greater Boston Labor Council prior to Wal-Mart seeking formal approval to locate in Boston? Do you support or oppose the creation of an independent commission to oversee the taxi industry?  Read more

Clemons comes out on top in ballot order drawing

Charles Clemons was the first candidate to declare for mayor. And on Thursday, a drawing put the TOUCH 106.1 FM co-founder's name at the top of the Sept. 24 mayoral prelim ballot.  Read more

Consalvo pens letter to Boehner on immigration reform

District 5 Councillor Rob Consalvo, a mayoral candidate whose council district is majority-minority, sent a letter on Wednesday to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, urging “swift passage” of an immigration reform bill. Noting that Boston has the sixth highest percentage of foreign-born residents, Consalvo, a grandson of immigrants, wrote, “too many of Boston’s residents are trapped in a Byzantine system that limits their potential contributions to our community and the nation.”  Read more