2013 elections

School assign plan okayed; but Connolly begs to differ

In a 6 to 1 vote last Wednesday night, the Boston School Committee signed off on a sweeping overhaul of the school system’s assignment process. The 57,000 students now attending the city’s schools, along with their siblings, are grandfathered under the existing three-zone plan, which has been in place for 24 years.  Read more

Yancey could face District 4 challenge

City Councillor Charles Yancey could face a challenger from Roslindale this year if he runs for reelection in District 4. Steven Godfrey, the 43-year-old executive director of the Community Minority Cultural Center in Lynn, opened a campaign fundraising account on Monday.  Read more

TOUCH 106.1 co-founder says he's running for mayor in 2013

Charles Clemons, co-founder of TOUCH 106.1 FM, is launching a mayoral bid. At his 50th birthday party, held Sunday night at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury, Clemons announced he was running for mayor in 2013.

“I just feel like as a parent, and a grandfather, you’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem in the community,” he told the Reporter Monday morning.

Clemons, a Fields Corner resident for over 35 years, said he is in the process of picking a campaign manager and other staffers. He is a former Boston Police officer and a correctional officer.  Read more