Bill Walczak

#BosMayor Round-Up: Aug. 26, 2013

There are 28 days left before the Sept. 24 preliminary and 70 days left before the Nov. 5 final election.

-- Bill Walczak’s campaign has released its first television ad, scheduled to air on WCVB during the 6 p.m. hour, his campaign said. The ad focuses on Walczak’s work at the Codman Square Health Center and the Codman Academy charter school. “Come on Boston, let’s think big!” Walczak says at the end. His campaign did not respond to a request for details about the ad buy.

The ad is below.  Read more

Candidates talk policy in Dorchester Reporter survey

In July, the Dorchester Reporter prepared its own questionnaire for mayoral candidates and asked each of the 12 candidates on the Sept. ballot to participate. To date, nine of the 12 candidates have submitted the survey, which included biographical questions, details about their political ideology and specific policy questions that have both citywide and neighborhood-specific implications. The Reporter also included a "case study" section that asks candidates how they would deal with a longstanding redevelopment question in Uphams Corner: the Leon Electric Building.  Read more

Mayoral candidates respond to Reporter survey

Candidates for mayor are shown during a candidate's forum on Youth Jobs held on Aug. 13 in Boston. Photo by Chris Lovett

Nine of the twelve mayoral candidates have weighed in on a host of topics – from gun violence to the names of their role models – that were included in a questionnaire they received from the Dorchester Reporter. They offer varied and sometimes lengthy responses as to how they would deal with the key issues facing the city, and a new administration.  Read more

Mayoral Candidate Video Survey: Education

The second part of DotNews.com's video survey of the candidates running for mayor of Boston focuses on education. Ten members of the 12-person field offer differing views on the city's school committee, charter school cap, superintendent search and more. To see the candidate's full response about how to improve Boston's schools, just click on the banner above his or her name.

Click here to see the first part of the series, the candidate's views on public safety and crime.

Mayoral hopefuls get careful look from DotOUT

By 
Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor
Aug. 9, 2013

Councillor John Connolly addressed the DotOUT gathering at The Ledge last Thursday evening. Photo by Mike Deehan

Group will hold off on endorsement until after prelim

DotOUT, an influential group of gay and lesbian activists in Dorchester, is staying out of the mayoral preliminary, with no endorsement until after the Sept. 24 election whittles the 12-person field down to two.  Read more

District Attorney Conley questions legality of East Boston-only casino vote

By 
Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor
Aug. 5, 2013

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley, a candidate for mayor, on Sunday raised questions about the legality of an East Boston-only vote on a Suffolk Downs casino. Conley added that the 13-member City Council should “come to their senses” and move to endorse a city-wide vote.  Read more

Walczak pitches environmental plan, warns of climate change impacts

Walczak on Morrissey Boulevard: Mayoral candidate Bill Walczak used a red yardstick as he discussed his concerns about the regular tidal flooding that he says is worsening on Morrissey Boulevard. Photo by Gintautas DumciusWalczak on Morrissey Boulevard: Mayoral candidate Bill Walczak used a red yardstick as he discussed his concerns about the regular tidal flooding that he says is worsening on Morrissey Boulevard. Photo by Gintautas Dumcius

Bill Walczak is a self-described “map freak.”

There are maps of Dorchester, Boston and New England all over the walls of his home up on Savin Hill. The maps show a Boston before parts were filled in to make new neighborhoods and new roads, before climate change entered the broader public conversation.  Read more

#BosMayor Round-Up: July 24, 2013

There are 62 days, or two months, left until the Sept. 24 preliminary election.

-- Boston.com will be hosting mini-debates next month, set up similar to the MassINC/CommonWealth magazine forums at the Palm restaurant. The mini-debates will be held at the Globe Lab, inside the Boston Globe’s headquarters on Morrissey Blvd.

More details here; the schedule is below:

On August 7, 2013 at 7pm we welcome:
City Councilor Rob Consalvo
City Councilor Mike Ross
State Representative Martin "Marty" Walsh

#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

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

By 
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