Today is Election Day. The 12-person field will be winnowed to two finalists who will face off on Nov. 5. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Candidates’ schedules, and a flashback to what newspapers were saying the morning of a preliminary 20 years ago, are available below. Read more
Sep. 10, 2013
In a 90-minute fast-paced 12-way exchange that at times resembled a raucous dinner-table argument, Boston's would-be mayors jostled for voters' attention with just under two weeks until the Sept. 24 preliminary that will cull the candidates to two finalists.
"My name is Charles Yancey, and I'm running for mayor of the city of Boston," the three-decade city councilor, who is also a candidate for re-election to the City Council, said during a rare lull in the Monday night debate. Read more
Boston's Race to City Hall
12 candidates, each determined to make it through the primary election on September 24, are what remain after 24 sought to win a nomination on the ballot to fill the seat of incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino. The diverse field of candidates, made up of City Councilors, State Representatives, organizers, activists, non-profit leaders, and small business owners, are featured in the newest Boston Neighborhood Network Television series, “Meet the Next Mayor”. Read more
First on the mayoral ballot (Clemons) and last on at-large ballot (Essaibi George) look at the ballot order board pic.twitter.com/ngMiWJONN6
— Gintautas Dumcius (@gintautasd) July 11, 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
Charles Clemons, operator of the unlicensed Grove Hall radio station TOUCH 106.1 FM told the Reporter this week he plans to take advantage of the new political climate and go for a walk - from coast to coast.
"This is the prime time to show President Barack Obama that we're serious about our voices," said Clemons. "It's not fair that one community has more media control than another community. Only 1.3 or 1.8 percent of all radio stations are owned by African-Americans." Read more