Charlotte Golar Richie

#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

#BosMayor Round-Up: July 16, 2013

By 
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

Reporter's Notebook: Youth group organizing mayoral forum

By 
Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor
Jul. 10, 2013

A coalition of Dorchester-based groups is putting together a mayoral forum to be held inside the First Parish Church on Meetinghouse Hill on Thurs. Aug. 22, at 6 p.m. Teens with the Cape Verdean Community (CVC) UNIDO’s Youth Leadership Academy are planning the event, which will focus on bilingual education and youth jobs as topics and feature questions from other neighborhood groups.

The other organizations involved, according to the CVC’s Peter Roby, include the Bowdoin Geneva Alliance, the Bowdoin Street Health Center, College Bound Dorchester, the Family Nurturing Center, the Friends of Ronan Park, the Richfield Street Association, the Ridgewood Street Association, the Ward 15 Democratic Committee, and the Meetinghouse Hill Civic Association.  Read more

Mayoral hopefuls talk education in Roslindale forum

Mayoral Candidates Address Education from Chris Lovett on Vimeo.

The candidates sat almost shoulder-to-shoulder on the stage inside Edward Brooke Charter School’s auditorium, five on either side of the moderator.

Even with no opening or closing statements allowed, candidates looked down at the table, out into the large crowd, or quietly joked with one another as they waited for their turn. One question took fifteen minutes to get through, as each candidate weighed in with their response to the various questions.

Welcome to the life of a mayoral contender for the foreseeable future.  Read more

Mayoral field takes shape; nine on ballot so far

Charlotte Golar Richie: Meetinghouse Hill resident certified for mayoral ballot on May 28. Photo by Eric EstevesCharlotte Golar Richie: Meetinghouse Hill resident certified for mayoral ballot on May 28. Photo by Eric EstevesThe mayoral ballot gained its eighth and ninth candidates this week, with the city Election Department saying that former state Rep. Charlotte Golar Richie and Codman Square Health Center co-founder Bill Walczak had gathered enough verified signatures from voters.

District 4 Councillor Charles Yancey has also made the ballot for mayor and for his district seat; he is running for both offices. Yancey has repeatedly defended running for dual positions to reporters, pointing to Republican Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin running for both vice president and reelection to Congress last year.

Two potential candidates so far have enough signatures to challenge Yancey for his District 4 seat, which includes Dorchester and Mattapan: Divo Monteiro and Terrance Williams, both of Dorchester.  Read more

Dot fields bumper crop of mayoral candidates

When Jim Brett was a longtime state representative running for mayor in 1993, he was the only candidate on the ballot who was also a Dorchester resident. He was up against Hyde Park City Councillor Thomas Menino, who would go on to win the coveted job.

Twenty years later, Savin Hill’s Marty Walsh holds Brett’s old House seat and he has launched his own mayoral bid, amassing cash and union support early on. But this time, there may be more than one Dorchester resident’s name on the ballot.  Read more

Charlotte Golar Richie, former state rep and Menino aide, to join race for mayor

Former state Rep. Charlotte Golar Richie, a former aide to Mayor Thomas Menino and Gov. Deval Patrick, will be a candidate for mayor, sources tell the Reporter.  Read more

Former Rep. Golar Richie takes job at YouthBuild USA

Former state Rep. Charlotte Golar Richie is taking a top job at an organization that sponsors programs providing job skills to underemployed youth.

YouthBuild USA on Tuesday announced that Richie, a veteran of both the State House and City Hall, is joining the Somerville-based organization as its senior vice president for public policy, advocacy and government relations.

A Dorchester Democrat, she served in the Massachusetts House from 1995 to 2000, representing the Fifth Suffolk District.  Read more

Richie to head governor's political team

Dorchester's Charlotte Golar Richie, a top government relations adviser to Gov. Deval Patrick, is leaving the administration to helm Patrick's political operation, according to sources familiar with the change.

A former lawmaker and housing chief in Boston, Richie joined Patrick as senior director of federal, state and community affairs in July 2007, as the administration was recovering from early difficulties.  Read more