city council at-large

Council hopefuls take up issues

The eight contenders vying for four citywide seats were split this week over how long pols in City Hall should warm the seats in the mayor’s office and on the City Council.

At a forum sponsored by the nonpartisan voting rights group MassVOTE, the City Council At-Large candidates also reiterated their stances on any reform of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the city’s planning and development agency that has received a fierce drubbing on the campaign trail over an alleged lack of transparency.  Read more

Eight City Council At-Large contenders at UMass-Boston tonight

The eight candidates who survived the Sept. 22 preliminary gather tonight at UMass Boston for a MassVOTE forum. The forum starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Campus Center's ballroom. WCVB-TV's Karen Holmes Ward moderates. Panelists include reporters from UMass Boston’s New England Ethnic Newswire, the Bay State Banner, and Boston Metro. The eight candidates for at-large seats on the Boston City Council include incumbents Stephen Murphy and John Connolly, labor organizer Felix Arroyo, former U.S.  Read more