(UPDATED) #BosMayor Round-Up: Sept. 17, 2013

7 days to the Sept. 24 preliminary.

GLOBE ENDORSES BARROS AND CONNOLLY: The Globe this morning endorsed community activist John Barros and City Councillor At-Large John Connolly: "Out of a strong field, Barros and Connolly are the two who should emerge from next Tuesday’s preliminary election to carry the discussion forward in the general election campaign." Twenty years ago, the Globe backed Acting Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Suffolk County Sheriff Robert Rufo. Rufo also received the Herald's endorsement. Last week, the Herald backed Connolly and District Attorney Dan Conley.

GOLAR RICHIE CAMP TOUTS FIRST TV AD: Charlotte Golar Richie’s campaign yesterday released its first television ad. The male narrator in the ad notes she is the “Boston’s only woman candidate,” and points to her experience as a state representative, the city’s housing chief and a senior adviser to Gov. Deval Patrick. The ad features photos of her with Mayor Thomas Menino and President Obama, when he ran into her during a campaign swing and a visit to Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe in the South End. The ad is the first of two expected to be released this week. The campaign is spending $30,000 to put the first ad on the air. It will be on various channels, including, NECN, Bravo, Lifetime, TNT, USA, VH1, CNN, BET, TLC, and NESN. Golar Richie also announced the support of Rev. Ellis Washington, Rev. Jeffrey Brown, Rev. Liz Walker, Rev. Mark Scott, Rev. Willie Bodrick, Rev. Evan Hines, Rev. Willie James, Rev. Eugene Rivers and Rev. Miniard Culpepper, a former mayoral candidate.

THE DAY AHEAD: Outgoing Mayor Thomas Menino will attend the 10:30 a.m. groundbreaking for the Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing, likely prompting candidates to get asked if they back the city's decision to offer tax breaks to the project. City Councillor John Connolly heads to Beacon Hill this morning to testify in support of an updated bottle redemption bill. Before he testifies, he plans to hold a 1 p.m. press conference outside the State House with two of his supporters, state Rep. Jay Livingstone and former state Energy and Environmental Secretary Ian Bowles. The Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy meets in Gardner Auditorium at 1 p.m.

A list of happenings, as provided by the campaigns:

State Rep. Marty Walsh

7:00 a.m. Rep. Walsh will greet commuters in Charlestown (corner of Main Street and School Street)

10:00 a.m. Rep. Walsh will meet with seniors at the Foley Apartments (249 River Street, Mattapan)

2:30 p.m. Mayoral Candidate Forum sponsored by Boston Latin School and the League of Women Voters (78 Louis Pasteur Ave, Boston)

4:30 p.m. Rep. Walsh will meet with members of the Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC)/ Youth on Board (JP Licks, 1618 Tremont Street, Mission Hill)

6:00 p.m. Boston Mayoral Candidate Forum on Transportation & Livable Communities (Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Back Bay)

City Councillor At-Large John Connolly

Meet and Greet with Seniors in East Boston
10:00 AM

Press Conference about Updated Bottle Bill Hearing, followed by Testimony at Hearing
1:00 PM
State House Steps, 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

Boston Latin School/Boston League of Women Voters Mayoral Forum
2:30 PM
Boston Latin School, 78 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA

Forum on Transportation and Livable Communities
6:00 PM
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Countdown to Election Day Rally
7:00 PM
The Elks Hall, 1 Morrell Street, West Roxbury, MA

City Councillor At-Large Felix Arroyo

7:45AM T Stop Tour: Forest Hills
Washington St. & Hyde Park Ave, Jamaica Plain 02130
Greeting voters

10:00AM St. Botolph
70 St. Botolph Street South End 02116
Visiting seniors

11:45AM Blue Star Restaurant
Blue Star Restaurant 11 Corinth St, Roslindale, 02131
Visiting restaurant

3:00PM League of Women Voters/Boston Latin Mayoral Forum
Boston Latin School 78 Avenue Louis Pasteur Boston, 02115
Participating in mayoral forum

6:00PM Transportation & Livable Communities Forum
BPL Copley Rabb Lecture Hall 700 Bolyston St Boston
Participating in mayoral forum

District 5 Councillor Rob Consalvo

7:00 a.m. - Meets voters at Forrest Hills T station, JP

8:45 a.m. - Drops son Austin off at first of preschool, Orhenberger School, West Roxbury

11:00 a.m. - Meets voters at the Boston Home, 2049 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester

1:00 p.m. - Attends North End Senior Meeting, Nazzaro Community Center, 30 N. Bennet Street, North End

6:00 p.m. - Attends ABCD Community Awards, Revere Hotel, 200 Stuart Street, South End

8:00 p.m. - Attends Read Boston event, West On Center, 1732 Center Street, West Roxbury

District 8 Councillor Michael Ross

8:00 am
Greet Voters at Jackson Square Station

10:00 am
Public Safety Committee Hearing
City Hall

12:00 pm
Lunch and meet with voters at Mul's Dinner
75 W Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127

2:00 pm
Susan Bailis Assisted Living Community Meet and Greet
352 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115

2:30 pm
Boston Latin School 2013 Mayoral Candidate Forum
78 Avenue Louis Pasteur

5:00 pm
Beacon Hill House Party
71 Pinckney St

6:00 pm
Forum on Transportation & Livable Communities
Boston Public Library

Former School Committee member John Barros

Meet and Greet
100 South Huntington Ave

Mayoral Forum at Boston Latin School

LivableStreets Alliance Forum on Transportation Issues
Boston Public Library Rob Lecture Hall

Codman Square Health Center co-founder Bill Walczak

Boston Latin School Mayoral Forum
Boston Latin School

Transportation and Livable Communities Mayoral Forum
Boston Public Library - 700 Boylston St.

District Attorney Dan Conley

11:45 a.m. Senior Lunch Drop-by
AgeWell Cafe
23 Spring St
West Roxbury, MA

12:00 p.m. Senior Lunch
South Boston Neighborhood House
136 H St
South Boston

1:00 p.m. Haitian Senior Event
Haitian Adult day Heath Center
6 Frontenac Street

2:30 p.m. League of Women Voters and Boston Latin Forum
Boston Latin School
78 Louis Pasteur Ave

5:00 p.m. First Youth Ambassador Meeting
South Boston Community Health Center
409 West Broadway
South Boston

7:00 p.m. 2nd Annual Welcome to South Boston
Playwright Tavern
East Broadway
South Boston

BTU COULD ENDORSE AFTER ALL: The Boston Teachers Union gives preliminary backing to City Councillor At-Large Felix Arroyo and District 5 Councillor Rob Consalvo, the Globe reports. That comes after a debate last week and comments from the head of the union, Richard Stutman, who claimed that none of the candidates were likely to receive two-thirds backing of the executive board, the political action committee and the union's membership.

BUT WHERE'S TOODLES? | Former state Transportation Secretary Jim Aloisi writes in CommonWealth magazine about "Irish ascendancy and Honey Fitz," a former Boston mayor.

UPDATE: This post was updated at 9:19 a.m. with DA Conley's schedule.



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