This is gonna be interesting...
The race to succeed Mayor Marty Walsh has begun in earnest.
The mayor is expected to resign within a matter of days. Walsh's first — and perhaps only— confirmation hearing for US Secretary of Labor will start on Thursday at 10 a.m. in a US Senate office building in Washington, D.C.
When the Democrat-controlled committee gives their blessing, Mayor Walsh will be sworn in as Secretary Walsh. He'll then resign as mayor and a new leader— City Council President Kim Janey— will become Acting Mayor.
There's going to be news breaking left and right and if you're a Bostonian with a thirst for this stuff, the Dorchester Reporter, a.k.a. DotNews is the perfect place to turn.
Our team will be dropping daily jewels on the latest machinations, endorsements and candidates for mayor and council at our vertical site. And we'll bring you our expert analysis on what it all means during a year of monumental change for this town.
Find it all at The Lit Drop.
For those who have not yet been immersed in the trenches of a political campaign in Boston's neighborhoods, Lit Drop is a reference to a tried-and-true campaign tool: using volunteers to fan out across a ward or precinct to hand-deliver campaign literature right to voters' doors.
The Reporter first rolled out the Lit Drop in 2013— the last time we had a wide-open, competitive mayoral election in the city of Boston.
It's time to put the band back together.
Follow us on Twitter @LitDrop and stay tuned to this space for updates.
-Bill Forry, @BillForry