Three of the twelve candidates running for mayor, meeting in a forum on Tuesday at the Palm restaurant at One International Place, differed among themselves on whether the city’s School Committee should consist of elected or mayorally appointed members.... Read more
A former campaign aide to Los Angeles Mayor-Elect Eric Garcetti and Gov. Deval Patrick is signing on with City Councillor Michael Ross’s mayoral campaign. Josh Gee, who served as new media director for Patrick’s 2010 reelection campaign, has returned to... Read more
Marty Walsh is currently a state representative for Dorchester and chair of the Ethics Committee. He has held the State House job since a special election in 1997, when Jim Brett stepped down. "He’s always talked about running for mayor," his mother Mary... Read more
John Connolly is currently an at-large city councillor and chair of the council's Education Committee. A West Roxbury resident, he was the first major candidate to enter the race, a month before Mayor Thomas Menino said he would not run for reelection.... Read more
On a chilly May morning outside a Dunkin’ Donuts in Fields Corner, Felix G. Arroyo was pouring on the charm. “I want to know how you look so good at your age,” Arroyo said, recognizing the 80-year-old man approaching him. “Eat good food,” the old man... Read more
As the Volvo sped westbound on Storrow Drive last Thursday night, Gustavo Quiroga, in the passenger seat, sketched out what had happened over the previous 36 hours. Quiroga and the driver, City Councillor Michael Ross, along with campaign manager Cayce... Read more
Reuben Kantor, who signed on as the manager of Bill Walczak’s mayoral campaign, is stepping down, he said Wednesday night. Kantor, who has worked on campaigns for Gov. Deval Patrick and City Councillor At-Large Ayanna Pressley, cited a hefty schedule that... Read more
And then there were 12. Possibly. Probably. The signatures necessary to get on the municipal ballot must be verified by June 25, and there’s still an opportunity for contenders who fell short to push for a review. But the rest of the field will press on:... Read more
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... Read more
On the night of March 27, John Barros’s cell phone would not stop buzzing with text messages. As he sat at a School Committee meeting around the corner from City Hall, word was quickly circulating that Mayor Thomas Menino would not be running for... Read more


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