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WHERE THEY WILL BE: Henriquez seat candidates on Primary Election Night

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. on April 1. Five Democrats are on the ballot in the primary to replace former state Rep. Carlos Henriquez at the State House. Listed below are the locations of their election night parties.

EVANDRO C. CARVALHO: Restaurante Cesaria, 266 Bowdoin St

KAREN A. CHARLES-PETERSON: Blarney Stone, 1505 Dorchester Ave

JENNIFER ANNE JOHNSON: Shanti, 1111 Dorchester Ave

BARRY LAWTON: Dublin House, 7 Stoughton St

ROY OWENS: Unavailable


Boston operative heads to D.C.

The Boston political operative who ran former City Councillor Mike Ross's campaign last year is taking a job with Putnam Partners, a Democratic media consulting firm in Washington, D.C. Cayce McCabe, who jumped to the Ross campaign after running state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry's First Suffolk District campaign in 2013, is signing on as a senior associate.

McCabe announced the move in a mass email. McCabe will keep advising a candidate, Evandro Carvahlo, who is running to replace former state Rep. Carlos Henriquez, through the April 1 primary election and April 29 election.


Ireland's prime minister attending St. Patrick's Day breakfast in South Boston

Add another politician to the guest list at the St. Patrick's Day breakfast slated for this Sunday: Ireland's prime minister, Enda Kenny.

The office of State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry, the breakfast host, said Thursday that Kenny will be attending, and credited Breandán Ó Caollaí, the consul general of Ireland in Boston, for helping to set up the visit.

Sen. Dorcena Forry and Mayor Driscoll sign onto Tolman’s AG campaign

State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry and Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll will co-chair Warren Tolman’s campaign for attorney general, Tolman’s camp said Monday.

“I’m proud to support Warren Tolman because he’s dedicated to fighting for Massachusetts residents,” Dorcena Forry said in a statement. “There is no better leader to protect families facing foreclosure, reduce gun violence in our neighborhoods, and be a voice for seniors, women and communities of color than Warren Tolman.”

Connolly ad that never aired wins award

A kid forgets his lunch, and his mother runs out to give it to him as the school bus pulls away. Then John Connolly, mayoral candidate, appears. “I got this,” he says, and starts to chase the bus through the neighborhood as a narrator highlights his record on schools.

The ad, titled “I Got This,” never aired on television. But it received the “Best Ad that Never Saw the Light of Day” honor at the 2014 Reed Awards in Washington, DC, on Feb. 7.


Mayor Walsh maintains he's staying neutral in 13th Suffolk House race

Mayor Marty Walsh on Friday restated that he won’t be getting involved in the race to replace him in the state House of Representatives, after his mother and brother appeared at one hopeful’s campaign kick-off in Fields Corner.

“I’m completely staying out of the race,” Walsh said on his way into a speech to the New England Council at the Boston Harbor Hotel.


Former District 3 candidate says he’s running in race to replace Walsh

John O’Toole, who ran for City Council in 2011, said on Thursday he plans to be a candidate in the upcoming special election to replace Marty Walsh in the House.

Walsh resigned from his House seat on Jan. 3, days before becoming the forty-eighth mayor of the city of Boston. Walsh served in the seat for 16 years after winning a special election in 1997.

“These opportunities don’t come around a lot,” O’Toole said.


Text of Mayor Walsh's inaugural address

As prepared for delivery inside Boston College's Conte Forum.

Good Morning.

Chief Justice Ireland, President of Boston College, Father Leahy, Cardinal Sean O’Malley and the other Reverend Clergy attending; Governor Patrick, Senators Warren and Markey; Congressmen Capuano and Lynch and Congresswoman Clark; Speaker DeLeo, Senate President Murray and all my former colleagues in the legislature, good morning to you all.

To the current members of the City Council, congratulations. I look forward to working with you for the
people of Boston.


Former at-large candidate decides against entering state rep race

Annissa Essaibi George, who ran for one of the four City Council At-Large slots this year, said Friday she will not be a candidate for Mayor-elect Marty Walsh’s state House seat.

“I feel I’m more suited for City Hall,” she said.

Dan Hunt, an attorney who works for the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, is currently the only candidate who has jumped into the race to replace Walsh, who steps down from his State House job on Jan. 3. The dates for the special election will be set after Walsh's resignation.


Wu: Linehan 'best person' for the job of City Council president

City Councillor-Elect Michelle Wu on Wednesday defended her decision to back Councillor Bill Linehan of South Boston for the City Council presidency. After news of her expected vote for Linehan broke on Monday, she faced a backlash from progressive activists who prefer Councillor Tito Jackson of Dorchester or Councillor Matt O'Malley of Jamaica Plain in the president's seat.


Linehan has votes for City Council presidency, sources say

South Boston Councillor Bill Linehan appears to have the seven votes he needs to become president of the City Council, sources told the Reporter on Monday.

The battle for the council’s top job historically has been a contentious and fluid affair, and there could be a shift before councillors vote in January. But insiders say Linehan seems to have the votes lined up, with newcomer Michelle Wu as his seventh supporter.


Walsh's Victory Speech

State Rep. Marty Walsh of Dorchester won the mayoral race with 72,514 votes, according to unofficial numbers from the city's elections department. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly of West Roxbury received 67,606 votes. The text of his speech, delivered at the Park Plaza Hotel on Nov. 5, 2013, is below as prepared for delivery.

Thank you, Boston! Thank you!

Thank you!

Let me tell you, my parents had big dreams for their kids....but I'm not sure they were this big!

I am so grateful and honored for tonight's result.



#BosMayor Round-Up: Nov. 4, 2013

1 day to Nov. 5. State Rep. Marty Walsh holds an Election Eve rally at the same place he kicked off his campaign – the Strand Theatre in Uphams Corner. He also makes appearances on Russian Radio Boston, WGBH, and the Jeff Santos Show on Revolution Boston. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly will spend Election Eve holding his own rally, canvassing with ministers and greeting voters at Roche Brothers in West Roxbury.



#BosMayor Round-Up: Nov. 3, 2013

2 days to Nov. 5. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly holds a rally with mothers -- "moms vs. the machine," per the campaign -- at the Trotter School this afternoon and then greets voters in Jamaica Plain with City Councillor Matt O'Malley. State Rep. Marty Walsh hits the Flour Bakery in the South End and then the B&G Annual Patriots Day Gala in Charlestown.



#BosMayor Round-Up: Nov. 2, 2013

3 days to Nov. 5. State Rep. Marty Walsh joins comedian John Hodgman at the Wilbur Theatre tonight. The appearance arises from Hodgman supporting Walsh’s efforts to make “Roadrunner” the official rock song of Massachusetts. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly speaks at the Four Corners Neighborhood Association meeting and then heads to the West End for an event with state Rep. Jay Livingstone, a Back Bay Democrat. Both candidates, as well as Mayor Thomas Menino, are expected to attend this afternoon’s ribbon-cutting for the East Boston branch of the Boston Public Library.



#BosMayor Round-Up: Nov. 1, 2013

4 days to Nov. 5. Boston Herald-Suffolk University poll out this morning has State Rep. Marty Walsh up by 3, with City Councillor At-Large John Connolly at 43 percent. The poll (no link available because results are being broadcast on the newspaper's internet radio station) had 555 likely voters. Both camps are likely to be dismissive of the poll. Expect to hear "the only poll that matters is the one on Election Day" constantly. Later today: Connolly picks up the endorsement of former rival Charles Clemons, who co-founded the low-frequency station TOUCH 106.1 FM.


#BosMayor Round-Up: Oct. 30, 2013

6 days to Nov. 5. State Rep. Marty Walsh will pick up the endorsement of Mel King, the former state representative who ran for mayor in 1983. King had endorsed TOUCH 106.1 FM's Charles Clemons in the preliminary. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly will also be holding an endorsement event with women in business and civic life. Joined by his wife Meg, Connolly will outline proposals supporting women workers and business owners.