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Lit Drop - Election 2021: A Year of Transition at Boston City Hall
Shannon Liss-Riordan, the labor attorney running for state attorney general, continues to rack up union support. On Tuesday, Liss-Riordan’s campaign rolled out the support of SEIU Local 888, which represents 8,000 state,... Read more.
Miniard Culpepper, the pastor of Roxbury’s Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church and a former official with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), on Tuesday tossed his hat into the ring for the... Read more.
Boston City Council President Ed Flynn assumed the duties of acting mayor after Michelle Wu left the city Friday for a family funeral. Wu is set to return Saturday evening. The president of the City Council becomes acting... Read more.
Ricardo Arroyo, a Hyde Park city councillor whose district includes parts of Mattapan, is running for Suffolk County district attorney. The son of Felix D. Arroyo, the Suffolk County register of probate and himself a former... Read more.
Ricardo Arroyo, a Hyde Park city councillor whose district includes parts of Mattapan, is running for Suffolk County district attorney. His campaign kicks off at 9:30 a.m. at the Birch Street Plaza in Roslindale. The son of... Read more.
Former Boston mayoral candidate Andrea Campbell on Wednesday plans to launch her statewide campaign for attorney general in Dorchester’s Codman Square. Campbell, 39, joins a field that already includes a labor rights... Read more.
A Massachusetts Appeals Court judge has halted a vaccine mandate for city workers. Several city unions, including Dorchester-based Firefighters Local 718, have waged a legal battle over the mandate. The Superior Court... Read more.
Thirty-four years after she walked into City Hall as an aide to a Dorchester councillor, Maureen Feeney, who served nine terms on the council herself before taking the job of city clerk in 2011, is retiring. The 74-year-old... Read more.
Andrea Campbell, who ran for mayor in 2021 and represented Dorchester and Mattapan on the City Council for six years, is considering a run for attorney general, according to sources close to the former councillor. The... Read more.
Kevin Hayden
A former Suffolk County prosecutor will take over as the county's district attorney for the next year, preparing to serve in what his former boss expects will be a "more traditional prosecutor's role" as reform-minded DA... Read more.
Sandy Zamor Calixte, a top aide in the Suffolk County sheriff’s office since 2006, launched her campaign for sheriff Wednesday morning outside the Mildred Avenue Community Center in Mattapan. The campaign sets up a clash... Read more.
A member of the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s staff is considering a State House run after state Rep. Liz Miranda said she will seek a move to the state Senate rather than run for reelection. Christopher Worrell,... Read more.
After a year with three mayors amid an ongoing pandemic, Bostonians can’t be blamed for wanting things to settle down a bit. But anybody who’s made it to any Friday thinking, “Well, maybe next week will be quieter,”... Read more.
City Hall on Monday welcomed five new councillors, masked and bundled up against the cold as they joined returning incumbents in taking their oaths of office in the January air. The rare and brief outdoor ceremony, driven by... Read more.
While the race for governor is sure to dominate headlines in 2022, Boston will also have an open state Senate seat. That’s due to state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, a Jamaica Plain Democrat, opting to run for the governor’s office... Read more.
Liz Miranda
State Rep. Liz Miranda, a Roxbury native, said she's launching a 2022 state Senate run on Wednesday. The Second Suffolk Senate seat will be open next year due to Sonia Chang-Diaz, who has represented the district since 2009... Read more.
With state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz running for governor in 2022, her former rival Dianne Wilkerson is considering a campaign for the seat Chang-Diaz is giving up. “I haven’t made a decision,” Wilkerson, who previously held the... Read more.
Marty Walsh and Charlie Baker had what wags called a “bromance,” a close relationship that started when the Boston mayor and the Massachusetts governor stayed in constant contact during the battery of winter storms in 2015.... Read more.
Alejandra St. Guillen has decided against stepping in to fill the City Council at-large seat left vacant by Mayor Michelle Wu. St. Guillen, who serves on the city’s cannabis oversight board and had said she was interested in... Read more.
With the tallying of votes complete, an accounting of super PAC spending is in order. The outside groups, also known as super political action committees (PACs), raised $5.6 million, almost $2 million more than the $3.8... Read more.
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