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Lit Drop - Election 2021: A Year of Transition at Boston City Hall
Latoya Gayle, a St. Mark’s area resident who works for a nonprofit focused on early education and childcare issues, is considering a run for the City Council’s District 3 seat. “I’m being encouraged to throw my hat in the... Read more.
Dorchester unions are lining up — or at least lining up campaign finance accounts — in District 3. Frank Baker, the incumbent councillor who has held the seat since 2012, hasn’t publicly decided if he’s running for another... Read more.
Boston City Hall ended 2022 with a well-stocked mayoral cabinet, including several members with Dorchester connections. Mary Skipper, the superintendent of the Boston Public Schools (BPS), is a resident and the founding head... Read more.
Joel Richards, a Boston Public Schools teacher and pastor who ran for the District 4 City Council seat in 2021, plans to make another run for office next year. But this time he’d be running for the District 3 City Council... Read more.
When William Mountbatten-Windsor, better known as “the Prince of Wales,” stepped into the hallway outside the mayor of Boston’s office last Wednesday, he was greeted by black-and-white pictures of his late grandmother, who... Read more.
Redistricting, like elections, is about the future. That didn’t stop at least one councillor, angry over the new boundaries of his Dorchester district and the carving of Neponset, from inexplicably bringing up the Troubles... Read more.
Since the September primary, House candidate Chris Worrell has knocked on doors with US Sen. Ed Markey and been the beneficiary of a Mayor Michelle Wu fundraiser. Worrell, who is running for the Fifth Suffolk district seat,... Read more.
Auditor candidate Chris Dempsey and Rep. Ayanna Pressley
The Communities of Color (COC) coalition and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley will hold an endorsement rally on Saturday afternoon at Ashmont Station – where Pressley is formally endorsing state auditor candidate Chris Dempsey... Read more.
COC DA debate
Interim District Attorney Kevin Hayden and his opponent Ricardo Arroyo on Wednesday night faced off over allegations of misconduct at a forum hosted by the Communities of Color (COC) coalition at Mattapan’s Morningstar... Read more.
Two state representatives jockeying for the same state Senate post. A former occupant, who held the post for 15 years, looking for a comeback after time in prison and a focus on community activism. A longtime federal housing... Read more.
Some voters will go to the polls in person next Tuesday to cast ballots to determine Democratic and Republican primary candidates, and, in some cases, to pick winners in the general election who are expected to face little... Read more.
Mayor Wu
Mayor Michelle Wu on Wednesday withdrew her endorsement of District Attorney candidate Ricardo Arroyo, following a new report in the Boston Globe about sexual misconduct allegations from 2005. Arroyo, a Hyde Park city... Read more.
UNITE HERE Local 26, the 12,000-person union representing hospitality workers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, is swinging its support to state Rep. Liz Miranda as she runs for the Second Suffolk Senate seat. “Liz grew up... Read more.
Chris Worrell Mayor Wu and Chris Dempsey
Mayor Michelle Wu is wading into Massachusetts primaries big and small, backing a transportation advocate running for the statewide job of auditor, supporting a Boston planning agency aide to represent parts of Dorchester... Read more.
A 2021 roadside dispute between a 33-year-old Hispanic Black man and an off-duty Transit Police officer is shaking up the 2022 race for Suffolk County district attorney. The Boston Globe reported last Saturday that the... Read more.
The Massachusetts chapter and political arm of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) said Thursday they’re supporting state Rep. Liz Miranda’s bid to move to the state Senate. “We are confident that Liz Miranda... Read more.
State Rep. Nika Elugardo, one of several candidates vying for the Second Suffolk Senate seat, on Monday touted a new list of endorsements, including members of the Arroyo family and state Rep. Russell Holmes of Mattapan. “... Read more.
Mayor Michelle Wu last week signed a pandemic aid package, funded through money from the federal government, while vetoing the portion that would have sent $5 million to a planned youth facility on Columbia Point. “Our... Read more.
SEIU 509, a health care and human services union that represents 20,000 workers in Massachusetts, is supporting state Rep. Liz Miranda in her bid for the Second Suffolk Senate seat. “Liz has been a proven leader on the... Read more.
Tito Jackson
Tito Jackson, the former District 7 councillor and 2017 candidate for mayor, is among three Roxbury civic leaders who say they’re backing state Rep. Nika Elugardo in the Democratic primary for the Second Suffolk Senate seat... Read more.
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