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Lit Drop - Election 2021: A Year of Transition at Boston City Hall
Joel Richards scored a plum endorsement today in the contest to succeed Andrea Campbell as the city councillor in District 4. The Boston Teachers Union. The Boston Teachers Union — which counts more than 10,000 men and women... Read more.
District 4 City Councillor and candidate for mayor Andrea Campbell joined chef Tiffani Faison at Sweet Cheeks Q restaurant in Fenway last Wednesday (May 26) to lay out her restaurant recovery plan and the state of the... Read more.
Acting Mayor Kim Janey joined union leaders under the blue awning of the Boston Teachers Union for a diaper donation drive on Wednesday, cooling off with an ice cream bar and thanking community childcare workers for doing “... Read more.
The six candidates running for mayor of Boston met for the second time this week in a forum hosted by the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department Wednesday where they honed in on criminal justice, substance abuse disorder,... Read more.
House Speaker Ron Mariano was supposed to put some political heft behind state Rep. Jon Santiago's campaign for mayor on Tuesday, but his trip to the South End to endorse the two-term Democrat turned into a major headache... Read more.
City Councillor Annissa Essaibi George secured an endorsement from Boston firefighters on Monday, promising in a statement that “fire-fighters will be heard and celebrated” in a Essaibi George administration. The current at... Read more.
Six announced candidates for mayor of Boston mainly found accord as they discussed a range of immigration issues during a virtual forum hosted by the Brazilian Workers Center and SEIU Local 32BJ last Thursday. This was the... Read more.
As of May 19, six mayoral candidates have secured the required 3,000 signatures needed to qualify for the September primary ballot, according to the city’s election department. There will likely be more to come. A total of... Read more.
Former State Rep. Marie St. Fleur is set to formally endorse Andrea Campbell’s candidacy for Mayor on Tuesday afternoon. “Andrea Campbell is exactly the kind of leader Boston needs right now,” St. Fleur said in a statement... Read more.
Former Boston Police Commissioner endorses Annissa Essaibi George for Mayor By Mia McCarthy, Correspondent Former Boston Police Commissioner William Gross endorsed at-Large City Councillor Annissa Essaibi George for Mayor... Read more.
Five Boston mayoral hopefuls pitched their workforce development visions and records Thursday, voicing broad agreement on the need to improve access to child care and offering ideas for how to help connect immigrants... Read more.
Former State Rep. Evandro Carvalho has jumped into the crowded field of candidates hoping to succeed Councillor Andrea Campbell in District 4. The Fuller Street resident — who represented the Fifth Suffolk district from 2014... Read more.
Most Boston voters who participated in this week’s Dorchester Reporter-WBUR-The Boston Foundation sponsored-poll remain undecided about their pick for mayor later this year. The Reporter spoke to a sample of the poll... Read more.
A poll of Boston voters conducted by The MassInc Polling Group last week shows that the race for mayor of Boston remains wide open as six candidates— including four women who now serve as city councillors— seek a four-year... Read more.
Count Erin Murphy among the city council candidates opposed to Boston Public Schools policies that suspended the test for the city’s three exam schools last year and discontinued Advanced Work for select students in grades 4... Read more.
And then there were six. Kim Janey joined the field of candidates for Mayor on Tuesday using a superbly-crafted and compelling video that “introduced” her to the city she now leads. “I’m still not used to saying this yet... Read more.
As the mayor’s race shifted into a new gear this week with the entrance of acting Mayor Kim Janey into the four-year fray, newly-released reports show how much money the candidates raised last month to finance their... Read more.
Kim Janey, the Roxbury city councillor who has been serving as acting mayor for two weeks following the resignation of Martin Walsh, will seek a four-year term this fall, ending speculation about whether she will try to keep... Read more.
It's official: Boston's acting mayor wants to drop "the acting" and be your mayor for a full four years. Kim Janey announced her candidacy for a full term in the fall election during a three-minute and 19 second video... Read more.
John Barros raised more than $215,000 in his first month as a mayoral candidate, according to a report of his campaign activity that will be posted today at the Office of Campaign and Political Finance website. Among the... Read more.
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