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Lit Drop - Election 2021: A Year of Transition at Boston City Hall
The eight candidates vying for one of four at-large spots on Boston’s city council are chasing votes across the neighborhoods this week ahead of the Nov. 2 general election. With early voting kicking off this weekend, the... Read more.
With two independent polls showing her down by a 30-point margin, Annissa Essaibi George on Tuesday went on the offensive against mayoral rival Michelle Wu, as the two sparred over personal real estate dealings, education... Read more.
With the election two weeks away, pollsters say new survey results show Michelle Wu possesses a "landslide lead" over Boston mayoral contender Annissa Essaibi George, although likely voters who watched their last debate were... Read more.
Jim Lyons Mass GOP
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, the state’s top Republican, on Friday took aim at state GOP chair Jim Lyons over his support for a Boston City Council at-large candidate who posted anti-Asian comments on social media.... Read more.
Michael Flaherty has a secret formula. When the polls closed the night of Sept. 14, he had just left Hyde Park’s Baptist College, which is in voter-rich Ward 18. As he drove to his campaign headquarters on Broadway in South... Read more.
Massachusetts GOP officials spent thousands of dollars to help a Boston City Council at-large candidate who has taken to social media with anti-Asian posts, falsely claimed the 2020 election was stolen, and lashed out about... Read more.
Ward 16
Some of the Massachusetts lawmakers tasked with redrawing the state’s political boundaries are said to be considering the breakup of a Dorchester ward. The possibility has one local official threatening to launch a legal... Read more.
Ed Markey in Boston City Hall 2018
US Sen. Ed Markey came out on Wednesday for City Councillor At-Large Michelle Wu’s mayoral campaign, citing her version of the “Green New Deal,” a localized proposal to deal with the withering effects of climate change.... Read more.
Essaibi George in Roxbury to roll out equity agenda
Mayoral candidate and City Councillor At-Large Annissa Essaibi George on Tuesday rolled out an “Equity, Inclusion and Justice Agenda” after a “listen and learn” tour that took her to the Bowdoin Geneva neighborhood, the... Read more.
US Congressman Stephen Lynch is throwing support behind a former Dorchester teacher in the eight-person race for four City Council at-large seats. Erin Murphy, who came in fourth place in the Sept. 14 preliminary, said she... Read more.
Ayanna Pressley at City Hall
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley on Friday said she’s backing City Councillor At-Large Michelle Wu in the mayoral race. Pressley, a Boston Democrat, was elected to the Boston City Council in 2009, becoming the first woman of... Read more.
An interview on GBH’s “Boston Public Radio” on Thursday sparked a back-and-forth between the two mayoral finalists, offering a potential preview of the distinctions they’re trying to draw ahead of Nov. 2. Asked about... Read more.
Voting rights advocates are pushing for a new majority-Black Senate district in Boston and as many as nine new majority-minority districts in the House as part of a plan to increase the political clout of communities of... Read more.
Mayoral finalist Annissa Essaibi George this week plans campaign stops in Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan and other Boston neighborhoods as part of a “listen and learn” tour. The conversations at the campaign stops will inform... Read more.
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, a Boston Democrat and a former city councillor at-large, on Monday announced her picks for the City Council’s four at-large slots. Pressley endorsed Julia Mejia, an incumbent, as well as... Read more.
With 38 days left until the November mayoral election, Acting Mayor Kim Janey said she’s backing Michelle Wu over Annissa Essaibi George in the battle for the top job in City Hall. Janey, who finished fourth in the Sept. 14... Read more.
The transition of mayoral power is set for Tuesday, Nov. 16, a date which Acting Mayor Kim Janey and the two mayoral candidates agreed upon after a meeting on Beacon Hill Thursday. City Councillors At-Large Annissa Essaibi... Read more.
I don’t get it. We had smart, capable candidates representing a range of ideologies, plans, and policies. We have many issues that need to be dealt with: global warming, transportation, schools, management of city agencies... Read more.
Leaders in Boston’s Black and Latinx communities plan to gather at Morning Star Baptist Church in Mattapan after the Sept. 14 mayoral preliminary ended without any Black candidates making it to the general election set for... Read more.
Michelle Wu outside Boston City Hall
City Councillor At-Large Michelle Wu on Wednesday said outside groups, which have poured millions into the Boston mayor’s race, should stay positive but she stopped short of asking them to steer clear of the battle between... Read more.
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