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Lit Drop - Election 2021: A Year of Transition at Boston City Hall
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.
Janey Wu
Mary Lou Akai-Ferguson, who served as Michelle Wu’s mayoral campaign manager, has signed on as interim chief of staff for the nascent administration. The Wu transition team also announced that Attorney General Maura Healey's... Read more.
Essaibi George
Annissa Essaibi George on Friday took to Facebook and email to thank supporters of her mayoral campaign as she winds down her time on the City Council. “We all worked so hard in this race, and while I do wish the outcome was... Read more.
A former local lawmaker and the head of a Dorchester-based union are on Mayor-elect Michelle Wu’s roster of transition advisers as she moves toward her swearing-in next Tuesday and beyond. Charlotte Golar Richie, a former... Read more.
Alejandra St. Guillen, who was one vote shy of becoming an at-large city councillor in 2019, is set to fill Michelle Wu’s seat when the mayor-elect resigns in the next few days. If a vacancy occurs among the four at-large... Read more.
The swearing-in ceremony of Mayor-elect Michelle Wu is set for Tuesday, Nov. 16 at noon, inside the City Council’s chamber. In a statement, Wu said a “full inauguration” is scheduled for January. The swearing-in, through a “... Read more.
Bostonians for Real Progress
With the election days away, outside groups supporting Annissa Essaibi George’s mayoral bid raked in six-figure donations as Michelle Wu, Essaibi George’s rival, sought to block one of their ads from airing on television,... Read more.
William Gross super PAC ad
William Gross, the former Boston police commissioner backing Annissa Essaibi George’s mayoral campaign with an endorsement and his own super PAC, took to television in the days leading up to the September preliminary.... Read more.
The super PAC chaired by former Boston police commissioner William Gross is ramping up its efforts to support mayoral contender Annissa Essaibi George while blasting her rival for the job, Michelle Wu. Details on the... Read more.
District 4 Council candidate Evandro Carvalho hosted a campaign stop at the heart of Four Corners on Wednesday morning (Oct. 20), unveiling the new endorsement of State Rep. Nika Elugardo - whose district overlaps with part... Read more.
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.
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