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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. Baker said Lyons should resign from... Read more
With the Red Sox and a mayoral race dominating headlines and television sets, many Boston voters haven’t tuned into the City Council at-large contest. Forty-five percent of likely voters say they don’t know whom they will vote for on the council balloting... Read more
City Councillor At-Large Michelle Wu has a wide lead over fellow mayoral contender Annissa Essaibi George, according to a new poll of Boston voters that put Wu ahead by 30 points, with a higher favorability rating and name recognition than Essaibi George... 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 vaccine requirements. Donnie... 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 challenge to stop such a move... 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. Markey’s support puts both... 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 was honored by Lynch’s... 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 Vietnamese Day Center in Fields... 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 color on Beacon Hill. A coalition... 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 her “equity, inclusion and... Read more

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