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City Councillor Annissa Essaibi George this week accused Acting Mayor Kim Janey of “weaponizing” the position as the Sept. 14 preliminary election for the top job in City Hall gets closer. Essaibi George lit into Janey on Thursday, saying she agreed with... Read more
A screenshot from Michelle Wu's TV ad
City Councillor At-Large Michelle Wu’s mayoral campaign on Thursday unveiled a TV ad that they plan to run in English and Spanish up to the Sept. 14 preliminary. The campaign has spent more than $300,000 on airing the ad, with it set to appear on cable,... Read more
After outcry from members of the Boston City Council and several candidates for mayor, elections officials added five locations to a list of early voting sites for the Sept. 14 preliminary election and the Nov. 2 final election. The original list of sites... Read more
A group of Bostonians are petitioning to get an advisory referendum on the November 2 ballot that would ask voters if they support a return to an elected Boston School Committee. The body is currently composed of appointed members chosen by the mayor, a... Read more
Mayoral candidate John Barros released his first ad of the campaign, focusing on airing it online and eventually on television. Called “The Table,” it was filmed in the Barros family yard in Dorchester, with supporters seated around a table as Barros, who... Read more
City employees must get vaccinated or submit to weekly coronavirus testing, Acting Mayor Kim Janey said Thursday. The city, which employs 18,000 people, expects to phase in the mandate over two months. Employees who work in the schools, the centers for... Read more
SEIU 1199, the healthcare workers union whose endorsements are coveted by campaigns due to its ability to deploy large numbers of canvassers, plans to wait to announce its backing until after the Sept. 14 preliminary winnows the number of mayoral... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter is partnering with NBC10 Boston and its affiliates, as well as the Bay State Banner, for a televised mayoral debate set for Wednesday, Sept. 8, days before the preliminary election. The hour-long live debate will be broadcast... Read more
Tito Jackson, who unsuccessfully sought to topple Mayor Marty Walsh in 2017, is wading back into politics. On Tuesday, he endorsed Kim Janey, who took over as acting mayor when Walsh left for the Biden administration in March. “She has fought for racial,... Read more
The airwaves are starting to get crowded with mayoral advertisements. Annissa Essaibi George, one of the five major mayoral contenders, on Tuesday released a 30-second spot that her campaign says will run on broadcast, cable, streaming services, and... Read more

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