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Acting Mayor Kim Janey, who is running for a full four-year term, sought to highlight 100 days in the executive suite. The move drew flack from one of her five rivals, District 4 Councillor Andrea Campbell, who said the effort was aimed at spotlighting... Read more
Boston councillors on Wednesday signed off on Acting Mayor Kim Janey’s spending plans for fiscal year 2022, which begins on Thursday. The votes came after two hours of in-person debate inside City Hall and saw councillors raise their concerns about police... Read more
Rep. Dan Hunt, who represents Dorchester's 13th Suffolk District, last week endorsed Erin Murphy, a Dorchester resident, mother of three and longtime public school teacher, for an at-large seat on the Boston City Council. “Erin Murphy is not just a... Read more
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has endorsed Ruthzee Louijeune for one of the four Boston City Council At-Large seats. Louijeune, 34, has served as senior counsel for Warren’s presidential and Senate campaigns. “Ruthzee is the advocate working families need on the... Read more
Boston’s mayoral candidates are in for a forum-filled Tuesday, with one in the early morning and another in the evening. Local civic and business group leaders are hosting a forum Tuesday morning with the six mayoral candidates. The Newmarket Business... Read more
An internal poll from Michelle Wu’s mayoral campaign shows a tie between her and Acting Mayor Kim Janey, according to a source close to her campaign. Many likely voters remain undecided. The source provided a topline look at the race as the Sept. 14... Read more
Another super PAC has entered the Boston mayoral race. Hotel and food workers have formed a super PAC to bolster Acting Mayor Kim Janey, who was endorsed by their union, UNITE HERE Local 26. The outside group hopes to raise at least $500,000 this year,... Read more
When Gov. Charlie Baker sailed to reelection in 2018, he nearly won the city of Boston, a bastion of Democrats. Baker and his fellow Republican, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, came in just 3,897 votes (49 percent) behind Democrats Jay Gonzalez and Quentin Palfrey... Read more
The super PAC backing City Councillor Andrea Campbell in the Boston mayoral race went up with a TV ad this week as part of an effort to boost her name recognition. “We believe that when voters hear Andrea’s authentic Boston story, they will be more likely... Read more
Sonia Chang-Diaz, the first Latina elected to the Massachusetts Senate, has set her sights on the office around the corner. The Jamaica Plain Democrat on Wednesday said she’s seeking the governor’s suite in 2022. Her campaign launched a video and... Read more

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