Bill Walczak used to look outside his window at sunrise and see shards of broken glass everywhere. Savin Hill Park, with its expansive views of the rest of the neighborhood, the gas tank and Dorchester Bay, was often a “total wreck” when he first moved to... Read more
This just in from the Election Department, which is continuing to work on certifying nomination signatures: -- Local community activist John Barros and District 5 Councillor Rob Consalvo joined the list of folks who have at least 3,000 signatures verified... Read more
David Portnoy, left, hired a firm to collect 5,000 signatures to join the mayoral race. The Lower Mills resident operates a network of websites called Barstool Sports. Image from YouTube On the Milton side of Lower Mills, up a small set of steps in a two... Read more
As City Councillor Rob Consalvo’s mayoral campaign kick-off wound down, Angelo Scaccia was at the front table, greeting people as they exited, getting up and sitting down, shaking their hands, and slapping their backs while complaining of his own being in... Read more
When Mayor Thomas Menino said he would not attempt to add another four-year term to his 20-year tenure, there was little doubt that Dorchester state Rep. Marty Walsh would take a crack at the seat opening up on City Hall’s fifth floor. On Saturday, before... Read more
Community activist John Barros kicked off his mayoral bid on Thursday, officially entering the already crowded field. The Dorchester resident has served on the School Committee and as head of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative. He resigned from the... Read more
The former executive director of the Massachusetts Democratic Party will manage City Councillor At-Large Felix Arroyo’s mayoral campaign. Clare Kelly, who has also worked as Gov. Deval Patrick’s field director in his 2010 reelection campaign, is a North... Read more
Candidates hoping to succeed Mayor Thomas Menino slowly returned to the campaign trail this week after most of them had suspended campaign activities following last week’s Boston Marathon bombings. Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley appeared at a First... Read more
Former state Rep. Charlotte Golar Richie, a former aide to Mayor Thomas Menino and Gov. Deval Patrick, will be a candidate for mayor, sources tell the Reporter. She was a Dorchester state representative for five years and co-chaired the Joint Committee... Read more
The number of people who have applied for mayoral nomination papers grew to 13 on Thursday, with Hassan Williams, who unsuccessfully challenged state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz in 2010, joining the pack. According to the city’s Election Department, the rest of... Read more


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