The Globe reports the mayoral forum sponsored by the Boston Teachers Union was just what you'd expect: Candidates opposed to expanding the cap on charter schools (Consalvo, Ross, Yancey and Arroyo) got a much warmer reception than those who didn't (Connolly, Walsh, Walczak and Barros, with the strongest charter supporter of them all - Conley - not present). Golar Richie continued her position of not really taking a position on the issue.
Marjorie Eagan declares Charlotte Golar Richie our next mayor, well, assunming she gets into the final.
Two of the three Conguys - Connolly and Conley - would fight an Everett casino. Walsh and Ross say they're not happy City Hall decided not to fight to get Boston declared a
casino war zone "host community," given the impact on Charlestown. Still no word from any candidates if they feel the same way about Suffolk Downs and Winthrop.
Over at CommonWealth, James Aloisi (yes, that James Aloisi) begins a series on what we can learn from pre-Menino mayoral elections, you know, like back in the 1800s. Over at MassPoliticsProfs, Maurice T. Cunningham looks at the election of 1925, which he says involved "America's most corrupt politician" - and no, he's not talking about Curley.
The Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay holds a forum tonight for the five candidates running to replace Mike Ross. Starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Rabb Lecture Hall at the Copley Square library.
Bonus fun fact: While there are five candidates in District 8, there are eight candidates in District 5.
The Dorchester Reporter introduces us to the three people running against Charles Yancey in Yancey's other race, to keep his seat as District 4 city councilor.