The gloves are coming off in Boston's mayoral race with candidates trading accusations of ideas-poaching and flip-flopping as they head into a red-hot sprint to undercut their opponents and sway undecided voters before the 12-way Sept. 24 preliminary election.
With little money, Felix Arroyo is counting on knocking lots of doors and shaking hands at lots of T stops, CommonWealth reports. But, hey, the campaign did raise $102,000 last month.
At-large candidate Martin Keogh says the city could get more affordable housing built by setting aside the "thousands of potentially buildable lots" he says the city owns specifically for inexpensive single-family homes. A lottery would determine which eligible Boston residents could then buy the parcels and build homes on them - with help from a city fund.