James Fox compiles a report card on whether mayoral candidates would want to let Boston University ramp up its South End research facility to handle the most deadly microrganisms known to man. Consalvo said simply "yes," Connolly said yes with an explanation, eight others said variants of "no" and Candidate of Mystery David James Wyatt kept his thoughts to himself, as usual.
Open Media Boston asks: Why not a union mayor?
Bill Walczak called for a holistic approach to crime fighting that focuses not just on nabbing do-badders but on preventing them from becoming criminals in the first place - or returning to a life of crime, including better job training and job opportunities for local school-age students, "comprehensive reentry services and programs for people coming out of prison" and treating domestic violence and violence against women as a public-health issue. He'd also aim for "better police deployment" step up programs for alerting residents of nearby crimes, bring back the Boston Miracle of the 1990s and change how police supervisors are chosen. More.
Mike Ross vows to make public transportation a cornerstone of his administration, would fight for more money for backlogged repair work and to expand service.
The Globe reports mayoral candidates like gay people.