The Globe reports that with a little more than a week to go, nearly a third of voters still haven't settled on a mayoral candidate to fill in an oval for. Among candidates who actually say things at forums, John Connolly has a tiny lead.
Marty Walsh and Rob Consalvo think parts of Boston need more parking spaces - at odds with the current BRA policy of reducing the number of spaces needed for new developments.
Consalvo issued a statement this morning that the eight shootings so far this weekend are alarming and show why we need to put at least 200 more cops on the beat and expand the ShotSpotter system.
The Herald has Bill Walczak betting on anti-casino types putting him into the final.
Walsh has his first TV ad out (no, those other ads weren't by his campaign):
Gus Newport, the mayor of Berkeley, CA campaigned with John Barros yesterday. Newport was once executive director of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative - the same post Barros held until he announced his run for mayor:
John is a proven leader, who understands all sides of an issue and works to resolve them. This approach has allowed him to improve his community by working to improve his neighborhood through the increase of affordable housing, increasing educational opportunity, and decreasing violent hot spots. The leadership that I have seen him demonstrate is exactly what the entire City of Boston needs.
Former ambassador to Tanzania Charles Stith, now director of Boston University's African Presidential Center, endorsed Charlotte Golar Richie yesterday.
Proving he really is running for mayor, Mike Ross plans several early morning actual runs in which people who can keep up with him can ask questions. The first is Wednesday at the Back on My Feet Boston and Hope House Run, 5:30 a.m., starting at 8 Farnham St., Roxbury.