The Globe reports a pro-charter group plans to spend up to $750,000 for ads and door knocking for John Connolly (Stand for Children's release on its endorsement is attached below).
Rob Consalvo is aghast at this "full-frontal assault” on the sanctity of Boston elections by a group not based here (Consalvo, you may recall, has been trying to get fellow candidates to sign a pledge not to accept out-of-city money).
The huge amount should make for an interesting discussion at the mayoral forum the Boston Teachers Union is holding on Sept. 11 (complete list of forums). Stand for Children has undergone a dramatic shift in its goals.
Frank Baker, the Dorchester district councilor with no opposition, is facing some heat for his decision to oppose a city designation of a dilapidated building as a landmark, the Dorchester Reporter reports. The building is across from his home. Also, his brother had earlier made an unsuccessful bid to buy the property.
At-large candidate Annissa Essaibi George rides a bike.
David Bernstein thinks the Globe is doing a horrible job highlighting its mayoral coverage online.