In Bay Windows, Sue O'Connell and Jeff Coakley endorsed Mike Ross:
A strong mayor needs empathy along with leadership. Ross has consistently and reliably been a leader on LGBT issues—most recently on the challenges facing our community's senior population. As mayor, his experience in both public and private life would positively inform his leadership of the city.
O'Connell and Coakley also own the South End News, and there they endorsed John Connolly:
His much publicized exposure of the waste in the school lunch program, his clashes with Menino, the Boston public school administration, and the Teachers Union prove that he is an elected official not afraid to shake up the status quo to get things done. And that’s exactly the type of leadership Boston needs, and deserves.
In the Globe, Larry Harmon writes that Golar Richie's campaign sucks so hard it makes him question her ability to be mayor:
Golar Richie's inability to seize this moment has surprised and saddened many who have watched and respected her for more than 20 years. If Golar Richie manages to make it into the final election, it will be because people like the idea of her candidacy more than they like her ideas.
The Dorchester Reporter issues no endorsements because there are just too many good candidates.
Dan Conley has LGBT friends.
The Boston Courant jams with Connolly.
WBUR reports on the last major debate before the election, held last night, says the mostly convivial banter was interrupted only with disagreements over various facets of the casino issue.
The Globe sums up the 19 candidates for four at-large seats.
The Herald enorsed Murphy, Pressley, Frattaroli and Wu. For the at-large council seats, Bay Windows likes Pressley, Murphy, Wu and Flaherty.