David Bernstein writes that the interesting news in last night's results were not in the race for mayor - which surprised no one - but in the council races, which could mean two black women joining the council in January - possibly alongside incumbent minority councilors Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu (at large) and Andrea Campbell (Dorchester). Read more.
The Bay State Banner introduces us to the candidates, two of whom will survive Tuesday's preliminary to compete in November for the seat being given up by Tito Jackson.
The Dig posts interviews with 25 of the people running for district and at-large council seats on school issues.
A clown calling himself or herself Pat Payaso managed to get certified for the November ballot for the four open at-large city councilor seats.
"Payaso" is Spanish for "clown." Too good to be true? Well, of course. Read more.
The three candidates for the District 1 City Council seat (North End, Charlestown, East Boston) that Sal LaMattina is giving up sounded similar themes on a number of issues, including Airbnb and 4 a.m. closing times, at a forum sponsored by the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council tonight. Read more.
This is the week for candidate forums in the council districts with enough candidates to warrant Sept. 26 preliminary elections. Here's a list of the forums for the races in District 1 (North End, East Boston, Charlestown), District 2 (Chinatown, South Boston, South End, downtown), District 7 (Roxbury) and District 9 (Allston/Brighton).
Going forward, I'll be updating the list with additional forums and events for the fall city elections.
City Council President Michelle Wu, who lives in Roslindale, is kind of pissed this morning: Read more.
Mary Berninger reports on an East Boston focused candidate forum the other night for the three candidates for the District 1 seat Sal LaMattina is giving up - Lydia Edwards, Margaret Farmer and Stephen Passacantilli
Two of the three will be selected in the September preliminaries to compete in the November final election for the two-year seat, which also represents Charlestown and the North End.
Roy Owens, who runs for a different office every year, this year is running for the District 7 City Council seat Tito Jackson is giving up to run for mayor. And he's come out with both guns blazing against teaching anal sex to kindergarteners, which is a position none of the other 12 candidates for the seat have publicly taken, probably because, oh, come on, seriously now? Read more.
Beth Treffeisen reports on a District 2 City Council forum for the candidates who want to succeed Bill Linehan in the fall elections.
The Bay State Banner reports on a recent forum attended by 11 of the 12 candidates for the District 7 City Council seat Tito Jackson is vacating.
Ray Flynn's son, Ed, has the backing of Southie's Nick Collins and Michael Flaherty for the District 2 (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, downtown) seat, but Mike Kelley has the support of Linda Dorcena Forry, Aaron Michlewitz, Joseph Boncore and Byron Rushing, the Herald reports.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a candidates forum for District 1, which includes the North End, Charlestown and East Boston, and candidates Lydia Edwards, Margaret Farmer and Stephen Passacantilli.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the Ward 3 Democratic Committee this week endorsed Stephen Passacantilli for the District 1 seat (North End, Charlestown, East Boston) from which Sal LaMattina is retiring this year. The East Boston Times-Free Press reports state Sen. Joseph Boncore endorsed Lydia Edwards for the seat. Also running: Margaret Farmer.
Giving addicts a place where they could shoot up under medical supervision would save lives and clean up neighborhoods, several doctors - and one heroin addict - told several Boston city councilors at a hearing today. Read more.
City Councilors Annissa Essaibi-George (at large) and Frank Baker (Dorchester) say that with opioid deaths continuing to rise, it's time to look at possibly setting up a place where addicts could inject themselves while under the supervision of healthcare workers who could administer emergency aid. Read more.
Blackstonian has the lists of candidates who appear to have filed enough valid signatures to get on the ballot this fall.
Althea Garrison, who runs unsuccessfully every year for some office in Roxbury, has broadened her sights this year: She looks set to make the ballot as one of eight candidates for the four at-large city-council seats. Read more.