2017 elections

By - 11/10/17 - 9:38 am

East Boston native James Aloisi considers the meaning of East Boston having a city councilor who isn't an Italian-American man:

In a race of historic importance, [Lydia] Edwards defeated the candidate backed by the long powerful but increasingly diminished political old guard. Edwards won for many reasons - an impressive background and resume; a passionate cadre of supporters; and, perhaps most important, the ability to see, understand, and appeal to the changing demographics in the district.

By - 11/9/17 - 9:16 am
Boston mayoral results on a map

MassInc used the Tuesday numbers to create a map of the results by precinct. The map shows the percentage by which each candidate won which precincts; hover over specific precincts to get the actual vote numbers (and turnout).

By - 11/7/17 - 8:35 pm
Edwards, Janey and Flynn

Winners: Edwards (District 1), Janey (7) and Flynn (2).

Mayor Marty Walsh tonight easily won a second term, defeating City Councilor Tito Jackson.

In the council races, Lydia Edwards won in District 1 (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) and Kim Janey won in District 7 (Roxbury). With incumbents Andrea Campbell in District 4 (Dorchester) and Michelle Wu and Ayanna Pressley (at large) all easily winning re-election, the council will be the most diverse ever come Jan. 1.

Read more.

By - 11/7/17 - 11:52 am
Poll rides offered in Allston and Brighton

Brandon Bowser, who is running against incumbent District 9 (Allston/Brighton) Councilor Mark Ciommo today, has a fleet of pedicabs ready to take people to the polls.

By - 11/7/17 - 8:14 am

Two Northeastern journalism students have put together a map showing the proximity of Dunkin' Donuts to polling places in Boston.

By - 11/6/17 - 1:34 pm

Jonathan Berk posts a list of businesses in the Washington Gateway Main Street district that will be giving free stuff to people who display an "I voted" sticker tomorrow.

By - 11/6/17 - 9:42 am

The Boston Elections Department reports it will hold absentee ballots in District 1 (East Boston, Charlestown and the North End) until the end of voting tomorrow "due to anonymous concerns" about ballots there. Read more.

By - 11/5/17 - 4:46 pm
Jackson and Walsh at the West Roxbury Roche Bros.

Both Marty Walsh and Tito Jackson showed up to campaign at the Roche Bros. entrance this afternoon. Read more.

By - 11/4/17 - 4:55 pm

Osgood4Mayor Campaign Video

Donald M. Osgood, Sr., is running for mayor as a write-in candidate. Read more.

By - 11/3/17 - 10:13 am

The Globe reports on the "vote farming" among elderly people in Chinatown, says city elections officials just want to fix the problem without blaming anybody.

Over in East Boston, District 1 council candidate Stephen Passacantilli is appealing for votes by telling residents they live in a hellhole: Read more.

By - 11/1/17 - 10:35 pm

The Boston Election Department has set a meeting tomorrow morning at Asian Community Development Corp. to discuss "possible unauthorized actions involving absentee ballots." Read more.

By - 10/25/17 - 9:18 am
Fake endorsement

Word in from the Walsh campaign: Hizzona has not endorsed Stephen Passacantilli in the District 1 (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) council race, no matter how many cards saying he has are floating around East Boston. The Walsh campaign forwarded this interchange at WGBH from last night: Read more.

By - 10/24/17 - 10:02 pm

In their second, and final, debate, Mayor Marty Walsh and Councilor Tito Jackson highlighted their differences in a debate moderated by WGBH's Margery Eagan and Jim Braude: Read more.

By - 10/24/17 - 4:29 pm

This card has been going around East Boston in recent days. In Spanish, it says, "I'm with Stephen" (and at the bottom: "Authorized and paid for by the Friends of Stephen Passacantilli Committee"). Read more.

By - 10/22/17 - 10:40 pm
Tossed pumpkin

Pat Payaso, the clown running for one of the four at-large city council seats, reports somebody threw a pumpkin at his house tonight. "Scared our tenants," he says.

The tossed pumpkin comes after the Dig posts a complaint about Payaso by Roxbury activist Jamahrl Crawford: Read more.

By - 10/21/17 - 5:29 pm

Marty Walsh's competitor four years ago now says Walsh deserves another four years. Read more.

By - 10/19/17 - 11:51 am

WGBH is out with a poll that claims most Boston voters feel pretty darn good about their Hub and that that should be good news for Marty Walsh's election. But if you read down more than a couple of paragraphs, you see that it's mainly whites who feel that way: Read more.

By - 10/18/17 - 11:34 am

The Herald reports the South Boston councilor is quitting right this second, because for some reason that will make it easier for him to set up a consulting business than if he waited until his term ends in January. Read more.

By - 10/15/17 - 8:59 am

And not just some random spot, but at Doyle's, the Herald reports.