The elderly Russian Jews of Wallingford Road got their voting instructions last night
Menino for mayor, Ciommo for district councilor and Arroyo, Connolly, Murphy and Pressley for at-large councilors, according to somebody who has a copy of the sample ballot distributed last night on the Brighton road.
Wallingford is home to the Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, whose residents basically vote the way local ward bosses and Menino backers Naakh Vysoky and Serge Bologov tell them to, and, yes, who would think that Boston in the 21st century has ward bosses - or that Boston has any kind of slate? There's also Uncle Frank over in Chinatown (you think the three of them ever get together and compare notes?).
The issue actually came up at last night's Brighton Allston Improvement Association candidate forum, where Arroyo was asked to explain why several hundred Russian Jews had turned out en masse for him in the preliminary (he said it was because of his work on immigration reform).