District 7

By - 9/21/17 - 9:37 am

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.

By - 8/20/17 - 7:31 pm

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.

By - 7/6/17 - 11:58 am

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.

By - 4/3/17 - 9:16 pm

James Jackson last week filed papers with the state for a campaign for the District 7 city-council seat Tito Jackson is giving up this fall.

By our count, that makes 11 candidates for the seat in the fall elections, but we could be missing one or two or a dozen. The candidates don't really become official until they return signatures on the petitions the city elections department isn't releasing until next month.

By - 3/27/17 - 9:03 am

Jose Junior Lopez last week filed papers with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance to run for the District 7 city-council seat being vacated by Tito Jackson, who is running for mayor.

Candidates do not get on the September preliminary ballot unless they return enough signatures on city nominating petitions, which become available in May.

By - 3/16/17 - 9:21 pm

Add Brian Keith, president of the the Mount Pleasant Avenue, Vine and Forest Street neighborhood association, to the list of potential candidates for the District 7 City Council seat Tito Jackson is giving up to run for mayor this fall. Read more.

By - 3/14/17 - 8:41 am

Politico reports that Carlos Henriquez, expelled from the House in 2014 is looking at joining the crowded race for the District 7 City Council seat that Tito Jackson is leaving to run for mayor.

By - 1/24/17 - 5:13 pm
Camacho and Jibril

Two more people have indicated they're thinking seriously enough about running for Tito Jackson's city-council seat in District 7 that they've registered campaign organizations with the state.

Angelina Camacho (left in the photo), a program manager at ABCD, yesterday filed with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance.

Deeqo Jibril, who fled civil war in Somialia when she was 12 and who is the founder and executive director of the Somali Community and Cultural Association in Boston, filed on Friday. Read more.

By - 1/13/17 - 1:46 pm

As incumbent District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson was announcing his mayoral bid yesterday, two new candidates emerged for his council seat.

Both Hassan Williams and Joao DePina filed papers with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance to mark the creation of campaign committees. The registration does not necessarily mean they will run in the September preliminary; the city elections department does not release nominating petitions unitl May 2. Read more.

By - 1/12/17 - 12:20 am
Brother Charles

Charles Clemons Muhammad recently announced he is running for the District 7 City Council seat now held by Tito Jackson, who is set to announce a run for mayor later today.

He joins Rufus Faulk and Kim Janey in the race for the two-year seat. Several other people are also considering a run. Read more.

By - 1/10/17 - 10:45 pm
Janey

Kim Janey, a community organizer and project manager at Massachusetts Advocates for Children, announced tonight she's running for the District 7 City Council seat currently held by Tito Jackson.

Janey joins Rufus Faulk in announcing a bid for the two-year seat in this fall's elections.

Jackson has yet to say if he will run for re-election, run for mayor or both.

By - 1/3/17 - 2:44 pm
Rufus Faulk

Community organizer Rufus Faulk used Facebook to announce his bid for the Roxbury city-council seat now held by Tito Jackson in this fall's election.

Jackson has yet to announce if he's running for reelection, running for mayor or pulling a Yancey and doing both. Read more.

By - 9/5/15 - 12:35 pm

The Globe reports on a forum for the districts now represented by Charles Yancey and Tito Jackson - the only ones to have enough candidates to require preliminaries on Tuesday.

Perennial candidate Roy Owens, this time running for Jackson's seat, demanded the city stop asking churches to close on Sunday for "rock and roll."

By - 8/9/15 - 2:24 pm
Candidates in District 4 Boston City Council race

District 4 candidates: Campbell, Lacet, Williams, Yancey

Most Boston voters will get to ignore the Sept. 8 preliminary elections for city council: Only District 4 (Dorchester, Mattapan) and District 7 (Roxbury) have enough candidates to warrant an election - and neither has any candidate debates or forums scheduled between now and the election. Read more.

By - 10/13/13 - 12:37 pm
Walsh sign in Irish

Welcome to Dot forwards this photo of a Walsh campaign sign in the auld sod.

So Charlotte Golar Richie apparently spent some anguished hours trying to decide whom to endorse for mayor. The Herald reports:

She promised the crowd Walsh would appoint a woman police superintendent and that his City Hall cabinet will reflect “50 percent people of color and women.”

By - 9/30/13 - 1:20 pm
Playing the sax on Blue Hill Avenue

Thousands flocked to Blue Hill Avenue yesterday afternoon for Circle the City, in which the street was shut for four hours to celebrate a walking, playing city.

Among them was Jed Hresko, who reports that Roy Owens, perpetual political candidate and elder of the Walthall Chapel Church of God in Christ, who was very put out that the event meant no parking for the day in front of his church and did not exaggerate in the least what that meant in the signs he put on the door of his church:

By - 8/14/13 - 9:32 am

Mike Ross is leaving his car in the Boston Globe parking lot this morning so he can spend a couple days getting from one campaign stop to another by the T and his own feet (why the Globe? Why not? Plus, it's sort of near the JFK/UMass T stop, although the Dorchester Reporter lot is a lot closer).

By - 7/11/13 - 6:30 am

City Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) is organizing a series of "Enough is Enough" walks this summer, with the first starting at 7 p.m. on Friday from the corner of Walnut Avenue and Fenno Street, near where a man was shot in a drive-by on June 28.

By - 10/19/11 - 7:27 am

The Daily Free Press reports on a forum for District 7 (Roxbury, Fenway) City Councilor Tito Jackson and challenger Sheneal Parker.

Both are running for a full term following Chuck Turner's federally sponsored exit from Massachusetts. Jackson was elected in a special election earlier this year.

Report from BNN:

By - 9/26/11 - 8:38 am

Voters in District 2 (South Boston, South End, Chinatown), District 3 (Dorchester) and District 7 (Roxbury, Fenway) will narrow down the field of candidates tomorrow for the November elections.

In District 2, incumbent Bill Linehan is facing challenges from Suzanne Lee and Robert Ferrara. Report from a candidate forum.