David Bernstein alerts us  that Seamus Whelan has set up a formal campaign committee to run for an at-large council seat in the fall elections.
According to his Facebook page , Whelan will run as the "socialist alternative" and "a voice for the 99% in Boston."
A registered nurse, Whelan calls for more teachers, an end to foreclosures and an elected School Committee and Boston Redevelopment Authority:
Boston is controlled by unelected organizations, from the school committee to the Boston Redevelopment Authority to the MBTA Board and the vultures on State Street. We need an economy that works for everyone and not just the rich and powerful. We must organize to build structures that allow working people make the important decisions that affect our lives.