So let's dive right into the numbers from Tuesday: Massterlist provides a map showing which wards Connolly and Walsh won after filtering out the results from the other 10 candidates. Not surprisingly, Walsh was big in Dorchester, Connolly in West Roxbury - but check out how well Walsh did in comparison to Connolly in parts of Roslindale and Hyde Park.
The two campaigns issued a joint statement tonight that instead of the endless series of forums they went through leading up to the preliminary, they want to do just three televised debates:
After discussions between our campaigns, we agree that televised debates will provide an important forum for voters to gain the information they need to make an informed decision in November’s mayoral election. In... Read more
A cafe where you can pet and gaze at cats while you sip your latte, not a place for cats to enjoy mouse smoothies, that is.
I'm a young entrepreneur looking to start a cat cafe in the U.S. I'm very serious about this and determined to have be created by the end of 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. I've had this idea for a... Read more
Final (if still unofficial) city and districtwide results. The city has yet to release ward-by-ward numbers, but NorthEndWaterfront.com tallied them for the North End, Beacon Hill and downtown.
Jim O'Sullivan ponders the race geographically, since it pits two guys who don't live anywhere near the geographic center of the city. He notes that while Walsh beat Connolly bigtime in Dorchester, Connolly won... Read more
The Globe reports that Ed Davis, Boston's police commissioner since 2006, will announce tomorrow he is resigning.
Reaction from mayoral candidates was swift:
I want to thank Ed Davis for his service to the City of Boston and wish him well in his future endeavors. I also urge Mayor Menino to appoint an interim Police Commissioner so that his successor can fill... Read more
OK, maybe not, but it turns out local tourism types are finding those to be a big draw for Chinese tourists, along with our Revolutionary history, the Globe reports. Also inviting to Chinese tourists, at least for ones with various ailments: Our world-class hospitals.
The Boston company that long handled public relations for troubled BlackBerry yesterday sued the phone maker for the $700,000 in unpaid bills it says it's owed.
In its lawsuit, filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, Brodeur and Coville, LLC, says BlackBerry demanded it provide extra service as the former RIM tried to release the BlackBerry 10 phone in a last ditch effort to... Read more
Today's the 75th anniversary of the Hurricane of 1938 smacking New England upside the head. And as you can see from Leslie Jones's photo, it pushed a sailboat or two onto the beach along Dorchester Bay - just like Hurricane Sandy did last year.
The Hurricane of '38 meant crushed cars in Cambridge:
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The Conley camp has posted this helpful video for people unsure how to fill in an oval:
Marty Walsh yesterday came out against prostitution, says part of his effort to curb commercial sex would focus on customers, by setting up "John Schools" or "a mandatory diversion curriculum for first-time sex buyers."
Waslh would... Read more
In Bay Windows, Sue O'Connell and Jeff Coakley endorsed Mike Ross:
A strong mayor needs empathy along with leadership. Ross has consistently and reliably been a leader on LGBT issues—most recently on the challenges facing our community's senior population. As mayor, his experience in both public and private life would positively inform his leadership of the city.
O'Connell and Coakley also own the South... Read more
As Michael Dyer notes:
On this date last year the Red Sox lost to the Rays to fall to 68-82 on the season. DiceK pitched, Bobby V managed. This is better.
The Globe reports on a transportation forum, in which Marty Walsh said 30 m.p.h. is too fast for most Boston streets, John Barros blasted Walsh and Menino for not doing more to get more T funding and John Connolly and Felix Arroyo praised true dedicated bike lanes.
Connolly, Walsh and Charlotte Golar Richie are the leaders in a WBUR poll.
Golar Richie fan... Read more
How serious is Attorney General Martha Coakley taking her run for Massachusetts governor?
She spent this evening talking (and shaking more than a few hands) outside Fenway Park.
Perhaps a change in strategy from her last try for higher office.
The honor role: Orchard Gardens K-8 Trotter Elementary School, Blackstone Elementary School, John F. Kennedy Elementary School and Harbor Middle School.
BPS officials say the schools all escaped Level 4 status through better results on standardized tests based on longer school days, increased teacher training and partnerships with local groups.
BPS has moved aggressively to protect these important tools by establishing innovation school status... Read more
Last week, I reported on John DeSimone's proposal for a wood-fired pizza place in the long vacant restaurant space at 45 Province St., and mentioned that he "lists himself as the current owner of Muscle Maker Grill chain."