Boston Globe: Lawmaker’s broad base carries him past John Connolly
The State House News Service reports a number of Democratic politicos - including Uncle Joe Biden - somehow got Marty Walsh of Newton on the line last night, rather than Marty Walsh of Dorchester:
Not-mayor-elect Walsh said before he could tell Biden he had the wrong guy, the veep told him, "Marty, you did it, you son of gun."... Read more
Another mystery from the Boston City Archives: Where and when was this? See it larger.
WBUR has posted precinct-by-precinct results on a map. The first thing that stands out is how overwhelmingly Walsh took Hyde Park - it proved his margin of victory.
But also interesting is how Washington Street - the one that runs through Roxbury, JP, Roslindale and West Roxbury - served as a boundary line between Walshville and Connolly Town. East of Washington Street, Walsh... Read more
The mayor's office released this photo of Mayor Menino calling Marty Walsh to congratulate him tonight.
At 9:17 p.m., Stephanie Ebbert of the Globe tweeted:
John Connolly has conceded. It's Mayor Marty Walsh.
The Suffolk Downs casino proposal lost big in East Boston. Revere's mayor is vowing to try to have the entire project moved 500 feet so that it's all in Revere and Boston can suck it when it comes to community benefits, since Revere voters said yes... Read more
Back in the good old days, like the 1890s, Boston voters had to be reminded to keep their tobacco and their hip flasks in their pockets. Also, women had their own voting instructions (but only for school-committee elections; they couldn't vote in other elections until 1920).
Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (but if you're interested in telephone-type polls, here's a blending of them).
As you vote, what are you seeing at the polling places? Check in below.
Go to My Neighborhood, type in your address and find out.
Jose Masso wrote a letter to the Globe after reading the eight essays and a poem about the Sox, none by Latinos about a team basically led by a Latino:
This is our “effing city too” and maybe, just maybe, under the new ownership of the Globe it will be reflected every time we celebrate the positive.... Read more
David Paleologos, head of polling at Suffolk University, tells the Herald Asian women coming out to vote for Wu could be the deciding factor in the mayoral race, but nobody knows how they'll vote. If only somebody could poll them.
Michael Contompasis, who served as Boston Latin headmaster and BPS superintendent between Payzant and Johnson, now says he regrets not trying to break apart the centralized system:
I should have been bolder. When I look back on my years as chief operating officer and superintendent of the Boston Public Schools, I can see now that I was too focused on incremental changes that produced... Read more
I recently saw a television commercial for John Connolly stating that he would eliminate crime and gun violence with new laws if elected! Did I hear that correctly? Reduce crime and gun violence is believeable but not eliminate.
UPDATE: Drunken/shirtless Napoli timeline - note that one of the last shirts he wore was a Marty Walsh tee.
Mark Garfinkel has come up with an update for Charlie on the MTA:
Well, let me tell you of the story of a man named Napoli
On a proud and memorable day.
He put ten cents in... Read more
Mayor Menino today named Superintendent William Evans as interim police commissioner following Ed Davis's resignation today.
“The Boston Police Department will be in great hands under the leadership of Bill Evans,” Mayor Menino said. “He knows how to manage his team of talented officers, has the respect of the rank and file and has proven his ability to diffuse even the most difficult of public... Read more
District 2 (South Boston, South End, downtown, Chinatown), incumbent City Councilor Bill Linehan is shocked almost beyond belief about a mailing from opponent Suzanne Lee, which includes a snippet from a column in which the Globe's Yvonne Abraham called him a dinosaur.
In a statement reminiscent of the time mayoral candidate Ray Flynn accused an opponent of calling him "a lizard," Linehan demands... Read more
The new Suffolk University Poll conducted by David Paleologos is out today. What we already knew was the Boston Mayoral Contest is razor thin with Martin Walsh surging to a 3 point lead over John Connolly with a 5.5% plus/minus margin of error.
What we did not know is that Boston City Councilor At-Large is clinging for his political life. Murphy sits in a distant... Read more