Marty Walsh

By - 10/22/17 - 10:40 pm
Tossed pumpkin

Pat Payaso, the clown running for one of the four at-large city council seats, reports somebody threw a pumpkin at his house tonight. "Scared our tenants," he says.

The tossed pumpkin comes after the Dig posts a complaint about Payaso by Roxbury activist Jamahrl Crawford: Read more.

By - 10/21/17 - 5:29 pm

Marty Walsh's competitor four years ago now says Walsh deserves another four years. Read more.

By - 10/19/17 - 11:51 am

WGBH is out with a poll that claims most Boston voters feel pretty darn good about their Hub and that that should be good news for Marty Walsh's election. But if you read down more than a couple of paragraphs, you see that it's mainly whites who feel that way: Read more.

By - 10/19/17 - 9:47 am
Amazon Downs

WBUR reports Mayor Walsh tomorrow will detail his proposal to love up Amazon, with four possible sites in mind, but, really, he wants the Bezosphere to set up shop at Suffolk Downs.

By - 10/17/17 - 3:53 pm

Massport has agreed to pay for the operation of a new senior center in East Boston and a 4.5-acre expansion of Piers Park as recompense for its never ending expansion at Logan Airport, the authority and Mayor Walsh's office announced today. Read more.

By - 10/15/17 - 8:59 am

And not just some random spot, but at Doyle's, the Herald reports.

By - 10/11/17 - 10:13 pm

In a city that thinks of itself sometimes as the Athens of America, surely we can have a real debate, where two candidates for a particular office can actually talk out issues.

That wasn't what we got tonight. The format of the "debate" between Marty Walsh and Tito Jackson at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury left no room for the candidates to really get into things. Only for one brief moment did they break out of the confines of the forum-style session, when they exchanged a couple of angry barbs over last year's Black Lives Matter at Boston Latin imbroglio. Read more.

By - 10/6/17 - 10:05 am

CORRECTION: The candidates will have two debates after all - they agreed to a second one on Oct. 11.

After both sides agreed not to scab out at a WBZ debate, we're left with just a single mayoral debate, at WGBH's studios on the 10th (and now a second one the next night at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury). Tito asked Marty for at least four total debates. One of Marty's minions replied, basically: Yeah, right.

Speaking of Walsh opponents, John Connolly popped up this week ... Read more.

By - 10/5/17 - 9:08 am

Both Marty Walsh and Tito Jackson pulled out of a debate planned for Channel 4 tonight because of a contract tiff between the station and union members over pay for longtime workers, the Globe reports. The union, an IBEW local, had planned a picket line.

By - 10/4/17 - 11:54 pm

At a forum tonight, Mayor Marty Walsh said he would spend the next four years building on what he said were the successes of his first term, while challenger and City Councilor Tito Jackson said he would take more aggressive steps to make Boston a better place. Read more.

By - 10/2/17 - 9:27 am

Mayor Walsh and Harvard President Drew Faust get their ceremonial shovels out today to officially launch a $6.5-million upgrade of Smith Field that will include a street-hockey rink, a splash pond, new walking paths, an amphitheater for public performances and upgrades to the existing playground and playing fields.

The ceremony starts at 4 p.m. at the park off Western Avenue.

By - 9/28/17 - 9:26 am

The Walsh campaign says Hizzona has agreed to debate challenger Tito Jackson twice - once with Dan Rea on WBZ on Oct. 10 and once with Braude and Eagan on WGBH on Oct. 24. No times announced; Jackson says he's looking at other debate invitations.

Read more.

By - 9/27/17 - 9:33 pm

The Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition posts their answers to a questionnaire side by side.

By - 9/26/17 - 9:17 pm

UPDATED at 10:05 p.m.

Mayor Marty Walsh will face off against City Councilor Tito Jackson in the November elections, according to preliminary results from the city elections department. Jackson will his work cut out for him: Walsh is leading by a better than 2-1 margin. Read more.

By - 9/23/17 - 5:07 pm
Dogs for Walsh and Jackson

Kerry O'Brien shows us that the owners of a prominent totem on Robert Street in Roslindale are backing Walsh on Tuesday, while Amanda B says she'll take an actual pupper for Jackson any day.

Barring some amazing thing in Tuesday's preliminary, the two will go on to battle for the mayor's seat in the November final elections.

By - 9/22/17 - 3:06 pm

Should Amazon be concerned about Boston traffic, MBTA?

The T's not so bad and reporters just risk scaring away the giant retail companies that want to bring 50,000 jobs here, Hizzona tells MassLive.

By - 9/16/17 - 2:40 pm

Citing the First Amendment, Mayor Walsh is refusing to let Hal Shurtleff, who runs a New Hampshire camp to teach kids his version of the Constitution, fly his Christian flag from one of the three flagpoles in front of City Hall, the Herald reports. Read more.

By - 9/13/17 - 4:31 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced the Greater Boston Immigrant Defense Fund to help immigrants who suddenly find themselves threatened by actions in Washington and locally. Read more.

By - 9/3/17 - 9:16 am

The concert and unity rally, which starts at 7 p.m., will be free, but people are being asked to bring school supplies to be donated to kids in Houston, Mayor Walsh and state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry announced.

By - 8/24/17 - 6:32 pm

The Globe reports. Arroyo has denied the charges.