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By - 11/5/13 - 8:18 pm

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 to the casino.

By - 11/4/13 - 6:44 am

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.

The New York Times tries to sum up our mayoral race, concludes many voters see it as a choice between the education guy and the union guy.

By - 11/1/13 - 1:05 pm

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.

By - 11/1/13 - 8:21 am

Following David Bernstein's lead, the Globe today reports on the mystery Roslindale woman who set up a PAC to run ads supporting Marty Walsh. Turns out the woman couldn't find a voting booth if her life depended on it, yet she's raised lots of money from people she refuses to identify for these "independent" ads.

By - 10/31/13 - 8:48 am

The Globe endorses Connolly; Mel King endorses Walsh. Yvonne Abraham counters with Connolly.

By - 10/29/13 - 9:15 pm

In one of their final debates, mayoral candidates John Connolly and Marty Walsh clashed on negative campaigning and negotiating with city unions, but otherwise continued to push similar ideas for a post-Menino world.

Both candidates, for example, said they would return vocational training to all city high schools, would make it a priority to find a qualified minority candidate for police commissioner and work to decentralize BPS and increase cooperation between BPS and charter schools. Connolly even acknowledged Walsh is qualified to be mayor - but added he's more qualified.

By - 10/29/13 - 7:49 am
Kid dressed as water fountain

At Matt O'Malley's annual Halloween party, one kid came as the tri-level water fountain O'Malley got for Jamaica Pond.

You always know an election's getting nasty when campaign signs start getting torn down.

The final televised debate is tonight, 7-8 p.m.

By - 10/27/13 - 1:06 pm

The eight at-large council candidates will debate at 5:30 p.m. today in Northeastern's Blackman Auditorium.

Looks like Bill Linehan and Suzanne Lee will debate after all, 6 p.m. at the Lithuanian Club, 368 W. Broadway in South Boston. The South End News reports on a forum featuring Lee and Linehan last week.

By - 10/26/13 - 7:00 pm

And not just the two or three who actually live in Boston. The Globe reports everybody from Ernie Boch Jr to "members of the board of the conservative Pioneer Institute" are tossing money Connolly's way.

Michael Freedberg doesn't say if he saw that article before he wrote Why John Connolly is the progressive and Marty Walsh isn't:

By - 10/25/13 - 7:02 am

The Walsh campaign has announced an 11;45 a.m. endorsement at the Moakley Courthouse by state Sen. Therese Murray.

CommonWealth reports that the vast majority of outside money pouring into Boston is pouring into Walsh's coffers:

By - 10/24/13 - 7:57 am

The Globe reports on a debate focused on issues of particular concern to the city's communities of color. CommonWealth has more:

By - 10/23/13 - 6:34 pm

During their debate last night, John Connolly said the proof Marty Walsh wouldn't be able to get unions to do anything they didn't want to came in those flyers union PACs are sending out besmirching Connolly as a, gasp, lawyer, even though Walsh doesn't want them to do that.

But remember when Connolly said he didn't want any outside groups spending money on ads for his campaign, how he wanted to win this race the right way, by communicating with voters himself? Yeah, well, so much for that, David Bernstein reports.

By - 10/23/13 - 9:23 am

The Globe does the blow by blow. The Herald focuses on schools and unions.

David Bernstein explains why Walsh's sudden demand that Connolly release a list of every law client he ever had was kind of stupid.

By - 10/22/13 - 11:55 pm

In their second televised debate, on WGBH, mayoral hopefuls John Connolly and Marty Walsh staked out different positions on the question of how long people should be allowed to save curbside parking spaces after major snowstorms.

Connolly said he would limit residents to just 24 hours - compared to the 48 hours allowed by Tom Menino. Walsh, however, said he would be more flexible - the amount of time would depend on how severe the storm was.

By - 10/22/13 - 7:24 pm

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Enough of the old Boston, Marty.

By - 10/22/13 - 8:24 am

WGBH will host a mayoral debate tonight, on both Channel 2 and 89.7 FM.

US Rep. Mike Capuano endorsed Walsh yesterday:

By - 10/20/13 - 9:51 am

Yesterday, the Connolly campaign issued a statement about flyers and tweets that say mean things about their man, the sort of thing that has no place in a Boston campaign:

Representative Walsh said that he would run a positive race. He said that negative campaigning does not have a place in politics and yet the special interests funding his campaign are distributing negative flyers filled with personal attacks," said Connolly. "The voters of Boston deserve a race about our ideas and visions for the future. They do not want personal attacks and misrepresentations."

By - 10/19/13 - 10:50 am

John Connolly is proposing a Roxbury Entrepreneurship Center to help budding small businesses in the area get off the ground - through space for them to start up their businesses, a "Made in Boston" startup capital fund and counseling and meetings with existing entrepreneurs. He says he'd immediately start looking for transit-accessible space in the neighborhood for the center.

Connolly also held a private confab with gangbangers, well, private except for the Globe reporter.

By - 10/18/13 - 10:26 am

Marty Walsh yesterday released a 14-point economic plan that, among other things, would ditch the BRA and replace it with a new Boston Economic Development Authority.

By - 10/16/13 - 7:32 am

Just in: The Walsh campaign has scheduled a 12:15 p.m. endorsement by state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry in Mattapan Square. Comes the day after the Bay State Banner endorsed Connolly because, basically, unions.