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By - 9/16/13 - 11:52 am

Mike Ross traveled to Uphams Corner this morning to criticize Marty Walsh's plan to let a developer bulldoze City Hall - and to push his plan to build 10,000 housing units along the renovated Fairmount Line.

Boston is hungry for new ideas, not just a recycled debate about moving City Hall. The next mayor needs to be focused on developing our neighborhoods, many of which

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By - 9/15/13 - 6:59 pm

City Hall front

Marty Walsh says he would pay for universal K-1 classes by selling off City Hall. Unlike Mayor Menino, who once proposed selling off City Hall as well, however, Walsh says he would keep city offices downtown rather than trying to move them to South Boston.

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By - 9/12/13 - 8:40 am

The Globe reports the mayoral forum sponsored by the Boston Teachers Union was just what you'd expect: Candidates opposed to expanding the cap on charter schools (Consalvo, Ross, Yancey and Arroyo) got a much warmer reception than those who didn't (Connolly, Walsh, Walczak and Barros, with the strongest charter supporter of them all - Conley - not present). Golar Richie continued her position of... Read more

By - 9/11/13 - 9:26 am

The Globe reports on a forum in Dorchster last night, in which Barros, former head of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, compared the law-enforcement response to the Amy Lord murder with the response to murders in Roxbury.

The Improper Bostonian got back answers from half the candidates on several sports-related questions, including the Olympics, building new stadiums or arenas for the Revs and... Read more

By - 9/10/13 - 1:56 pm

The Ward 19 Democratic Committee is hosting a forum for the two Democratic mayoral candidates advancing to the general election. The forum will be Tuesday, October 8 at 7:00 PM at the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain. Ward constituents are welcome. Time will be provided for the candidates to take questions from the attendees.

By - 9/9/13 - 10:46 pm

In a debate that at times devolved into an incomprehensible roar as moderators did little to try to keep order, 11 candidates offered their opinions on everything from a casino vote to education. David Wyatt also attended, but spoke only during the two times he was asked a direct question.

Casino vote

John Connolly said East Boston residents will be hit far harder by a... Read more

By - 9/9/13 - 2:57 pm

Starts at 6 p.m., details here.

By - 9/9/13 - 7:57 am

Bill Walczak has bought ad time on NECN tonight for this commercial. Why NECN tonight? It'll be broadcasting the not-Joyce-Kulhawik debate at 8 p.m. Meanwhile, Dan Conley, who hasn't really said if he's for or against a Suffolk Downs casino, might go after other candidates on the issue of a citywide referendum on the question... Read more

By - 9/6/13 - 4:31 pm

Press Pass TV sits down with the candidates and takes their views on the crime rate and the ongoing violence for Boston's first mayoral race in over two decades.

By - 9/6/13 - 8:23 am

Seems that instead of unifying the black community around a single candidate, a closed-door meeting of elders may have only fractured it.

The Golar Richie campaign yesterday issued a statement denying involvement in the effort to get certain candidates (who happen to be named Yancey, Clemons and Wyatt) to drop out:

No one from the Charlotte Golar Richie Campaign attended the event, nor did

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By - 9/5/13 - 8:06 am
Walczak with Google Glass on.

The Dorchester Reporter alerts us that Nick Collins is going to endorse John Connolly, rather than, say, Marty Walsh, whom the Reporter notes stayed neutral in Collins's failed state-senate bid.

Mike Ross wants the state gaming commission to grant Boston "host city" status for the potential Everett casino - because much of the traffic to and from there would go through Charlestown streets and,... Read more

By - 9/4/13 - 10:07 am

Connolly will be out in front of the Apple Store on Boylston Street today to convince voters he will install a genius bar in City Hall create the kind of customer-driven attitude in City Hall that Apple customers expect, specifically, by "making city services, licensing, and permitting easier and more user-friendly."

Marty Walsh says the city needs its own Ethics Commission to ensure officials... Read more

By - 9/3/13 - 9:29 am

In this post-Labor Day world, it's no longer sweetness and light and pick-up basketball games on the campaign trail, the Herald warns:

The gloves are coming off in Boston's mayoral race with candidates trading accusations of ideas-poaching and flip-flopping as they head into a red-hot sprint to undercut their opponents and sway undecided voters before the 12-way Sept. 24 preliminary election.

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By - 8/31/13 - 8:16 pm

The Arroyo campaign provided this snippet from a pick-up match in a city with enough candidates to field two entire teams, including, of course, Rob Three-Pointer Consalvo.

Via Gintautus Dumcius.... Read more

By - 8/31/13 - 10:28 am

The Bay State Banner says Yancey, Clemons and Wyatt should drop out of the race and help get one of the other minority candidates who actually has a chance get elected:

Sometimes it is heroic to quit. Politicians are competitive, highly motivated and aggressive individuals who will fight to the end. It is unnatural for them to throw in the towel before the political

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By - 8/30/13 - 9:07 am

Charlotte Golar Richie was endorsed by former state Senator Bill Owens, and former state reps Royal Bolling, Doris Bunte, and Shirley Owens-Hicks.

The Globe reports a bevy of mayoral hopefuls attended a Boston Common rally for higher wages for fast-food workers. The story doesn't mention Mike Ross, but maybe because he protested with the workers earlier in the day

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By - 8/29/13 - 12:21 pm

Mike Ross says he's with the striking fast-food workers:

This morning, I stood with striking fast food workers in support of their efforts to fight for higher wages. I want to make Boston the best city in America in which to do business, but I also want to make sure that all of those businesses pay a living wage and treat their employees fairly. Strong

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By - 8/28/13 - 10:31 am

UPDATE: Herald says it's changed the time of its forum to "accommodate a scheduling conflict by some candidates," which is certainly an artful way to put it.

Marty Walsh, John Barros and Bill Walczak say that on the evening of Sept. 9, they'll be honoring their commitments and appearing at a mayoral forum sponsored by MassCreative, which was announced weeks ago,... Read more

By - 8/27/13 - 10:06 am

Bill Walczak, who says Suffolk Downs should be turned into an Innovation District instead of a casino, says Harvard should turn its vast tracts of land in Allston into an Innovation District:

I believe the residents of Allston would welcome an opportunity to work with Harvard on plans for an Allston Innovation District. The "enterprise research campus' formerly discussed with the community would provide

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