Rob Consalvo says he just wants to "prevent shadowy groups funded by anonymous donors from dominating and meddling in the race" for mayor and today called on his opponents to either reject money from these wraith-like groups or donate half the amount to the One Fund.
"In principle, sounds like a good idea," the Conley campaign tweeted in reply.
City Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) tweeted last night:
Next week I'll be proposing a city council ordinance to prevent a SharkNado outbreak along the East Coast.
Our newest state rep, Jay Livingstone (D-Beacon Hill, Back Bay) has endorsed John Connolly for mayor rather than his own district councilor, Mike Ross.
The Herald reports on Charlotte Golar Richie's efforts to round up black and women support as she tries to become Boston's first black and first female mayor (tsk, the Herald left out that she'd also be our first mayor from Brooklyn).
With an environment-focused forum today (WBUR reports), several candidates announced proposals dealing with environmental, energy and climate-change issues.
John Connolly released an environmental blueprint, which includes installing enough solar panels to generate 100 MW of power by 2020, dramatically boost recycling and decrease landfill use, promote energy-saving programs in Boston homes. Also:
While we should never see climate adaptation as an excuse not... Read more
Charlotte Golar Richie announced this morning Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree has joined her campaign as a senior advisor:
She's an excellent candidate with deep roots in the community, rich experience in government and a vision for the city.
Josh Dawson proposes:
Mayor Menino has around $525k in his campaign account. He should use that money to pay for his name being taken off of all of these signs and banners throughout the city, and use some of the time he has left in office to sign an ordinance prohibiting any future mayor from using public property for their own name recognition purposes.... Read more
State Rep. and mayoral hopeful Marty Walsh says the address where a woman was found dead yesterday was a place for recovering drug addicts to live without any supervision. A resident of 752 E. 4 St., Martin Jimenez, faces arraignment today for her death.
Walsh vowed to clean them up if elected:
Unregulated sober homes are a problem in Boston, where the housing stock... Read more
Mayoral candidate Bill Walczak says we need Ed Davis to stay on - but ask him to develop a real-time alerting system to let residents know about crimes as they are happening in their neighborhoods. In a statement, he says:
Violent crime is a complex issue that requires a comprehensive, coordinated response and a close working relationship between community residents and the police. Throughout his... Read more
John Nucci contemplates the possibility that the "young, professional, tech-savvy non-native Bostonians" filling once somnolent downtown and waterfront streets could swing the election for their fellow young, professional, tech-savvy non-native Bostonian Mike Ross - if he can convince them to actually vote, that is, since it seems they are too busy being young and professional and tech-savvy to get involved in local politics.
But... Read more
State Rep. Marty Walsh says that as mayor, he'd make sure Bostonians have a place to go on New Year's Eve that doesn't involve getting packed into a bar:
Boston invented First Night. We are famous for it. Other people copied it. It would be a tragedy if it ceased to exist.
City Councilor Charles Yancey said today that while his name will be on the September ballot in Dorchester twice - once for city council, once for mayor - he will be spending all his time between now and then running for mayor.
Following an education forum at the BPL in Copley Square, Yancey said he is running a citywide campaign for mayor and that he... Read more
At a forum sponsored by several local educational groups today, candidates for mayor agreed that Boston public schools need a longer school day and need to be freed from the shackles of an oppressive central administration at Court Street.
Bill Walczak said innovation and great teaching come from "autonomous" schools without the heavy boot of downtown pressing them down. John Connolly said Court Street "just... Read more
A forum on Thursday will give the dozen people running for mayor another shot at explaining their plans for education in Boston.
Googiebaba had planned to try to interview everybody running for mayor this year, but after watching the debate on education the other day, she decided to vote for City Councilor Rob Consalvo because he's one of three candidate opposed to lifting the cap on charter-school seats and the one she thinks has the best shot of winning.
It has become clear to... Read more
Our own Don Warner Saklad provides the list.
Among the qualifiers: Charles Yancey, who is pulling a Paul Ryan by also qualifying to run for re-election as a city councilor, you know, just in case. The other city councilors running for mayor are all in just for mayor.
In the fall preliminary, voters will face an even more dizzying array of 19 candidates... Read more
David Bernstein tweets David Portnoy didn't get enough valid signatures to get on the ballot for mayor this year. Sounds like Portnoy could have a complaint against the company he hired to collect signatures for him.
The Herald tells us how much the people running for mayor make, or, at least, the people it was able to get tax records from.
The Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus last week endorsed Charlotte Golar Richie for mayor.
Experience. When one considers the upcoming mayoral election, he or she undoubtedly seeks a candidate with unique experience applicable to the position. Groundbreaking: surely an ideal mayoral candidate is one unafraid to break down barriers and work toward change. And, in a male-dominated race, Charlotte Golar Richie shines like a beacon... Read more
Mike Ross plans to officially, really, no, this time he means it, kick off his campaign for mayor tomorrow by staying up for 25 hours.
"I will be bringing my campaign to the leaders and neighbors of communities across Boston to focus on the issues that mater to them and learn from their own work to help me bring the best ideas and solutions to... Read more