By - 4/12/13 - 1:25 pm

The Globe reports Charlotte Golar Richie of Dorchester is thinking of running for mayor because, well, why not?

If elected, she would be our first black woman mayor from Brooklyn. If she runs, she'll be competing against, among others, Mike Ross, who would be our first Jewish mayor, Will Dorcena, who would be our first Haitian-American mayor, Felix Arroyo, who would be our first... Read more

By - 4/11/13 - 11:34 am

City Councilor Mike Ross, who almost fled to Newton, today jumped into the race for mayor of Boston:

This week, our Red Sox returned for their home opener, providing Bostonians with a surge of hope, optimism and renewal. Every year on Opening Day, I think back to 13 years ago, during my earliest days as a city councilor, when a small group of

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By - 4/10/13 - 4:13 pm

State Rep. Marty Walsh of Dorchester today finally officially announced his bid for mayor in the fall elections. His campaign says he already has $200,000 in the bank, with commitments for $400,000 more in donations.

His press release:

Rep. Martin J. Walsh formally announced today that he is running for Mayor of Boston. "I love this city - its people, its institutions, its traditions and

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By - 4/9/13 - 11:16 pm

John Laing of Hyde Park, who co-founded Touch FM with Charles Clemons, has filed papers with the state for a committee to run for mayor. Clemons has also filed papers to run for mayor. They'd still have to collect 3,000 signatures to get on the ballot this fall.... Read more

By - 4/8/13 - 9:49 pm

Michael Jonas tweets he formally announce at the offices of SEIU 615, where he was an organizer before getting elected a city councilor.

By - 4/7/13 - 12:27 pm

The Globe reports that Bill Walczak, co-founder of the Codman Square Health Center and former head of Carney Hospital, decided yesterday to run for mayor.

He becomes the seventh person to say he is running for the city's top elected job this fall.

By - 4/4/13 - 5:32 pm

The Galway Independent finds an area man who used to live here to exult that state Rep. Marty Walsh would make a great mayor, at least as far as Galway is concerned:

If he were elected Mayor of Boston, I think he would try to push and pursue whatever kind of collaborations and links between Galway and Boston that he could. He would be

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

The Dorchester Reporter alerts us that the Roxbury district councilor isn't looking to change offices at City Hall this year, which is too bad, because we could really use a candidate with his own music video - or even one who can play a mean keyboard:

By - 4/4/13 - 10:19 am

City Councilor Rob Consalvo (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) says he's running for mayor. His statement:

Boston City Councilor Rob Consalvo announced today that he would be a candidate for Mayor of Boston. Rob pledged to lead Boston into its next generation of greatness and continue working at making Boston better.

"For the last 11 years I have built a very strong record as a Boston

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By - 4/4/13 - 8:36 am

A trio of West Roxbury officials are scheduled to endorse John Connolly for mayor today outside the West Roxbury BPL branch.

If you want to see City Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain), state Rep. Ed Coppinger (West Roxbury) and School Committee member Mary Tamer (who is from West Roxbury), they'll be at the library at 12:30 p.m. to announce their support.

Connolly,... Read more

By - 4/3/13 - 2:10 pm

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley made it official today: He's running for mayor this fall.

His formal statement:

Boston is a great city, and with the right leadership and vision, its best days are still ahead. So today I am officially declaring that I am a candidate for Mayor of Boston.

My entire career has been dedicated to giving voice to the voiceless

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By - 4/2/13 - 8:05 pm

WBZ reports Suffolk County DA and former city councilor Dan Conley will announce tomorrow he's running for mayor.

By - 4/2/13 - 11:04 am

UPDATE: The Herald reports state Rep. Marty Walsh of Dorchester is running.

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) this week took himself out of the running for mayor this fall. But in an e-mail to supporters today, Councilor Felix Arroyo (at large) says, yes, he's thinking about running - but first he wants to see if he can raise the $1 million... Read more

By - 3/31/13 - 9:58 am

David Bernstein has put together a 64-candidate mayoral-candidate list. Voting starts tomorrow.

By - 3/30/13 - 9:18 am

So far, most of the speculation about who will join John Connolly (oh, OK, and Will Dorcena and Charles Clemons) in the race for mayor has focused on people who have already held public office. Chris Faraone ponders the possibility that one of our local Bloomberg wannabes might want to break open the piggy bank and waltz into City Hall:

Neither over-educated Commonwealth residents,

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By - 3/28/13 - 4:44 pm

Tom Menino entered Faneuil Hall a little after 4 p.m. today to a standing ovation and "My Way."

"I never dreamed I would end up here, mayor of Boston during its best years," he told the packed auditorium, saying that in jobs, graduation rates, construction, credit ratings, population and crime, the city is at its best numbers in decades.

"Boston's neighborhoods are thriving as they... Read more

By - 3/28/13 - 12:25 pm

David Bernstein (who broke the news that Hizzona was not running again) wonders what exhibits the curators of a Menino museum simply must have (needless to say, it would have to be located near the Menino Arts Center and the Menino Wing of the Hyde Park library):

By - 3/27/13 - 8:46 pm

Mayor Thomas Menino will announce Thursday that he will not run for re-election this fall.

The mayor has set an announcement for 4 o'clock at Faneuil Hall - after telling his top City Hall administrators at a meeting in the morning, sources say.

"It appears to be the end of the line," said one of... Read more

By - 3/21/13 - 7:17 pm

WGBH reports on a chat Tom Menino had with Emily Rooney today.

By - 3/20/13 - 11:24 pm

John Connolly came out swinging tonight at a campaign party at the Parker House. "City Hall makes 'Southie Rules' look like a serious news show," he said referring to what he considers a major lack of transparency in city government.

The Globe has more details on the event. The Herald was there as well.

Connolly, an at-large city councilor, will face Will Dorcena... Read more