WBZ reports Suffolk County DA and former city councilor Dan Conley will announce tomorrow he's running for mayor.
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
David Bernstein has put together a 64-candidate mayoral-candidate list. Voting starts tomorrow.
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,... Read more
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
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
WGBH reports on a chat Tom Menino had with Emily Rooney today.
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.
Connolly, an at-large city councilor, will face Will Dorcena... Read more
It's just not municipal election season until we hear the rumors about Menino winning re-election, getting Rob Consalvo elected city-council president and then stepping down so Consalvo can become mayor without an election. Oh, yeah, and the side rumor about Menino being Consalvo's godfather (he isn't).
At-large City Councilor John Connolly will formally announce he's running for mayor this morning - at 11 a.m. outside Brighton High School.
The location signals that Connolly, chairman of the council's education committee, will make education the center of his race, in particular, school choice and raising the quality of city schools.... Read more
Mike Ball discusses Will Dorcena, who announced he was running for mayor in 2013 earlier this year, but who was left off most of the gossip reports about who might run if Menino doesn't.
The early bird gets the job? Will Dorcena isn't waiting until next year to put up campaign signs, in this case in front of St. Nectarios in Roslindale.... Read more
Mike Ball reports from Dorcena's 2013 mayoral race kickoff. No word if he plans to buy a little red scooter to get from door to door or to plaster every single light post in the city with stickers.
Mike Ball reports Will Dorcena, who didn't win in the fall at-large city-council race, plans to announce tomorrow that he's running for mayor in 2013.
A local resident changes the channel to snark when Citizens Connect staffers falsely mark a ticket resolved.
The reception at the mayor's office seems crystal-clear, and they're on the same wavelength with a bit of cleverness themselves.
"Another 18 inches on top of what we have is going to create a real strain on Public Works' ability to keep doing the job they’ve been doing. They've done a good job removing snow, but 18 more inches will narrow each street by a foot, foot and half."
"A good job removing snow"? Funny - when I surfed the Citizen's Connect... Read more
The East Boston Times reports a "frenzy in the neighborhood" over the possibility that Councilor Sal LaMattina would become city council president, which would make him mayor when Menino quits in the middle of his current term - just like what happened to Menino, except the mayor's expressed little interest in becoming ambassador to the Vatican.... Read more