The Globe profiles the five candidates who show up at candidate forums - Katie Forde, Stephanie Everett, Mike Mackan, Jeffrey Ross and Paul Nutting - and the two who couldn't be bothered, so why waste time mentioning their names?
Whoever wins will face three independents in November.
Ed note: The primary is this Thursday. Yes, it's an oddball date that probably only benefits one of the candidates who doesn't really want to deal with forums.
Is there anywhere in Boston (or even Winthrop or Revere) to get soft serve ice cream?
The federal government this week sued Eversource and the MWRA because, it alleges, an electrical cable from South Boston to Deer Island is in the way of the harbor dredging the government wants to do. Read more.
John Gage spotted this pair in the harbor off Deer Island this morning.
A man involved in a fistfight at a Revere Street home overnight returned with some friends - only to discover his opponent had a rifle, which he fired - Winthrop Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report. Read more.
John Gage observed a swan flotilla at Deer Island today.
Mike Freedberg takes a look at the numbers in yesterday's special election for the state Senate seat Joe Boncore of Winthrop won:
Winthrop, which totals about 12 percent of the Districtâ€™s population, saw about 4100 ballots. Boston, whose precincts take up moire than 50 percent of the District, registered barely 5,420. A town of 18,000 people almost equaled the vote of Boston wards home to about 110,000 folks!
And the smallest turnout of all was on Beacon Hill, home to state Rep. Jay Livingstone.
NorthEndWaterfront.com has the results for the First Suffolk and Middlesex race. There are no Republicans running in the May 10 final - for the right to serve until this November's election.
Suffolk County's more obscure elected positions continue to prove popular among retired or ousted city councilors. The Globe reports that City Councilors Charles Yancey and Steve Murphy, who lost their elections in the fall, are both eyeing the for-some-reason-still-elected position of Suffolk County Register of Deeds.
This morning, a roving UHub reporter spotted Yancey in the register's office: Read more.
Mike Freedberg introduces us to the six declared candidates for the First Suffolk and Middlesex state-senate seat.
John Gage watched surfers from Deer Island today.
State Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-Back Bay) announced last night he's running for the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex senate seat being vacated by Anthony Petruccelli.
His announcement came only hours after neighboring state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz (D-North End) announced he wasn't going to run for the seat. Read more.
When not out shooting fires and beer trucks hanging over guard rails on I-93 for the Herald, Mark Garfinkel likes to relax by taking photos of planes flying over his home in Winthrop. Yesterday, he noticed a 737 flying under a behemoth Airbus A380 and took a cool photo of the planes and their contrails.
Then he heard from one of the pilots of the A380, after it landed in Miami on its voyage from London.
It is said that inside every aviation enthusiast is a little child. If thatâ€™s true then it must also be true that this "child" writer feels like a kid must feel on Christmas morning.
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