At 9:17 p.m., Stephanie Ebbert of the Globe tweeted:
John Connolly has conceded. It's Mayor Marty Walsh.
The Suffolk Downs casino proposal lost big in East Boston. Revere's mayor is vowing to try to have the entire project moved 500 feet so that it's all in Revere and Boston can suck it when it comes to community benefits, since Revere voters said yes to the casino.
Walsh came on the stage at the Park Plaza around 10:45 p.m., later than scheduled; he said that's because he was talking to President Obama, who called to congratulate him.
"My parents had dreams for their kid, but I'm not sure they were this big," he told a cheering crowd.
"Together we're going to make Boston a place where dreams come true for every child, for every person, in every corner of this city," he said.
Walsh pointed to the way the city got through the Marathon bombings and the Red Sox won the world series. "This is Boston Strong. And together we're going to make Boston even stronger. ... Stand with me, because I'm ready to stand and work with you."
Walsh vowed to bring universal pre-K to every neighborhood, reform high schools and help small businesses that he said are the backbone of city neighborhoods.
He praised both Mayor Menino and former Mayor Flynn for their work.
In other races:
The anti-casino vote didn't help anti-casino District 1 candidate Brian Gannon, who lost handily to incumbent Sal LaMattina.
Josh Zakim won in District 8 (Mike Ross's old seat); Tim McCarthy declared victory in District 5 (Rob Consalvo's old seat). Bill Linehan retained his District 2 seat. Yancey won in District 4, O'Malley cruised in District 6 and Jackson in District 7.
For at-large seats, it's Flaherty, Wu, Pressley and Murphy.
Latest results from the city elections department.
To our south, New York City has elected another Bay Stater as mayor, this time Cambridge native and Red Sox fan Bill De Blasio.