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It's Mayor Walsh

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.

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East Boston casino goes down.

Edit: Also appears Lantigua has gone down in Lawrence. Very good news there.

Second edit: Some caller on Nightside with Dan Rea on WBZ just proclaimed Boston will become Russia with Walsh's victory.

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CHOOCH !!!!

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The Suffolk Downs casino proposal is losing in East Boston.

Boston isn't exactly a large town and that land is super valuable and ripe for redevelopment. But a [s]casino[/s] slot parlor isn't the answer, at least if you want to revitalize the neighborhood and bring in good jobs that aren't offset by having a dingy slot parlor in your neighborhood.

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We get a casino a few miles down the road and no jobs/money for Boston?

I really don't care - if I go there once every 5 years it will be a lot. Just seems to be cutting off your nose to spite your face.

We get all the problems and little or nothing in mitigation.

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Show up there either.

In a few years when every state on our borders also has the same casinos and slot parlors, and they end up stiffing the state on revenue because "they can't compete anymore", people will have wished they never bothered.

The high profit profit margin and nice revenue directed to the state/cities only works when casinos are rare, but every state has been jumping on the bandwagon.

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you mean price everyone out and turn it into what South Boston and Jamaica Plain have become. East Boston is a plenty vibrant community, you know.

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If East Boston builds, builds, builds. So yeah, will probably happen.

But that the price you pay when you do well making a great neighborhood that people want to live and work in. You can keep it affordable, but you have to make sure there's enough new construction to meet demand. That means allowing density in a city neighborhoods; something Southie is only starting to do these past 7 years and other parts of the city haven't been doing yet.

And sure, I do know. Which is why a casino was a very bad idea.

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East Boston is a shithole. It's rife with crime and trash. If anything the casino may have cleaned it up a little.

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Than the other "poor" neighborhoods of Boston (Mattapan and Roxbury, and parts of Dorchester) and significantly less violent. East Boston is really not that bad, not sure where the idea that it's a South Bronx/Lawrence level shithole came from.

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... has a great future ahead of it -- and it's almost surely better in the medium-to-long run that it _won't_ have a casino.

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East Eagle street, Princeton or Brooks streets. They're filthy. Maverick Square is as dangerous as ever and Brandywyne isn't much better either.

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I live in Lynn. What you think is filthy and dangerous is regular life for the people who live in the parts of the North Shore near Boston. People live and work here everyday and 90+% of the people who live here go about their lives regularly.

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I grew up in Eastie and Revere. So your argument is that squalor and crime is acceptable because they're located in the North Shore?

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My point is that you are acting like East Boston is a war zone littered with drug addicts and shootings every night. Last time I checked, which was today, East Boston, despite its poverty, is a relatively safe, clean neighborhood. Sure it has its problems, but it is no Mattapan. Meridian Street is no Blue Hill Ave. Bennington Street is no Warren Street. The 116/117 are no 23 and 28.

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I can show you where to score heroin, coke, meth, Percs, and OC's. From juveniles.In quantity. In East Boston. Shit, I can even show you where you can get a reasonably priced gun near Central Square. I'm in East Boston every day, are you? I'll stick with my perspective, thank you.

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in East Boston, including some extended family. And guess what, you can score all those drugs, from juveniles, in quantity, a gun too, in Chelsea, Everett, Malden, South Medford, Salem, Somerville, Revere, Saugus, Waltham, Cambridge, anywhere around here really. Not exactly sure why you have such a strong opinion against East Boston when in context it really isn't a bad place. But whatever, I'm not trying to convince you. And you certainly aren't convincing me.

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So what the hell are you doing that you're looking to score these things regularly in Eastie?

Maybe they should be keeping an eye on you...

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travels on the right side of the law? And where did I say I was looking to score those things? I said I know where to get them, not that I want them.

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Please? I'm not a cop.

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4. Knock yourself out.

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It's not like that is unique to Eastie. One could say the exact same thing about Southie.

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Drugs are everywhere. Lexington and Wellesley have people shooting up. Probably more so.

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VIDEO (wanted): dvdoff and BlueLineToLynn drive around Eastie and environs, in disguise (optional), all the while debating the relative and demerits of Eastie.

With A. Gaffin moderating, natch.

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I walk around these area every damn day and on nights on certain occasions and never have any issues. I enjoy living in Eastie.

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You have to go take a long and perilous journey through the great hab'ah tunnels just to get there. And all you can see from the highways is Logan and the rental car maze of doom.

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now that they've all been consolidated to one building at Logan. Thankfully they also got rid of all those smoke spewing rental car shuttles also.

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Imho, no way! If anything, the casino in East Boston will make things worse. Traffic problems will be made worse, there'll be more crime and trash, not less, and, furthermore, there'll be prostitution, more drugs and gamblling, to boot. I don't live or work in East Boston, but East Boston doesn't need to be rendered into another Mohegan Sun, Atlantic City, or Reno, NV East.

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Revere gets the Casino, and all the mitigation money, East Boston will get all the traffic!!! And the blue line will be jammed packed each day with degenerate gamblers, occupying seats on train, leaving the Eastie resident to stand in train. Buses and out of state travellers will use callahan tunnel , speeding down chelsea street, bennington street to get to The new Revere suffolk Casino, bennington street from beachmont to orient heights station will be a road that will be heavily used by casino patrons, all those resturaunts along that stretch will lose business.

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the same problems regarding traffic, crime, prostitution, etc., will still arise.

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These people thought Eastie residents were going to vote for a Casino, its like voting in a republican in a poor community! These leaders thought they had the upper hand, Eastie residents are not as dumb as previous eastie residents, Whatsa a matta we needa jobsa... CHOOCH!!!

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... mean on the Election Results website?

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# of ballots cast in district over the number of registered voters in distinct.

But yeah, does kindof come across as "wheeee selective counting of ballots!"

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I guessed it _must_ mean that -- but the wording made no sense to me at all.

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How pissed do you think Menino is?

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Haha! Menino thoroughly rebuked, time to start the shredders! One of the better election nights in a while. Menino's Casino defeated, despite the last minute Obama visit, no doubt to push the Chicago group who threw him the birthday party. Connolly defeated despite Menino's not so tacit endorsement. Howie Carr's column seemed to shift the momentum. McAuliffe blowing a 12 point lead in blue VA despite or because of the Obama endorsement. Lantigua out! Where is the Dominican Republic going to get their garbage trucks now? Oh, the humanity...

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You know McAuliffe won, right?

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Blue VA? Huh?

Their legislature is like 66 GOP / 33 Dem

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Correct, by about 1.2% instead of the projected 12%.

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McAuliffe is pretty much seen as DLC slime on the left as well. But the other guy was F'in nuts.

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Red Sox took SIX WHOLE GAMES to win the World Series; we're only supposed to have parades when they sweep

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Howie Carr couldn't sway anything but the racist moron vote. You give him far too much credit. If anything, he might be able to sway a vote or two in Maine, where for some strange reason he's incredibly popular. And McAuliffe won, not that he's any prize either.

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at least he believes in birth control and recreational sex!

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Howie Carr? Kingmaker? Hello?

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Is Howie Carr still alive?

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They replaced him with a mad-lib library based on old columns and a google news feed to fill them with current names.

The rest is an embalmed booji-bot they trot out for public appearances.

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CARRBOT 5000
BEEP BOOP I'M STILL RELEVANT
ALSO, WHITEY BULGER

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Do we still call him Hizzonah? Or is it now just Maaaahty?

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"Boss". Look for the return of Tammany Hall and ward heelers.

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A new mayor who never seemed to have a platform and frequently show a less than through understanding of the issues. The good thing is that in four years we get another election. Best wishes to all of us and our city!

(As a note, I didn't like either of these candidates and thought that too many candidates spoiled the election.)

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Cream didn't rise this time.. because the shit's been baking way too long.

Almost wish there was at least one candidate without a major or long term connection to the city, with credentials and a vision of the future.

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Surely you jest. Last incumbent Boston mayor who lost an election was James Michael Curley.

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When the city has been looted and rapidly moving toward being Detroit 2 do you really think people will vote for this clown again?

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Good luck to Mayor Elect Walsh - but there could be tough times ahead. Here's my prediction:

We are 5 years removed from the last recession. There will likely be another recession in the next 4 years - not rooting for it - but they tend to come less than every 9 years. The next recession will be VERY unkind to the city. Residential taxes will rise substantially and it's possible the city could hit its taxation limits under Prop 2.5 meaning that it effectively runs out of new revenue options. The new mayor will take the heat for this - but rest assured, the seeds for this were sown under Mayor Menino.

I don't envy Mayor Elect Walsh. It won't be his fault - but he'll get the blame. Could make re-election very difficult.

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Also got to stop with the council nannyism of shutting everything down at 10PM.

The city is leaving a lot of economic activity and wealth generation on the table by not shifting to a 24/7, 21st century live and work economy. That's including much more tax revenue.

The borders aren't going to be growing any, but we can grow the economy, population and tax base.

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to do that you need jobs. We are growing - but slowly - about 1% a year. Where do we get the jobs to grow the economy, population and tax base short of the next google/apple/amazon opening in our back yard?

Also - build what? The city likes Class A office and luxury condos because they generate high taxes and little demand for services. Only problem is there is almost no incremental demand for offices and we have about a ten year supply of high end/condos in the pipeline.

What do we build?

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''...thought too many candidates spoiled the election. (?!)" This is a democracy. Too many times incumbents run unopposed. This was a good thing.

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I'm sure those signs in Ireland put him over the top.

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Swirls , I hope you are not putting the knock on Galway now, are you , with your wily, cagey , crafty wit ?

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I think that this "New Boston" notion has taken quite a hit tonight. An old-school union guy is elected mayor and Linehan wins? I think that the younger newish-in- (down)town/South Boston/South End/North End/Back Bay set is about to learn a painful lesson about apathy in municipal elections.

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From what I've heard so far the turnout downtown was tremendous. The brute union manpower and outside money was what pushed this one over the line for Walsh. I know everyone says he's a great guy and all but he didn't win because he's a nice guy. It's too bad, because otherwise I'd be inclined to think favorably of him but this election has left a bad taste behind.

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Though Connolly wasn't much of a prize either.Walsh looks and sounds just like the guy who plays the corrupt Mayor on "Boardwalk Empire"

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Unless you can substantiate that claim.
You're getting kookier every day.

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Am I not entitled to my opinion? And how, pray tell, am I out of line?

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... to any damn, bullshit opinion you wish to spout.

Does that answer your question, Mr. Close-to-Slanderer.

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still waiting to hear how I was out of line.

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You make the declaration he's a 'scumbag' and back it up with an assertion about how he looks and sounds: "Walsh looks and sounds." That a flimsy and superficial and subjective rationalization.

If you're going to call someone a scumbag, have the decency to cite indecencies they've perpetrated ... (such as calling someone a scumbag without cause, other than how they look and sound.) You're a scumbag, dvdoff and this paragraph explains why.

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...from accusing Connolly of being a hothead and berating two women?

Nice try, pal. Just keep making stuff up.

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And one was a declaration, the other was opinion. Let's just say my opinion on Mayor-elect Walsh is based on things said to me in a professional capacity and decorum prohibits me from mentioning them in a public forum. Time will tell, but I wouldn't expect Mr. Walsh to have anywhere near the longevity in office that his predecessor had. And I'm an asshole, not a scumbag, thank you.

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Boston hasn't voted out a mayor in 63 years. Short of testifying in favor of "Right to Work" legislation on Beacon Hill, he will have the job as long as he wants it. Good or bad, he's now ours for the duration.

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of the lovely statements you have made about John Connolly before I replied to you. I can only hope your fanatical devotion to Marty "Scumbag" Walsh pays off for you on a personal basis. Me, I see a city about to get screwed by a bought and paid for hack.

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Just read Gawker.com. Dan has been stalking John Connolly for months and now he's stalking Marty Walsh. He's phony. He claims he is a cab driver who parks in South Boston, but he's a liar. He also stalks Howie Carr. This individual is a sad pathethic dirty diaper enjoys being the "internet stalker" even though everyone knows who he is.

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you know, to the Gawker story about "Dan?"

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How would you know I post on either Gawker or the Herald websites? I never mention that here, Dougie? Who is stalking who here? And who the fuck is Dan? Surely you can't still think I'm Dan Farnkoff? You know the guy you gave a $300.00 check to and called "a great guy"?

This line kills me though....

"This individual is a sad pathethic dirty diaper enjoys being the "internet stalker" even though everyone knows who he is.'

Who am I, Doug? And your command of the English language is somewhere around second grade level, by the by..

Of course, Doug's political future can easily be summed up by where the URL for his last campaign website now leads you. It's at Bennettforboston.com.

Here's a direct quote from it:

"Bennettforboston.com is a site providing reliable reviews and information about men’s health supplement, the Super Beta Prostate."

I'm not kidding....because we all know it takes an asshole to know one...

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You hit the nail on the proverbial head. Nails, of course, from RH.

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seemed like a bunch of old Boston factions to me, up and down the ballot tonight and the runoffs before.

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Pretty pathetic.

It looks like the best turn-out was in West Roxbury-Jamaica Plain and Roslindale-Hyde Park. Worst turnout was in Districts 8 and 9 (down in the 20s).

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Students and lots of rentals. Probably 10-15% of the residents (even though registered to vote) didn't live here last year and another 10-15% won't live here next year.

Looks like turnout in districts 8-9 was 4-5 times what it was in 2009. Granted, incumbents weren't running - but close to 30% has to be some kind of record around here for a non-presidential election. We are getting there and one thing that we haven't had in the past was a get out the vote move. Several of the neighborhood associations are talking about putting together programs to try and improve these numbers. With more people settling in cities for the longer term, politicians would probably be wise to pay attention to the downtown turnout. I think it will gradually start to increase.

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...doesn't give away the bank.

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Finally some diversity at city hall.

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Bummer. Living out here in the boonies, I don't want Milford to have a casino. I was counting on one of the sites near Boston to get the one casino in eastern MA. Now with Eastie out of the picture, the vote in Milford on Nov 19 has a lot more impact.

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Mr Mayor, , tear down that City Hall ! Get some granite , please !

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Please don't.

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WOULD'NT BE SUPRISED SHE COULD KICK SOME SERIOUS ASS BY RUNNING FOR STATE REP OR CITY COUNCIL FOR EAST BOSTON, NEXT TIME AROUND!

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Ceasars palace entertainment made a proposal to build a 36 story building on top of several 175 year old historic brick brownstones in upscale Louisburg, Square .Beacon hill in Boston today, They, Ceasars entertainment submitted plans to the BRA, saying it will have a 112 room hotel and gaming space with 5000 slot machines and underground parking for 12,000 cars, , and it will create thousands of Jobs to cash strapped Beacon hill residents, Longtime beacon hill residents Gertrude Winston and Kyle Ralston the 3rd are thrilled about the idea of having a world class casino in their neighborhood, Mr Ralston says that the neighborhood needs the Construction Jobs and the concession jobs, the mitigation package sounds very appealing, and can't wait to eat at one of the casino's buffet's.

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Hello? Are you still out there somewhere?

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