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Election roundup: Former critics back Connolly; casino forum coming up in Eastie

The Globe reports several black ministers endorsed John Connolly yesterday and notes how dramatic that was given that some of them were comparing him to, gasp, Louise Day Hicks just last year, after he publicly called for School Superintendent Carol Johnson to quit. The Globe says Connolly stopped saying that after meeting with one of the ministers and agreeing to try to work things out with Johnson.

The Walsh campaign, meanwhile, touted its endorsement by Arline Isaacson, co-chair of the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus:

The LGBT community could not ask for a better friend or ally. Had Marty simply voted for marriage equality, the LGBT community would have been deeply grateful and applauded his actions. But Marty went far beyond a simple vote. When you are in a war for something as important as your very right to marry, you want to have in the trenches with you someone you can trust, someone who understands how important the fight is and someone who is committed to do everything he can to help you. That was the role Marty Walsh played.

CommonWealth argues Future Bostony young'uns are not going to swing this election - they may not even vote much, leaving the electoral decision up to the traditionally vote-heavy older folks in places like West Roxbury and South Boston:

As with recent municipal elections, the southern part of the city showed higher levels of turnout than the rest of the Boston. In fact, out of the 50 precincts with the highest turnout, only four were outside of Boston's southern precincts. ... Furthermore, not a single precinct from the northern part of Boston had a turnout rate higher than 50 percent, while just over 20 precincts from the southern part of the city did. The 30 precincts with the lowest turnout were all from northern parts of the city.

Current Mayor Tom Menino's chief speechwriter gives some tips on writing a good mayoral speech.

East Boston residents who haven't decided how to vote in the Suffolk Downs casino referendum should attend the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association meeting on Tuesday - they'll have folks from Suffolk Downs and No Eastie Casino to give their sides. Starts at 7 p.m. at the Jeffries Point Yacht Club, 565 Sumner St.

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They are just trying to extract some relevance from this process , seeing how their plan A fouled them out. O ,the hypocrisy of it all .

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He sounds like a hot head with bad judgement. One moment he's demanding the woman's job and the next he "agreeing to try to work things out." I thought the guy with the elite education is supposed to be the level-headed, rational and well-reasoned candidate. This one is full of rage.

Last year, John Connolly publicly called for School Superintendent Carol Johnson to quit. Connolly stopped saying that after meeting with one of the ministers and agreed to try to work things out with Johnson.

We should give him a nickname. I suggest Johnolly or Lumpy. What's you idea?

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He thought she should quit, and after speaking with one of her supporters (who may have told him she was planning on resigning anyway) he decided to give her a bit more time. I fail to see where this "rage" is displayed. Go back to holding signs for Marty.

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He's on city council. He shouldn't be flying off the handle demanding resignations, of the superintendent of Boston Public Schools no less, only to walk it walk it back. He absolutely must do his homework before he sounds off, and he didn't.

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...because men like Principal Rodney Peterson who beat their wives five weeks after having a c-section deserve to work with children and have glowing letters of recommendation written by their boss to the judge. Thanks for posting, Dr. Johnson.

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Calling Connolly Louise Day Hicks is to assert racial bias. That's pretty heavy stuff. Is there any merit to the claim? Maybe they just didn't see what Connolly thought he saw - cause for termination or forced resignation - but still Louise Day Hicks? OMG. The insinuation of racial bias is unquestionable.

I'm beginning to form an opinion about Connolly. He's privileged but he doesn't recognize that, and he a little arrogant but he can't see that either. He's fairly quick to see conflict as a moral issue rather than a problem in search of a good solution, and he harbors a grudge.

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I really don't get the criticism about Connolly being privileged. Apparently it's a crime now to grow up upper middle class and have educated parents......wait is that Walsh wearing a barn jacket.

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Privilege is nothing more than a special right or an advantage. I don't know if John's parents who held accomplished positions, one a judge and the other state treasurer, helped him get admitted to Roxbury Latin but there's no question attending is an advantage. Same goes for attending Harvard.

Privilege is also acknowledging your ignorance on an issue,"I know zero about it," then asserting a special right to proceed without reflection, "I'm pro-waste."

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Ok, so he had some advantage, that doesn't make him less of a viable candidate. I'm sure Walsh had a few advantages himself. Is everyone who went to Harvard or BLS or Roxbury Latin privileged?

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Shoots first asks questions later seems to be Connolly's method of operation at least in the case of superintendent Johnson.

Reverend Miniard Culpepper talked with Connolly around the time of his call for Johnson's resignation and asked him to not persist in calling for her resignation. Connolly said his discussions with Culpepper, and later Johnson, led to constructive dialogue on ways the two could work together to better the city's schools.

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You don't like Connolly.

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"privilege" is the new smear by the people that wore out calling out anyone criticizing an ethnic issue as an outsider "racist".

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So I guess in the future we need to elect only those who grew up poor, with uneducated parents (not say that Marty Walsh's parents weren't educated, I have no clue), and who then "picked themselves up by the bootstraps" and accomplished something. Heaven forbid someone who grew up in in a household with two successful parents, who then went on and got a good education and then a good job after college, run for office. That makes him a privilege 1%er.

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You can give him whatever nick name you want as long its Mr. Mayor.

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Media bias yesterday it was 12 ministers? I'm waiting for the big guns to come out? Big Chuck Turner , Jamal Crawford, Eugene Rivers, Dianne Wilkerson, Larry Ellison the vulcans and mamleo.and the voice of the community Jimmy Myers and Brother Charles Clemons

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