Just in: The Walsh campaign has scheduled a 12:15 p.m. endorsement by state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry in Mattapan Square. Comes the day after the Bay State Banner endorsed Connolly because, basically, unions.
Mass. Live and the Globe provide the debate basics; the Globe concludes these two guys came across as pretty similar. Or as the Herald put it: Gloves stay on in punchless debate.
David Bernstein called the debate a nice dress rehersal for the rest of the debates, also poses the question of whether Walsh peaked in the preliminary, concludes, maybe, maybe not.
Planned Parenthood says it likes what it hears from both candidates:
By making an unequivocal show of support for access to comprehensive sexuality education, John Connolly and Martin Walsh have indicated to Boston voters that they are committed to protecting the health of our city’s young people.
The Herald reports the Catholic Church is gearing up to fight the proposed Suffolk Downs casino.
Suzanne Lee says she's been endorsed by United Auto Workers MA Region 9A, and Right To The City Vote Boston in her race against incumbent District 2 Councilor Bill Linehan.
It's a good thing Frank Addivinola didn't make it into the at-large finals, because now the West End resident won't have to decide between running for the council and for Congress - he won the Republican primary to run for Ed Markey's old seat - in a district he doesn't live in. He'll run against state Sen. Katherine Clark.