Pat Payaso, the clown running for one of the four at-large city council seats, reports somebody threw a pumpkin at his house tonight. "Scared our tenants," he says.
The tossed pumpkin comes after the Dig posts a complaint about Payaso by Roxbury activist Jamahrl Crawford:
When Payaso shows up to forums in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan in particular, how can he properly address a mother who has lost her son to gun violence? Or at the hands of the police? Can he hold a serious conversation in clown gear? Would Payaso show up to a funeral dressed as a clown? Would he sit in City Council sessions, or meet with the police commissioner and district attorney while advocating for people, dressed in face paint?
Yes, the two have tangled before.
Appended to Crawford's piece is an apology by Dig editor Chris Faraone about the videoed interviews of city-council candidates the Dig helped publicize, but which Payaso conducted when he was still going by Kevin McCrea. Faraone writes McCrea never told him he was Payaso and he offers an apology "to any candidates who were offended by our apparent collusion with the Payaso campaign. We assure you there was none."
Meanwhile, on the mayoral front, the NAACP finds Marty Walsh has fallen short on the promises he made to minority communities four years ago. The Globe endorses him for re-election.
Don't forget the debate between Walsh and Tito Jackson on WGBH at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Not that many people can fit in their studio, so you can listen to it on 89.7 FM or watch it on Channel 2 or wgbhnews.org.
The Ward 3 Democrats hold a forum for any mayoral and at-large candidates who want to try to convince North Enders to vote for them at the Nazzaro Community Center, 30 North Bennett St., on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Alternatives for Community and Environment, Neighbors for Neighbors, and Reclaim Roxbury will be partnering together to host a District 7 City Council Forum with Kim Janey and Rufus Faulk on Friday at 6pm at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in Roxbury Crossing.