Remember when the City Council rushed to get a measure to the State House to eliminate the possibility of four separate elections for mayor this year, and the legislature and the governor agreed and then Marty Walsh didn't wind up getting confirmed until after the date that would have triggered the extra special elections anyway?
Well, in one of his last official acts as mayor, on Monday, Walsh asked the City Council to change the date of the September preliminary election from Sept. 21 to Sept. 14. In a letter to the council, Walsh said the city needs a week of extra time between the preliminary and the November final because the Covid-19-related voting by mail would cause challenges getting final ballots ready after the preliminary. A council committee will consider the matter first before deciding whether to do that and, if so, ask current acting Mayor Kim Janey to sign off on it.
John Barros is demanding that four Boston hotels that fired workers hire them back. Councilor Ed Flynn (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, Downtown) says he's willing to get arrested at a protest outside the Nine Zero Hotel tomorrow.
The Dorchester Reporter reports that state Rep. Ed Coppinger (D-West Roxbury) has endorsed fellow state Rep. Jon Santiago (D-South End) for mayor.
The Beacon Hill Times reports on Councilor Annissa Essaibi George's meetings with small-business owners.