Both Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George issued statements today that this morning's latest Red Line derailment, coming just days after an escalator tore the flesh off riders at Back Bay and a man fell to his death at JFK/UMass, is just the latest proof that the T needs more investments to make it safer and more reliable.
The fightin' Arroyos, both Felix and Ricardo, today endorsed Michelle Wu for mayor. The father and son had earlier backed Kim Janey. Arroyo the younger said:
Michelle Wu has a progressive vision that centers justice and addresses the underlying causes of inequity in Boston. Michelle is creating the necessary coalition’s required to ensure Boston is a city where everyone can thrive and have a voice. She has a history of bringing people to the table, not excluding them, and that is the leadership we need.
Also endorsing Wu: The Jamaica Plain Progressives. Unlike the Arroyos, they couldn't decide between Janey and Wu before the preliminary - leaders wanted Janey, rank and file wanted Wu - but that's no longer an issue.
The city Elections Department held a recount in the District 7 (Roxbury) city-council race and the basic results are the same: Roy Owens still advances to the November final, where he will lose to Tania Fernandes Anderson, which will clear his schedule to wage another unsuccessful campaign next year (so far, for Congress against Ayanna Pressley). Owens has been losing campaigns since at least 1991, when he ran for the District 7 seat on a platform of claiming his opponent supported sodomy.
State Rep. Nika Elugardo today backed City Councilor Lydia Edwards in her run for the state-senate seat Joe Boncore just gave up. Elugardo, of course, can't actually vote for Edwards because she doesn't live in the district Edwards wants to represent.