WGBH reports Dianne Wilkerson's Wakanda II project is backing Kim Janey in her bid to stay in the mayor's office come Jan. 1.
The group's goal is to coalesce around a single Black candidate; that they picked Janey shouldn't be all that much of a surprise given an effort earlier in the year to try to get Andrea Campbell to drop out of the race, even though she started running when it looked like one of her opponents would be Marty Walsh, not Kim Janey.
Also backing Janey: Former City Councilor, one-time mayoral candidate and current potrepreneur Tito Jackson.
But don't tell that to Chynah Tyler. The Roxbury state rep today endorsed Campbell (former state Rep. Marie St. Fleur and former Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral had earlier endorsed Campbell).
Meanwhile, Michelle Wu and a number of local restaurateurs say it's time for Boston to get New Yorkish and require proof of vaccination at certain public gathering spots, such as restaurants. Janey, of course, is resistant. Annissa Essaibi George is no fan, either.
John Barros wants to use some of that sweet federal infrastructure money to electrify the Fairmount Line and increase service to bring it on par with the T's subway lines.
Jamaica Plain News talks to the three candidates for the District 6 (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury and Mission Hill) seat Matt O'Malley is giving up - Kendra Hicks, Mary Tamer and Winnie Eke - about development and the idea of an elected school committee. Then the site talks to them some more about police reform, exam schools and bicycles.
Several neighborhood associations are sponsoring an in-person forum for the gazillion, well, 17, candidates for the four at-large seats on the City Council, starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Hyde Park Muni, 1179 River St.
The Scope interviews James "Reggie" Colimon and Erin Murphy, who are each running for one of those four seats.
Angelina "Angie" Camacho, running for the District 7 (Roxbury) seat Janey is giving up, reports she's been endorsed by the Boston Teachers Union, the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, the Greater Boston Labor Council, IBEW Local 2222, the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus and the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Organization for Women.