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By adamg - 10/18/21 - 9:58 am

As the fallout over her most recent flier (scroll down, past the racist Easter-egg item), District 6 council candidate Mary Tamer today apologized - not long before she was scheduled for a meet-and-greet in Jamaica Plain, where the reaction has been, oh, a tad more negative than in West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/21 - 12:45 pm

For the past couple of weeks, somebody's been going around Roslindale tossing plastic Easter eggs into people's yards that, when opened, have the above piece of paper in them. Calling the candidate a "communist" would be kind of laughable for anybody who actually knows what "communism" means, but aside from that, it's become a code-word for "Asian-American" since the start of the pandemic. Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/21 - 11:06 pm
Anderson and Owens

Anderson and Owens in Zoomed forum.

In a forum for District 7 (Roxbury, South End, Back Bay) council candidates tonight, Tania Fernandes Anderson said she would work to increase affordable housing in the district by boosting the minimum number of "affordable" units developers have to provide - from the current 13% to at least 33% - and by making such units actually more affordable by changing the formula the city uses to determine what's affordable to only include the median income in Boston, not richer surrounding communities. Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/21 - 11:40 am
Palmer in West Roxbury

Palmer at pro-police rally in West Roxbury last month.

The Dorchester Reporter reports that both the Massachusetts Republican Party and the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association donated money to failed at-large candidate Donnie Palmer before the September preliminary. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/21 - 12:23 pm

The big one is Wednesday, when Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu face off in a debate on WBZ at 7 p.m. Read more.

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By adamg - 10/9/21 - 12:01 pm

Teacher, Mom, Mayor

The New York Times has a long piece today about the way Annissa Essaibi George has ramped up her Boston accent, in her uniquely Anissa Essaibi George way (in which she admits to doing so then says it doesn't matter). The story quotes her, a HiPahk supporter of Michelle Wu, an accent coach and some guy who says he only started dropping his Rs harder when his mother told him to pronounce them if he wanted to get ahead in life. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/21 - 2:53 pm

The Boston Sun reprints a press release from Rajan Zed, who really wants to give an invocation to start a Boston City Council meeting, but can't find any councilors willing to sponsor him. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/21 - 9:43 am

Ed Markey today became the second senator to endorse Michelle Wu, citing her environmental activism: Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/21 - 4:29 pm

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. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/21 - 11:25 am

Ayanna Pressley has endorsed Julia Mejia (incumbent), David Halbert, Ruthzee Louijeune and Carla Monteiro for the four at-large council seats and Kendra Hicks in District 6 (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Mission Hill). Didn't say if she'll be endorsing somebody for mayor. Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/21 - 11:48 am
Essaibi George, Janey and Wu

Photo via mayor's office.

Acting Mayor Kim Janey met with Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu yesterday to begin planning the transition for when one of the candidates takes over at City Hall in November. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 9:24 pm

IBEW Local 103 is backing Annissa Essaibi George: Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/21 - 8:56 pm

Angelina Camacho said tonight she has filed for a recount of the results for the District 7 (Roxbury) preliminary, in which she narrowly came in third behind perpetual candidate Roy Owens.

In a statement, Camacho said: Read more.

By adamg - 9/3/21 - 10:13 am

The Dig takes a look at the politics of eviction - comparing the list of landlords moving to evict the most tenants in Boston with the list of landlords giving money to candidates for mayor.

John Barros blasted Kim Janey for the potential BPS busing disaster next week: Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/21 - 8:56 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on William Gross's new political thing, Real Progress Boston, with a phone number that connects to a consulting firm "whose client list has included the Trump campaign, Gov. Charlie Baker and Arkansas lawmaker Tom Cotton, who is now a US senator." Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/21 - 9:41 am

The Allston Brighton Community Development Corp., along with several other local groups, is hosting a Zoom forum at 6 p.m. today for four candidates for the local city council seat: Three who will have their names printed on the ballot next month and a fourth who is running as a write-in. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/21 - 7:34 pm

Retiring District 6 (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill) City Councilor Matt O'Malley made a trip over to the Jamaica Pond boathouse today to endorse Mary Tamer as his replacement over Kendra Hicks and Winnie Eke. Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/21 - 11:51 am

City Councilor Lydia Edwards (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) made it official today: If, as expected, Joe Boncore leaves the state Senate to become head of a life-sciences trade group, she will run for his seat. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/21 - 2:51 pm

The City Council today approved proposals by Councilor Lydia Edwards (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) to end Zoning Board of Appeal oversight over cannabis proposals, after she said the zoning board had failed completely at it and that the Boston Cannabis Board is the better body for making sure neighborhoods get quality shops. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/21 - 12:06 pm

They tried and they tried and they tried, but in the end, JP Progressives couldn't settle on anybody to officially support for mayor in September. Read more.

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