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By adamg - 10/19/22 - 11:52 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports (scroll down a bit) that state officials are warning Donnie Palmer that he could be barred from local and state ballots in the future if he doesn't soon file details of the contributions he got in his failed racist campaign to get elected a city councilor last year. Palmer's name will be on the ballot in November as an alleged alternative to US Rep. Ayanna Pressley.

By adamg - 12/16/21 - 9:59 pm

Sal LaMattina, who retired from the District 1 City Council seat that Lydia Edwards won in 2017, is talking to supporters about possibly running for the seat again after Edwards is elected to the State Senate next month. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/21 - 2:39 pm

CommonWealth Magazine surveys next Tuesday's special election to replace state Sen. Joe Boncore, which pits Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards against Revere School Committee Member Anthony D’Ambrosio. The district includes East Boston, the North End, Beacon Hill, Chinatown, Revere, Winthrop and a bit of Cambridge.

By adamg - 11/3/21 - 4:05 pm
Janey and Wu

Janey and Wu share a moment at press conference.

At a joint press conference with acting Mayor Kim Janey, Mayor Elect Michelle Wu said hiring a Cabinet-level person to deal with the ongoing crisis at Mass and Cass will be one of her top priorities even before her administration starts on Nov. 16. Read more.

By adamg - 11/3/21 - 2:32 pm

In the political scheme of things, Roslindale doesn't get much respect - whenever legislators have to stitch together district lines, Roslindale's where they do it: The neighborhood is represented by three different city councilors, two state senators, two members of Congress and, gosh, who can keep count, but like five or six different state representatives.

But starting Nov. 16, Roslindale will be able to claim a mayor of its own, and for the first time ever in Boston history, at least dating back to the 1895 election of Hugh O'Brien - a mayor who had some firsts of his own to claim (the first Boston mayor born outside the US and the first Irish-Catholic mayor).

By adamg - 11/2/21 - 8:30 pm
Michelle Wu

City Councilor Michelle Wu today won even West Roxbury in a successful race for mayor and will be inaugurated as mayor on Nov. 16. Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/21 - 10:25 pm

If you haven't already voted, here's a look at the three questions.

By adamg - 11/1/21 - 4:56 pm

A federal judge on Friday ruled Michelle Wu does not have to show up in Salem tomorrow to answer questions about how the City Council picks religious leaders to start Wednesday council meetings with an invocation. Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/21 - 9:13 am

The USPS tries to stamp out allegations by City Councilors Michael Flaherty and Ed Flynn.

By adamg - 10/30/21 - 6:47 pm

City Councilors Michael Flaherty and Ed Flynn said a temporary letter carrier threw out an unknown number of ballots in South Boston, NECN reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/29/21 - 4:50 pm

On the night of the preliminary, Boston election nerds grew increasingly fidgety and the hours wore on and we knew who was winning the California recall vote even as Boston was still showing no results. Matt McCloskey reports he and other results crunchers have organized to collect info from all of Boston's 255 precincts and to post them as soon as they're posted on a wall at each location.

By adamg - 10/29/21 - 9:08 am

A lawyer for the Satanic Temple in Salem today filed an explanation of why his group wants to make Michelle Wu spend several hours in Salem on Election Day to answer questions about how the City Council invites clergy to open its meetings with an invocation: To make her think about what she's done. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/21 - 9:43 pm

Angela Menino, widow of Boston's longest serving mayor, announced today she is backing Michelle Wu: Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/21 - 10:22 pm

The Satanic Temple of Salem, whose legal team now includes a hardball lawyer with a penchant for representing right-wing provocateurs, is demanding that Michelle Wu spend a good part of Election Day in Salem, answering questions about how the City Council chooses clergy members to lead the council in invocations at its regular Wednesday meetings. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/21 - 9:05 pm

Annissa Essaibi George tonight told Quincy it can suck it - if she's elected mayor, she's going to re-open Long Island and she's going to get the Long Island Bridge re-built pronto. Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/21 - 12:30 pm

Michael Flaherty Has Always Been a Leader

No need anymore for Flaherty to remind voters what he uses to mix things. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/21 - 11:09 am
Postcard says people know if you voted

People in Roslindale and Jamaica Plain report getting post cards from out-of-staters letting them know that whether or not they vote is a matter of public record and, of course, implying that somebody is keeping track. Nothing creepy at all about that, even if it is true one's record of going to the polls (or sending in a ballot) is public. Read more.

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 - 10/14/21 - 10:17 am

Or you want to see the half you missed when WBZ decided "Jeopardy" was more important, C-Span has put up a recording of the entire debate.

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