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.
No, not our old pal, the email daddy. WBUR reports that current Republican heir apparent and Trump-approved Geoff Diehl remains unsure that Joe Biden really won in 2020, although he is willing to accept it's time to move on.
The Dorchester Reporter reports that Wilkerson is considering a run next year now that incumbent Sonia Chang-Diaz, who defeated her in the Democratic primary in 2008, has taken herself out of the race so she can run for governor.
Gin Dumcius, managing editor at the Dorchester Reporter, writes the Boston City Councilor for Another Month, who lost pretty badly to Michelle Wu for mayor a few weeks ago, is looking at a brighter future on the other side of the Charles and south of the Neponset.
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.
The State House News Service reports one one man's effort to get a question on the 2022 ballot that would return happy hours to Massachusetts after 30 years. We find out Sept. 1 if the proposal passes constitutional muster as judged by the state Attorney General office; if it does, he'll then have to collect signatures to get it on the ballot.
About the same time that acting Mayor Kim Janey was announcing for-reals free service on the 28 route today, at-large Councilor Michelle Wu, also running for four years in that fifth-floor office overlooking Faneuil Hall, was announcing a plan for even more ambitious free bus service, along with the boffins at Northeastern's Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy. Read more.
Ben Downing, who spent 10 years as a state senator from Pittsfield, but who now lives in East Boston, where he works for a renewable-energy company, announced this morning he will run for governor next year. Danielle Allen, a professor at Harvard, is looking at running next year as well.
Massachusetts Beverage Business reports Cumberland Farms has abandoned its plans for a ballot question this fall that asks voters to let it install beer and wine coolers in all its stores because it's just too darned busy concentrating on protecting its workers and customers from Covid-19. Read more.