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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 perruptor - 10/20/21 - 6:04 pm

1st District Rep. Richard Neal has rewarded his insurance corporation sponsors by proposing an alternative to Biden's Paid Family Leave plan that would benefit those corporations at the expense of ordinary citizens.

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 - 10/19/21 - 3:58 pm

Greg Reibman, who once ran the Wicked Local empire, wrote yesterday that "My heart breaks for the once great Newton TAB" after seeing the photo somebody there placed under a headline about the Newton mayoral race.

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.

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By adamg - 10/17/21 - 10:00 pm
Flier offering $100 gift cards to hold Wu signs; offer was fake

One of the bogus fliers.

At 11 a.m. today, Michelle Wu was scheduled to hold a climate-focused campaign appearance at Moakley Park with, among others, US Senator Ed Markey.

Before the event started, though, about 20 people came up to organizers asking for their signs so they could earn their $100 gift cards. 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.

By adamg - 10/13/21 - 11:29 pm
The two candidates in the WBZ debate

The two candidates debate at WBZ.

WBZ has the summary of the debate its Jon Keller moderated. More from NBC Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/21 - 4:31 pm
Fiore hopes to turn the tide in District Five

So a round of applause for Al Fiore, who is running for the city council in Revere, specifically in Ward 5, which as you can see by the map below, is certainly one of Revere's more tide-enhanced areas. 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.

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 - 10/8/21 - 10:05 am

City Councilor and state-senate candidate Lydia Edwards yesterday apologized for her comments on Wednesday, which many took as a defense in support of Columbus in her current and possible future districts, which have significant Italian-American populations. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/21 - 11:56 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the right of Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins to drop charges against several people who had been arrested while protesting one of those marches right wingers liked to hold in Boston during the ancien regime of the former president. Read more.

By adamg - 10/4/21 - 9:57 am

Michelle Wu this morning got the nod from East Boston state Rep. Adrian Madaro.

Annissa Essaibi George, meanwhile, will be endorsed this afternoon by the Painters and Allied Trades DC 35, a few days after Insulators Local 6 announced they were backing her. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/21 - 9:07 am

US Rep. Ayanna Pressley today endorsed Michelle Wu for mayor.

Pressley, who served with both Wu and Annissa Essaibi George on the Boston City Council, said: Read more.

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