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By adamg - 9/24/20 - 12:16 pm
Honey Fitz Fitzgerald

Boston has not elected a Boston Latin School graduate as mayor since John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald left office in 1914.

Past mayors and their high schools since then: Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/20 - 8:53 am

Andrea Campbell for Mayor

City Councilor Andrea Campbell (Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale) announced this morning she is running for mayor in the 2021 elections. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 10:14 pm

Sen. Ed Markey reacted to the news that Senate Hypocrite Mitch McConnell is pledging to bring Trump's Supreme Court pick to the Senate floor for a vote exactly unlike the way he kept Obama's pick off the floor in 2016: Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 9:32 pm

MassLive.com reports that City Councilor Andrea Campbell (Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale) is "seriously considering" running for mayor next year. At-large Councilor Michell Wu announced this week she's running. Mayor Marty Walsh has yet to say if he plans to seek a third term.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 2:00 pm

Bipartisan - 3

He's done an ad spot for Brett Kavanaugh-supporting, impeachment-rejecting Susan Collins of Maine in her bid to remain in the Senate.

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By adamg - 9/17/20 - 9:39 am

WGBH reports that polling it had done in the days before Michelle Wu formally announced she was running for mayor next year showed Mayor Walsh with a big lead - but that Wu was leading in West Roxbury, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill, which would roughly mirror the results of the 2013 race, in which Walsh beat John Connolly to replace Tom Menino.

By adamg - 9/16/20 - 9:07 am

WBUR explains Question 1 is about access to engine and mechanical data that newer cars store - not location data, despite claims by its opponents, who have put up that ad about how its passage will let sexual predators hunt you down in a deserted parking garage and then lock your car so they can have their way with you.

By adamg - 9/15/20 - 7:00 am

Michelle for Mayor - Boston for Everyone

At-large City Councilor Michelle Wu announced this morning that, yes, she's running for mayor next year. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/20 - 10:38 am

The Herald reports that Rayla Campbell, the Randolph Republican who likes to show up at events in a flag dress, is suing the state to get on the November ballot in the 7th congressional district, currently represented by Ayanna Pressley. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/20 - 12:58 pm
Frank Bellotti

Back in the day, politicians who'd won elections would often invite the press in the next morning to watch them bask in the glow of being a winner. Read more.

By adamg - 9/7/20 - 1:48 pm

The Globe reports Mayor Walsh himself made the announcement, saying Wu told him of her plans in a phone call yesterday. The Globe says a Wu spokesperson did not confirm that, "but took pains not to deny it."

By adamg - 9/5/20 - 12:18 pm

Michael Valerio, a Sicilian immigrant who started the Papa Gino's pizza chain, died Wednesday. He was 89. Read more.

By adamg - 9/3/20 - 11:18 pm
World War I and Korean and Vietnam War memorial in Adams Park in Roslindale
Irving W. Adams

At one end of Adams Park in Roslindale Square is a mournful memorial to local service members who died in battle in World War 1, the sort of men we learned today the president scorns as "losers" and "suckers", men he's not even sure fought on the right side in that war. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/20 - 11:20 am
Kendra Hicks

Kendra Hicks, currently director of radical philanthropy at Resist, and a former Boston street worker, says she is running for the District 6 City Council seat now held by Matt O'Malley.

Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/20 - 12:09 am

Former City Councilor Rob Consalvo has about 54% of the Democratic primary vote in the race for the 14th Suffolk (Hyde Park, Roslindale, West Roxbury) compared to 33% for Gretchen Van Ness and 14% for Duckens Petit-Maitre. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/20 - 10:19 pm

Ted Nesi reports on the first time a Kennedy ever lost an election in Massachusetts. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/20 - 2:20 pm

The Worcester Telegram is out with its explanation for how it came to run a full-page ad by IBEW Local 103 yesterday that urged "Worchester" residents to vote for Joe Kennedy III: Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/20 - 12:39 pm

Especially in Boston, a number of polling places have had their locations changed due to Covid-19 or other reasons (for example, unfinished repairs at the Roslindale Community Center from a burst water pipe). You can find your current polling place at a site run by the Secretary of State's office.

By ShaneCurcuru - 8/29/20 - 11:32 am

Two twitter jokers went all-out with detailed fake polling data on Mass politics. Why? Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/20 - 1:55 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled this afternoon that the Massachusetts requirement that mail-in primary ballots cannot reach local election officials after 8 p.m. on Sept. 1 is constitutional. Read more.

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