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By adamg - 4/1/24 - 10:11 am

Politico reports (scroll way down for "Yahd Signs and Bumpah Stickahs") that current City Councilor Erin Murphy on Saturday announced endorsements by nine labor unions for her bid to get elected clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County - in a press release that showed the logos of 49 labor unions and groups, at least one of which says, no, it's not endorsing her this time around. Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/24 - 3:14 pm

IBEW Local 103 in Dorchester today endorsed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for re-election in November, calling them the head of the "most pro-union administration in our nation's history." Read more.

By adamg - 3/6/24 - 9:12 am

Republicans in the First Suffolk district yesterday voted to keep their incumbent Republican State Committeewoman, Elizabeth Hinds-Ferrick, rather than put a Nazi into office. Read more.

By adamg - 3/5/24 - 9:33 am

Kelly Garrity reports that Councilor Erin Murphy (at large) is going to run this fall for the Supreme Judicial Court for Suffolk County's clerk job that Maura Doyle recently announced she is retiring from. Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/24 - 11:53 am

The Public Interest Legal Foundation of Arlington, VA, which is convinced large numbers of unregistered people are voting, today dropped its lawsuit demanding a data dump of all of Boston's voter registration records, just four days after it filed it.

The group's filing, in US District Court in Boston, does not explain the change of heart, but says it was doing so "voluntarily," which means it's reserving the right to re-file it at any moment.

By adamg - 3/1/24 - 11:07 am

Update: Although the group has a history of making claims that voter rolls are full of unregistered voters - to the point of publishing names and contact info of voters it claims are illegal, even if they are sometimes not - the group's complaint does not make any specific claims about the nature of Boston's registered voters, so the story has been edited to reflect that. Also, the group has dropped the complaint.

A Virginia-based group that claims it's only interested in ensuring fair elections yesterday sued the Boston Elections Department to try to gain access to the city's voter rolls. Read more.

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

Update: Thanks to a reader who is far more eagle-eyed, we've updated the story because there are three candidates from Massachusetts listed on that ballot.

Take a look at an official New Hampshire Democratic primary ballot and after you realize that Joe Biden isn't listed (because he believes New Hampshire has had more than its 15 minutes worth of first-primary-in-the-nation fame), you'll notice three candidates from Massachusetts: Perennial head-boot wearer and pony promiser Vermin Supreme of Rockport and Don Picard of Cambridge. Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/23 - 10:08 am

State Rep. Mike Connolly (D-Cambridge) announced Friday that he and other supporters of a 2024 rent-control ballot question had only collected 10,175 signatures, far short of the roughly 75,000 they would have needed. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/23 - 9:50 pm

Serial statewide and national election loser Jill Stein, whose sole electoral victories have been to get elected twice as one of 203 members of Town Meeting in Lexington, announced today she's going to give Harold Stassen another run for his money and fail to get elected president again. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/23 - 12:35 pm

At-large candidate Bridget Nee-Walsh made the comments at a forum organized by Boston Caribbean-Americans - drawing a rebuke from incumbent at-large Councilor Ruthzee Louijeune, who is herself Haitian-American.

By adamg - 10/24/23 - 1:30 pm
DT 24 graffiti on Central Avenue, Mattapan Lower Mills

A disgusted citizen filed a 311 complaint today about this graffiti that keeps appearing, in this case on Central Avenue in Mattapan Lower Mills: Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/23 - 1:26 pm

A roving UHub correspondent reports from Cambridge this afternoon: Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/22 - 9:27 am
Baker testimonial for company

Oh, and Charlie likes the company, too

In case you somehow missed it, yes, the man who fomented a deadly riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6 is running for president again. His two officials campaign filings with the Federal Elections Commission (here and here) list Bradley T. Crate of Red Curve Solutions as his treasurer - in fact, lists [email protected] as the campaign's official e-mail address. Read more.

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