WGBH reports that Byron Rushing, who has represented the South End and part of Roxbury for roughly forever, could face a challenge in the Democratic primary from Jon Santiago, a Boston Medical Center doctor, who took out papers this week.
In Bay Windows, Sue O'Connell and Jeff Coakley endorsed Mike Ross:
A strong mayor needs empathy along with leadership. Ross has consistently and reliably been a leader on LGBT issues—most recently on the challenges facing our community's senior population. As mayor, his experience in both public and private life would positively inform his leadership of the city.
State Representative Byron Rushing says he believes that "lingering racism" in Boston is to blame for the loss of Black/African American residents in the city between 2000 and 2010.
Rushing, who represents the 9th Suffolk District, which includes parts of the South End, Roxbury, and Back Bay neighborhoods of Boston as well as part of the city of Cambridge, expressed his opinion in an article appearing in this week's Boston Courant (not available online).
The 2010 US Census shows a drop of 1.6% in Black/African American population in Boston (140,305 to 138,073).
Boston Daily reports state Rep. Byron Rushing has once again introduced a bill to strip the Mass. General Laws of a bunch of archaic sections, including ones that declare the Communist Party to be subversive, ban tattooing by anybody other than a physician and make fornication, lascivious acts and sex with an animal crimes (the latter punishable by up to 20 years in jail!).
State Rep. Byron Rushing holds up a 1922 newspaper. Photo by Third Decade.
Third Decade reports on what was inside a 1922 time capsule opened today at the Ferdinand building in Dudley Square:
... The Mayor and Rep. Rushing pulled out copies of the Boston Evening Transcript and the Boston Post, furniture advertisements from Ferdinand's Blue Store, and a list of employees from Ferdinand's Blue Store. ...
Next up: Figuring out what to put in a new time capsule.