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By adamg - 9/13/21 - 10:40 pm

King, who came closer than any other Black candidate to getting election mayor, when he got into the final against Ray Flynn in 1983, tonight said he's with acting Mayor Kim Janey in tomorrow's preliminary: Read more.

By Douglas Bennett - 10/21/13 - 9:03 am
Civil Rights Leader and Boston Legend Mel King celebrated his 85th Birthday with loved ones and supporters at City Year located at 287 Columbus Avenue on October 20th, 2013.
By adamg - 10/14/09 - 11:49 am

Former state Rep. and one-time mayoral candidate Mel King endorsing Michael Flaherty in front of City Hall today.

King said the election was about children, of ensuring that the city educates them first before worrying about Globe stories about the state of high-school athletics. He said two-thirds of the children in Boston do not attend public schools, and their parents stop caring about public education. But, quoting Khalil Gibran, he said all children are our children and we can't just leave them to the current "system of low expectations."

Former Mayor Ray Flynn also endorsed Floon, saying they would do more than anybody else to ensure social justice, in part by enforcing a city ordinance calling for the hiring of Boston residents on large construction projects.

By adamg - 10/13/09 - 10:56 pm

Scheduled to appear at City Hall Plaza Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. to announce their support for Michael Flaherty.

By adamg - 8/10/09 - 12:07 pm

Former state rep and mayoral candidate Mel King said today he'll be voting for Sam Yoon this fall:

We need to raise our expectations of what the city can do for young people. The school-to-prison rate is too high and the graduation rate is too low. Sam offers leadership driven by people and communities, the kind of leadership that will engage residents in improving the health and education of all the city's children.

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By adamg - 10/21/08 - 11:41 am

Lolita Parker Jr. was there and posts photos.

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