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By adamg - 5/5/21 - 5:18 pm

Mary Tamer of West Roxbury, who is running for the District 6 (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) Council seat Matt O'Malley is leaving, says she's dropped out of a May 12 forum sponsored by Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale and Roslindale Is for Everyone. Read more.

By adamg - 4/22/21 - 9:48 pm

John Barros today called for disclosure of all BPD internal-affairs investigations of Boston cops over the past 30 years, and now, not after he's elected. Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/21 - 8:41 pm

Kelly Bates Announcement Video

Kelly Bates of Hyde Park formally announced her bid yesterday for one of the four at-large seats on the city council. Read more.

By adamg - 3/5/21 - 9:06 pm

Michael Bianchi of Brighton filed papers with the state campaign office this week to run for Boston mayor this fall.
Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/21 - 9:33 pm

WBZ reports Gov. Baker today signed a bill that lets Boston skip special mayoral elections should Marty Walsh resign before March 5, which once would have seemed likely, but, he's still here. Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/20 - 9:15 am
Mary Tamer

She may be from West Roxbury, but this photo from the Tamer campaign shows she knows how to get to the Jamaica Pond gazebo.

Mary Tamer, who served four years on the Boston School Committee, announced this morning she's running for the city council in District 6 (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury and a bits of Roslindale and Mission Hill). Read more.

By adamg - 11/30/13 - 1:02 am
Matt O'Malley and his new 6 tattoo

"Who is Number 1?" Matt O'Malley demanded.

"You are Number 6," the mysterious man replied.

"I am not a number, I am a city councilor!" O'Malley retorted.

The man in the chair began to laugh.

By adamg - 10/29/13 - 7:49 am
Kid dressed as water fountain

At Matt O'Malley's annual Halloween party, one kid came as the tri-level water fountain O'Malley got for Jamaica Pond.

You always know an election's getting nasty when campaign signs start getting torn down.

The final televised debate is tonight, 7-8 p.m.

By adamg - 10/27/13 - 1:06 pm

The eight at-large council candidates will debate at 5:30 p.m. today in Northeastern's Blackman Auditorium.

Looks like Bill Linehan and Suzanne Lee will debate after all, 6 p.m. at the Lithuanian Club, 368 W. Broadway in South Boston. The South End News reports on a forum featuring Lee and Linehan last week.

By adamg - 8/31/13 - 10:28 am

The Bay State Banner says Yancey, Clemons and Wyatt should drop out of the race and help get one of the other minority candidates who actually has a chance get elected:

Sometimes it is heroic to quit. Politicians are competitive, highly motivated and aggressive individuals who will fight to the end. It is unnatural for them to throw in the towel before the political battle is over. However, there is a strategic aspect of politics that just might call for such a maneuver.

By adamg - 7/12/13 - 10:53 am

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) tweeted last night:

Next week I'll be proposing a city council ordinance to prevent a SharkNado outbreak along the East Coast.

Our newest state rep, Jay Livingstone (D-Beacon Hill, Back Bay) has endorsed John Connolly for mayor rather than his own district councilor, Mike Ross.

By adamg - 6/12/13 - 8:07 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette interviews Luis Valerio of West Roxbury, who is running against incumbent Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) not out of any animus toward O'Malley but because he couldn't get his kids into any of the public schools in West Roxbury. In addition to renting out English to local universities, he would build an indoor sports center at Millennium Park.

By adamg - 11/16/10 - 7:41 am

And bits of Roslindale and Mission Hill: It's the special election to replace John Tobin as District 6 city councilor. O'Malley vs. Hennigan.

By adamg - 10/19/10 - 10:01 pm

Hennigan vs. O'Malley on Nov. 16.Hennigan vs. O'MalleyBut looks like Jim Hennigan will have a lot of work to do to win in the Nov. 16 final election: In a five-person field in the preliminary today, O'Malley got 53% of the vote.

By adamg - 10/18/10 - 7:59 am

Election tomorrow! Well, for city council in District 6 (West Roxbury, JP and pieces of Roslindale and Mission Hill), at any rate. Will turnout get into double digits?

By adamg - 10/15/10 - 4:47 pm

The JPVoice posts video interviews with the five people running for John Tobin's old seat in West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain.

A preliminary election Oct. 19 will narrow the field down to two for a final election on Nov. 16 (Why the elections are separate from the state elections).

By adamg - 10/13/10 - 6:32 am

Jamaica Plain Progressives have posted videos of the five candidates in the Oct. 19 preliminary to replace John Tobin in West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain (and parts of Mission Hill and Roslindale).

By adamg - 10/8/10 - 7:03 am

Wicked Local West Roxbury reports on a debate among candidates for the District 6 (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain and parts of Roslindale and Mission Hill) city-council seat.

By adamg - 7/22/10 - 10:37 am

City and state election officials recommended today that the election to replace outgoing City Councilor John Tobin be held on a dates other than the already scheduled general election.

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