Jamaica Plain News interviews Matt O'Malley, retiring from the City Council after 11 years representing District 6 (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Mission Hill).
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Election roundup: Wu gets a Menino endorsement while Essaibi George gets the carmen's nod; League of Women Voters subtweets Council race
Angela Menino, widow of Boston's longest serving mayor, announced today she is backing Michelle Wu: Read more.
As the fallout over her most recent flier (scroll down, past the racist Easter-egg item), District 6 council candidate Mary Tamer today apologized - not long before she was scheduled for a meet-and-greet in Jamaica Plain, where the reaction has been, oh, a tad more negative than in West Roxbury. Read more.
WBZ has the summary of the debate its Jon Keller moderated. More from NBC Boston. Read more.
Election roundup: O'Malley endorses Tamer in District 6; in Districts 4 and 7, candidates discuss rent control
Retiring District 6 (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill) City Councilor Matt O'Malley made a trip over to the Jamaica Pond boathouse today to endorse Mary Tamer as his replacement over Kendra Hicks and Winnie Eke. Read more.
Election roundup: Wu says a bridge is not the answer to Boston's addiction problems; two unions make endorsements
Jamaica Plain city-council candidates back senior housing on Washington Street; urge withdrawal of brewery lawsuits against it
Three candidates for the District 6 City Council seat Matt O'Malley is giving up all called on landlord Monty Gold and his tenant, John Lincecum of Turtle Swamp Brewing, to drop their lawsuits against a proposed senior-citizen apartment building next door to the brewery. Read more.
Election roundup: Council candidate pulls out of progressive forum; mayoral hopefuls gird for series of forums
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.
Election roundup: Barros wants details on all sexual-assault investigations of Boston cops; Wu wants electric school buses
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.
Election roundup: Two more jump into at-large council race; another candidate could emerge in District 6 race
Kelly Bates of Hyde Park formally announced her bid yesterday for one of the four at-large seats on the city council. Read more.
Michael Bianchi of Brighton filed papers with the state campaign office this week to run for Boston mayor this fall.
Election roundup: Even if Walsh leaves before Friday, we won't have to have four elections this year
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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