Michael Bianchi of Brighton filed papers with the state campaign office this week to run for Boston mayor this fall.
His platform calls for bringing Boston together, but more specifically, it includes dealing with what he says is a mismanaged city budget, bringing art and vocational classes back to schools, increasing other youth-training programs, supporting small businesses and returning happy hours to bars once health conditions permit.
Already running: City Councilors Annissa Essaibi-Geroge, Andrea Campbell and Michelle Wu, state Rep. Jon Santiago, former city economic-development chief John Barros and Dana Depelteau.
City Council President Kim Janey, who will become acting mayor the moment Marty Walsh resigns to go to Washington, has yet to say if she'll be running for re-election as a councilor or to make her mayoral job permanent.
Speaking of Santiago, Sue O'Connell at NECN interviewed him, while fellow state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz of the North End endorsed him.
The Scope introduces us to Nick Vance, who is running for one of the four at-large seats on the city council.
The Scope also talks to Kendra Hicks on her race in District 6 (Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury).
The Appeal answers the question: Why Michelle Wu Wants to Bring a Green New Deal to Boston.