Andrea Campbell and the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association have been engaging in some Twitter unpleasantries over the past 24 hours. The union started things off last night:
Campbell, chair of the City Council's public-safety committee, responded this morning:
And the union fired back tonight by bringing up Campbell's father and brother, as if she were somehow to blame for their actions:
The union added that current president Larry Calderone expressed (finally?) his "anger, frustration and condemnation" of Patrick Rose, now facing five child-rape charges, on Dan Rea's show last night. Rose was arrested eight months ago.
In lighter mayoral news, the candidates for the job Marty Walsh left to head to DC discussed how they'd help develop Boston's workforce in a forum today.
The Boston Business Journal reports Michelle Wu and John Barros support increasing the "linkage" fees developers now pay for the right to build large projects in Boston, even higher than the 42% increase Walsh pushed through as one of his last mayoral acts. Wu wants to make the fees - the money from which goes to build or buy affordable housing and for worker training - to smaller projects, while Barros would devote a larger percentage of the money to job training.
Leon Rivera is running for the District 7 (Roxbury) seat that Acting Mayor Kim Janey is leaving so she can run to take the "acting" out of her current title.