For the past couple of weeks, somebody's been going around Roslindale tossing plastic Easter eggs into people's yards that, when opened, have the above piece of paper in them. Calling the candidate a "communist" would be kind of laughable for anybody who actually knows what "communism" means, but aside from that, it's become a code-word for "Asian-American" since the start of the pandemic.
Pshaw, you say? See the racist stylings of failed City Council candidate Donnie Palmer, also targeted at Wu, and in greater detail, since one does have more space on a Facebook page than on a piece of paper crumpled into a plastic egg (speaking of Palmer, seems Charlie Baker objects to state GOP money going to support the racist loser).
Meanwhile, over in neighboring West Roxbury, the Tamer campaign was working very hard to alert voters that Kendra Hicks is Black, via some flier/card/e-mail message that, in addition to comparing her alleged positions with that of fair-haired Tamer, makes sure to show Hicks in classic Black-o-vision:
In other news, state Rep. Liz Malia of Jamaica Plain made it official today: She's won't be running for re-election:
My time in public service has been a gift. For nearly 30 years, I’ve worked alongside a steady crew of dedicated activists in Wards 11, 12 and 19. I have also had the privilege of exchanging ideas with many new people who bring diverse perspectives and experience, and an enthusiasm for the democratic process. Together we’ve enacted laws that helped Massachusetts live up to its progressive reputation- marriage equality, near-universal healthcare, increased access to mental health services- and there’s so much more to do. With nine months left in the legislative session, safety net policies will be my focus. I hope to ensure more resources for accessible and affordable mental health programs, substance use disorder treatment, victims of the sex trade, and any other issues we can push.
The Dorchester Reporter sums up a poll that shows Michael Flaherty and Julia Mejia currently top the field for the four at-large council seats, but that 45% of voters still haven't made up their minds on the race. Two years ago, of course, Mejia won the fourth seat by just one vote.