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2021 elections

By adamg - 4/6/21 - 8:55 am

Mayor Kim Janey - "Your Mayor"

Kim Janey, the two-term Roxbury city councilor and current acting mayor, announced this morning she's laced up her sneakers for the race for a four-year term as mayor this fall. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/21 - 11:36 pm

Ashawn Dabney-Small, just 18 when he announced his run for the District 3 council seat (Dorchester) now held by Frank Baker announced today he won't be running for the seat after all. Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/21 - 5:19 pm

Carla Monteiro, a Dorchester social worker, is running for one of the four at-large council seats. So is James Colimon (right) of Roslindale, the city's international partnership's manager and formerly Mayor Walsh's liaison to the city council. Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/21 - 2:14 pm

Remember when the City Council rushed to get a measure to the State House to eliminate the possibility of four separate elections for mayor this year, and the legislature and the governor agreed and then Marty Walsh didn't wind up getting confirmed until after the date that would have triggered the extra special elections anyway? Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/21 - 9:36 am
Mayor Janey on WGBH billboard in Brighton

GBH alerts turnpike motorists today there's a new mayor in town. Photo via GBH.

The Boston Business Journal reports a supporter of Andrea Campbell is setting up one of the fundraising organizations to boost her chances of becoming mayor this fall. Read more.

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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 - 3/7/21 - 10:52 pm

Sharon Machlis lives in Framingham, but she loves working with data and so has started the Contributions to Boston Mayoral Candidates database. Using data from the state, she's created a (still in beta) site where you can see where contributions to the candidates are coming from and how the candidates stack up against each other in terms of pulling in cash. Read more.

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

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

By adamg - 3/3/21 - 9:02 pm

Barros for Mayor

John Barros, who ran for mayor in 2013, will try again this year. He's scheduled a 10 a.m. press conference at Restaurante Cesaria, the Dorchester restaurant he has owned for the past 20 years. 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 - 2/24/21 - 11:08 am

The Globe reports that Andrea Campbell is considering far more substantive changes at BPD than we've seen of late, including a $50-million reallocation of BPD funds to "public health, economic justice, and youth development" and the elimination of the BPD gang and bicycle units. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 8:55 am

Our Boston Story

State Rep. Jon Santiago of the South End, who won his second term in November, announced this morning that he's running for mayor. Santiago, who is also an emergency-room doctor at Boston Medical Center, joins City Councilors Michelle Wu, Andrea Campbell and Annissa Essaibi-George as announced candidates to replace Marty Walsh.

By adamg - 2/22/21 - 4:31 pm
Abdikarim

The State House News Service reports the House of Representatives has passed a bill that would let Boston skip any special elections for mayor should Marty Walsh resign before March 5. It now goes to the Senate, and if it approves, the governor. Read more.

By adamg - 2/19/21 - 12:15 pm

District 6 (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill) challengers Kendra Hicks of Jamaica Plain and Mary Tamer of West Roxbury will meet in an online forum at 7 p.m. on Monday, sponsored by he Greater Boston Young Democrats and Young Democrats of Massachusetts. Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/21 - 10:10 pm

City Councilor and mayoral candidate Annissa Essaibi-George said tonight that the head of the police union is out of line claiming the council doesn't care about cops' safety after an allegedly angry guy threw a metal pole through a lobby window at the South End police station and then jumped through the new hole and attacked an officer on Saturday night. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/21 - 8:58 am
McBride

If City Councilor Frank Baker (Dorchester) runs for re-election this fall, he'll have completion: Stephen McBride, who says he believes in "a bold, progressive Boston." Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/21 - 10:13 am
Joel Richards

Joel Richards, currently a teacher at the Blackstone Elementary School in the South End, has announced he's running for the District 4 (Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale) seat that Andrea Campbell is giving up to run for mayor. Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/21 - 11:43 am

WBZ reports state Rep. Jon Santiago of the South End is looking at running for mayor. The Globe reports that John Barros, who ran in 2013 (and then became one of several candidates winner Marty Walsh brought into his administration) is close to making an announcement.

By adamg - 2/3/21 - 8:56 pm

They may be running against each other for mayor, but at-large councilors Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi-George said today they are seeking a measure that would give city workers up to three days of paid leave should they feel ill after getting a Covid-19 shot. Feeling like you're coming down with the flu is common after the second shot in particular; health experts say that shows the shot is working to stimulate the immune system. Read more.

By adamg - 2/3/21 - 1:07 pm

The Boston City Council voted today to try to bypass a special election for mayor should Marty Walsh resign before March 5. The issue now goes to Mayor Walsh - who has said he supports the idea - and then the state legislature, which would have to approve the change in the state-issued city charter. Read more.

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