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2021 elections

By adamg - 1/15/21 - 2:39 pm
Trump flag flying in West Roxbury

Even after the events of last week, the owner of the two-story building at Washington and Grove streets in West Roxbury remains a Trump supporter and so has kept flying a flag reading "Trump 2020: No more bullshit" from a flagpole at the top of the building.

That's become a problem for Kimberly and Luis Arcos, who own Target Pizza on the first floor: Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/21 - 10:34 am

Marty Martinez, Boston's chief of health and human services, said today he's thinking of running to replace his current boss, Marty Walsh, when Walsh moves to Washington as labor secretary. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 3:15 pm
Tompkins

Tompkins (photo via Suffolk County Sheriff's Department).

Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins announced today he won't be running for Boston mayor this year. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 2:35 pm

A City Council committee will hold a hearing on a proposal to seek to eliminate a special election for mayor should Mayor Walsh leave for Washington before March 5, following a discussion today in which one councilor managed to insult three others. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 9:46 am

In e-mail to supporters this morning, at-large City Councilor Michael Flaherty said he is "keeping my options open" about running to replace Marty Walsh as mayor.

Flaherty, who ran for mayor against Tom Menino in 2009, then adds, though, that unlike certain other candidates he could name, he doesn't have a large war chest, so: Read more.

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By adamg - 1/10/21 - 11:06 pm
Segun Idowu's Twitter page

Enough people have asked Segun Idowu if he's running that he changed his Twitter handle.

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 6:16 pm

Dan Rea reports that Boston Police Commissioner William Gross is pretty close to announcing a race for mayor this year. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 2:57 pm

The Boston Sun reports that Jon Santiago of the South End, just coming off his first term in the House of Representatives, is looking at maybe running for the mayor's chair that Marty Walsh could soon vacate. Read more.

By adamg - 1/8/21 - 3:31 pm

City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan), hopes to start the ball rolling on getting the state Legislature to let Boston not have to hold three and possibly four mayor elections this year should Marty Walsh become labor secretary before March 5 - Covid-19 just makes that too damn risky to voters, not to mention expensive. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/21 - 1:45 pm

Politico reports Marty Walsh, a former union president, could be moving from Lower Mills to Washington soon. Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/20 - 9:15 am
Mary Tamer

She may be from West Roxbury, but this photo from the Tamer campaign shows she knows how to get to the Jamaica Pond gazebo.

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.

By adamg - 12/2/20 - 5:32 pm
Matt and Margot O'Malley

Matt and Margot O'Malley

Matt O'Malley, who has a 6 tattooed on his arm for the city-council district he has served for ten years, announced today he won't be running for re-election next year. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/20 - 3:13 pm
King Tide at Long Wharf

Adam Castiglioni took a walk down to Long Wharf today - just not all the way to the end, since it was covered by water in a king tiday.

Meanwhile, down in Dorchester, Morrissey Boulevard was completely flooded: Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/20 - 11:00 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports that Alex Gray, currently a policy analyst at City Hall, will run for one of the four open at-large seats on the City Council in next year's elections. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/20 - 12:35 pm

At a press conference today, a reporter asked Mayor Walsh for his comments on City Councilor Andrea Campbell's announcement that she's running for his job in next year's election. Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/20 - 8:53 am

Andrea Campbell for Mayor

City Councilor Andrea Campbell (Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale) announced this morning she is running for mayor in the 2021 elections. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 9:32 pm

MassLive.com reports that City Councilor Andrea Campbell (Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale) is "seriously considering" running for mayor next year. At-large Councilor Michell Wu announced this week she's running. Mayor Marty Walsh has yet to say if he plans to seek a third term.

By adamg - 9/17/20 - 9:39 am

WGBH reports that polling it had done in the days before Michelle Wu formally announced she was running for mayor next year showed Mayor Walsh with a big lead - but that Wu was leading in West Roxbury, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill, which would roughly mirror the results of the 2013 race, in which Walsh beat John Connolly to replace Tom Menino.

By adamg - 9/15/20 - 7:00 am

Michelle for Mayor - Boston for Everyone

At-large City Councilor Michelle Wu announced this morning that, yes, she's running for mayor next year. Read more.

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