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By adamg - 6/23/22 - 11:22 am

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz of Jamaica Plain today ended her campaign for governor, meaning Attorney General Maura Healey is basically now the Democratic candidate for governor in November (although technically there's still a primary), which means that, barring a meteor strike or coup or something, she will take office as governor in January.

By adamg - 6/14/22 - 10:23 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered the state to eliminate a question from the November ballot that, if passed, would have stripped Uber, Lyft and food-delivery drivers of their protections under state employment laws by making them "independent contractors" - and also shielded ride-share companies from lawsuits. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/22 - 10:26 am

The Dorchester Reporter takes a look at the race for the 6th Suffolk state rep's seat, which covers parts of Dorchester, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, and Roslindale and which pits incumbent Russell Holmes against challenger Haris Hardaway in the Democratic primary, which will determine who goes up to Beacon Hill in January.

By adamg - 5/27/22 - 7:49 am

Jamaica Plain News reports on a forum this week with four Democratic candidates seeking to replace state Rep. Nika Elugardo (15th Suffolk - JP, Mission Hill, Roslindale), who is running for the state Senate seat being vacated by Sonia Chang-Diaz.

By adamg - 5/20/22 - 1:54 pm

Boston can only enact limits on annual rent increases with the approval of the state legislature and the governor, and candidate Maura Healey said today that's not going to happen on her watch.

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By adamg - 5/3/22 - 10:05 pm
Coletta

City election results show Gigi Coletta won the special election today to fill the rest of Lydia Edwards's two-year term as city councilor for District 1 (Charlestown, East Boston, North End), defeating Tania Del Rio.
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By adamg - 4/26/22 - 9:52 pm

GBH reports former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson has pulled nomination papers to run for the 2nd Suffolk district she lost to Sonia Chang-Diaz in 2008, following her arrest in a bribery scandal the month before the election. Read more.

By adamg - 4/7/22 - 10:00 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports on an environmental forum with Gabriela Coletta and Tania Del Rio, who are running to replace Lydia Edwards as the District 1 (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) city councilor.

By adamg - 2/22/22 - 11:53 am

CommonWealth Magazine surveys the race for Suffolk County District Attorney so far, between Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo, a Rollins supporter, and Baker appointee Kevin Hayden, who is more of a moderate.

By adamg - 2/17/22 - 9:23 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports on a forum in Charlestown with Gabriela Coletta and Tania Del Rio, who are running for the District 1 (Charlestown, North End, East Boston) City Council seat that Lydia Edwards gave up after her election to the State Senate.

The city has scheduled the election for May 3; there will be a preliminary on April 5 if another candidate joins the race.

By adamg - 2/17/22 - 9:18 am

WBZ reports that Kevin Hayden, appointed by Gov. Baker to fill out Rachael Rollins's term as Suffolk County DA, will run for the post this fall.

District 5 (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo, a former public defender, has already announced he's running for the position, which oversees prosecutors for Boston, Winthrop, Chelsea and Revere.

By adamg - 2/8/22 - 9:04 am
Arroyo

Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo is set to announce this morning that he's running for Suffolk County District Attorney in the fall elections. Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/22 - 6:18 pm

Newly elected state Sen. Lydia Edwards announced today she will formally resign as a city councilor on April 30, which she says will give the city council enough time to call a special election to replace her without her East Boston, Charlestown and North End constituents losing representation on the council.

In a statement, she said: Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/22 - 12:11 pm

Update: She'll resign on April 30.

GBH reports the now dual councilor/senator doesn't want to talk about leaving her council seat. Maybe at some point, she says. There's no law that says she has to give up the job as councilor.

By adamg - 1/20/22 - 9:01 pm

Walsh told Wolf Blitzer on CNN today he's going to stay in Washington: Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/22 - 12:43 pm

The Dorchester Reporter gets the scoop on the possibility that Campbell, a former city councilor - and also-ran in the race for mayor last year - might run now that the incumbent is going for governor.

By adamg - 1/20/22 - 9:36 am

Together | Maura Healey for Governor

To the surprise of no one, Attorney General Maura Healey of Charlestown announced this morning that, yes, she's running for governor.

It's become a tradition in Massachusetts: Whoever becomes attorney general eventually runs for governor. But Healey will be trying to break another tradition: That an attorney general who runs for governor loses: Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/22 - 8:15 pm

The State House News Service reports Gov. Baker has named Kevin Hayden, a former Suffolk County prosecutor who now chairs the state Sex Offender Registry Board, to fill the remainder of Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollin's term after Rollins leaves shortly to become US Attorney for Massachusetts. Voters will choose a four-year replacement in November.

By adamg - 1/5/22 - 12:30 pm

Sandy Zamor Calixte, who has worked for the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department since 2006, announced today she is running for the top job in this fall's election. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/21 - 9:59 pm

Sal LaMattina, who retired from the District 1 City Council seat that Lydia Edwards won in 2017, is talking to supporters about possibly running for the seat again after Edwards is elected to the State Senate next month. Read more.

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