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By adamg - 11/5/19 - 9:00 pm
Arroyo celebrates win

Arroyo celebrates win at Guira & Tambora in Roslindale. Photo by Robert Orthman.

Ricardo Arroyo, son of one former city councilor and brother of another, is looking like he'll be replacing Tim McCarthy in Hyde Park, Roslindale and Mattapan, while Liz Breadon is defeating Craig Cashman in Allston/Brighton in the race to replace Mark Ciommo. Read more.

By adamg - 10/23/19 - 9:53 am

Update: McCarthy apologizes for "muddled: comments not meant to attack anybody.

On the night of the preliminary election in September, outgoing District 5 City Councilor Tim McCarthy tried to rev up supporters of his aide and would-be successor Maria Esdale Farrell, who won a slot in the November final by coming in second against Ricardo Arroyo to represent Hyde Park, Roslindale and Mattapan. Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/19 - 9:08 pm

In the at-large race, incumbent Michelle Wu is topping the field, by a lot, followed by fellow incumbents Michael Flaherty and Annissa Essaibi-George. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/19 - 11:32 am

On Tuesday, Boston voters will narrow the field for candidates for at-large candidates and for candidates in several districts.

Voters can choose up to four at-large candidates, and will narrow the current field of 15 to 8 for the November final election. In District 5 (Roslindale, Mattapan, Hyde Park), District 7 (Roxbury), District 8 (Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Fenway, Mission Hill) and District 9 (Allston/Brighton), voters will narrow the field to two candidates for November. There are no preliminaries in the other districts.

Here are some surveys and articles on the candidates. If you know of more, please add them in a comment. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 8:56 am

The Ward 10 Democrats are hosting a forum for candidates for the District 8 (Fenway, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Mission Hill) seat that Josh Zakim is giving up, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Tobin School, 40 Smith St. on Mission Hill. Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/19 - 11:19 pm
Arroyo, Farrell, Graham, Murad, Powell, Tuchinetz

At forum: Arroyo, Farrell, Graham, Murad, Powell, Tuchinetz.

At a candidate forum at the Blue Hills Collaborative tonight, six candidates for the District 5 (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) seat being given up by Tim McCarthy agreed in broad strokes on almost everything, differing mainly on the specifics of how they would accomplish their goals on specific topics. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/19 - 8:23 pm

Vonstradamus reports from District 5 (Roslindale, Mattapan and Hyde Park), where several candidates are hoping to replace retiring Councilor Tim McCarthy: Read more.

By adamg - 8/15/19 - 9:26 am

The Dorchester Reporter covered a forum in Mattapan for candidates who want to replace Tim McCarthy as the District 5 (Mattapan, Roslindale, Hyde Park) district councilor this fall.

By adamg - 5/24/19 - 10:00 am
Arroyo, Farrell, Powell, Turchinetz

Arroyo, Farrell, Powell, Turchinetz.

At a candidate forum last night, two candidates for the District 5 (Roslindale, Mattapan, Hyde Park) city-council seat - Ricardo Arroyo and Mimi Turchinetz - repeatedly proclaimed themselves progressives who would go far beyond constituent services and help other progressives on the council tackle issues from systemic racism to the climate crisis.

Maria Esdale Farrell, who works as an education aide to current Councilor Tim McCarthy, said idealism is all well and good but that she would largely stick to McCarthy's current focus on bread-and-butter local issues, such as potholes and crime. Alkia Powell, who currently works in the Mayor's Office of Economic Development, agreed with Arroyo and Turchinetz - and Farrell - on many issues, but did not call herself a progressive. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/19 - 9:15 am

Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale is hosting a forum for multitude of candidates for the District 5 (Roslindale, Mattapan, Hyde Park) seat that Tim McCarthy is giving up this year.

The forum starts at 6:30 p.m. on May 23 at St. John Chrysostom Hall, 4750 Washington St. in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 4/20/19 - 11:49 am
von Vogler

Michelle von Vogler of Roslindale announced yesterday she is running for the District 5 City Council seat that Tim McCarthy is giving up this year.

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By adamg - 4/19/19 - 12:28 pm
Farrell

Maria Esdale Farrell of Hyde Park, currently Councilor Tim McCarthy's education advisor, took out papers this week to run for the District 5 (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) seat he is giving up this year.

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By adamg - 4/16/19 - 11:19 am
Murad

Justin Murad of Hyde Park has announced he is running for city councilor in District 5 (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan).

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By adamg - 4/11/19 - 1:17 pm
Powell

Alkia Powell of Hyde Park, currently neighborhood business manager in the city's Office of Small Business, announced today she is running for the District 5 (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) city-council seat being vacated this year by Tim McCarthy.

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By adamg - 3/30/19 - 10:48 am
Graham

Cece Graham of Hyde Park is running for the District 5 (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) city-council seat being vacated by Tim McCarthy.

Graham joins a growing list of candidates in the fall election.

By adamg - 1/24/19 - 5:01 pm

State Rep. Russell Holmes and Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins aren't waiting to see who might run to replace Tim McCarthy as the city councilor from Hyde Park, Mattapan and Roslindale - both have endorsed Ricardo Arroyo for the seat. Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/19 - 1:50 pm

Michael Freedberg compiles a list of potential candidates for the District 5 (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) city-council seat Tim McCarthy is retiring from.

Now, In his farewell address, McCarthy wrote: Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/19 - 8:03 pm
McCarthy

Tim McCarthy, who has represented Hyde Park, Roslindale and Mattapan on the city council since 2013, announced tonight he's decided not to run for re-election this fall.

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By adamg - 12/27/18 - 9:35 am

The Dorchester Reporter interviews Tim McCarthy about his plans to run for re-election in District 5 - Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale - and how, if he wins, he probably won't run again. He's already facing two opponents in the 2019 election.

By adamg - 1/15/17 - 11:58 pm

The Herald reports Jean-Claude Sanon is gearing up for his third try for the District 5 City Council seat (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale) held by Tim McCarthy.

Sanon, who lost to McCarthy in 2013 and 2015, says he has gained inspiration from the example of Donald Trump, whom few experts expected to win last fall.

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