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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 - 11/5/19 - 5:15 pm

Somebody's been circulating a flier in a senior-citizen building on Wallingford Rd with a high percentage of Chinese-American residents:

By adamg - 10/28/19 - 9:27 pm
Cashman and Breadon at forum

Cashman and Breadon at forum.

At a debate at WGBH tonight, Craig Cashman and Liz Breadon made one of their last pitches to voters on why they should replace Mark Ciommo, retiring as the District 9 (Allston/Brighton) city councilor after 12 years. Whoever wins will serve two years.

Among the issues they discussed: Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/19 - 11:14 am

Liz Breadon and Craig Cashman, running for the District 9 council seat being vacated by Mark Ciommo, are scheduled to meet in a candidates forum at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, at WGBH, 15 Guest St.

The forum is sponsored by the Brighton Allston Improvement Association, the Allston and Brighton boards of trade and the Ward 21 and Ward 22 Democratic committees.

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 - 7/26/19 - 11:30 am

The Dig interviews the candidates running to replace Mark Ciommo in District 9 (Allston/Brighton) on how to keep the arts alive in Allston.

By adamg - 4/2/19 - 1:03 pm
Ciommo

Mark Ciommo, who has represented Allston/Brighton as a city councilor for almost 12 years, announced today he will not run for re-election to his District 9 seat this fall.

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By adamg - 2/26/19 - 1:30 pm
Brandon Bowser

Brandon Bowser announced today he is running this fall for the District 9 (Allston/Brighton) city-council seat now held by Mark Ciommo.

Ciommo defeated Bowser in 2017 to retain the seat.

Bowser, an educator at the Edison School, says he is running because: Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/19 - 2:13 pm
Breedon and Nave

Two people have created formal campaigns for a possible run for the Allston-Brighton city-council seat now held by Mark Ciommo.

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By adamg - 11/7/17 - 11:52 am
Poll rides offered in Allston and Brighton

Brandon Bowser, who is running against incumbent District 9 (Allston/Brighton) Councilor Mark Ciommo today, has a fleet of pedicabs ready to take people to the polls.

By adamg - 11/3/17 - 10:13 am

The Globe reports on the "vote farming" among elderly people in Chinatown, says city elections officials just want to fix the problem without blaming anybody.

Over in East Boston, District 1 council candidate Stephen Passacantilli is appealing for votes by telling residents they live in a hellhole: Read more.

By adamg - 9/26/17 - 9:17 pm

UPDATED at 10:05 p.m.

Mayor Marty Walsh will face off against City Councilor Tito Jackson in the November elections, according to preliminary results from the city elections department. Jackson will his work cut out for him: Walsh is leading by a better than 2-1 margin. Read more.

By adamg - 5/8/17 - 1:28 pm
Alex Golonka

Alex Golonka says he's running as the progressive alternative in District 9 (Allston/Brighton) to incumbent City Councilor Mark Ciommo.

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By adamg - 4/21/17 - 3:12 pm

Brandon Bowser of Allston has registered his campaign for the District 9 City Council seat (Allston/Brighton) currently held by Mark Ciommo.

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