Michelle Wu on track to win seat in at-large Boston City Council race

Voters in the Sept. 24 Boston preliminary went into the voting booth with 12 mayoral candidates,19 at-large district councilors and as many as eight district council candidates to chose from. Remarkably, political neophyte Michelle Wu managed an impressive fourth-place finish ...

Ayanna Pressley keeps focus on families, schools

In 10 minutes on a sidewalk in Dudley Square, City Councilor At-Large Ayanna Pressley engages in a series of conversations with constituents that outline the highlights of her work over the last two terms.

Black pols endorse Marty Walsh for Boston mayor, John Connolly gets clergy nod

Two weeks ago, when former mayoral candidates Felix G. Arroyo and John Barros endorsed state Rep. Marty Walsh over City Councilor John Connolly in the Boston mayor’s race, the focus was on Walsh as observers mulled the duo’s ties to ...

Marty Walsh, John Connolly vie for endorsements from Black, Latino and Asian communities

State Rep. Marty Walsh turned up the heat in the mayoral race, kicking off last week with a one-two punch — endorsements on Tuesday from former candidates Felix G. Arroyo and John Barros. Boston City Councilor John Connolly began his ...

John Connolly, Marty Walsh compete for support from blacks, Latinos in Boston mayor’s race

In the mayoral preliminary, the challenge for any of the serious contenders was in securing and turning out their respective voter bases. The two candidates most successful in that game — Marty Walsh and John Connolly — advanced to the ...

Walsh, Connolly finalists in race for mayor

Two Irishmen were left standing in the primary race. Walsh and Connolly emerge as victors, to enter six-week sprint to mayoral final

Dilemmas abound for election night party crashers

Tonight the candidates in the mayor’s race will be hunkering down with supporters, waiting for vote results to trickle in from City Hall and preparing either a victory speech, a concession speech. Where will they be? Here's a list of ...

Boston Protesters speak out against U.S. military action in Syria

Nearly 100 people protested American military intervention in Syria on Boston Common last week at part of the National Day of Action hosted by MoveOn.org, CREDO, Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) and Win Without War.

Campaign Note: Coakley runs for governor; Richie gets key endorsements; Election Commissioner warns of fake phone polling; Mayoral candidates debate City Hall move

It was a busy stretch on the campaign trail this week. Attorney General Martha Coakley joined crowded governor’s race. Charlotte Golar Richie received key endorsements. The Election Commissioner warned residents of fraudulent phone polling claiming to be from the Boston ...

Candidates hit the streets in close, crowded Boston mayoral race

With six days remaining in the hotly contested mayoral race, most of the 12 candidates are touting their abilities to get out the vote on Sept. 24.

Fulfill Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream with fair tax and spending policies

In the 50 years since the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. articulated the dream of a generation, the United States has seen significant progress toward the ideal of racial equality. But the other half of King’s vision — economic ...

Obamacare to help close youth coverage gap

Over 4 million uninsured adolescents will be eligible for health-care coverage on Jan. 1, due in part to increased Medicaid eligibility, according to a new report released by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Campaign notes

Former District Five City Councilor Rob Consalvo released last week his plan to keep children and teachers safe at school. Boston mayoral candidate Mike Ross unveiled last week his comprehensive plan to create jobs and grow Boston’s economy. The Massachusetts ...

2013 Boston Mayoral Campaign Updates

A collection of videos and other updates tracking what's happening on the campaign trail

The March on Washington: Civil rights then and now

In 1960, I watched John Lewis and other black college students march past our Nashville, Tenn., high school on their trips downtown to the sit-ins. In 1963, while I was preparing for my senior year, Medgar Evers was assassinated in ...