City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George has thrown her hat in the ring to succeed Marty Walsh as mayor. (Herald video by Meghan Ottolini)
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Mayoral Hopefuls Turn Out for Downtown Neighborhoods Candidates Forum
Candidates vying to become the city’s next mayor were on hand for a virtual Downtown Neighborhoods Mayoral Candidates Forum on Tuesday, June 22, to discuss how, if elected, they would handle some of ...
Unions are holding off as they mull mayoral choices
Seven years later, the unions are split and scattered in their endorsements as Walsh’s departure for Joe Biden’s cabinet has led to six major candidates jumping into the race to succeed him: Acting ...
Boston budget faces tough slog as councilors critical
The city’s budget faces a slog to get it over the finish line by the deadline next week, with multiple councilors expressing reservations about Acting Mayor Kim Janey’s proposal. City ...
Development coalition hits airwaves in Boston mayoral race
A coalition of unions and developers is hitting the TV and radio airwaves with $500,000 in ads to push the crop of mayoral candidates to follow their agenda.
The Boston mayoral race’s unintended consequence: a City Council shakeup
The fall municipal elections will usher in another major change at City Hall: the biggest election year makeover to the Boston City Council in over two decades.
Acting Mayor Janey resubmits proposed budget for Boston
The resubmission includes direct investments of $1 million in green jobs, $1 million in job training in the hardest-hit industries, and $1 million in job training for artists, among other priorities.
Following texting controversy, the Boston School Committee has no Latina members. Now what?
The resignations of two School Committee members over controversial texts has left a "void" that Acting Mayor Kim Janey intends to fill.
At Boston Pride forum, candidates talk cops at parade, loss of queer spaces
Four mayoral candidates joined the Boston Pride Mayoral Forum on Monday, highlighting LGBTQ policy priorities ahead of the Sept. 14 preliminary. The candidates who participated in the panel included ...
With housing at center of Boston mayor’s race, labor and developers are organizing to push candidates
A group of pro-development forces, led by one of Boston’s biggest construction unions, is marshaling resources and at least $500,000 to try to influence the mayoral race, in which housing has emerged ...
Boston police union endorsements, once prized, shunned by some mayoral candidates
Police union endorsements once were among the most prized endorsements in the city, but now — to the frustration of the cops — less than half of the candidates will say they actually are seeking them.
The Inside Story: How Kim Janey Became Boston's Acting Mayor
I rise to proudly nominate our good colleague from Roxbury, Councilor Kim Janey, as city-council president." The thunderous applause that followed Wu’s remarks suggested a landslide. So did the ...
Women of color eye historic firsts nationwide in races for mayor, governor, US Senate
For the first time in 199 years, a Black woman is leading Boston, and all the candidates in this summer's campaign for mayor are people of color.