Mayoral candidate and At-Large City Councilor John Connolly is opening a new campaign headquarters at 162 Belgrade Ave., in Roslindale - but according to Google's streetview, the location is taken by Michael Flaherty's 2009 mayoral campaign.
Connolly laughed when told about it, "I'll see if I can get the Google satellites to update the picture."
West Roxbury Patch tweeted about the new campaign location, which Ryan O. Ferguson, tweeted back about the current Google streetview for the location: "Streetview has Flaherty for Mayor 09 sign!#badjuju RT @WestRoxPatch: John Connolly opening campaign office|162 Belgrade Av #bospoli #mapoli"
Asked whether it was bad luck? Connolly retorted, "No. We had it in 2011 and we won. We changed the luck on it already. We’ll perform some type of exorcism as needed."
Of course, the 2009 Flaherty signs are not there, especially with Flaherty running for at-large city council once again. Connolly's campaign will surely have the location packed with Connolly on Saturday, when volunteers are meeting at 10 a.m. to go out and gather signatures.