Monday, May 20, 2013
In total, 24 people signed up for mayoral nomination papers, and 27 people signed up for nomination papers for at-large city council.
The deadline to sign up for nomination papers for Boston's mayoral and city council elections has passed, with 24 possible candidates for mayor. To put that in perspective, there were five total candidates in 2009's preliminary election for Boston mayor. The deadline to sign up for papers was Monday at 5 p.m., and there were no big surprises at the deadline—like Mayor Thomas Menino deciding to seek reelection. "The 24 candidates who signed up by Monday’s deadline must now gather 3,000 signatures by May 21 in order to appear on the Sept. 24 election ballot," city spokesperson Emilee Ellison said. Some possible candidates have already started to announce they're not running for office, such as Frank John Addivinola Jr. and Gene Gorman. …
Monday, April 8, 2013
City Councilor Felix G. Arroyo will hold a press conference Tuesday likely announcing he will run for mayor.
Another city councilor likely wants a shot at being elected mayor of Boston. Felix G. Arroyo, city councilor at large, will hold a press conference this morning to “announce his plans” at a news conference at SEIU Local 615 Tuesday morning, according to a press release. Boston.com and the Jamaica Plain Gazette are both reporting a source close to the campaign has confirmed Arroyo, a JP resident, will announce he is going to be running for mayor. City Councilor At-Large John Connolly, who has already received endorsements from Parkway neighborhood officials including District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley, announced his candidacy last month.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Elected officials from Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury endorsed Connolly at a brief public event Thursday.
With the mayoral race’s plot thickening, John Connolly aligned himself with elected officials in his neighborhood at a sparsely-attended event Thursday. Mayoral candidate John Connolly, an at-large member of the Boston City Council, spoke to members of the media, handlers and a dozen onlookers in front of West Roxbury Library Thursday afternoon in an attempt to show strength in West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain and Roslindale, also known as the Parkway communities of Boston, named for the VFW Parkway. Flanked by District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley from Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury State Rep. Ed Coppinger and West Roxbury School Committee member Mary Tamer, O’Malley continued to push his campaign’s platform of Boston school reform. He added …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley declared his candidacy for mayor on Wednesday afternoon.
In a statement sent to the press, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley declared his candidacy for mayor on Wednesday afternoon. "Boston is a great city, and with the right leadership and vision, its best days are still ahead," his statement said. "So today I am officially declaring that I am a candidate for Mayor of Boston." In his announcement, Conley said Boston needs to find a balance between the poor and vulnerable, middle class families, and economic hope and mobility, all while staying transparent and accountable. "Boston can only reach its full promise and potential when every one of its residents has a fair chance to reach theirs," he said. "I intend to put my heart and soul (and several pairs of shoes) into this …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
John Connolly is announcing his mayoral candidacy today.
Boston City Councilor John Connolly is announcing he is running for mayor today. "I'm running for Mayor because Boston should be the first city in America to transform urban public schools and offer every child a world-class education. We all need our Boston Public Schools to work because great schools lead to safe and healthy neighborhoods," wrote Connolly on his campaign website. Connolly, from West Roxbury, is in his third term, and is announcing his mayoral candidacy at the corner of Warren and Cambridge streets, in Brighton at 11 a.m. today. A former teacher and father of two young children, Connolly said he will focus on bringing "change to Boston Public Schools and to bring new ideas and new energy to the challenges facing the …