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Mayoral Candidates Dish on Environment & Transportation

Charlotte Golar Richie, left, is the only female Boston mayoral candidate.

Article and photos by David Ertischek

Nine Boston mayoral candidates opined on carbon emissions, public transportation and how to make the city as environmentally friendly as possible during a Boston Green Mayor forum held at Suffolk
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 10, 2013 at 4:48 pm

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PHOTOS: Mayoral, City Council Candidates Parade in Boston

Supporters of District 1 Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina carry signs for him in the 2013 Bunker Hill Day Parade on Sunday, June 16, 2013. LaMattina represents Charlestown and is running for re-election.

With Boston’s mayoral and City Council races heating up, many of the candidates turned out Sunday for Charlestown’s Bunker Hill Day Parade, taking advantage of an opportunity to get their faces and names out in the community. 

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 17, 2013 at 6:12 pm

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Mayoral Candidates: Who Has the Most Money?

A $  100 bill.

There will be at least 12 candidates on the Sept. 24 ballot for mayor, as Boston’s Elections Department continues to certify signatures.

One candidate not yet to be certified is owner David Portnoy. 

While Portnoy may be more entertainment than a serious candidate to run City Hall, many of the candidates who are expected to garner the most votes have been certified well ahead of the June 25 deadline.

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District Attorney Dan Conley has the most money in his campaign with more than $ 1.1 million, according to the Office of Campaign and Political Finance’s website

At-Large City Councilor John Connolly has $ 564,000 for his campaign, followed by fellow city councilor District 8’s Mike Ross with $ 453,000.

State Rep. Marty Walsh, D-Dorchester, is next with $ 378,000, and then there is a financial drop off to District 5 City Councilor Rob Consalvo with $ 135,000, At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo with $ 128,000 and Bill Walczak with $ 127,000, in their campaign war chests. read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 13, 2013 at 5:37 am

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17 Boston Mayoral Candidates Submit Signatures

Seventeen possible Boston mayoral candidates submitted papers Tuesday before the 5 p.m. deadline at City Hall. But that doesn’t mean all 17 will be on the ballot in the Sept. 24 election, as 3,000 individual signatures must be certified by June 25.

Twenty-four people signed out nomination papers by the May 13 deadline, which leaves seven potential candidates by the wayside following this week’s cut-off.

With 17 possible candidates vying for signatures across Boston, it is possible that some voters signed for multiple candidates, and signatures can only count once. First come, first served is the rule, so some signatures may be thrown out. 

But for now there are some heavyweights in the biggest Boston election in decades. City Councilors John Connolly, Felix Arroyo, Rob Consalvo and Mike Ross have all thrown their hats in the ring, saying goodbye to their council seats, and are amassing growing campaign war chests. read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 23, 2013 at 8:45 pm

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24 Possible Mayoral Candidates for Boston’s Sept. Preliminary Election

Boston City Council District 5 City Councilor Rob Consalvo

The deadline to sign-up for election 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 suddenly 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 September 24th election ballot,” said city spokesperson Emilee Ellison. 

Some possible candidates have already started to announce they’re not running for office, like Frank John Addivinola Jr. and Gene Gorman. Or some haven’t committed to which race, like District 4 City Councilor Charles Yancey, who requested papers for the district and mayoral races. read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 15, 2013 at 10:41 pm

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State of the Race: More Hats in Mayoral Ring

The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services will host an abutters meeting May 1 prior to a vote by the Zoning Board of Appeals.

In a mayoral race, sometimes an early favorite can dissuade other would-be contenders from starting a campaign. The 2013 Boston mayoral election is not one of those races.

Instead, the race has drawn several more contenders this week, and more still are mulling a run. The crowded field has led to what the Boston Herald’s Peter Gelzinis called “a shootout in a lifeboat,” with each candidate working feverishly to solidify his support in his own backyard. The swollen field will be reduced to two after the primary, and every new candidate lowers the total vote threshold needed to make the finals.

This past week, city councilors Mike Ross and Felix Arroyo joined the race, along with long-time Dorchester community activist Bill Walczak. That’s three more guys into an already all-male field.

What of the female candidates? Ayanna Pressley is now considering a run, as is YouthBild USA’s Charlotte Golar Richie. Maura Hennigan, who ran for mayor in 2005, decided this week to bow out of the race. Public Safety Secretary Andrea Cabral and State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz previously announced they would not run. read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 14, 2013 at 9:28 am

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