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Yancey Running for Boston Mayor, City Council

District 4, Charles C. Yancey.

 

District 4 Boston City Councilor Charles Yancey has pulled nomination papers for both the mayoral and district races.

Yancey was first elected to the Boston City Council in 1983 and is the longest sitting councilor. His decision to run for both positions is not unheard of, as past candidates have done the same.

Along with Yancey, some of the more noted mayoral candidates who have pulled nomination papers, according to Boston’s Election Department, include Boston District 8 City Councilor Mike Ross, Charles Clemons Jr., Will Dorcena, former state representative Althea Garrison, Barstool Sports website owner DavidPortnoy and former city councilor Gareth Saunders.

If Yancey chooses to run for his current council seat, the field could be tougher than what the incumbent has experienced in past years. Already several residents have pulled nomination papers for District 4 including Roslindale’sSteven Godfrey, Mattapan’s Jerina Harris and J.R. Rucker and Terrance J. Williams, both of Dorchester. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 26, 2013 at 11:00 am

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Boylston Crime Scene Still Closed, MBTA Running Normally

MBTA D line

A 12-block downtown triangle continues to be closed to the public following the Marathon Monday bombings.

Boylston Street from Massachusetts Avenue to Clarendon Street and Huntington Avenue to Newbury Street are closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

  • Copley Station is closed. Trains are running passed this station.
  • MassPike exit 22 on the eastbound side toward Copley Square remains closed.
  • MBTA Police are randomly searching riders’ bags. Passengers on a commuter rail train early Wednesday morning in Framingham were evacuated and searched. The train was cleared to continue.
  • A Wednesday morning accident has caused the MBTA to terminate the E branch of Green Line service at Brigham Circle. Riders must use the 39 bus route for service between Brigham Circle and Heath Street.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 17, 2013 at 2:27 pm

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Mourners Headed to Running Shops Following Blasts

Greater Boston Running Store

Following the afternoon explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, people sought answers at running shops in the the area.

The Huffington Post reports that running shops social media accounts became sites on which the running community and others poured in support following the bombings which left at least two dead and at least 140 injured.

The first blast went off in front of Marathon Sports on Boylston St., blowing out the store’s windows. The store announced on its Facebook page that the staff were all OK.

Visitors also went to the Greater Boston Running Company in Lexington to discuss the tragedy.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 16, 2013 at 2:10 pm

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Witness: ‘All of a Sudden Everyone Turned Around and Was Running in the Opposite Direction’

Mary Bickford, 21, of Abington was near the explosion.

 

UMass Boston student Mary Bickford, 21, from Abington describes the scene on Boylston Street just after the explosions rocked the end of the Boston Marathon course. 

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 16, 2013 at 2:05 am

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City Councilor Mike Ross Running for Mayor

Mike Ross, District 8 Boston City Councilor.

District 8 City Councilor Mike Ross announced his candidacy for Boston mayor on Thursday.  

“This week, our Red Sox returned for their home opener, providing Bostonians with a surge of hope, optimism and renewal. Every year on Opening Day, I think back to 13 years ago, during my earliest days as a city councilor, when a small group of us stood together against powerful forces to save Fenway Park. All of Boston won that fight and look at the neighborhood today,” Ross wrote via a new website for his mayoral candidacy.

“Today, in that same spirit of community activism and determination to continue building a better Boston, I am announcing that I will be getting into the race for mayor,” added Ross.

First elected in 1999, he has represented Back Bay, Beacon Hill, West End, Fenway, Kenmore Square, Audubon Circle, and Mission Hill. 

Ross, whose father is a Holocaust survivor, and mother is a 71-year-old openly gay woman, tipped his hat to Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, “And it was Tom Menino who taught me long ago that the business of public service is, at its heart, about helping people. For many Bostonians, he is the only mayor they’ve ever known. My service as city council president was a partnership with Mayor Menino that I will always be proud of.” read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 11, 2013 at 7:30 pm

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Marathon Spotlight: South End’s Pflug Running for Perkins School

For South End resident Jennifer Pflug, this year’s Boston Marathon is more than just a race. It’s an opportunity to raise money for a cause near to her heart – Perkins, founded in 1829 as the nation’s first school for the blind. Pflug is on the Perkins charity team, and personally committed to raising $  5,000 for the Watertown school. Currently a student at Northeastern University, Pflug participated in the physical therapy co-op program at Perkins last year. “Working at Perkins has greatly impacted my life,” she said. “I always knew that physical therapy was the right career choice for me, but I hadn’t realized my true passion until my experience at Perkins. As much as I like to think I impacted the students’ lives, they have truly inspired me. Day after day, the kids never ceased to put a smile on my face. I want to run the marathon for the students, for all of their hard work and efforts, and because despite any difficulties, at the end of the day, they just want to be kids.” To support Pflug’s marathon run and make a donation to Perkins, visit http://www.perkins.org/supportperkins/special-events/boston-marathon/2013/jenn-pflug.html.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 9, 2013 at 1:11 pm

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Who’s Running for Mayor?

The Boston Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing today regarding a variance request for 63 Rutherford Ave.

The low rumble you hear off in the distance isn’t thunder, it’s the stampede of Boston politicos jockeying for a mayoral run. With Tom Menino officially out of the next election, the thought of replacing him has many of Boston’s biggest political players lining up for a shot at the big chair. So far, it’s all talk—Candidates can’t apply for nomination papers until April 17, and have until May 21 to file the official paperwork.

But it’s hard to blame anyone for jumping early. The Boston mayorship has rarely changed hands in recent decades. Three men—Menino, Ray Flynn and Kevin White—have run the city for the last 45 years. By comparison, there have been five popes in the same time period. A non-incumbent election is a very rare opportunity. 

We’ve compiled the latest on the potential candidates to keep you abreast of the latest on who’s in, who’s out who’s playing coy when it comes to the upcoming mayoral election. Here’s how the field stands as of 11 a.m. Friday, April 5.  read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 5, 2013 at 3:42 pm

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Boston Mayor Tom Menino Not Running for Re-Election

 Mayor Thomas Menino.

 

Speculation last night that Boston Mayor Tom Menino would announce Thursday he was not running for re-election was confirmed this morning.

Menino, calling into the Fox 25 Morning News this morning, confirmed he will not be seeking a sixth term in office. He told Fox 25 he agonized over the decision.

A prolonged illness late last year led to speculation the longest-serving mayor in city history would step down at the end of this term. 

Menino will make a formal announcement Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. at Faneuil Hall. 

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 28, 2013 at 1:09 pm

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Running the Boston Marathon? Share Your Story

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 27, 2013 at 11:30 am

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Boston City Councilor Connolly Running for Mayor

Boston City Councilor John Connolly is running for mayor in 2013.

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 City of Boston.”

“If I’m elected mayor, I’ll work every day for Boston to be a city where anyone can make their home and say it was the best decision they ever made,” wrote Connolly on his website. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm

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