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Mayoral Candidates Dish on Environment & Transportation

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 South End Patch News

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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

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.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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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?

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 barstoolsports.com 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. Follow the MoneyDistrict 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. District 4 City Councilor Charles Yancey has been certified to run for Boston mayor, as well as his district position, and has around $ 41,000 in his mayoral campaign account. He will have to decide whether he wants to run for his district seat or for mayor by July 2. City Council RaceThe city’s registrar and Elections Department are also working on certifying Boston City Council candidates. Already every district, except for District 3 with incumbent Frank Baker, has multiple candidates, with more likely to be on the ballot. There are 18 at-large candidates certified for the ballot, including incumbents Stephen Murphy and Ayanna Pressley. For a full list of certified candidates so far, check out the PDF in the image gallery above. The municipal election primary will be held on Sept. 24. The two mayoral candidates with the most votes in the primary will face off in the final election on Nov. 5. The eight at-large Boston City Council candidates also will be voted on Nov. 5. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates  South End Patch

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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. Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley’s campaign has more than $ 1 million, according to the Office of Campaign and Political Finance, dwarfing the next highest total, Connolly’s $ 489,000. State Rep. Martin Walsh, D-Dorchester, as well as former state Rep. Charlotte Golar Richie, have all been working hard to expand their profile citywide in recent weeks, showing up at events across the city.  Dorchester’s Bill Walczak has been able to raise his profile outside of his neighborhood since announcing his candidacy, and he has a little more than $ 90,000. Candidate John Barros left his position at the Boston School Commmittee to run for mayor. One candidates who will surely entertain is bostonbarstoolsports.com founder David Portnoy, who also submitted signatures. As expected the at-large and district council races saw a large amount of possible candidates submit signatures. In total, 21 candidates submitted signatures for the at-large race. Candidates need to have 1,500 individual signatures certified for the at-large race. District council candidates need 200 signatures or fewer to make it onto the ballot. Incumbents Ayanna Pressley and Stephen Murphy have submitted signatures, as have early noted first-time candidates Michelle Wu and Catherine O’Neill. Former City Council president Michael Flaherty is also running for an at-large seat again, after losing two years ago. With the aforementioned district councilors leaving their seats to seek higher office, that has created some wide open races with lots of candidates. In District 5, there are 10 candidates who submitted signatures, the most candidates in any district race. District 8, with Ross leaving, has nine candidates who submitted signatures. And District 4, with incumbent Charles Yancey, who submitted signatures for both the district seat and the mayoral race, would face seven other candidates, if he stayed in the […]

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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

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. With At-Large City Councilors Felix Arroyo and John Connolly running for mayor, that created a wide open at-large race. In total, 27 individuals requested nominaton papers for at-large races, including two incumbents, City Council President Stephen Murphy, and Ayanna Pressley, who was the top vote getter in 2011’s at-large election. In 2011’s at-large race, there were 10 total candidates. At-large candidates must get 1,500 signatures certified compared to mayoral candidates’ 3000 needed. A signature can only count once, and that goes to whoever submits the name first. The amount of signatures for district races is either 200 or fewer. Signatures must be submitted by May 21 to Boston’s Registrar. And all signatures will be certified by June 25. All of the district races, but one, District 3 with incumbent Frank Baker, had multiple candidates requesting nomination papers. Districts 5 and 8 will definitely have new councilors due to current councilors Rob Consalvo and Mike Ross running for Boston mayor. Please see the attached PDF for a list of all potentional candidates. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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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

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. Below is the list of candidates would-be candidates, undecided and notable “No’s” as of Sunday, April 13.  Did we miss anyone? Is there anyone left to miss? Tell us in the comments with a link to their latest statement or quote and we’ll add it to the chart! Who’s in (meaning they have announced they will run) John Connolly, city councilor Dan Conley, Suffolk County district attorney Marty Walsh, state representative William Dorcena, community activist Charles Clemmons, TOUCH 106.1 FM co-founder Rob Consalvo, city councilor Felix Arroyo, city councilor Mike Ross, city councilor Bill Walczak, Codman Square Health Center co-founder   Who’s seriously considering a run Ayanna Pressley, city councilor Charles Yancey, city councilor John Barrios, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative executive director Charlotte Golar Richie, YouthBuild USA vice president for public policy   Who’s undecided Stephen Murphy, city council president Jeffrey Sanchez, state representative   Who’s out (meaning they have publicly said they will not run for mayor) Tito Jackson, city councilor Sonia Chang-Diaz, state senator Matt O’Malley, city councilor Bill Linehan, city councilor Russell Holmes, state representative Paul Grogan, Boston Foundation president Andrea Cabral, Massachusetts Public Safety Secretary James Rooney, Massa­chusetts Convention Center Authority executive director Maura Hennigan, Suffolk County criminal court clerk South End Patch

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

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