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Mass. Rep. Marty Walsh pushes education, business leading into mayoral election

Mass. Rep. Marty Walsh pushes education, business leading into mayoral election

This is the first part in a series of profiles about the candidates facing off in the Nov. 5 election. After serving 16 years as a state representative for Massachusetts for Dorchester, Democrat Martin Walsh is competing against Councilor At-Large John Connolly to be the next mayor of Boston, with an emphasis on improving schools, spurring economic development, creating business and decreasing […]

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Marty Walsh, John Connolly face off in diversity forum

Marty Walsh, John Connolly face off in diversity forum

Racial issues came to the forefront Wednesday as Boston mayoral candidates Mass. Rep. Martin Walsh and City Councilor John Connolly went head-to-head in a diversity forum at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury Community College. Both candidates said they agreed education was a major issue for the city of Boston, and much of Wednesday’s debate centered on closing the achievement gap. “If […]

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Political endorsements, public education argued in second mayoral debate

Political endorsements, public education argued in second mayoral debate

Mass. Rep. Martin Walsh and City Councilor John Connolly, candidates running to replace Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, went head-to-head Tuesday night in a second televised debate at WGBH studios in Brighton leading up to the Nov. 5 general election. Like the Oct. 15 debate, much of the conversation focused on education and youth in Boston, followed by infrastructure and social issues. Both candidates […]

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John Connolly, Marty Walsh spar in first mayoral debate

John Connolly, Marty Walsh spar in first mayoral debate

Facing off Tuesday in the first of three televised debates, Mass. Rep. Martin Walsh and City Councilor John Connolly, the two candidates running to replace Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, focused on issues about education reform, racial diversity, real estate affordability and how they would follow in Menino’s footsteps. Education reform came up several times during the hour-long debate. Both candidates said the […]

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Low voter turnout in primary to fill Ed Markey’s vacant seat

Low voter turnout in primary to fill Ed Markey’s vacant seat

Despite low voter turnout on Tuesday in the 24 cities that make up the Fifth Congressional District, Democratic candidate Katherine Clark and Republican candidate Frank Addivinola defeated other candidates in the primary of the special election to compete for U.S. Sen. Edward Markey’s vacant House of Representatives seat. Mass. Sen. Will Brownsberger of Belmont, who represents the district where Boston University is […]

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Mayoral candidates receive endorsements going into final push

Mayoral candidates receive endorsements going into final push

With less than a month until the Boston mayoral election, City Councilor John Connolly and Mass. Rep. Martin Walsh were each endorsed by several Boston public officials to give them an edge going into the final weeks. Connolly received an endorsement on Wednesday from North End Mass. Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, while Walsh won endorsements from two former rivals in the […]

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Massachusetts governor race still wide open for candidates

With the mayoral race in full gear, several Massachusetts officials are beginning to consider running in the gubernatorial race in Nov. 2014, with the exception of U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, who announced on Thursday that he would not run for Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick’s seat and instead, seek reelection for his representative seat. “After taking time to reflect with my family, I […]

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District 8 City Council election takes back seat to mayoral race

Competing in the shadow of the Boston mayoral election, City Council hopefuls Josh Zakim and Michael Nichols will go head to head after beating out a field of five candidates on Tuesday, fighting to fill former mayoral candidate Mike Ross’s seat and represent District Eight in the Boston City Council. Zakim, a lawyer at Greater Boston Legal Services, came in first […]

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Voters out in stronger numbers than in previous elections

Voters out in stronger numbers than in previous elections

Less than a third of registered voters made their way to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballot for one of the 12 mayoral candidates looking to replace longtime Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. About 113,222 votes were cast in the primary, which is about 30 percent of the city’s 386,000 registered voters. The voter turnout was higher compared to the 2009 […]

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John Connolly, Marty Walsh to face each other in final mayoral election

John Connolly, Marty Walsh to face each other in final mayoral election

Narrowing down the field from 12 candidates to two, Mass. Rep. Martin Walsh and City Councilor John Connolly advanced from Tuesday night’s primary to the Nov. 5 mayoral election as they square off for the seat to replace Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Walsh came in first, garnering 20,838 votes, or 18.47 percent, and Connolly came in second receiving 19,420 votes, or 17.22 percent, […]

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