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Martin Walsh narrowly defeats John Connolly in Boston mayoral race

After two decades of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Mass. Rep. Martin Walsh was elected mayor of Boston over City Councilor John Connolly Tuesday in one of the closest elections in the history of the city. Walsh received 51.55 percent of the vote, or 72,514 votes, and Connolly garnered 48.06 percent, or 67,606 votes, according to results from […]

Boston mayoral race sees greater voter turnout than 2009 election

Voter turnout on Tuesday was higher than in past elections as residents decided the most competitive mayoral race Boston has seen in 20 years. The election had a 40.19 percent participation rate from the 372,064 registered voters, up from the last mayoral election in 2009, which saw a 31.19 percent participation rate. Boston Mayor-elect Martin Walsh won 51.55 […]

Josh Zakim victorious over Michael Nichols in District 8 race

Attorney and small business owner Josh Zakim defeated attorney Michael Nichols in the District 8 City Council race to fill former District 8 Councilor Michael Ross. With all precincts reporting, Zakim received 52.52 percent of the votes, or 4,485 votes. Nichols garnered 46.90 percent, or 4,005 votes. More details to come.

East Boston casino vote fails

Voters denied permission to construct a casino on the Suffolk Downs racetrack in East Boston and Revere on a ballot question Tuesday. About 56.02 percent of voters, or 4,281 people, cast their votes against allowing Suffolk Downs to proceed with plans to construct a casino. 43.92 percent of voters, or 3,353 people, voted yes with […]

Martin Walsh defeats John Connolly in narrow mayoral election

Mass. Rep. Martin Walsh narrowly defeated City Councilor John Connolly to become Boston’s first new mayor in 20 years. With all precincts reported, Walsh received 51.55 percent of the vote, or 72,514 votes and Connolly garnered 48.06 percent or 67,606 votes, according to results from the Boston Elections Commission. Walsh will take office on Jan. 6, […]