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Mass. 2014 gubernatorial race starting to shape up

Due to allegations against Mass. Attorney Gen. Martha Coakley and former state cabinet Secretary of Administration and Finance Charlie Baker announcing his running mate, the rest of the pool for the 2014 gubernatorial race to replace Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick is falling in the shadows of these two frontrunners with 11 months to go until […]

Deadline nears for supporters to add questions to Nov. 2014 ballot

As Massachusetts politicians begin to focus on the approaching November 2014 election, those who support adding questions on the ballot are preparing their petitions as the deadline to do so nears on Nov. 20. The petitions must be certified by Massachusetts city and town halls by Wednesday before submitting them to Mass. Secretary of State William Galvin’s office […]

Marty Walsh announces transition administration

Boston Mayor-elect Martin Walsh announced appointments to his transition team Friday, just three days after winning the election against City Councilor John Connolly. The transition team is made up of six co-chairs, including three former mayoral candidates who endorsed Walsh during his campaign: City Councilor Felix Arroyo, former Boston Public School Committee member John Barros […]

Zakim wins District 8 Boston City Council seat over Nichols

On the same day as a historic mayoral election, attorney and small business owner Josh Zakim defeated Michael Nichols, research director for the City Council, to claim former mayoral candidate Michael Ross’s District 8 City Council seat. Zakim, whose platform was focused mostly on education, took 52.5 percent of votes, or 4,485 votes, and Nichols […]

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 […]