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Bill Linehan Elected As New City Council President

It didn’t happen without a fight—and some hissing from the crowd—but following an 8 to 5 vote during the first meeting of 2014, Bill Linehan […]

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Wu Do You Love?

You might be surprised to hear this, but historically there is very little evidence that significant numbers of the electorate will alter their vote based […]

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Here Are The Winners of the 2013 Boston Political Awards

Last week, I asked you to vote for the 2013 Massachusetts political award winners. Now it’s time for the results—and my thoughts. I am in […]

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Boston Could Soon Have More Control Over the Liquor License Cap

City Councilor Ayanna Pressley has been working for more than two years to try and pass legislation that would put the control on the number […]

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Q&A #6: 2014 Races, My View

“Pete Christopher” asks: What (if anything) from the most recent insiders poll do you disagree with most? Well, I am not calling them idiots this […]

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Q&A #5: The Clark And Walsh Dominos

“ANSC” asks: Could you please preview the races for Marty Walsh and (presumably) Katherine Clark’s seats? A few people asked about Katherine Clark’s state senate […]

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The More The City Council Changes, The More It Stays The Same

Boston doesn’t do change very well (as I mentioned in my post on the mayoral election). That showed in Tuesday’s City Council elections, which were […]

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Q&A #4: Predictions on the City Council Races

“Kevin” asks: Other than D5, are there going to be any competitive City Council races in the general election? It seems like there is such […]

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Q&A #1: What’s Next For The Mayoral Also-Rans?

Two quick similar questions to start off Ask Me Anything Day. “Grant” asks: What happens to the failed mayoral candidates? Does losing a wide-open mayoral […]

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Update: Boston’s City Council Candidates

All eyes are on Boston’s mayoral race, but voters will also elect 13 city councilors—four citywide, and one in each of nine districts. To help […]

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The Changing Face of the City Council

Michael Flaherty erased any question about his second act in Boston politics with a convincing second-place finish in the at-large City Council race—even topping Stephen […]

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It’s Connolly Vs. Walsh

Marty Walsh and John Connolly took the most votes and won the chance to face each other in a general election this November. At the end […]

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10 Ways The Universe Conspired To Depress Turnout

We have no idea how many people will vote in today’s preliminary municipal election, and I am not as pessimistic as some. But I do […]

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The Boston Mayoral/City Council Preliminary Prediction Contest!

How It’s Gonna Work: You pick the order in which the 12 mayoral candidates will finish in Tuesday’s preliminary. List them in order, 1 through […]

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Get to Know the Boston City Council Candidates

All eyes are on Boston’s mayoral race, but voters will also elect 13 city councilors—four citywide, and one in each of nine districts. To help […]