2013 Boston Mayoral Race

Boston Area Mayor’s Races Broke Spending Records

April 01, 2014

BOSTON — Finalists Martin Walsh and John Connolly reported total combined expenditures of more than $6 million in 2013. The previous record of $4.1 million was set in 2009 by Menino and Michael Flaherty.

Walsh Becomes Boston’s New Mayor

January 06, 2014
New Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has made shrinking the income gap a central focus of his young administration. But can mayors really do much about the growing gap between rich and poor? (WBUR File)

BOSTON — Marty Walsh began his inaugural address with a concise promise: “I will listen. I will learn. I will lead.”

Majority-Minority Boston Asks: Was Mayoral Election A Victory Or A Defeat?

December 20, 2013
From left to right, Charlotte Golar Richie, Felix Arroyo, Marty Walsh and John Barros. Golar Richie, Arroyo and Barros, former mayoral candidates, have all endorsed Marty Walsh, who will face John Connolly in the general election

BOSTON — Black and Latino candidates lost. But activists argue their agenda won.

Gov. Patrick To Meet With Boston Mayor-Elect Walsh

November 16, 2013

BOSTON — Gov. Deval Patrick is set to host Boston Mayor-elect Martin Walsh for a meeting at his Beacon Hill office as the state legislator continues with his transition to the chief executive officer of New England’s largest city.

Marty Walsh’s First Day As Mayor-Elect

November 06, 2013
During the campaign, Mayor-elect Marty Walsh argued that his union ties will give him a leg up in negotiations with city unions. (Joe Spurr/WBUR)

BOSTON — WBUR’s Fred Thys speaks about what Walsh was saying the day after he won Boston’s mayoral election.

Walsh, Connolly Head Down Divergent Paths

November 06, 2013
Marty Walsh gestures to supporters at his primary election night party. (Elise Amendola/AP)

BOSTON — Mayor-elect Marty Walsh and City Councilor John Connolly spent the day after a hotly contested election very differently.

Menino And Walsh Meet At City Hall

November 06, 2013

BOSTON — The two met behind closed doors and wouldn’t discuss the details of their conversation, but Walsh said Menino offered his support and advice.

Walsh Elected The Next Mayor Of Boston

November 06, 2013
During the campaign, Mayor-elect Marty Walsh argued that his union ties will give him a leg up in negotiations with city unions. (Joe Spurr/WBUR)

BOSTON — The state representative from Dorchester, emphasizing his blue-collar story, built a diverse coalition.

Interactive Boston Mayoral Map: Where Walsh, Connolly Won

November 06, 2013
Click here for an interactive map of the Boston mayoral election results.

BOSTON — See this map for precinct-by-precinct results in Boston’s mayoral race.

Photos: Boston Voters Cast Ballots

November 05, 2013
Lenor Johnson hands out leaflet to voters in front of Vine Street Community Center in Roxbury. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Boston voters are casting ballots in the first open mayoral election in a generation, as City Councilor John Connolly and state Rep. Marty Walsh vie to replace longtime Mayor Thomas Menino.

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