2013 Boston Mayoral Race

Golar Richie Endorses Walsh In Mayor’s Race

October 12, 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

Charlotte Golar Richie threw her support to state Rep. Marty Walsh in his race against City Councilor John Connolly.

Connolly Tops Walsh In Boston Mayoral Poll

October 10, 2013

Among likely voters, John Connolly leads Marty Walsh 45 percent to 37 percent, a UMass Lowell survey finds.

Boston Teachers Union Will Not Endorse In Mayor’s Race

October 10, 2013

Some had expected the group to back state Rep. Marty Walsh.

In Boston Mayor’s Race, A Class Divide

October 10, 2013
Rep. Marty Walsh, left, and City Councilor John Connolly (WBUR File)

The Walsh-Connolly contest echoes some of the Boston mayoral races of the past, pitting two class-tinged brands of Irish-American politics.

In Brighton’s Oak Square, Worries About Neighborhood Stability, Absentee Landlords

October 09, 2013
Charlie Vasiliades, the so-called "mayor of Oak Square," is a community activist and lifelong resident of the area in Brighton. (Lynn Jolicoeur/WBUR)

We tour Oak Square in Brighton with lifelong resident Charlie Vasiliades, a member of numerous community groups.

Families, College Students Reflect Many Contrasts In Allston/Brighton

October 09, 2013
Lifelong Allston resident Ned Anello and his wife Paula welcome the New Balance project in Brighton. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

These days, Allston/Brighton is known for the students who live there and for planned new developments. But there are also generations of families who are trying to hold on to their neighborhood.

Barros And Arroyo Endorse Walsh For Mayor

October 08, 2013

The support could give the candidate a boost in heavily contested minority neighborhoods.

Walsh Releases Boston Education Plan

October 07, 2013

Mayoral candidate Marty Walsh is calling for stronger vocational education and Advanced Placement courses.

Connolly Leads Walsh In Latest Mayoral Poll

October 07, 2013

John Connolly leads Marty Walsh 41 to 34 percent, with 23 percent still undecided.

East Boston Activist: We Can’t Have Displacement With Development

October 02, 2013
Neenah Estrella-Luna is a professor of law and policy at Northeastern University and a community activist in East Boston, where she lives. (Lynn Jolicoeur/WBUR)

We tour Maverick Square and parts of the East Boston waterfront with community activist and Northeastern University professor Neenah Estrella-Luna.

With Development, Maverick Square Residents Fear Losing Diversity

October 02, 2013
A view of Maverick Square in East Boston (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

With waterfront development and a proposed casino, many East Boston residents worry that its long tradition as a gateway to immigrants will end.

Connolly Says He’d Vote Down Police Contract

October 01, 2013
City Councilor John Connolly, in a file photo (WBUR)

A union deal takes center stage in the mayor’s race.

Boston Mayor Menino Launches Transition Blog

September 28, 2013

Menino says his goal is to ensure the city doesn’t miss a step as his 20-year term at City Hall ends on Jan. 6.

Menino Urges Council To Reject Police Patrolmen’s Contract Award

September 28, 2013

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is urging the city council to reject the ruling of an arbitrator who has awarded police patrolmen a 25 percent raise over six years.

Despite Diverse Field, Tradition Prevails In Boston Mayoral Preliminary

September 27, 2013

The diverse field of mayoral candidates had many thinking the “new” Boston — younger, more diverse — might elect the city’s first minority mayor. But tradition prevailed.

Connolly, Walsh Spar Over A 'People's Pledge'

September 26, 2013

John Connolly is calling for a pledge to limit outside money in the contest. Martin Walsh said Connolly “flip-flopped” on it.

Connolly Says Tackling Youth Violence, Improving Schools His Top Goals

September 26, 2013

There’s no downtime for the finalists in Boston’s mayoral race.

Storify: ‘Radio Boston’s’ Copley Square Broadcast

September 25, 2013

During the show, we spoke with several passersby about their hopes for the city’s next mayor.

Boston Teachers Union Weighing Mayoral Endorsement

September 25, 2013

The union, which has criticized Connolly, is set to make a decision in early October.

After Preliminary Win, Walsh Back Out On Campaign Trail

September 25, 2013

After a rush to the preliminary, there’s little time for the candidates to rest. Walsh was already out campaigning Wednesday morning, greeting voters at the Savin Hill MBTA station.

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