Category: Boston mayoral race

Report: Marty Walsh Transition Team to Include Golar Richie, Barros

November 8th, 2013 in 2013, BostInno, Boston mayoral race, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, Politics 0 comments

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John Carroll, College of Communication

Mayor-elect Marty Walsh will appoint Charlotte Golar Richie and John Barros to his transition team, unnamed sources told the Boston Globe…

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Race for Mayor: Marty Walsh wins

November 6th, 2013 in 2013, Boston mayoral race, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

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With Only a Couple of Hours Remaining, 30% of Registered Bostonians Have Decided to #FlockTheVote

November 5th, 2013 in 2013, BostInno, Boston mayoral race, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers 0 comments

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John Carroll, College of Communication

As of 6 p.m., 113,677, or 30.55 percent of registered Bostonians, have cast a ballot in today’s general election, nearly equaling the final preliminary election turnout numbers…

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“Turnout overall seems to be up somewhat from the preliminary. If (higher turnout rates) are coming from constituents of color, that will likely benefit [Marty Walsh], rather than Connolly.”

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In three US cities, three longtime mayors prepare exits. What legacies?

October 27th, 2013 in 2013, Boston mayoral race, Christian Science Monitor, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Politics, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

Call them the hipster, the billionaire, and the boss…

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“In terms of Boston, I guess you could say Mayor Menino was able to bring to fruition the dream … of making Boston a world-class city. It certainly has become that with the development of the Seaport District, [and] the continued growth of the medical, financial, and higher-education sectors of our local economy. The problem is, however, that a rising tide does not lift all boats when it comes to Boston. Middle-class families are being squeezed out by high rents and property values, and the gaps in income and quality education opportunities from those on top of the socioeconomic heap and those below them have widened considerably.”

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Boston Mayor’s Race Has Few Ads, Divided Interests

October 22nd, 2013 in 2013, Boston mayoral race, College of Communication, John Carroll, Newsmakers, WBUR 0 comments

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John Carroll, College of Communication

In the first wide-open Boston mayoral race in 20 years, the airwaves have been largely silent ahead of the general election…

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Back When Boston Politics Was A Blood Sport

October 21st, 2013 in 2013, Boston mayoral race, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Tom Whalen, WBUR 0 comments

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By Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

Is it just me or is this fall’s Boston mayoral election showdown between John Connolly and Martin J. Walsh generating all the excitement of A Flock of Seagulls reunion concert?…

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Will Connolly’s new ad influence the mayor’s race?

October 15th, 2013 in 2013, Boston mayoral race, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

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Boston Police Patrolmen raise becoming central issue in mayoral race

October 1st, 2013 in 2013, Boston mayoral race, College of General Studies, NECN, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

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In a More Diverse City, a More Diverse Slate of Mayoral Candidates

September 9th, 2013 in 2013, Boston mayoral race, College of General Studies, New York Times, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

Like many of the candidates running for mayor here, John Barros attended house party after house party over the weekend…

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“To a lot of people, it seems like Groundhog Day, the endless cycle repeating itself.”

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Broadside: Best and worst ads in Boston mayoral race

September 6th, 2013 in 2013, Boston mayoral race, College of Communication, John Carroll, NECN, Newsmakers 0 comments

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John Carroll, College of Communication

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