Latest Marty Walsh News

New Boston mayor to take office just 2 weeks after election

Sep. 24, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Whoever wins Boston’s mayoral race on Nov. 2 won’t have much time to prepare to step into the office. The two candidates — City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu — met Thursday with acting Mayor Kim Janey to discuss the timeline....

Boston getting mayor of color as Wu, Essaibi George advance

Sep. 15, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — For the first time in 200 years, Boston voters have narrowed the field of mayoral candidates to two women of color who will face off against each other in November. City Councilors Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George topped the five-person race in...

Wu advances in Boston mayor race; opponent too early to call

Sep. 15, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — For the first time in 200 years, Boston voters have narrowed the field of mayoral candidates to two women of color who will face off against each other in November. The question is, which two? Democrat Michelle Wu emerged the top...

Boston mayoral contest to narrow to 2 candidates of color

Sep. 13, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Those vying to become Boston's next mayor fanned out across the city Monday hoping to shake as many hands as possible ahead of Tuesday’s preliminary election that will for the first time narrow the list of hopefuls to two candidates of color — possibly both women. ...

Boston mayoral hopefuls spar on range of topics in debate

Sep. 08, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s top mayoral hopefuls sparred on a range of topics — from education and climate change to housing affordability and public safety — during their first televised debate Wednesday, less than a week before next Tuesday’s preliminary election. ...

Boston mayoral hopefuls ramp up campaigns as election looms

Sep. 07, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s top mayoral hopefuls are scrambling to get as many of their voters as possible to the polls ahead of next Tuesday’s preliminary election that will almost certainly for the first time narrow the field of mayoral contenders to two candidates of color, possibly both...

5 candidates for Boston mayor talk schools, housing at forum

Aug. 31, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — All five major candidates for Boston mayor gathered for a virtual forum Tuesday to discuss a range of issues from housing to education just two weeks ahead of the preliminary election which will narrow the field to just two. All of the candidates are...

Boston edges toward historic shift as mayoral field narrows

Aug. 17, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — With Boston's preliminary mayoral election just a month off, voters are on the verge of making a historic decision by narrowing the field of five major candidates — all of whom are people of color. Since it first started electing mayors nearly 200 years...

Attorney general sues Boston police over records request

Aug. 13, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts attorney general has sued the Boston Police Department over its refusal to comply with public records requests regarding fired police Commissioner Dennis White. The complaint filed Thursday asks the state Superior Court to confirm that...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Aug. 06, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

Portland Press Herald. August 6, 2021. Editorial: Maine State Police justified in plan to use body cameras The equipment is expensive, but it will boost accountability and public confidence in the agency’s work. Vast stretches...