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2021 Boston Mayoral Election

Mayor-elect Wu appoints transition team members
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Mayor-elect Wu appoints transition team members
Mayor-elect Michelle Wu rolled out her transition team Tuesday, one week before she is due to be sworn in.
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Michelle Wu makes history
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Michelle Wu makes history
Michelle Wu made history on Tuesday night as the first woman and first person of color to be elected as Boston’s mayor.
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Editorial
Bostonians got it done
Black Bostonians have endured considerable anguish over losses in political elections for mayor. In the race for mayor in 2013, after Tom Menino left office, six candidates who were Black, Hispanic and Cape Verdean vied for the corner office, but the plethora of candidates of color enabled Marty Walsh and John Connolly to win the preliminary and assure that the tradition of an Irish mayor would continue.
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Voter guide: Candidates and referenda on the November ballot
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Voter guide: Candidates and referenda on the November ballot
After months of knocking on doors, holding rallies and attempting to get their messages out, it’s now time for those efforts to be put to the test for candidates on Boston’s 2021 ballot. Here’s a summary of everything voters can expect to see as they head to the polls on Nov. 2.
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Essaibi George gets majority of cop donations
As candidates approach the finish line, financial support from police officers has been far higher on behalf of at-large City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George.
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Population changes upend voting patterns
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Population changes upend voting patterns
Gentrification of Boston neighborhoods has led to lower turnout across the city, particularly in predominantly white, working-class areas.
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Essaibi George details plans for boosting equity
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Essaibi George details plans for boosting equity
Boston mayoral candidate Annissa Essaibi George, scrambling to shore up support in communities of color, released a sweeping equity plan last week highlighted by a $100 million investment in Black neighborhoods to boost economic and social development.
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Activist groups endorse Wu
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Activist groups endorse Wu
Three social justice organizations active in Boston’s Black, Latino and Asian communities gathered Sunday for a joint endorsement of at-large City Councilor Michelle Wu’s candidacy for mayor.
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Pressley adds to Wu’s endorsement haul
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Pressley adds to Wu’s endorsement haul
Last Friday, news that U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley would endorse Michelle Wu underscored growing support for the at-large councilor’s bid for the mayor’s seat.
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Janey backs Wu, Essaibi George reaches out to Black voters
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Janey backs Wu, Essaibi George reaches out to Black voters
Following the preliminary election, unions and elected officials have begun declaring their support for one of the two finalists set to face off in November. However, their impact remains unclear as campaigns set their sights on undecided Black voters.
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