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2021 election

Arroyos endorse Kim Janey’s mayoral bid
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Arroyos endorse Kim Janey’s mayoral bid
Boston Mayor Kim Janey picked up key endorsements last week from the prominent Arroyo family as well as a leading progressive state legislator, boosting her campaign to hold on to power at City Hall in a close mayoral contest.
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Mayoral candidates advance ideas on Boston’s housing crisis
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Mayoral candidates advance ideas on Boston’s housing crisis
In a June poll from Suffolk University and The Boston Globe, respondents selected housing as the most important issue that would affect their vote for mayor.
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Janey marks 100 days in office
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Janey marks 100 days in office
Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey celebrated the 100th day since her swearing-in ceremony last Friday at the Museum of African American History on Beacon Hill.
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Mayoral candidates rake in campaign cash
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Local News
Mayoral candidates rake in campaign cash
Acting Mayor Kim Janey led the field of the six major mayoral candidates in fundraising for May with $162,794, but remains behind Michelle Wu and Andrea Campbell in total cash raised. The two city councilors each have raised about $1.2 million.
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Mayoral candidates face an electorate that’s moving to the left
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Mayoral candidates face an electorate that’s moving to the left
Of the six lead candidates running for mayor, none backs a fully elected school committee, only one supports rent control.
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Candidates abound in council, mayoral races
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Local News
Candidates abound in council, mayoral races
Nothing sparks political ambitions more than an open seat. In Boston’s municipal elections this year, the departure of former Mayor Martin Walsh and those of the four city councilors who are among those vying for the open mayoral seat have generated a bumper crop of candidates.
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Is Boston finally past tribal politics?
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Local News
Is Boston finally past tribal politics?
Could this year’s mayoral race, with three Black Candidates, a Latino candidate and an Asian candidate all running for the same seat, rupture the alliance that has dominated politics in Boston’s communities of color?
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What's the deal with Janey's unusual campaign video?
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Politics
What's the deal with Janey's unusual campaign video?
With the emergence of social media in the last 20 years, the announcement video has become a staple of local and national political campaigns.
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Janey announces mayoral bid
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Politics
Janey announces mayoral bid
Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced her candidacy for mayor Tuesday morning, releasing a campaign video that depicts her journey on public transit from her Copeland Street home in Roxbury to City Hall, interspersed with clips of past mayoral candidates including Tito Jackson, Charlotte Golar Richie and Mel King.
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Council forms new dynamic in Janey’s absence
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Council forms new dynamic in Janey’s absence
With Council President Janey taking on the title of mayor, and multiple councilors running for mayor, the city council may be facing some dramatic changes.
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Boston’s electorate is ready for change
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Editorial
Boston’s electorate is ready for change
There has been some call for a mayor who is both Black and female. Who will emerge in the remaining eight months?
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Janey sworn in as mayor
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Politics
Janey sworn in as mayor
Kim Janey, the daughter of Roxbury who endured hurled rocks and racial slurs as an 11-year-old riding a school bus to Charlestown during court-ordered desegregation, was sworn in as Boston’s first Black, first female mayor by the commonwealth’s first Black Chief Justice Kimberly Budd at City Hall on Wednesday.
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