Tag Archives: John Connolly

Walsh moves from wannabe to will-be

Still-a-state rep Marty Walsh appeared yesterday on Channel Five’s On the Record. The candidate who, in debates and interviews,  was unprepossessing at best, often awkward with rhetoric trending banal, is looking more and more mayoral.  His presentation was comfortable,  and he came across … Continue reading

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Boston mayoral race has a touch of class

Boston mayoral candidates Marty Walsh and John Connolly met in their first debate Tuesday and discussed issues to a draw. No surprise.  There’s little that separates them on matters of policy.  Rep. Walsh did what he had to in proving … Continue reading

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Mayoral musings bring greater clarity

Boston’s mayoral election is still up for grabs, but the selections may be crystalizing. Four days with no computer has left me grappling impressionistically with the 12-person field, but things are looking slightly more clear.  Thanks to Davcoh Computer Services … Continue reading

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Boston’s mayoral mish-mash

The good news is that there are more than a few candidates running for mayor of Boston who are at least as credible as  Hizzonah Mayor Menino 20 years ago.  The bad news is that sorting them out  is so difficult.  For me, … Continue reading

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Whitey withdrawal symptoms?

At first I thought a verdict in the trial of Boston gangster Whitey Bulger would spur profound withdrawal symptoms. I’d be missing the daily, nay, hourly updates on the grizzly testimony given about the murderous career of the Hub’s most … Continue reading

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Media need to do heavy lifting in Boston mayoral race

When the Boston marathon was bombed, we all shared the grief and noted that “We are Boston.”  So, too, when the capital city selects a new mayor, the people of Greater Boston, not just its voting residents, have a stake in who … Continue reading

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