Gubernatorial candidate and Newton Mayor Setti Warren will be speaking at Doyle's Cafe on Thursday night. Warren will be talking at a JP Progressives monthly meeting that starts at 6:30 pm. Updates from JP Progressives on "resisting Trump's GOP," Raise Up Agenda, criminal justice reform, local elections and more will kickoff the event. A discussion with Warren will be around 7 pm. The two-term Newton mayor is a Democrat who previously worked in the White House when Bill Clinton was president, and also worked for former US Senator John Kerry.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and his main challenger City Councilor Tito Jackson will attend two separate community conversations in Jamaica Plain this week. And you have the opportunity to ask the candidates questions before the events. The JP Progressives are hosting the two public conversations: Tito Jackson on Tuesday at 7 pm and Mayor Walsh on Thursday at 7:30 pm. It is free to attend either event, but registration is requested. Please register here for the conversation with Jackson, and register here for the conversation with Walsh.
District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson declared he is running for mayor on Thursday at a press conference outside of the Haley House Bakery in Roxbury. Jackson quickly released a cinematic youtube video about why he wants to be Boston's next mayor. The video tells his "story" and his "vision for our great city." Jackson will focus on fiscal responsibility, investing in public education, public safety and affordable housing. "Fifty percent of families in Boston make $35,000 a year...
Former City Councilor Stephen Murphy was seemingly reelected to a public office -- this time as the Suffolk County Register of Deeds -- as he maintained an approximately 50,000-vote lead as of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night. Murphy was easily outdistancing independent candidates Margherita Ciampa-Coyne, John Keith and Joe Donnelly Jr.
Bostonians also looked to have adopted the Community Preservation Act, voting in support of ballot Question 5. Approving the Community Preservation Act would establish a dedicated community fund for affordable housing, create and rehabilitate parks, playgrounds and athletic fields, preserve land for recreational and conservation areas and preserve historic buildings. The Associated Press was also predicting that Massachusetts had approved ballot Question 3, which would "prohibit any confinement of pigs, calves, and hens that prevents them from lying down, standing up, fully extending their limbs, or turning around freely.”
It appeared that ballot Question 2, which would have expanded charter schools in Massachusetts, was defeated. Incumbent State Rep. Liz Malia (D-11th Suffolk District) looked to have easily won her race against independent challenger Stephen Bedell.
We all know about the race for president of the United States of America, but maybe you don't know about the local elections. So let's go through the candidates, questions and where to vote. If you haven't voted already and are registered to vote polls will be open Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Not sure where to vote? Click here to find out from the Massachusetts Secretary of State.