For the first-time ever Boston is hosting the Geek Bowl, a huge trivia contest of more than 100 competing pub teams and a Jeannie Johnston Pub crew is competing this year. At last year's Geek Bowl, Boston Mayor Walsh announced through a hilarious video that Geek Bowl XII would be held in our hometown. In the video Mayor Walsh reminisces about the New England Patriots last second Super Bowl victory against the Seattle Seahawks and says everyone is welcome in Boston "unless you're from Little Rock, Arkansas." He also provides directions to get to Boston, which includes giving directions based upon all of our Dunkin' Donuts stores, rotaries and the Mass Pike. Check out the video below:
To all Bostonians: happy new year, and may 2018 bring you happiness and health in Boston. As we enter into the new year, I’m grateful for the people of Boston -- I continue to be inspired by our residents’ big hearts and deep love of community. 2018 brings a new year in Boston, and it also marks inauguration for myself, and for the Boston City Council. I’m humbled by the opportunity to serve a second term as mayor of Boston. Inaugurations are often a time for celebrations and special events across the city.
I grew up in a neighborhood of hardworking families, where everything seemed within reach. It was thanks in large part to our incredible small and local businesses. For years, these local landmarks have carried on the traditions of my neighborhood, and generated the prosperity that’s helping Dorchester thrive to this day. I know my experience was not unique. Small businesses are the lifeblood of all Boston’s neighborhoods.They hire locally; they reflect our rich diversity of cultures and languages; and they care deeply about being good neighbors.
There will be a public candidates forum with mayoral and at-large Boston City Council candidates at English High School on Oct. 4th. The forum is being hosted jointly by Boston's Ward 8 (South End, Roxbury), 9 (Roxbury, South End), 10 (Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain), 11 (Jamaica Plain, Roxbury) and 19 Democratic Committees (Jamaica Plain, Roslindale). The forum will begin with a meet and greet session with district city councilors who represent the wards. Both Mayor Marty Walsh and District 7 City Councilor and mayoral candidate Tito Jackson are scheduled to attend. Walsh easily came in first in the Sept.
Mayor Martin Walsh easily came out ahead in Boston's preliminary election on Tuesday with more than 60 percent of votes. Walsh will face-off against District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson, who came in a distant second with more than 28 percent of votes. Tuesday's turnout was expected to be paltry due to very few races with only the mayoral race and three city councilor elections to vote on. Only 14.45 percent of registered voters cast ballots, according to unofficial results on the city's website. The top two winners of each race will face each other in a general election on November 7th.