Wu Tops Ticket in Prelim Election; Top 8 Advance to November Final

City Councilor Michelle Wu easily topped the ticket in Tuesday's at-large Boston City Council preliminary election. She was followed by fellow incumbents Annissa Essaibi-George and Michael Flaherty. The top eight finishers in the at-large race will advance to the November final, and the final four in that race will be city councilors. Tuesday's great eight were: Wu, Essaibi-George and Flaherty, Alejandra St. Guillen, Julia Mejia, incumbent Althea Garrison, Erin Murphy and David Halbert.


It’s An At-Large Thing — Election Day: What You Need to Know for Sept. 24

Tuesday is another municipal election and there's one interesting race to Jamaica Plain residents -- the at-large Boston City Council race, which includes four incumbents and 11 challengers. Before we dive into the at-large race, let's briefly talk about the district races. Most of Jamaica Plain is represented by District 6, and Matt O'Malley has no challenger this time around. District 4 also has a sliver of it in Jamaica Plain, and current Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell is also unopposed. Looks like O'Malley and Campbell's toughest opponent will be the vaunted blank vote.


JP Progressives First (of Two) At-Large Boston City Council Forum on Thursday at Doyle’s

The first of two candidate forums being hosted by JP Progressives for the four at-large Boston City Council seats is being held at Doyle's Cafe on Thursday. It was not immediately clear which of the many at-large city council candidates would be participating in the forum. The forum is being hosted by JP Progressives, MiJente, and Right to the City Vote. The event starts at 6:30 pm in Doyle's back room. This is a free event open to the public.


Calling All Ward 11 Democrats! Caucus to Elect Delegates on May 20 for State Convention

The Boston Ward 11 Democratic Committee caucus will be held on May 20 to elect delegates and alternates for the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. Anyone is welcome to attend the caucus, and all Democrats who are registered or pre-registered in Ward 11 can vote; Voters can also register to vote in the caucus at the site. Boston Ward 11 Democratic Committee represents parts of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. Click here to see which ward you reside. The caucus will be held on Monday, May 20 at the Farnsworth House (90 South St., Jamaica Plain).