At least 12 at-large Boston City Council candidates will participate in an online forum hosted by JP Progressives on May 17. JP Progressives is hosting the forum with Mijente, NAACP, Right to the City Vote, and BEJA. The forum will be at 7 pm and on Zoom. Spanish translation and closed captioning will be enabled on Zoom for the forum. You can register here to attend the forum.
There will be a candidates forum for the Boston City Council District 6 race on April 28. The three declared candidates are all expected to participate: Kendra Hicks, Kelly Ransom, and Mary Tamer. The District 6 seat is open because current councilor Matt O'Malley chose not to run again. JP Progressives, Mijente, and NAACP Boston Branch are hosting a candidate forum for the District 6 City Council race. The forum will be on Wednesday, April 28 at 7 pm.
There are now three candidates for the Boston City Council District 6 after lifelong resident Kelly Ransom announced her candidacy. Ransom currently works at Madison Park Development Corporation as the director of communications & public affairs. She has worked in the restaurant industry, was a former City Council staffer, and is a supporter of labor unions. She announced her candidacy outside of the shuttered Bella Luna restaurant on Tuesday. Ransom is queer, an advocate and ally for marginalized communities, and previously personally experienced being homeless.
Marty Walsh was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the secretary of the Labor Department on Monday afternoon, leaving Boston City Council President Kim Janey as the acting mayor. Walsh was confirmed on Monday afternoon, and shortly thereafter resigned as mayor of Boston, held a press conference and posted a video. Boston, serving as your Mayor for seven years has been a dream come true for this child of immigrants born and raised in our city. Thank you for everything. pic.twitter.com/fcKsaIk2Zd
— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) March 22, 2021
Walsh also congratulated Janey, who has not announced her intentions of whether to run for mayor this fall.
High school student Nikkia Jean-Charles recently announced that she is running for the open District 4 Boston City Council seat. “From Lorna Rd to the West Selden Apartments, and Blue Hill Ave triple-deckers D4 has always been my home,” said Jean-Charles via press release. Jean-Charles is a current elected member of the Greater Mattapan Neighborhood Council, and is vying to replace Andrea Campbell, who is running for mayor. District 4 includes a very small portion of Jamaica Plain. Jean-Charles lists her accomplishments, including fighting for more resources to keep the Lower Mills Public Library open and fully funded, and the senior lead community organizer at St.