Former Boston City Councilor Stephen Murphy won the Democratic nomination for the vacant Register of Deeds position against a deep field of seven candidates in Thursday's primary election. Murphy will now face three nonparty-affiliated candidates in November. Murphy, who last year lost his longtime city council seat, seems to now have the inside track to being elected Suffolk County's Register of Deeds. He will face Joseph Donnelly, Jr., Margherita Ciampa-Coyne and John Keith in November. Murphy nabbed 30 percent (9,696) of the vote.
In one of the sleepiest primary elections in years, Massachusetts voters will be going to the polls this Thursday -- yes, Thursday, not the customary Tuesday -- and Jamaica Plain residents will have the opportunity to weigh in on several contested races. Polls will be open Thursday, Sept. 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. In surveying the field, we'll start with one race that often flies under the radar: The Suffolk County Register of Deeds.