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Boston held its City Council elections on November 8, 2011.
November 8, 2011
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 11, 2011

Number Crunching


I've got a little analysis of yesterday's Boston City Council elections, running in this week's issue, that should be online later today. But meanwhile, here...
By David S. Bernstein  |  November 09, 2011
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For Boston City Council

Boston city councilors enjoy relatively high political profiles, but in reality they labor under the tight constraints of a strong-mayor system.
Re-elect Arroyo, Connolly, Murphy, and Pressley. Vote for Frank, Lee, and Jackson.
By EDITORIAL  |  October 28, 2011

At-Large And In Charge


John "JC Pennies" Connolly was the top fundraiser of the at-large Boston City Council field, leaving him with nearly a quarter-million on hand heading into...
By David S. Bernstein  |  October 05, 2011

Q&A #7: At-Large Looms Large


"Anonymous" asks via stealthy, identity-masking email: What's your take on the at-large race? Clearly, Connolly has the money and Arroyo appears to be strong in that...
By David S. Bernstein  |  September 23, 2011

Connolly & The Small Fry


As we turn the corner from Labor Day to the two-month home stretch of the Boston City Council campaign, John "JC Penny" Connolly remains way...
By David S. Bernstein  |  September 06, 2011


Connolly Keeps Rolling


Boston City Councilor John Connolly banks so much coin, I'm going to start calling him J.C. Pennies. Here is the reported cash-on-hand for the other...
By David S. Bernstein  |  August 03, 2011

Q&A #3: At-Large City Council


Bundling a few questions on the topic -- "Jim-C" asks: Predictions:  Order of finish in Boston City Council At-Large race in November? "BeantownBill" asks: What...
By David S. Bernstein  |  July 01, 2011

Boston At-Large Council Forum


Last night I was honored to moderate a Ward 5 Democrats forum for the candidates for the four at-large city council seats -- the first...
By David S. Bernstein  |  June 22, 2011

New In The Phoenix -- Low-Profile Council Race


In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print tomorrow, online now -- I look at the 2011 Boston City Council election, now...
By David S. Bernstein  |  June 08, 2011
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The Third Annual Phoenix Memorial Day look at the laughable state of Massachusetts politics

Hey, thanks for having me back for the Third Annual Boston Phoenix Memorial Day Political Roast! Good to see so many of you here — the last time I saw this many Beacon Hill insiders in one place was on the prospective witness list for the Sal DiMasi t
Ready, Aim — Roast
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 27, 2011


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No more Mr. Nice Council

By announcing his campaign for city council, Michael Flaherty immediately unleashed the bitter side of Boston politics.
Five-way Boston bloodbath
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 13, 2011

Flaherty Jumps In


Local political reporters rejoice: what could have been the sleepiest election season in ages will instead be a fun-filled bloodbath. That's right, Michael Flaherty has...
By David S. Bernstein  |  May 08, 2011

Murph Backs Ayanna


Boston City Council President Stephen Murphy will support Ayanna Pressley in her bid for re-election this year, even -- or especially -- if Michael Flaherty...
By David S. Bernstein  |  March 21, 2011

Q&A #1: Michael Flaherty Returns?


"Jim C" asks: Will Michael Flaherty jump back in and run for Councilor at Large? If he does will he win? Who would lose assuming...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 21, 2011
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Kids In The Hall

Boston City Hall politics, normally a year-round spectator sport, was largely overshadowed this year by state and national campaigns. With the attention off, a surprising amount of activity has been going on — not in the mayor's office, but down the cor
A growing batch of young, progressive City Councilors is making the much-derided body relevant again
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 12, 2010


New In The Phoenix -- The New City Council


In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print tomorrow, online now -- I look at the notoriously irrelevant Boston City Council, and...
By David S. Bernstein  |  November 10, 2010
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Boston pols bail on Bank of America

In this time of political stridency, where everything is either red or blue, Boston City Councilors have found a potential purple issue that everyone can stand behind, be they radical lefties or Fox News worshippers.
Locovore Banking Dept.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 11, 2010

Can Ross Push The Council Toward Relevance?


The Boston City Council's general irrelevance and futility -- and the mayor's unilateral power -- was a topic of much discussion during last year's city...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 26, 2010
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Aftershock

From the second that the Richter scale registered at 7.0 in Haiti, a desperate grief rippled through Hyde Park, Dorchester, and other corners of this region, which is home to the third-largest Haitian population in America.
More than 1500 miles from the epicenter of the Haitian quake, its effects rippled through Boston's teeming Haitian community
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 22, 2010

Q&A #4: Arroyo/Pressley


"Anonymous" asks: What's up with the new city councilors?  What have they been up to since the election? I saw both Felix Arroyo and Ayanna...
By David S. Bernstein  |  December 11, 2009


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Menino, again

At a time when Americans are racked by anxiety about the uncertain future of a weak economy, Boston voters handily returned Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to an unprecedented fifth term.
Plus: Latino gains, same-sex defeat, and a buzz for pot
By EDITORIAL  |  November 06, 2009
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Event puts the 'dates' in 'candidates'

In their quest to land one of Boston’s four at-large City Council seats, the eight remaining candidates have shaken more hands and kissed more behinds than anyone probably should in swine-flu season.
Kiss and Sell Dept.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 30, 2009
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For Mayor: Vote Flaherty + Yoon

Boston’s mayoral candidates are running campaigns that are variations on a theme.
Boston District City Council: Henriquez, Ross, ciommo, LaMattina
By EDITORIAL  |  October 30, 2009
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For city council

When Boston City Councilors Michael Flaherty and Sam Yoon declared their candidacies for mayor many months ago, the duo opened up what is normally a very narrow field for at-large Council candidates.
Boston At-Large: Connolly, Murphy, Pressley, Arroyo
By EDITORIAL  |  October 23, 2009

Q&A #5 -- City Election Predictions


"Ed" asks via email: Give us your predictions for the mayoral final (with percentages) and the order the At-Large candidates will finish. Menino 54% Flaherty...
By David S. Bernstein  |  October 02, 2009


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Final four?

Some of Boston's savviest political insiders were confident of one thing going into last week's preliminary election: the top four finishers in the at-large City Council race would not be the same quartet to actually win those four seats in November.
The City Council preliminary is seldom a preview of the finish. But this time, it just might be.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 02, 2009

New In The Phoenix -- At-Large Final Four


In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print tomorrow, online now -- I analyze the at-large Boston City Council race coming out...
By David S. Bernstein  |  September 30, 2009
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Preliminary findings

Even knowledgeable City Hall insiders know they're better off scratching lotto tickets than wagering on Boston politics.
Handicapping the 15-headed horse race that is Boston's at-large City Council election
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 14, 2009
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Yoon or Flaherty

Boston voters will go to the polls in less than seven weeks to choose two candidates, out of the four now running, to face off against each other in November's mayoral election.
Who will win the chance to challenge Menino?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 14, 2009