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Dorchester hosts the city's most intensely fought council campaign

Prior to the September preliminary, I described the race to fill the only open seat on the Boston City Council — replacing Maureen Feeney of Dorchester, who has chosen not to seek another term — as something like a school election.
Dirty pool
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 21, 2011

3 District Cou ncilors Endorsing O'Toole


Rob Consalvo, Sal LaMattina, and Mark Ciommo will endorse city council candidate John O'Toole today, I have learned.It is a little unusual, though certainly not...
By David S. Bernstein  |  October 20, 2011

Lee & Baker Shine In Prelims


Suzanne Lee didn't just make it to the November final, she finished first in yesterday's District 2 preliminary, 150 votes ahead of incumbent Bill Linehan....
By David S. Bernstein  |  September 28, 2011
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The fight for Dorchester's open city council seat is more like a school election than a modern political one

The Dorchester district that Maureen Feeney has represented since 1993 is now perhaps the most diverse in the city — and of all the council districts, its percentages of white, black, Asian, and Hispanic residents most closely reflects Boston as a whole
Old school
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 16, 2011
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What happens if they hold a city election and nobody notices?

The past few years, Boston has been almost continuously wrapped up in big, attention-getting elections.
Quiet fight
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 10, 2011