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Tito Jackson is one of the most recently elected Boston City Councilors — he won a special election in 2010 to replace Chuck Turner — but he is already the most powerful.

By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 12, 2012

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

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

In the Shadow of Walmart

Only one company on earth summons fevered joy and outrage by merely showing interest in a market.
The Superstore hasn’t touched down yet, but Roxbury is already divided against itself
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 02, 2011

Lobbyist $$$ In Boston City Council

Boston city government does not register lobbyists, and state-registered lobbyists may or may not have any business before the Boston City Council. Still, wouldn't you...
By David S. Bernstein  |  July 20, 2011

Scotto Has The Love, And Other Items

--Several friends of Talking Politics said recently that they were phone-polled about Scott Brown and potential 2012 Senate match-ups. Looks like that was the work...
By David S. Bernstein  |  March 31, 2011

Councilor Jackson If You're Nasty

Congratulations to Tito Jackson, who scored a convincing win over Cornell Mills yesterday and will be the new Boston City Councilor from District 7. Topping...
By David S. Bernstein  |  March 16, 2011

District 7 endorsement: Vote Tito

Thirty-five-year-old Tito Jackson, a former economic development official in Governor Deval Patrick's administration, is the candidate most deserving of District 7's votes.
Plus, sex ed and race in Boston’s schools
By EDITORIAL  |  March 04, 2011

Home Run for Tito; Cornell To Chase

According to unofficial numbers I've been shown, Tito Jackson has won the District 7 preliminary election by a landslide -- taking over two-thirds of the...
By David S. Bernstein  |  February 15, 2011

A Small Gripe As Deval Launches

Deval Patrick is doing a big re-elect campaign launch this weekend, with events around the state. I checked out the 'launch eve' event for young...
By David S. Bernstein  |  April 10, 2010

Murph’s Last Grasp?

The ever-restless Stephen Murphy is at it again, running anew for state treasurer — just a few months after voters re-elected him to the Boston City Council.
Can Stephen Murphy rally his troops one last time, or is this stab at higher office his last?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 26, 2010


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

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

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

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

Campaign Trail of Tears

Mayoral candidates Michael Flaherty and Sam Yoon have looked a little like ambulance chasers of late, seizing on two recent tragedies for political gain.
Menino's challengers look to capitalize on tragedy. Plus, council candidates try to meet the tougher new ballot requirements — set by an incumbent.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 22, 2009


Swan song for Southie?

South Boston is famous for producing politicians the way Detroit is known for manufacturing automobiles.
As circumstances have changed for Irish Bostonians, the political talent pool in South Boston has dried up. Plus, voting a black slate?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 24, 2009