We know Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was just re-elected by a big margin. Look closer at the results of Boston's municipal election, though, and some provocative themes and questions start to emerge. The Scrum dove into the results at the Banshee Pub in Dorchester with a panel of media experts — Meghan Irons of the Boston Globe, Yawu Miller of the Bay State Banner, and Jennifer Smith of the Dorchester Reporter — and then took some sharp questions from the audience.
In less than one week, Boston voters will either give Mayor Marty Walsh a second term or hand the reins of the city government to his challenger, City Councilor Tito Jackson. The Scrum invited Walsh and Jackson to answer a few lingering questions and then make their final pitch to the electorate. Walsh wasn't able to participate, but Jackson was. Take a listen as he makes his case.
We've reached the stretch drive in Boston's mayoral race, with one Marty Walsh-Tito Jackson debate already on the books and one more slated for October 24. Adam Reilly and Peter Kadzis talk to Boston political scribe extraordinaire David Bernstein about the questions he thinks Jackson and Walsh still need to answer before voters head to the polls on November 7.
Mayor Marty Walsh is coming up on his 2 year anniversary as mayor of Boston. But with high approval ratings, a formidable war chest, and close working relationship with the state’s Republican governor, is Walsh already on track to be the city’s next “mayor for life?”
Boston's preliminary city council elections were pretty quiet...except in District 4. Callie Crossley, host of "Under the Radar with Callie Crossley," and Valerie Linson, executive producer of "Basic Black" and "Open Studio," explain political newcomer Andrea Joy Campbell's surprise defeat of incumbent Charles Yancey.
Is the new Massachusetts state budget a major setback for organized labor? The Scrum sits down with Massachusetts AFL-CIO president Steve Tolman to talk about the Pacheco Law and the MBTA, the Olympics, and how to meet the love of your life on the commuter rail.
The Scrum gets booted from the Boston Public Library when Adam Reilly, Peter Kadzis, and The Boston Globe's Joan Vennochi try to discuss the dysfunction plaguing the institution in the Central Branch's courtyard.