No, really, there's an actual election going on today in Boston -- for the state representative to succeed Sal DiMasi. Aaron Michlewitz, who won the Democratic primary, is expected to win, although given the anticipated turnout (I'm hearing it will likely be under 10%, or around 2500 votes) who knows what could happen.
Elsewhere in the city....
Felix Arroyo is chalking up some campaign dough, surpassing $50,000 raised altogether -- but watch out for Ayanna Pressley, who had a fundraiser at O'Neill & Associates yesterday, will press the flesh in Charlestown tonight, and does a 'young professionals' event Thursday. 'Young professionals' events are all the rage; Andrew Kenneally also has one Thursday. Not that Arroyo's sitting still, mind you: he's doing a campaign kick-off event next week. Tito Jackson has loaned his campaign $10,000. And we're starting to see some contributions coming in from Ego Ezedi, although still waiting for serious numbers to show up in his account.
I caught John Connolly this morning on Finneran's Forum, trying to get a word in edgewise about his truancy plan. 'Tis the season for policy proposals (before the weather gets nice and everyone checks out for the summer): we saw education proposals last week; Michael Flaherty is dropping a crime/violence white paper; Sam Yoon comes out swinging against the BRA; and Kevin McCrea has a raft of development proposals out.