Big congratulations and Mazel Tov to Boston city councilor Ayanna Pressley, who got engaged this past Friday to boyfriend Conan Harris.
"I'm surprised and elated," Pressley tells me. No wedding date has been set.
Apparently some of Pressley's staff was involved in Harris's attempts to spring the proposal; Pressley would not give details, but said that it happened on their regular Friday "date night." She's been seen around town sporting the ring; "I haven't been secretive about it," she says, "but I'm not doing a statement to announce it."
Council president Steve Murphy got married earlier this year, leaving three bachelors on the body, if I'm not mistaken: Tito Jackson, Matt O'Malley, and Mike Ross.