Michelle Wu (@WuTrain) via Twitter
Boston will get its first official challenger for an at-large seat on the Boston City Council, when 27-year-old South End resident Michelle Wu opens a campaign account tomorrow.
Wu, who worked for the Elizabeth Warren campaign, says she's running regardless of the intentions of the four incumbent at-large councilors.
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."
"O.P.P." asks an intriguing question:
As redistricting enters Round 3, which City Councilor would win in a
Royal Rumble-style brawl to get the map they want? Extra points for
rankings based on scrappiness, ruthlessness, and willingness to use a
This is tough -- there's some scrappers on the council. I wouldn't want to try to mug any of them.
--The correct picks in my Fabulous Primary Predictions contest, assuming unofficial results hold up, were Golnick, Bielat, Ives, Toomey, Lovely, Adams, Welch, Barrett, Martinez, Rogers, Decker, Keefe, Jubinville, Devaney, and Campatelli. By my count, there were two entries tied with 10 right out of 15. For the tie-breaker of Keating's vote percentage in CD9, believe it or not one of the two guessed 59 and the other guessed 60 -- and at last look the unofficial tally was at 59%.
Without revisiting your whole 'post Menino future Mayors' list, can you
rank the top 3-5 most bright political futures for current City
Well, I suppose it depends on whether you believe that Steve Murphy will finally be elected state treasurer in 2014, when Steve Grossman runs for governor.
The Boston Phoenix has obtained the proposed new map of Boston's city council districts, which Councilor Bill Linehan - chair of the redistricting committee -- plans to unveil at a hearing Monday. Of particular interest will be changes to Linehan's own district -- he is removing parts of Chinatown and the South End, which went for Suzanne Lee in Linehan's razor-thin victory (being recounted this afternoon).