THM BHO | Newton MA News and Politics BlogCongratulations and thanks to Alderman Ted Hess-Mahan for daring to go where none of his elected colleagues would by challenging a very popular sitting incumbent mayor. You allowed for our city to have a conversation that we would not have had otherwise. No doubt this meant giving up your weekends in Maine and sacrificing political capital and friendships in the process. Take a couple well-earned days off and then get blogging!