Crossley and Downs over Coletti — Ward 5 at-large

Councilors Deb Crossley and Andreae Downs held off a challenge from former Alderman Paul Coletti and will return as Ward 5 councilors at-large in January. Results: Crossley — 7935 Downs — 7774 Coletti — 5212 Councilor Crossley was first elected in...

Bowman wins squeaker, Danberg on top (Ward 6 at-large)

First-time candidate Alicia Bowman just beat Greg Schwartz to take his Ward 6 at-large seat. Vicki Danberg earned her eighth term. Results: Danberg — 7460 Bowman — 6742 Schwartz — 6712 Councilor Schwartz himself unseated an incumbent, then one-term...

Humphrey to replace Rice (Ward 5 ward councilor)

Bill Humphrey will replace John Rice as the Ward 5 ward councilor, besting Waban Area Council President Kathy WInters. Results: Humphrey — 974 Winters — 940 In September, Humphrey narrowly won a three-candidate preliminary with 491 votes over Winters with...

Norton retains Ward 2 seat

Emily Norton has retained her Ward 2 seat, narrowly defeating first-time candidate Bryan Barash. Results (unofficial): Norton — 1407 (51.7%) Barash — 1313 (48.3%) Councilor Norton first won a contested race to replace Sal Salvucci Stephen Linsky in 2013....

Holly Ryan makes history in Ward 8

Long-time activist Holly Ryan is now councilor-elect Holly Ryan, having won an uncontested election to fill the seat vacated by Cheryl Lappin. Councilor-elect Ryan will be the first out LGTBQ+ City Councilor (or Alderman) in city history. She says, though,...

Breaking — unchallenged incumbents retain seats

The polls closed a minute ago and we can report some results. The following candidates retained their City Council seats.  None of them had a challenger. The year in parentheses is the last election in which the Councilor faced a challenger. Ward 1 at-large: Alison...

Fuller: Chestnut Hill Square to build residential tower

When Chestnut Hill Square received its special permit back in 2010/11, the plan called for a second phase with a residential tower. According to Mayor Ruthanne Fuller on NewTV with Jenn Adams, Chestnut Hill Square has notified the city that they are going to build the...
Marc Laredo and the hidden election

Marc Laredo and the hidden election

While we’re all focusing on the exciting contested races tomorrow, there’s a hidden election shaping up: the election of the president of the next City Council. Greg touches on this in his election thoughts post. If memory serves, the official vote to make...