Mayoral, city council hopefuls stump in Chinatown: Conley, Wu, Flaherty, Saunders

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The Chinatown Resident Association and the Governor’s Asian American Commission hosted the fifth Boston mayoral forum with Dan Conley, Suffolk County district attorney on Sept. 4 at the Josiah Quincy School. City council at-large candidates Michelle Wu, Michael Flaherty and Gareth Saunders also spoke, as the Sept. 24 primary loomed large. Continue reading

4 Year Term for the Office of Mayor to Come Before Voters (Quincy)

By Brian McNamee. Pros and Cons on 4 Year Term for the Office of Mayor There is a citizen’s initiative petition being circulated by the Quincy Chamber of Commerce to add a ballot question regarding a 4 year term for the Office of Mayor. If successful with this petition a question regarding the 4 year term will be on next November’s election ballot. The Chamber believes that the business community is best served by a longer term for the Office of Mayor because it contributes to a more stable and predictable government structure. Presumably this institutional stability would result in … Continue reading