Boston Politics

Walsh’s friends with benefits

The Boston Globe on Sunday continued its fascinating look at people who are profiting from their friendship with Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, with an inside look at two political players who advise the mayor for free and then use that access to win lucrative clients. The story documented how Michael Goldman and Matthew O’Neil, who(...)

Read More »

First out of the blocks

First out of the blocks

Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim says he’s encouraged by the call for a statewide referendum on the Olympics but still wants a Boston vote this fall.

You were the first to formally move for ballot questions on the Olympics for Boston voters. The Boston 2024 organizers have now called for a statewide referendum. Does that affect your plan? I’m very encouraged by that. But I’d want to take a look at the language before making any decisions. Could there be two(...)

Read More »

Boston 2024 backs state referendum

Boston 2024 backs state referendum

Fish said voters will make final decision

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE THE CHIEF BACKER of a Boston bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics is now supporting the idea of a 2016 referendum on the bid. Suffolk Construction CEO John Fish, who is spearheading the privately funded nonprofit seeking to bring the summer Olympics to Boston, told the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce(...)

Read More »

Marty’s man

Marty’s man

Boston mayor says Tommy Chang is the right guy to lead schools to breakthrough improvement

HE HAS SAID it is the most important hire he will make as mayor, and that was certainly not lost on Marty Walsh as he wrestled with which of the four finalists to back to be Boston’s next school superintendent. “It was tough,” he said. “I would literally go to bed, wake up, and say,(...)

Read More »