Boston elections

Did primary turnout in Boston mark a turning point?

Did primary turnout in Boston mark a turning point?

Dominance of traditionally high-voting neighborhoods may be over

RECENT ELECTION RETURNS have generated much discussion as to a change in voting patterns in Massachusetts and elsewhere across the country. The research we have done over a period of years has concluded that there is a different Boston electorate – and a much larger one – during quadrennial November presidential elections. The turnout is(...)

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Boston city council races reflect change – and tradition

Boston city council races reflect change – and tradition

Preliminary election for two open seats offered surprises

THEODORE H. WHITE WROTE many years ago that the life of a city is like a ballet.  Anybody who has studied the American city, specifically the City of Boston, understands that there are rapid demographic changes underway.  Boston is no longer mentioned in the same paragraph with Detroit, St. Louis, Cleveland and other cities that(...)

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