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After loss, Tito Jackson encourages colleagues to have ‘a backbone’

On Wednesday, the council’s first meeting since the Nov. 7 election, Jackson received his colleagues’ praise.

Walsh defeats Jackson in mayoral race

It was, by nearly every political measure, a subdued election: no television advertisements, low voter interest, and just two debates.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh celebrated his reelection to a second term at a party at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel.

Marty Walsh wins second term as Boston mayor

Walsh handily defeated City Councilor Tito Jackson to remain in office.

City Councilor Tito Jackson (left) and Mayor Martin J. Walsh before they cast their ballots on Tuesday. The two candidates are vying for a four-year term to run the city.

There’s a mayoral election on Tuesday. Has anyone even noticed?

A quiet finish to a sleepy campaign.

City Councilor Tito Jackson campaigned Saturday in Mattapan Square.

Boston’s mayoral candidates make their closing arguments

Marty Walsh and challenger Tito Jackson exuded confidence over the weekend as they made their way across the city.

In the final stretch before Tuesday’s election, candidates for City Council are making their last push to connect with voters.

City Council hopefuls prepare for Tuesday

Five Boston City Council seats are up for grabs in Tuesday’s election.

The candidates for mayor grew up less than 2 miles from each other in Dorchester but seemingly in different worlds. Above: Taft Street in Dorchester, where Mayor Martin J. Walsh spent his formative years.

Marty Walsh and Tito Jackson grew up 2 miles — and worlds away — from each other

They are, first, sons of Dorchester. Their respective home neighborhoods not only shaped their visions for Boston but also exemplify the city’s trajectory, uneven and unfinished.

Mayor Marty Walsh speaks at a protest against President Donald Trump's executive orders restricting immigrants from seven Muslim countries at Copley Square.

Donald Trump isn’t running for Boston mayor, though it seems like he is

Trump has served as a useful foil for Mayor Walsh, who gets to define himself in opposition to a president deeply unpopular in Boston.

Can Boston’s affordable housing shortage be eased?

Boston has a population boom that many cities would envy, but the growth has triggered an affordable housing shortage that only threatens to worsen.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh spoke at a luncheon in South Boston.

A sleepy mayoral campaign nears its end in Boston

The final week of the campaign is when candidates usually make a full-court press to woo voters, but this has been a strange and lopsided race, with little voter interest and relatively scant media.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh has said that since taking office in 2014, his administration added 60,000 jobs in Boston. But how much credit can Walsh take for the city’s economic boom?

So Boston is a boomtown. How much credit can Marty Walsh take?

According to economists and public policy experts, many of the policies that paved the way for the city’s strong economy predate the Walsh administration.

Challenger Tito Jackson sought to push Mayor Martin J. Walsh off stride with a series of criticisms in Tuesday’s debate.

Marty Walsh, Tito Jackson debate final time before election

With Walsh claiming a comfortable lead in the polls, the stakes were high for Jackson to gain momentum in his bid to unseat the incumbent mayor.

President Donald Trump

Trump is Boston’s least favorite pol, survey says

Trump was particularly unpopular among local female respondents, 66 percent of whom labeled him their least favorite, compared to 49 percent of men.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh (left) holds a commanding 35-point advantage over rival Tito Jackson (right) in a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll.

Marty Walsh dominates Tito Jackson in new Globe poll

Walsh holds a 35-point lead in the mayoral race, according to the Suffolk University/Globe survey.

“It’s not about me or Mayor Walsh,’’ Tito Jackson (shown above last week) said in his first in a series of town halls on his vision for the city. “It’s about deconstructing the power of the mayor. I’m running to change the structures that have created inequities in Boston.”

What does Tito Jackson say Boston would look like if he were mayor?

The mayoral challenger said his campaign is based on ensuring transparency and democracy in a city where power is concentrated in the mayor’s office.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s comments were perhaps his sharpest critique yet of the city’s education system and his hand-picked superintendent, Tommy Chang (right).

‘I have real concerns about our high schools,’ says Mayor Walsh

Walsh says he’s asked Superintendent Tommy Chang for a report on ways to improve the city’s secondary education.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh (left) and City Councilor Tito Jackson (right) at a debate moderated by the Globe’s Adrian Walker (center) at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury.

First debate in Boston mayoral campaign is contentious

Mayor Martin Walsh and Councilor Tito Jackson clashed Wednesday over which of them can best lead Boston.

City offers incentives to encourage landlords to accept homeless tenants

Under a Landlord Guarantee pilot program, the city may reimburse landlords who agree to participate up to $10,000 for losses.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh spoke with Stephen Skeirik last month at a grounbreaking ceremony for the Pipefiters Local Union 537 new training facility.

For ex-union official turned mayor, priorities have shifted

Union support has helped propel Marty Walsh, a former state representative, to two decades of election victories.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh received 63 percent of the vote to City Councilor Tito Jackson’s 29 percent in Tuesday’s preliminary election.

Menino became unstoppable thanks to Boston’s minority neighborhoods. Can Walsh do the same?

Mayor Martin Walsh, who won Tuesday’s preliminary election by a wide margin, could expand the coalition that first elected him in 2013.

If history is any guide, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh is likely to continue to cruise to reelection — not just this year, but for many elections to come.

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Want job security? Try mayor of Boston.

Boston has had just four mayors over the last 50 years — fewer than any peer city during that same time period.

Local resident Elizabeth McNamara voted at the Lower Mills branch of the Boston Public Library in the preliminary election on Tuesday.

Finalists picked in four district City Council races

Edward Flynn, the son of former Mayor Raymond Flynn, was the top vote-getter in District 2.

Walsh, Jackson proceed to general mayoral election in Boston

Mayor Martin Walsh and Councilor Tito Jackson received the most votes in a field of four. The duo — former political allies — will face off on Nov. 7.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Tito Jackson at the annual MLK Breakfast in January.

Everything you need to know about Boston’s preliminary elections

It’s Election Day in Boston and here’s what you need to know about the 2017 preliminary elections.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, who is seeking reelection, signs a book for Galen Buissereth, 10, at a Boston Teachers Union back-to-school fair held Saturday in Dorchester.

There’s an election today?

The candidates for Boston mayor will face off in a preliminary election Tuesday, with the top two vote-getters moving on to the November election.

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Boston City Council race could change landscape

They are the races that have played out in the background of a humdrum mayoral election, in the neighborhoods where politics matter.

Voter turnout expected to be low in mayoral preliminary

The Massachusetts secretary of state said he expects 60,000 registered voters to cast their ballots.

Tito Jackson was sworn in as a city councilor in 2011. He has a reputation for calling out the powerful.

Tito Jackson’s record steeped in advocacy

Beyond his legislative tally, Jackson has emerged as one of the more vocal members of Boston’s city council.

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Mayoral candidate said billboard sign was ripped down

“Obviously someone has a problem with my candidacy,’’ said Robert Cappucci of East Boston

Tito Jackson.


These City Council candidates have more campaign cash than Tito Jackson

Two candidates for City Council have raised more than any of Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s challengers.

Tito Jackson said he was thrilled to be on a list of “vibrant and transformational” people.


Tito Jackson included on list of 100 influential black Americans

Jackson, who grew up in Grove Hall and is running for mayor, was No. 84 on The Root 100.

Alex Place of Milton and Kristine Acevedo of Dorchester staged a sit-in inside the lobby of the mayor’s office suite in City Hall Friday to press the mayor to debate his challengers.

Walsh declines to debate before Sept. 26 preliminary election

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh had said he would debate his opponents before the preliminary vote. Now he’s saying he won’t.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson.

Walsh won’t debate Jackson one-on-one before preliminary contest

The mayor’s campaign insists that all four candidates on the ballot be part of any debate.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh was interviewed by Meghna Chakrabarti and Meghan Irons at UMass Boston on Thursday.

As mayor, ‘I think I’ve become a better listener,’ Walsh says

Mayor Martin J. Walsh touted his first-term record on affordable housing and alleviating homelessness Thursday.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Tito Jackson.

Watch: Full interviews with Tito Jackson and Marty Walsh

City Councilor Tito Jackson participated Wednesday in the first of two conversations with the city’s leading mayoral candidates.

Boston Mayoral candidate Tito Jackson arrives to an interview by Radio Boston host Meghna Chakrabarti (L) and Meghan Iron, chief of the Boston Globe's City Hall Bureau.

In mayoral race interview, Jackson dings Walsh for furthering city’s inequality

Tito Jackson participated in the first of two conversations with the city’s leading mayoral candidates.

Volunteers for Tito Jackson (center) have been erecting signs this week in Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, and Hyde Park.


Signs the mayoral campaign is in motion

It’s not politicians out shaking hands or kissing adorable babies.

The Walsh administration has poured more money into school budgets, and student performance has improved in some areas.

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Under Walsh, schools show incremental improvements

A Globe review of the mayor’s education policies and plans showed his most ambitious initiatives have been mired in studies and public debate.

Boston-01/13/2017- Boston Mayor Marty Walsh put his arm around Tito Jackson as they posed in a group photo at the annual MLK Breakfast at the Roxbury YMCA. Jackson announced Thursday that he will run against Walsh for Mayor of Boston. John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe(metro)

Mayoral candidates say they’ve collected thousands of signatures for ballot

Mayoral candidates must get 3,000 signatures from registered voters and submit them to Boston election officials by May 23.

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Trump’s shadow looms over city

Facing uncertainty over federal funding, Boston’s mayor proposed a “smart” $3.14b operating budget that he said better positions the city for any future financial instability.