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Precinct-by-precinct results from the Boston mayoral preliminary election

How did each ward vote in the mayoral preliminary? This map shows precinct-by-precinct results.

Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu.

More coverage of the Boston mayoral race

See more coverage of Boston's historic race for mayor.

Boston mayoral candidates City Councilors, from left, Annissa Essaibi George, and Michelle Wu embraced during a city council meeting at City Hall in Boston on Wednesday. Wu placed first and Essaibi George placed second in a preliminary mayoral runoff election.

With different visions for Boston, Wu and Essaibi George hit the campaign trail

No matter which candidate wins, a city known for being parochial and slow to change will mark two firsts this November — electing a mayor who is both a woman and a person of color.

From left, Boston mayoral candidates John Barros, Andrea Campbell, and Kim Janey participated in a debate on Sept. 8.

How did Boston miss its moment to elect a Black leader?

The results of Tuesday's preliminary mayoral election mean the absence in the general election of any candidate who knows the weight of being Black in a city with deep racial scars.

Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey spoke to the media on Wednesday.

Kim Janey expresses disappointment, congratulates Wu and Essaibi George after defeat on Tuesday

Acting Mayor Kim Janey on Wednesday expressed disappointment in her showing in Tuesday’s preliminary mayoral election and congratulated the winners as she made her first public comments on her loss.

Debbie Alexander monitored the ballot drop box at  the  BCY on Paris Street in  East Boston, where early voting was took place in Boston's Municipal Election on Sept. 4.

Crush of mail-in ballots caught officials flat-footed, leading to Election Night frustration in Boston

Boston election officials blamed a surge of 7,000 last minute mail-in and early vote ballots from drop boxes.

Jeneé Osterheldt
Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu will face off in Boston's mayoral general election in November.

Old Boston versus New Boston: Annissa Essaibi George is not the future

In a historically diverse mayoral election, Boston showed its lazy hand.

Former Massachusetts State Representative David Nangle, center, leaves the federal courthouse after his initial appearance in February of 2020.

Former top House Democrat David Nangle sentenced to 15 months in prison

Former state Representative David Nangle, a Lowell Democrat, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison for embezzling campaign funds, bank fraud, and tax fraud.