Monday, May 20, 2013
The at-large Boston city councillor is the first mayoral candidate to open a headquarters in the neighborhood.
Nearly 50 volunteers gathered Saturday, May 18 at 295 Main St. to open Boston mayoral candidate John Connolly's new campaign office in Charlestown. Connolly, who currently serves as at-large Boston city councillor, is the first mayoral candidate to open an office in Charlestown, according to a press release from his campaign. After the office opening, volunteers headed out into Charlestown to talk with residents about the campaign. Connolly will host a Charlestown campaign kickoff and neighborhood party on Thursday, May 30 at the Knights of Columbus. For details about that and other campaign events, visit www.connollyforboston.com.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
In 2010, the city councilor helped secure more than $5 million dollars to fund the creation of Boston’s bike share program
Mayoral candidate and At-Large Boston City Councilor John Connolly is calling for an expedited hearing to discuss Boston's bicycling infrastructure, particularly two projects. "There are cycle tracks capital projects being discussed, one at the Public Garden and the other on Malcolm X Boulevard," Connolly said during Wednesday's weekly Boston City Council meeting. Connolly said growing Boston's cycling infrastructure is good for public health and economic development and has the benefit of the established Hubway bike share program. Connolly said many of his colleagues had already taken active roles in promoting bicycling in Boston through previous initiaves. Specifically, Connolly said the Boston Cyclists Union, as well as other city …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
City Councilor John Connolly announced his candidacy for mayor of Boston on Tuesday.
At-Large Boston City Councilor John Connolly announced on Tueday morning that he will run for mayor of Boston this year, regardless of whether or not current Mayor Thomas Menino decides to run. Connolly said he respects Menino and his service to Boston but that he believes it is time for a change in leadership. "I've worked with [Menino] and I've learned from him; however, this campaign is about Boston's future, and the need for new ideas, new energy and a new resolve for Boston to reach its full potential," Connolly said at a press conference held Tuesday morning in Brighton. Connolly said the way to ensure the future success of the city of Boston is to invest in its public schools to completely transform them into high-performing …
City Councilor John Connolly on Tuesday announced his campaign for mayor. Current Mayor Tom Menino, meanwhile, has remained mum about whether he'll run for another term. If these two Boston powerhouses were matched up in the fall, who'd get your vote?
At the very least, it'll be interesting. Boston City Councilor John Connolly threw his hat into the ring Tuesday and announced his candidacy for mayor. Connolly, a city councilor since 2007, has been raising money at an accelerated clip, according to the Globe. That money haul and speculative tweet made this the worst kept secret in the city. Menino, on the other hand, is no shrinking violet, either. A prolonged illness late last year led to speculation that the longest-serving mayor in city history would step down at the end of this term. The Globe notes, however, that a return to health has led to whispers among the cognoscenti that Menino will run again. What do you think? Should Menino run again? Does Connolly have the political …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
John Connolly announced his mayoral candidacy today.
[UPDATED Tuesday, Feb. 26, 1:45 p.m.] Boston City Councilor John Connolly announced today that he is running for mayor. "I'm running for mayor because Boston should be the first city in America to transform urban public schools and offer every child a world-class education. We all need our Boston Public Schools to work because great schools lead to safe and healthy neighborhoods," Connolly wrote on his campaign website. Connolly, from West Roxbury, is in his third term on the City Council and announced his mayoral candidacy Tuesday, Feb. 26 during an 11 a.m. press conference held at the corner of Warren and Cambridge streets in Brighton. A former teacher and current father of two young children, Connolly said he will focus on bringing "…
Monday, February 25, 2013
At-Large City Councilor John Connolly is gathered community leaders' perspectives to gauge whether he should run for Boston mayor come fall.
On Wednesday, Feb. 20, At-Large Boston City Councilor John Connolly tweeted that he was considering running for mayor of Boston and for people to contact him with ideas and questions. With all signs pointing to Boston Mayor Thomas Menino gearing up to run for a record sixth term, does that mean Connolly is ready to take on the Menino Machine? "I haven’t decided yet," Connolly told Patch. So what was the goal of his announcement with an article in the Globe and a follow-up interview with WCVB? "I think mainly to see what the response is. Also to call and reach out to a lot of supporters and opinion leaders and to gauge their sense. That’s the process I’m in right now. I’m making calls and asking people what they think, and if they would be…
Friday, June 22, 2012
City Councilor John Connolly joined us for a live web chat Thursday.
Don't be too hard on City Councilor John Connolly for missing the Bunker Hill Day parade this year. "Unfortunately I was sick on parade day (of course on the nicest day of the year!) and was unable to march," the councilor at large told a Charletown Patch reader during a live chat Thursday. Connolly answered questions for a solid hour between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m., with two of them coming from Charlestown. Townie Allen Reitz tucked the above jab into a larger question about neighborhood schools. "During the latest challenges of creating more positions for our kindergartners in Charlestown and North End, there was discussion about opening an additional public school in Back Bay or Beacon Hill, which would help open more slots in …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Councilor-At-Large Connolly will join Patch for a live chat Thursday at 11:30 a.m..
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Boston City Councilor-At-Large John Connolly will join Patch for a live chat Thursday at 11:30 a.m.. This is your chance to ask him a question in real time. But if you can't make it to the live chat, what would you like us to ask Connolly in your place? Worried about city services over the summer? How about trash collection? Think the city should get tough with developers? Add your question to the comment section below and we'll pick the best ones to have Connolly answer. Better yet, check back on Patch Thursday morning to join the conversation!
Friday, June 15, 2012
Patch will host a live Q&A session with City Councilor John Connolly on Thursday, June 21 at 11:30 a.m.
At-Large Boston City Councilor John Connolly will answer your questions in a live Q&A session on Patch. Join the conversation Thursday, June 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Readers will be able to pose questions to Connolly in real time. You can join the discussion on any of the six Boston Patch sites. What questions do you have for Connolly? Ask them in the comments section below and we'll ask the best ones during the conversation on June 21.