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The Gang discusses the ouster of Caesars Entertainment from the casino proposal at Suffolk Downs outside of Boston, gets an update from the World Regulatory Briefing USA in Philadelphia from Vin Narayanan, and discusses the recent Twitter kerfuffle between Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu and Tom McEvoy regarding the Poker Hall of Fame.
Three polls released in three days, with strikingly similar results, suggest that we have a pretty good snapshot of where the Boston mayoral race stands.John Connolly a right of centre has a lead with his financial resources and strong field organization. Charlotte Golar Richie, a former city housing chief, who is an African American and the only woman in the race, has been rising in the polls.
The muddy, dusty, cacophonous Boston municipal preliminary will be over for this show. A dozen in for the vacant Mayor spot, 19 for the four at-large City Council ones, and numerous for various disrrict Councilors. This has been a big deal in a messy season.
Listen in as we recap the results. We'll also extrapoolate onto the action leading up to the final. Heck, we may even endorse.
Larry DiCara joins us to talk the Boston mayoral race, the first transition in two decades. He's a long-term city councilor, candidate for mayor himself, powerful attorney, and keen observer of the city scene. His most recent book is Turmoil and and Transition, about the era of Boston busing.
We have a dozen on the ballot for the 9/24 preliminary, winnowing to a final pair for the first week of November; That's hot stuff her after 20 years of Tom Menino.
OK, this is Boston's most complex election in many decades. I'll finally get off the pot and pick Mayor, Disctrict Council and At-Large Council. That would be from a dozen of former, eight of the middle, and 19 of the latter, to settle on two, two and four for the November election.
Let's be plain that I'm a high-information voter. Yet the choices here are myriad and complex. I'll do my thinking and picking during the show.
Catch the angst. Wish me luck...and wisdom...
Please join our host, Maggie Li, for a discussion (in Mandarin) with Michelle Wu, candidate for Boston City Councilor At-Large.
Michelle Wu is an attorney and community advocate. Most recently, she worked full-time on U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign, where she directed statewide outreach to communities of color as the campaign’s Constituency Director.
Prior to the Warren campaign, Michelle worked for Mayor Thomas M. Menino in the Mayor’s Office as a Rappaport Fellow in Law and Public Policy.
At City Hall, she created the Restaurant Roadmap guide (available on the City of Boston website), which for the first time outlined in one place the city’s restaurant permitting process from start to finish.
Michelle was also a driving force behind the Food Truck Challenge, which launched three new food trucks on City Hall Plaza. Michelle has a background in community advocacy, having worked at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center in Jamaica Plain, providing legal advice to low-income small business owners.
She also worked at the Medical-Legal Partnership at Boston Medical Center on immigration cases for survivors of domestic violence. Michelle has served on the boards of the Kwong Kow Chinese School in Chinatown, the Puerto Rican Veterans Monument Square Association, and the RoxVote coalition in Roxbury.
Michelle graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. She lives in the South End with her husband Conor and her two sisters – Sherelle, a student at Suffolk University, and Victoria, a student at Boston Latin School.
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