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 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 noted he thought it's 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 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 schools. "The success of our schools directly impacts our ability to create safe…
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 is announcing his mayoral candidacy today.
Boston City Councilor John Connolly is announcing he is running for mayor today. "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," wrote Connolly on his campaign website. Connolly, from West Roxbury, is in his third term, and is announcing his mayoral candidacy at the corner of Warren and Cambridge streets, in Brighton at 11 a.m. today. A former teacher and father of two young children, Connolly said he will focus on bringing "change to Boston Public Schools and to bring new ideas and new energy to the challenges facing the City…
Friday, June 22, 2012
The At-Large Boston City Councilor responded to readers' questions about the Boston Public School system project and more during Patch's Thursday live chat.
Boston City Councilor At-Large John Connolly answered questions from Boston Patch readers during an online chat midday Thursday. The chat covered a wide range of hot-button topics. Here are some of the highlights from that discussion. "I've been hosting a series of parent sit downs over the course of the last three months and will continue to do so throughout the summer. If anyone is interested in hosting or participating in an upcoming meeting please find more info here:http://www.connollyforboston.com/events/upcoming-parent-meetings/ Similarly, BPS has a series of public meetings ongoing about changing the student assignment process. The schedule can be found at www.bostonpublicschools.org/choice." Read more on City Council Education …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Connolly spoke with Patch readers on Thursday.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Patch will chat with Boston City Councilor John Connolly at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.Feel free to ask him your questions about the neighborhood, citywide issues or whatever else has you concerned. You can submit a question by entering it in the widget above. Please use your real name when writing in. Depending on time and the number of questions submitted, we cannot guarantee your question will be asked (but we'll try to get them all 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.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Public hearings will be held on student assignment, school quality and student transportation, as it relates to the Boston Public Schools system.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a letter sent out by At-Large Boston City Councilor John Connolly. I am writing to invite you to be a part of a series of upcoming hearings to be held by the City Council’s Education Committee. Beginning on Tuesday, May 22nd, I will chair hearings on three related topics: the current student assignment lottery, what makes a quality school, and student transportation. I want to make sure that your voice is heard on each of these important issues. If you are interested in testifying at one of the hearings, please email me or call (617) 635-3115. The schedule for the hearings will be: Student Assignment: Tuesday, May 22, 4:00 PM School Quality: Wednesday, May 23, 4:00 PM Student Transportation: Thursday, May …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Boston Mayor Menino said "a radically different student assignment plan" will be adopted by next school year. Connolly to lead Council's Education Committee in independent review of assignment process.
City Councilor John Connolly will lead the Council's review of the Boston Public Schools student assignment plan. His announcement comes days after Boston Mayor Thomas Menino's State of the City Address in which the Mayor called for "a radically different student assignment plan." Connolly's order will be introduced during tomorrow's City Council meeting. No dates have been set yet for the City Council hearings, but Connolly wants to give parents an opportunity to weigh in on what makes a quality school, the challenges parents face with the current assignment process, and changes parents would like to see. Interested in sharing your opinions or participating in upcoming hearings on the BPS student assignment process, please contact …