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Connolly on 1 student at a time

It’s both fair and unfair that John Connolly will always be known as Boston’s almost Mayor. He came very close in the last election (disclaimer: I endorsed him). Yet over a year later, he’s immersed in his real passion — education. He joined Left Ahead today to talk about his 1647 pilot program to make […]

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Connolly on His End Game

Weeks in the making, I was pleased to have the other shoe today, the second of the two finalists in next month’s final for Boston mayor, John Connolly. See last week’s show for Marty Walsh. Connolly called in between two events. He gave me full attention, but was only on for 17 minutes. If you’d […]

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Two-fer Week: Shutdown Madness, and Connolly

Last-minute update — John Connolly had to reschedule. His show will now be on Tuesday, October 15th at 2:30 PM Eastern. Catch it live here. At our usual showtime, we’ll have to deal with the government shutdown and the pathetic GOP attempt to pretend they are not at fault. For something completely different, John Connolly […]


Connolly Pushing Big Visions

John Connolly was on today — both on our show and energized. He explained how he wants to excite voters and bring them to share his three visions of high-quality schools in every neighborhood, safe and healthy living in every one as well, and a return to Boston’s role as a great job creator. We […]

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Connolly Means to Fix Boston Schools

.He says he can fix the Boston schools. The first major candidate in the race, even before Mayor Tom Menino decided not to run again, John Connolly joins us. He has a full platform, but the big, gutsy plank is promising to put a high-quality school in every single neighborhood. That’s never been done and […]


Connolly All In for Boston Mayor Podcast

You can’t say, “No more Mr. Nice Guy,” about John Connolly. The popular at-large Boston City Councilor will always be pleasant and he promised us he’d run an upbeat campaign for Mayor this year. He has a flexible campaign, accounting for Mayor Tom Menino running for a sixth term or facing other Councilors and outsiders […]

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Connolly All In for Boston Mayor

We political types live for such times. Boston City Councilor John Connolly beards the lion. Whether or nor longest-serving, wildly popular Tom Menino runs for a sixth mayoral term, John is going for the big office. He comes on with us Tuesday, March 5th, at our usual 2:30 PM Eastern. Click here if you can […]


Connolly Back for More Podcast

If you want to see passion, ask John Connolly about schools. The at-large Boston City Councilor heads the body’s education committee and is wired on the subject. He joined us today to talk about what he does on Council and the pending elections in November and maybe with a preliminary in September if nine or […]

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Connolly’s City Council Campaign

The second in our series of at-large Boston City Council candidates will be next Tuesday, May 24th, when incumbent John Connolly joins us. This will be three hours earlier than normal. You can catch the live stream at 11:30 AM here. After the show, you can listen to or download it there, here at Left […]


BPS Podcast with John Connolly

Boston Public Schools are not there, but can get there. So said City Councilor John Connolly, who chairs the education committee. He joined us to talk about what right and wrong with the massive school system here and what the roles of the various key players are in improving it.  While he doesn’t blame parents […]

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