Sept. 25: City Council primary (unofficial) results are in


City Council primary (unofficial) results are in

Yesterday’s Boston City Council elections narrowed down what was a pretty large field of 15 at-large candidates and 23 candidates for district seats. With three white men deciding not to run for district seat reelection, the Council could become even more diverse this fall. Turnout near the end of polling time hovered around paltry 9 percent, meaning nearly all of Boston didn’t have a say in who advances to the November election. Which, according to the unofficial results, is:

  • At-large race: From the candidates below, the top four in November will win a seat.

    • Incumbents Michelle Wu, Michael Flaherty, Annissa Essaibi-George, and Althea Garrison

    • Newcomers Alejandra Nicole St. Guillen, Julia Mejia, Erin J. Murphy, and David Halbert.

  • District races: The top two candidates from each district will face off for a seat.

    • District 5: Ricardo Arroyo and Maria Esdale Farrell

    • District 7: incumbent Kim Janey and Roy Owens Sr.

    • District 8: Kenzie Bok and Jennifer Nassour

    • District 9: Craig Cashman and Liz Breadon

The general election will be Nov. 5.

Another sculpture on the move

Maybe you’ve seen him, the naked man reaching for the sky outside of the Pru. He’s lived there for about 50 years, with some time in storage when the mall expanded. His name, officially, is “Quest Eternal,” and now he’s moving to Lower Allston, specifically to the renovated Smith Playground. He joins a number of other statues moved this year, including Myrtle the Turtle (shifted out of the sun to prevent her from overheating/scalding children) and Robert Burns (returned to the Fens). 



Use your lunch break to hear KL Pereira read from her debut collection, “A Dream Between Two Rivers: Stories of Liminality” at the Boston Athenaeum. noon//free but register

Head down to JP’s Leland Community Gardens for an evening of 16 mm film and pesto pasta potluck. 7 p.m.//free

Reminders: why do math?placekeeping panel


Why are the noses broken on Egyptian statues? The Brooklyn Museum’s Senior Curator of  Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern Art is at the Harvard Semitic Museum to discuss. 6 p.m.//free

Catcha double feature in Mt. Auburn Cemetery: the Coolidge is screening both “Wings of Desire” and “The Royal Tenenbaums” at sunset in the historic burial grounds. Dress up as your favorite dysfunctional Tenenbaum for a chance to win the new card game Cinephile. 7 p.m.//$25

Reminders: women’s rights kitchen table dialoguekokedama ball workshop