Down to the wire: Mayoral candidates make last pitches; “East Boston a neighborhood to watch.”

Mayor Kim Janey at SEIU rally in Central Square, September 11, 2021

From today’s Massachusetts Playbook: Lisa Kashinsky’s must-read rundown of what’s up on Beacon Hill and beyond.

“East Boston — This neighborhood is home to the city’s only majority-Latino voting ward. There hasn’t been a Latino candidate in the race since state Rep. Jon Santiago dropped out. Santiago and other prominent Latino leaders have endorsed Janey, but East Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards has endorsed Wu. All of the candidates have made plays in battleground Eastie — from Janey, who held a get-out-the-vote rally and knocked doors there on Saturday, to Essaibi George, whose bright-pink signs adorn buildings across the neighborhood.”

City Councilor and mayoral candidate Andrea Campbell at Santarpio’s on Sunday, September 12, 2021
Anissa Esabi George campaigning in East Boston on Monday, September 13, 2021. Courtesy Twitter Feed.