Political Headlines - October 31, 2013

  • Connolly hits back at elitism label: Mayoral hopeful John R. Connolly embarked on a counterattack against what he called attempts by to portray him as out-of-touch. Wesley Lowery reports.


  • Looking for a new vision: The decisive question in this election should be which candidate thinks most clearly and forcefully about Boston's toughest challenge - its schools. Yvonne Abraham details the race.


  • A new BRA, but at what cost?: Candidates John Connolly and Martin Walsh have criticized the Boston Redevelopment Authority, but it will be difficult to turn the tough talk into action. Casey Ross reports. 


  • Health law will work, Obama insists: "We are just going to keep on working at it," President Obama said Wednesday in Boston. "We're going to grind it out, just like you did here in Massachusetts." Matt Viser reports.


  • Mayoral candidates focus on safety: The two looking to replace Mayor Thomas Menino talk of "two Bostons," one where violence is rare, and one where shootings feel commonplace. Maria Cramer details the race.