Political Headlines - April 3, 2013

  • More look to a run for Boston mayorThe field to replace Mayor Menino is beginning to take shape, with well-funded Suffolk DA Daniel Conley expected to enter the race today. Globe state house reporter Andrew Ryan and political editor Jim O'Sullivan report.
  • Mass. gets scaled-back transportation plan: Beacon Hill leaders ­announced a $500 million funding plan with narrower aims than Governor Patrick's $1.9 billion agenda. Globe transportation reporter Martine Powers outlines.
  •  Frank to turn his archives over to UMass: Former Congressman Barney Frank will announce the creation of archives detailing his 32-year career to be housed at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Globe metro reporter Wesley Lowery details.


  • A new actor appears on schools stage: A group called Democrats for Education Reform has set up shop in Mass. and plans on playing a substantial role in the mayoral campaign. Globe columnist Scot Lehigh explains.
  • Michelle Wu shows promise for city's future: While the Boston mayoral field so far has inspired yawns, people are excited about Wu, who just launched her bid for an at-large City Council seat. Globe metro columnist Adrian Walker elaborates.