New title, familiar elements for Edward Markey: Walking with Edward J. Markey through the Senate is like tagging along at his high-school reunion. More than half of his new Senate colleagues are old acquaintances from the House, but in some cases, it's been a while. Noah Bierman reports.
Historic diversity in Boston's mayoral field: After nearly two centuries of choosing white men to lead the city, Boston would seem primed to elect a mayor of color, with six minority candidates vying for the spot in a city where more than half the residents are not white. Wesley Lowery details the upcoming mayoral election.
Boston mayoral hopefuls lean hard on neighborhoods: The name of City Councilor John R. Connolly dominates many political discussions these days in Bellevue Hill, a West Roxbury enclave where more people have voted in the last three mayoral elections than anywhere else in Boston. Andrew Ryan details the mayoral race.
Crimes have put Daniel Conley in limelight: Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley has occupied center stage in some of the summer's most prominent crime dramas, elevating his public profile at a time when he's running for mayor of Boston and trying to break away from a pack of 12 candidates. Stephanie Ebbert reports.