Well, this is big news! South Boston native and City Councilor-at-Large Michael Flaherty announced on Wednesday that he would not be running for reelection this year.  Flaherty will have served on the Boston City Councilor for 20 years at the end of his term.

See Flaherty’s announcement below.


  1. George July 5, 2023 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    It’s been an honor to vote for you. Good luck in the future.

  2. Tom ` July 6, 2023 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    20 Years is long enough there should be term limits.

    • Patricia July 6, 2023 at 6:22 pm - Reply

      There have always been term limits. It’s called voting.

  3. Honey Earner July 6, 2023 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    you have always been there for Southie as was your dad, thank you for all you did and good luck in what ever you decide to do

  4. Edward Trainor July 6, 2023 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Michael you served the city of Boston admirably for twenty years especially your hometown of South Boston. Good luck 🍀 on your future endeavors!

  5. DonnaMarie July 6, 2023 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    Thank you for your service to the City of Boston for the past two decades. ☘️

  6. Joe cook July 7, 2023 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Thank you Mike for always being faithful to southie . The illegal combatants of the city council should resign immediately go directly to jail do not pass go , do not collect $200

  7. Nancy Anderer Pongratz July 7, 2023 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    Michael, thank you for your dedication to our beautiful city! You have served our city so well. I wish you the best in your next chapter. You and your family family deserve the very best. Grateful to have you the past 20 years. I am so proud of my Boston roots . Thank you

  8. mark carroll July 8, 2023 at 1:47 pm - Reply


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