City Councilor Felix G. Arroyo stands at the precipice of several political firsts in Boston as he launches his campaign for mayor.
Arroyo would indeed be the first Latino candidate to have his name on the ballot for mayor. Arroyo would be the first Latino candidate to run a full campaign for mayor.
But is he the first candidate of Hispanic heritage to launch a mayoral bid? That’s a more complicated question that involves a 72-hour span in the life of Diana Lam.