Tuesday's results, particularly in Virginia and New Jersey, are telling, but they are not the whole picture. The real question is whether candidates and their teams will learn the right lessons or continue to do the same thing that lost major ground in 2010 after President Barack Obama was elected. 

Frequently citing Boston's racist reputation, Black Bostonians took turns explaining why they thought the city's voters continue to pass over qualified Black mayoral candidates.

City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu -- the top two vote-getters in Boston's mayoral primary -- advanced to faceoff in the general election in November, ensuring the city will elect its first non-white male mayor. She just won't be Black.

All five major candidates are people of color, two are Black women, setting the stage for voters to elect the first non-white man to lead the city.

In the short time since she took office, acting Mayor Kim Janey has launched a hotline for vaccine appointments. She also announced a Vaccine Equity Grant program and a rental relief effort.