We here at the Lit Drop would be remiss if we didn’t mention the recent profile that the Dorchester Reporter’s sister paper, the Boston Irish Reporter, has on Michael Flaherty, City Councillor At-Large and a candidate for mayor. Flaherty's Irish roots... Read more
Gov. Deval Patrick said Tuesday he was “devastated” by news of the closure of a local African-American newspaper. Speaking to a crowd of ethnic media reporters at the State House, the state’s first black governor said the weekly Bay State Banner had... Read more
Well, not actual shopping per se, but the Mayor will be hosting a guided tour of the retail opportunities in Back Bay and Fenway today for members of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Maybe he's got his eye on a ridiculous $600 hammock chair... Read more
The Boston Phoenix’s David Bernstein crunches the numbers (Thanks, David) and gives us a look at how the fund raising side of the city council at large race is shaping up. Some surprising sums are included, especially among the more conservative/... Read more
Mayor Thomas Menino has hit “electoral gold” by laying down a moratorium on significant development decisions, a Banker and Tradesman columnist and former Boston Herald reporter writes. The aim is to prevent any controversies that might affect his... Read more
Wondering where you can meet your favorite mayoral candidate? Want to high-five Sam Yoon? Collect Flaherty campaign handouts? Agendas are provided by the Menino, Flaherty, Yoon and McCrea campaigns and laboriously pasted here by Lit Drop staff. Please... Read more
But Gov. Deval Patrick, emerging from a Tuesday night forum with the Caribbean community, certainly had some warm words for City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon, one of the three candidates challenging Mayor Thomas Menino. "I think it's great," Patrick told... Read more
A win of sorts for former Sen. Dianne Wilkerson and District 7 Councillor Chuck Turner? AP's Glen Johnson is reporting a federal judge has asked prosecutors to provide affidavits on exactly why photographs of the two allegedly accepting bribes were... Read more
WHERE THEY ARE: The candidate’s schedules – 7/2/09 Wondering where you can meet your favorite mayoral candidate? Want to high-five Sam Yoon? Collect Flaherty campaign handouts? The Lit Drop is now posting the public schedules of each candidate for... Read more
UPDATED, with stuff from AP story below... District 7 Councillor Chuck Turner is due back in court today, as his attorneys try to lift the gag order imposed by the U.S. Attorney’s office and approved by a judge. Federal prosecutors have charged Turner... Read more


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