Mayoral race

Asked by the Lit Drop about a Sam Yoon for Mayor sign that got vandalized in Roslindale, Mayor Thomas Menino’s campaign issued a statement: “It’s unfortunate that signs get vandalized during a campaign, and we do not condone, allow or tolerate... Read more
The fine folks at CommonWealth magazine serve up this profile of Mayor Thomas Menino in their Summer 2009 issue. They note that "[r]ace relations have improved markedly on his watch. The schools have made gains by some measures but not by others. Crime,... Read more
City Councillor At-Large and mayoral candidate Michael Flaherty launched a new website on Saturday that hit Mayor Thomas Menino over city spending. The website features a new flyer Flaherty volunteers are distributing this weekend: One side, titled "... Read more
…You can thank one local homeowner who called into TOUCH 106.1 FM to complain about the unkemptness of the Quincy Street area in Dorchester, close to the proposed Columbia Road commuter rail station. Describing herself as a “big fan” of the mayor... Read more
Mayoral hopeful Kevin McCrea on Tuesday said the city should dump police details at road construction sites. "I want to concentrate the police on doing police work," he told the Reporter. Construction site oversight should be left to civilian flaggers, he... Read more
In his Globe column today: When I talked with Miller a couple of weeks ago, as he was shutting the paper down, he declared that either of the mayor’s primary challengers would be preferable to Menino. Will the Menino-financed Banner say that in its... Read more
Taking a shot at Mayor Thomas Menino, mayoral candidate Sam Yoon said Monday night that he would keep his name off city signs that denote projects and neighborhoods. “That will be a major budget cost saving initiative that I will do as mayor,” Yoon... Read more
The Boston Phoenix's David Bernstein wrote this morning that the Yoon campaign should capitalize on Gov. Deval Patrick filing legislation on charter schools that is similar to the mayoral hopeful's. Four hours later, voilà: Yoon Urges Swift Passage of... Read more
As U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan drops by Boston to bolster Gov. Deval Patrick's proposal to lift the charter school cap in underperforming school districts, The Economist -- the news magazine that people on the train like to use to cover their... Read more
Mayoral candidate Kevin McCrea posts an apparent invitation from WBZ's Jon Keller for an hour-long Aug. 26 debate. Here's the format. And for those keeping track at home, this is how you do an actual debate. Anything else is a "forum," where you read off... Read more


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