Mayoral race

In a fundraising appeal sent out this morning, City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon appears to take a page out of fellow Councillor Michael Flaherty's playbook. Promoting his proposal encouraging city workers to use ZipCar, the Yoon camp copied Flaherty's "... Read more
The Legislature's Education Committee has scheduled a hearing for later this month on Mayor Thomas Menino's plan to create "in-district" charter schools, a policy reversal for him. Menino has said if the proposal doesn't pass during the current two-year... Read more
The Globe: "There's trouble afoot for Mayor Thomas M. Menino. More specifically, it's the right foot that has been giving the 66-year-old mayor trouble." The Herald: "The mayor, trying to give Hub commerce a kick, hopped along in an aircast today as he... Read more
If it was a choice between saving just you or a Yankees player from a burning house, he'd save you. The bad news: It's only because he wants to beat you, according to an email interview with a blog called DISGRASIAN. But hey, a save is a save, right?... Read more
Weeks after excoriating him on the SailBoston issue, Globe columnist Scot Lehigh has some props for Mayor Thomas Menino, who is warring with the local firefighters' union: Although late to the table on fire department reform, Mayor Tom Menino wins solid... Read more
Or rather, the debate over the MassVOTE forums. (Which, it should be noted, are different from debates in not being as extensive.) The Boston Herald reports: A Boston-based voting rights group credited with boosting minority turnout in the Hub said... Read more
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
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
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
The Weekly Dig knows what stylin' threads all the young political dorks of the city want. Has anyone seen these around town?


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