After the incident in Mattapan earlier this week, Tom Menino and Sam Yoon are scheduled to be at the same event today, the kickoff of the Codman Square farmer's market in Dochester. Also of note today: Mike Flaherty opens a campaign HQ in Roslindale and... Read more
Campaign trail tensions erupted when top officials from Mayor Thomas Menino’s administration crashed a Tuesday night Mattapan forum hosted by mayoral hopeful and City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon. During the 90-minute forum held at Foley Senior... Read more
Proposed increases in the city's meals and lodging taxes are on the docket for the City Council agenda on Wednesday. Both Councillors At-Large Michael Flaherty and Sam Yoon have criticized Mayor Thomas Menino for the proposal, and both councillors are... Read more
Boston magazine's Joe Keohane appears to have gotten his wish this year: a mayor's race. And a four-way mayor's race, at that. (In a June 2008 column for the magazine, he described himself as "inconsolable" after former Suffolk County DA Ralph Martin... Read more
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
Take it as a sign that the campaign in shifting into mainstream mode, where regular folks turn their attention to the names they’ll be faced with on the Sept. 22 ballot: WBUR listeners got a reprieve from pledge drives, comments from members of the... 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
A political tidbit for a slow Friday: On break from sacking quarterbacks, a New England Patriots player has written out a campaign donation to Tito Jackson, a Patrick administration official running for one of the four City Council At-Large seats. Le... Read more
Wondering where you can meet your favorite mayoral candidate? Agendas are provided by the Menino, Flaherty, Yoon and McCrea campaigns and laboriously pasted here by Lit Drop staff. MAYOR THOMAS MENINO: 1:30 PM Veronica B. Smith... Read more


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