JP Gazette: Menino says opponents are out of touch
The Jamaica Plain Gazette checks in with a 2,200-word article on Mayor Thomas Menino: Spending 90 minutes chatting in one of the cityâ€™s neighborhoods, Menino was clearly in his element. Picking up a bottle of water that had been damaged so that the cap was bent to one side, Menino joked, â€œItâ€™s leaning to the left. Itâ€™s Jamaica Plain water.â€ But in emphasizing the importance of one-on-one contact, Menino was dismissive of concerns about government transparency raised by his opponents and most of this yearâ€™s City Council candidatesâ€”even when the secrecy issues were indisputable ones encountered by the Gazette itself. He also talks about the Harbor Islands, and how one of them could be an economic engine.