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Lit Drop Linkage - 9/3/2009

A brief round-up of links you might have missed. Feel free to send suggestions to gin.dumcius (at) gmail.com or mwdeehan (at) gmail.com.

1. Mayor Thomas Menino tells the Phoenix's David Bernstein that the 300 jobs figure used in the WBZ-TV debate is inaccurate. (The figure came from the Pioneer Institute and Boston Municipal Research Bureau saying Boston has 300 more jobs in 2009 than it did in 1990.)

2. CWUnbound's Bruce Mohl fact-checks some of Kevin McCrea's charges from last night. (The Globe also takes a look at McCrea's charge that the other three challengers' kids got into their first choice of schools, and says that it "doesn't hold up.")

3. Joe Rowland files this report with Neighborhood Network News: The debate was on at Doyle's in Jamaica Plain... but was anyone paying attention?

4. Some more views on the debate, from CommonWealth Unbound's Michael Jonas, Whalehead King, and Dottie Hottie.

5. The Boston chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) endorses Menino. Via Universal Hub, the Massachusetts chapter of the Sierra Club endorses two of the 15 people running for the four City Council At-Large seats, John Connolly and Stephen Murphy.

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