Lit Drop RSS feed http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop en WHERE THEY WILL BE: Henriquez seat candidates on Primary Election Night http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/where-they-will-be-henriquez-seat-candidates-primary-election- <p>Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. on April 1. Five Democrats are on the ballot in the primary to replace former state Rep. Carlos Henriquez at the State House. Listed below are the locations of their election night parties.</p> <blockquote><p>EVANDRO C. CARVALHO: Restaurante Cesaria, 266 Bowdoin St</p> <p>KAREN A. CHARLES-PETERSON: Blarney Stone, 1505 Dorchester Ave</p> <p>JENNIFER ANNE JOHNSON: Shanti, 1111 Dorchester Ave</p> <p>BARRY LAWTON: Dublin House, 7 Stoughton St</p> <p>ROY OWENS: Unavailable</p></blockquote> http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/where-they-will-be-henriquez-seat-candidates-primary-election-#comments Civics Politics Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:38:05 +0000 Gintautas Dumcius 128511 at http://www.dotnews.com Boston operative heads to D.C. http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/boston-operative-heads-dc <p>The Boston political operative who ran former City Councillor Mike Ross's campaign last year is taking a job with Putnam Partners, a Democratic media consulting firm in Washington, D.C. Cayce McCabe, who jumped to the Ross campaign after running state Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry's First Suffolk District campaign in 2013, is signing on as a senior associate.</p> <p>McCabe announced the move in a mass email. McCabe will keep advising a candidate, Evandro Carvahlo, who is running to replace former state Rep. Carlos Henriquez, through the April 1 primary election and April 29 election.</p> <p><a href="http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/boston-operative-heads-dc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/boston-operative-heads-dc#comments Civics Politics Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:34:41 +0000 Gintautas Dumcius 128460 at http://www.dotnews.com Ireland's prime minister attending St. Patrick's Day breakfast in South Boston http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/irelands-prime-minister-attending-st-patricks-day-breakfast-so <p>Add another politician to the guest list at the St. Patrick's Day breakfast slated for this Sunday: Ireland's prime minister, Enda Kenny.</p> <p>The office of State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry, the breakfast host, said Thursday that Kenny will be attending, and credited Breandán Ó Caollaí, the consul general of Ireland in Boston, for helping to set up the visit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/irelands-prime-minister-attending-st-patricks-day-breakfast-so" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/irelands-prime-minister-attending-st-patricks-day-breakfast-so#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:23:16 +0000 Gintautas Dumcius 128435 at http://www.dotnews.com WHERE THEY WILL BE: Walsh seat candidates on Primary Election Night http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/where-they-will-be-walsh-seat-candidates-primary-election-nigh <p>Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Five Democrats are on the ballot in the primary to replace Marty Walsh at the State House. Listed below are the locations of their election night parties.</p> <p><a href="http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/where-they-will-be-walsh-seat-candidates-primary-election-nigh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/where-they-will-be-walsh-seat-candidates-primary-election-nigh#comments Civics Politics Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:55:17 +0000 Gintautas Dumcius 128380 at http://www.dotnews.com Cape Verdean attorney launching candidacy for Henriquez seat http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/cape-verdean-attorney-launching-candidacy-henriquez-seat <p>An attorney with roots in Cape Verde is jumping into the race to replace former state Rep. Carlos Henriquez. Evandro Carvalho, who lives in Fields Corner with his fiancé Ashley, emigrated from Cape Verde at age 15.</p> <p><a href="http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/cape-verdean-attorney-launching-candidacy-henriquez-seat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/cape-verdean-attorney-launching-candidacy-henriquez-seat#comments Civics Fields Corner Politics Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:42:03 +0000 Gintautas Dumcius 128289 at http://www.dotnews.com Sen. Dorcena Forry and Mayor Driscoll sign onto Tolman’s AG campaign http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/sen-dorcena-forry-and-mayor-driscoll-sign-tolman-s-ag-campaign <p>State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry and Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll will co-chair Warren Tolman’s campaign for attorney general, Tolman’s camp said Monday.</p> <p>“I’m proud to support Warren Tolman because he’s dedicated to fighting for Massachusetts residents,” Dorcena Forry said in a statement. “There is no better leader to protect families facing foreclosure, reduce gun violence in our neighborhoods, and be a voice for seniors, women and communities of color than Warren Tolman.”</p> <p><a href="http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/sen-dorcena-forry-and-mayor-driscoll-sign-tolman-s-ag-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/sen-dorcena-forry-and-mayor-driscoll-sign-tolman-s-ag-campaign#comments Tue, 11 Feb 2014 03:12:37 +0000 Gintautas Dumcius 128275 at http://www.dotnews.com Connolly ad that never aired wins award http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/never-aired-connolly-ad-wins-award <p>A kid forgets his lunch, and his mother runs out to give it to him as the school bus pulls away. Then John Connolly, mayoral candidate, appears. “I got this,” he says, and starts to chase the bus through the neighborhood as a narrator highlights his record on schools.</p> <p>The ad, titled “I Got This,” never aired on television. But it received the “Best Ad that Never Saw the Light of Day” honor at the 2014 <a href="http://www.campaignsandelections.com/events/427522/the-2014-reed-awards.thtml" title="Reed Awards">Reed Awards</a> in Washington, DC, on Feb. 7.</p> <p><a href="http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/never-aired-connolly-ad-wins-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/never-aired-connolly-ad-wins-award#comments Civics Politics Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:17:51 +0000 Gintautas Dumcius 128274 at http://www.dotnews.com Mayor Walsh maintains he's staying neutral in 13th Suffolk House race http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/mayor-walsh-maintains-hes-staying-neutral-13th-suffolk-house-r <p>Mayor Marty Walsh on Friday restated that he won’t be getting involved in <a href="http://www.dotnews.com/2014/five-dems-ballot-walsh-seat" title="the race to replace him">the race to replace him</a> in the state House of Representatives, after his mother and brother appeared at one hopeful’s campaign kick-off in Fields Corner.</p> <p>“I’m completely staying out of the race,” Walsh said on his way into a speech to the New England Council at the Boston Harbor Hotel.</p> <p><a href="http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/mayor-walsh-maintains-hes-staying-neutral-13th-suffolk-house-r" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/mayor-walsh-maintains-hes-staying-neutral-13th-suffolk-house-r#comments Civics Politics Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:59:14 +0000 Gintautas Dumcius 128215 at http://www.dotnews.com Former District 3 candidate says he’s running in race to replace Walsh http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/former-district-3-candidate-says-he-s-running-race-replace-wal <p>John O’Toole, who ran for City Council in 2011, said on Thursday he plans to be a candidate in the upcoming special election to replace Marty Walsh in the House.</p> <p>Walsh resigned from his House seat on Jan. 3, days before becoming the forty-eighth mayor of the city of Boston. Walsh served in the seat for 16 years after winning a special election in 1997.</p> <p>“These opportunities don’t come around a lot,” O’Toole said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/former-district-3-candidate-says-he-s-running-race-replace-wal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/former-district-3-candidate-says-he-s-running-race-replace-wal#comments Civics Politics Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:53:32 +0000 Gintautas Dumcius 128006 at http://www.dotnews.com Text of Mayor Walsh's inaugural address http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/text-mayor-walshs-inaugural-address <p>As prepared for delivery inside Boston College's Conte Forum.</p> <blockquote><p>Good Morning.</p> <p>Chief Justice Ireland, President of Boston College, Father Leahy, Cardinal Sean O’Malley and the other Reverend Clergy attending; Governor Patrick, Senators Warren and Markey; Congressmen Capuano and Lynch and Congresswoman Clark; Speaker DeLeo, Senate President Murray and all my former colleagues in the legislature, good morning to you all.</p> <p>To the current members of the City Council, congratulations. I look forward to working with you for the<br /> people of Boston.</p> </blockquote><p><a href="http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/text-mayor-walshs-inaugural-address" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.dotnews.com/litdrop/2014/text-mayor-walshs-inaugural-address#comments Civics Politics Tue, 07 Jan 2014 02:36:40 +0000 Gintautas Dumcius 127919 at http://www.dotnews.com