Politics

Menino statement on email controversy

Mayor Thomas Menino's office released a statement hours after Secretary of State William Galvin referred the case of top aide Michael Kineavy continuously deleting emails to Attorney General Martha Coakley.  Read more

(UPDATED) WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates' schedules - 10/22/2009

Mayor Thomas Menino launches an iPhone application, reported earlier this year in the Globe, that gives residents a "direct connection" to City Hall over requests and complaints. City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty visits with Jamaica Plain seniors and heads to Chinatown for a forum. Earlier in the day, Menino had been at Suffolk University and Flaherty had met with South Boston seniors.  Read more

(UPDATED) WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates' schedules 10/21/2009

Mayor Thomas Menino announces the design team for a park renovation in Chinatown, and attends the grand opening of a chocolate store and a flu clinic photo-op.  Read more

Dueling endorsement videos

The mayoral campaigns of incumbent Thomas Menino and challenger Michael Flaherty have posted videos on recent respective endorsements. Menino's camp has posted highlights (and individual videos) of the Sunday launch of "Progressives for Menino." Flaherty's folks have posted video of the Monday press conference of religious and minority community leaders endorsing the city councillor at-large.

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates' schedules - 10/20/2009

Mayor Thomas Menino delivers a large recycling cart to Brighton while City Councilor At-Large Michael Flaherty, joined by fellow City Councilor At-Large Sam Yoon, is in the Dudley area, Grove Hall, and Jamaica Plain. They plan to hit the meeting of the Wards 11 and 19 Democratic Committees.  Read more

District 7 candidates' forum scheduled for Wednesday

The two candidates running to represent District 7 face off against one another on Wednesday night in Roxbury. Chuck Turner, who is facing federal corruption charges that he says are false, is running for re-election. Challenger Carlos Henriquez is making his second bid to topple him. The two-hour forum, at Hibernian Hall on Dudley St., starts at 6 p.m. The forum is sponsored by the RoxVote Coalition, the Dudley St. Neighborhood Initiative, and Democratic Ward Committees 9 and 12.

JP Gazette: At-large candidate's Grove Hall home hit with a brick

Someone threw a brick through City Council At-Large candidate Tito Jackson's window, the Jamaica Plain Gazette reports. Jackson, who lives in Grove Hall, told the Gazette he believes the brick was meant to intimidate him.

WHERE THEY WILL BE: Debate night 10/19/2009

While Mayor Thomas Menino and his rival Michael Flaherty, a City Councillor At-Large, will be battering away at each other at the JFK Library, here's where their supporters will be: After a standout, Menino supporters will head over to the headquarters of 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East at 150 Mt. Vernon St. in Dorchester (and right above the offices of the Dorchester Reporter). Flaherty backers will be over at the Banshee at 934 Dorchester Ave., an old haunt of UMass-Boston's student newspaper, the Mass Media. The 7 p.m. debate is sponsored by the Boston Globe, New England Cable News, WGBH-TV and WBUR-FM radio. NECN anchor R.D. Sahl and WGBH's Greater Boston host Emily Rooney will moderate.

Lit Drop List: Upcoming At-Large forums

Hoping to catch the eight candidates running for four at-large - city-wide - seats on the Boston City Council? Here's a list of 12 forums over the next two weeks. If anybody has any others, send them on over or include them in the comments below.  Read more

(UPDATED) The Globe poll

Like the creation of Team Floon, the poll in the Boston Sunday Globe is causing divergent opinions over whether it's for real or disingenuous.  Read more