Politics

Minority police group votes no confidence in Menino

A minority police association that has been harshly critical of the amount of diversity within the Boston Police Department on Saturday cast a vote of no confidence in Mayor Thomas Menino.  Read more

(UPDATED) WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates' schedules - 10/14/2009

Mayor Thomas Menino announces a new community policing initiative. City Councillors At-Large Michael Flaherty and Sam Yoon hold another presser outside City Hall, this time to announce that the two rivals of the 1983 race for mayor - Ray Flynn and Mel King - are joining the campaign as "senior advisers."  Read more

Whatever happened to the No Nonsense Mobile?

Ever since local EMT Bill Trabucco didn't make it past the Sept. 22 preliminary election, one question has burned in our minds: What happened to his No Nonsense-mobile? Tonight, walking by the intersection of Columbia Rd. and Dorchester Ave., we got our answer.  Read more

Eight City Council At-Large contenders at UMass-Boston tonight

The eight candidates who survived the Sept. 22 preliminary gather tonight at UMass Boston for a MassVOTE forum. The forum starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Campus Center's ballroom. WCVB-TV's Karen Holmes Ward moderates. Panelists include reporters from UMass Boston’s New England Ethnic Newswire, the Bay State Banner, and Boston Metro. The eight candidates for at-large seats on the Boston City Council include incumbents Stephen Murphy and John Connolly, labor organizer Felix Arroyo, former U.S.  Read more

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates' schedules - 10/11/2009

Mayor Thomas Menino will be honorary grand marshal of the North End Columbus Day parade. City Councillors At-Large Michael Flaherty and Sam Yoon also participate.  Read more

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

Mayor Thomas Menino is in Roslindale and Roxbury on Saturday for a Greek festival and several endorsements. Team Floon will be not too far away in Roxbury, spending some some time at Washington Heights Tenants Association's "Day in the Park."  Read more

Local leaders in faith community to endorse Menino

Mayor Thomas Menino will be in Roxbury on Saturday afternoon to receive the endorsement of local religious leaders, according to his campaign. The leaders include Bishop Gideon Thompson, Rev. Jeffrey Brown, Rev. Evan Hines and others. The 2:30 p.m. presser is slated for the Eliot Congregational Church at 56 Dale St.

The 'Donald Duck' vote

City Councillors At-Large Michael Flaherty and Sam Yoon sat down with the Jamaica Plain Gazette soon after they announced their "ticket." And Yoon, who lost to Flaherty by about 2,300 votes, didn't exactly have the warmest words for fourth place finisher Kevin McCrea's effort.  Read more

First there was 'Kineavex'

And now there's another Photoshopped pic, with a Mad Men angle, making the email rounds.  Read more

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates' schedules - 10/9/2009

Mayor Thomas Menino hits the nation's oldest public elementary school - the Mather School in Dorchester - and tours its newly renovated library. (No word on whether Ty Pennington will be there as well.) Team Floon heads to the South End.  Read more