Politics

CORRECTION: Another District 7 forum

The candidates running for the District 7 seat on the Boston City Council face off again this week, in a Roxbury forum on Wednesday night. Incumbent Chuck Turner and challenger Carlos Henriquez will both be at the Vine St. Community Center at 339 Dudley St. for a 6:30 p.m. forum. The forum is sponsored by the Vine St. Community Council, Think Politics, NAACP and the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts. In our original posting, we incorrectly listed the event as happening on Tuesday night. Our apologies.

Mix-up over clergy endorsement ad

The closer we get to Nov. 3, the more odd things cross our desk: A local minister says that he didn’t endorse Mayor Thomas Menino and has asked for his name to be removed from an ad, though he had appeared at an Oct. 10 press conference where black leaders touted their support for Menino.  Read more

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates' schedules - 10/27/2009

Mayor Thomas Menino and City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty take the stage at Faneuil Hall for a MassVOTE forum. Charles Ogletree, a Harvard Law School professor, moderates. The forum will be broadcast live on WTKK 96.9 FM.  Read more

The first debate in U.S. Senate race

We're only being half-cheeky when we say Peter Meade, the moderator, won the debate. He looked ready to rodeo Alan Khazei, the son of a doctor, apparently, for continuously going over the time limits.  Read more

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates' schedules - 10/26/2009

Earlier this morning, City Councillors At-Large Michael Flaherty and Sam Yoon held a presser outside of City Ha-- Actually, it was outside the Brighton Mills Shopping Center. Team Floon is protesting whiny emails from Boston Redevelopment Authority officials who are managing a housing project in the area. Community members obtained the emails through a public records law request. (What a pesky, terrible, awful, no-good law.) Meanwhile Mayor Thomas Menino celebrates the grand opening of the Boston Buying Power Office and attends the expansion of advanced placement classes in Boston Public Schools.  Read more

Lit Drop Odds and Ends: Connolly picks up support from former rivals

An at-large councillor picks up endorsements from his rivals. More email talk. And a WCVB enterprise story. Campaign odds and ends below.  Read more

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