Politics

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

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.