Politics

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

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.