Politics

Flaherty launches TV ad, with radio, internet ads to follow

Amid the hoopla over City Hall employees deleting emails and potentially violating the state records law, the Flaherty campaign on Sunday started running a television ad.  Read more

Menino presser on email deletions set for 10:00

This just in from the mayor's office: Bill Sinnott, corporation counsel, and Bill Oates, chief information officer, regarding "email retention and policies of City of Boston employees." It's set for Room 703, City Hall.

City Hall email presser to include Flaherty, Yoon and McCrea

All three challengers vying to unseat Mayor Thomas Menino will appear together outside City Hall Monday morning to decry the routine deletion of city employee emails.  Read more

Menino's rivals slam City Hall aides' deletion of emails

Two of Mayor Thomas Menino's rivals are pouncing on a news report that says City Hall officials have been potentially violating the state's public records law through the regular deletion their emails.  Read more

Overzealous volunteers

They don't help get votes.

UPDATE: Steve Garfield closes the case with whoever it was.

The write-in candidate for mayor

We kind of wish we were able to listen in on the interview between Jamaica Plain Gazette's John Ruch and the "official" write-in candidate for mayor.  Read more

JP Gazette: Menino says opponents are out of touch

The Jamaica Plain Gazette checks in with a 2,200-word article on Mayor Thomas Menino: Spending 90 minutes chatting in one of the city’s neighborhoods, Menino was clearly in his element. Picking up a bottle of water that had been damaged so that the cap was bent to one side, Menino joked, “It’s leaning to the left. It’s Jamaica Plain water.” But in emphasizing the importance of one-on-one contact, Menino was dismissive of concerns about government transparency raised by his opponents and most of this year’s City Council candidates—even when the secrecy issues were indisputable ones encountered by the Gazette itself. He also talks about the Harbor Islands, and how one of them could be an economic engine.

What we learned from Debate 2

We learned a couple of things at Thursday’s rollicking FOX25/Herald debate, the last televised face-off before the Sept. 22 preliminary: Michael Flaherty doesn’t know how much a ride on the MBTA costs. Mayor Thomas Menino thinks that Boston streets are based on ancient cow paths. Kevin McCrea has an expansive view of what corruption is and is all about visiting schools one day a week if he becomes mayor. And Sam Yoon is nothing if not consistently on message in arguing the mayor has too tight a grip on City Hall.  Read more

How not to use Facebook in mayoral race

For an example of how not to use Facebook in a mayoral campaign, we turn to Allentown, Pennsylvania.  Read more

Dorchester's congressmen front and center in Senate drama

Two congressmen are readying to face off over the late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's seat, and Dorchester could be caught in the middle.  Read more