Politics

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates' schedules - 10/7/2009

City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty holds a City Hall presser with fellow City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon on a top Menino aide taking an unpaid leave of absence over the controversial deletion of work emails.  Read more

Kineavy takes leave of absence from City Hall

Embroiled in a controversy over deleted City Hall emails, a top aide to Mayor Thomas Menino requested and received an unpaid leave of absence from his job.  Read more

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates' schedules - 10/5/2009

Both Mayor Thomas Menino and City Councillor Michael Flaherty hit awards shows tonight. Their respective schedules are below:  Read more

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates' schedules - 10/3/2009 and 10/4/2009

Here's what the weekend looks like for Mayor Thomas Menino and Team Floon. All three will be at the Roslindale Day parade on Sunday. The rest of the schedules below:  Read more

Tobin's 'Spotlight' poems

The following are two poems delivered by City Councillor John Tobin at the "Spotlight on the Candidates":  Read more

Flaherty and Deputy

The Herald has video. "Thank you Riverside Theatre - not," Flaherty quips before he and Yoon start to croon to the tune of "Ebony and Ivory." "Flaherty, Deputy, from Fields Corner and Southie." Check it out.

Menino's 'Spotlight on the Candidates' poem

Mayor Thomas Menino's poem, as delivered to the crowd at "Spotlight on the Candidates" at the Riverside Theatre:  Read more

Mayor, council members and hopefuls take to Hyde Park stage in talent show

Mayor Thomas Menino read a poem. City Councillor At-Large Stephen Murphy and District 5 Councillor Rob Consalvo provided a rendition of "Putting on the Ritz." And District 6 Councillor John Tobin, in a Hugh Hefner get-up, dealt some one-liners.  Read more

(UPDATED) Several Dorchesterites gather for Capuano

Several Dorchesterites - both prominent locals and electeds - are gathering together under the "Dot for Capuano" banner. Congressman Michael Capuano is one of four Democrats running to for the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's vacant seat.  Read more

Herald: Flaherty cancels talent show appearance over lack of Yoon

Last time we checked, City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon is still an elected official. But the organizers of the candidates' talent show tonight say he isn't a candidate for re-election, and therefore he cannot take the stage with fellow City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty, who is vying to unseat Mayor Thomas Menino. (Flaherty and Yoon, who were scheduled to make an appearance, are now pulling out, according to the Herald.) "You have to be a candidate and it’s only for the candidates, and the ones that just lost, I’m sorry, but you are not part of the show,” Jay Paget, producer of the event told the Herald. “Sam was a candidate but he isn’t now."