Five-termer Menino to put focus on ‘innovation’ and education

Mayor Menino took to the lectern at Faneuil Hall on Monday to deliver his fifth inaugural address to a full house. City of Boston photoMayor Menino took to the lectern at Faneuil Hall on Monday to deliver his fifth inaugural address to a full house.  Read more

Office politics

For those curious about what the new office layout is: Newcomer Felix Arroyo is getting outgoing City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon's office, while Ayanna Pressley moves into District 9 Councillor Mark Ciommo's office. Ciommo is moving into soon-to-be-former City Councillor At-Large Flaherty's office. Yoon and Flaherty's offices flank City Council President Michael Ross's office.

Political Wire: Sept. 14 Congressional primary for MA

Political Wire posts the Congressional primary calendar for 2010. Sept. 14 is the day for Massachusetts voters.

The Bay State shares the day with Delaware, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont. and Wisconsin.

Two Dorchesterites joining Arroyo in City Hall

Two of his campaign staffers will be joining Felix Arroyo, the incoming city councillor at-large, at City Hall when his term starts on Jan. 4.  Read more

Coakley, Capuano in Dorchester

The two top candidates in the race to replace the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy will be hitting Dorchester in the coming days.

Congressman Michael Capuano (D-Somerville) will be holding one of his "Open Mike" events at the McKeon Post at 4 Hill Top St.

The 3:30 p.m. event on Thursday (Dec. 3) will focus on veterans' issues. Capuano's father was a Purple Heart veteran of World War II. His mother grew up in the St. Gregory's area.

Attorney General Martha Coakley, the frontrunner and a former Dorchester resident, appears the day before the Dec. 8 Democratic primary.

The election eve rally is scheduled for 6 p.m. at IBEW Local 103, at 256 Freeport St.

Also running in Democratic primary are businessmen Stephen Pagliuca, the co-owner of the Boston Celtics, and Alan Khazei, co-founder of CityYear.

St. Fleur eyes the Massachusetts Eighth

Quite a few people are looking at U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano's seat should he win the U.S. Senate race. Add state Rep. Marie St. Fleur to that list of people.

Feeney, Yoon clash over term limits proposal

Outgoing City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon says he has the votes to pull his proposal to set mayoral term limits out of a City Council committee, setting up a clash with a fellow Dorchester councillor.  Read more

Patrick reshuffles campaign team

With the 2010 gubernatorial election drawing closer, Gov. Patrick’s political campaign committee is in for some changes. Charlotte Golar Richie, a former Dorchester state representative, is stepping down from her post as the head of the committee. Sydney Asbury, the administration’s senior policy adviser, will be taking her place as campaign manager. Asbury has worked as a senior policy adviser to the governor.  Read more

Wallace may face 2010 primary challenge

State Rep. Brian Wallace, a South Boston Democrat whose district includes a part of Uphams Corner, may face a challenger at the ballot box next year: local Democratic activist Michael McGee.  Read more

What's next at City Hall

With the election over, here are a few things that are on the horizon for City Hall officials: the city’s budget, the email controversy, jockeying over who’ll run for mayor in 2013, the newest additions to the 13-member City Council, and what’s happening with the two outgoing councillors.  Read more