Politics

Menino falls short as DotOUT fails to back a mayoral candidate

By 
Gintautas Dumcius and Mike Deehan, Reporter Staff
Sep. 2, 2009

Mayor Thomas Menino failed to get an endorsement from DotOUT, a Dorchester civic group representing gays and lesbians, despite receiving support from a majority of its members gathered at the Ledge restaurant for a Monday night forum.  Read more

Let's try this again

Where were we? Right, the first televised debate of the 2009 mayoral forum, postponed last week because of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy's passing.  Read more

One of these press releases is not like the other

There are several elections going on right now: Mainly, the governor's race, the mayoral race, and the special Senate election.

So let's take a quick break from the mayoral race, hop on over to the race for governor, and play a version of the well-known Sesame Street game. (All in good fun, of course.)  Read more

Menino falls short of DotOUT endorsement

Below is what's running in this week's Dorchester Reporter on the fireworks at DotOUT's endorsement forum on Monday. We Twittered it here.  Read more

(UPDATED) WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates’ schedules – 9/2/09 - Debater-maus!

EVERYBODY: 7:00 P.M.: THE GREAT DEBATE! Tune in to WBZ. Or just show up at the studios and rock out for your candidate of choice in the parking lot. I'm just going to show up - you should too!  Read more

In web video, Yoon makes plea for cash

With the deadline for August campaign finance reports looming, mayoral candidate Sam Yoon is asking supporters to throw some dough his way in a last-minute web video.  Read more

JP Gazette: FBI photo of Turner makes Henriquez 'nervous'

District 7 candidate Carlos Henriquez has often walked around the federal corruption charges levied against Councillor Chuck Turner.

But now he's getting "nervous," he tells the Jamaica Plain Gazette, about the surveillance video that FBI officials released to the press that allegedly shows Turner accepting a $1,000 bribe. (Turner has pleaded not guilty.)

Also: the Gazette reports that Henriquez needs a crash course in campaign finance law and how it works.

Local NOW PAC endorses Henriquez and three for at-large

The political action committee of the Boston chapter of MassNOW (National Organization for Women) has endorsed three candidates running for City Council At-Large: former Kerry aide Ayanna Pressley; Felix Arroyo, son of the city councillor; and Tito Jackson, a Patrick administration official. Most interesting is their endorsement of Carlos Henriquez, who is running against incumbent District 7 Councillor Chuck Turner. BostonNOW is one of nine local MassNOW chapters.

Dorchester says farewell

Waiting for the procession: Onlookers gather along the Savin Hill Avenue Bridge in Dorchester to view the funeral cortege. The scene was replicated all along the 75 mile  route form Hyannisport to Boston.Waiting for the procession: Onlookers gather along the Savin Hill Avenue Bridge in Dorchester to view the funeral cortege. The scene was replicated all along the 75 mile route form Hyannisport to Boston.

The procession passes: Senator Ted Kennedy's cortege passes by Savin Hill, Dorchester on the Southeast Expressway/I-93 on Thursday, Aug 27, 2009.The procession passes: Senator Ted Kennedy's cortege passes by Savin Hill, Dorchester on the Southeast Expressway/I-93 on Thursday, Aug 27, 2009.

Mayoral debate pushed back a week

The WBZ-TV mayoral debate between Mayor Thomas Menino and his three challengers has been pushed back a week to Sept. 2, two campaigns said Wednesday. Same time: 7 p.m. And same place: at the station's Allston studios on Soldiers Field Road. There's also a 6:30 p.m. forum, sponsored by MassVOTE and a host of other organizations, scheduled for Sept. 3 at Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury. (Menino has been non-committal on the MassVOTE forums, saying he has already committed to three debates and a WCVB forum.)