Politics

It's a boy for the Connollys

City Councillor At-Large John Connolly announces the birth of Edward Ronan Connolly.

The baby came a few hours ahead of schedule: he was due on Sept. 22, the day of the preliminary.

Congrats to John and his wife Meg from the Lit Drop and the Dorchester Reporter!

WHERE THEY WILL BE: (Prelim) Election Night edition

The following is a list of where the mayoral candidates will be on (Preliminary) Election Night. Three candidates will be in Dorchester, including one at a Mason lodge, and another will be at a bar around the corner from his house.  Read more

Globe: Menino v. Flaherty for final

Mayoral campaign aides won't have to stay up late tonight, waiting to see who the Globe endorses to face off against Mayor Thomas Menino in their Sunday pages: It's Michael Flaherty.

For City Council At-Large, they endorsed on Saturday the following: incumbents Stephen Murphy and John Connolly, former U.S. Senate aide Ayanna Pressley, former Roxbury YMCA executive director Ego Ezedi, Patrick administration official Tito Jackson, ex-City Council aide Felix Arroyo, former Romney administration official Robert Fortes, and accountant Hiep Nguyen.

(UPDATED) Feeney: Candidate’s mailer erroneously lists her endorsement

The mailer City Council At-Large candidate Tomas Gonzalez is sending to Boston voters erroneously lists District 3 Councillor Maureen Feeney’s endorsement.  Read more

Mayoral write-in candidate appears outside MassVOTE forum

But he didn't take the stage for the back and forth between three of the four candidates who are on the ballot.  Read more

Menino not attending MassVOTE forum

Mayor Thomas Menino won't be attending the MassVOTE forum in Jamaica Plain scheduled for tonight, citing a packed schedule.  Read more

At-Large race: the baby factor

City Councillor At-Large John Connolly’s schedule could get even more hectic: His wife Meg is due on Sept. 22, the day of the preliminary. “Any day now,” Connolly said. “When it’s time to go to the hospital, that’s where I’ll be.”

The new baby will join the Connollys’ one-year-old daughter, Clare.

Connolly won’t be the only guy with a new kid in tow on the campaign trail: Jamie Chisholm, who is running Ayanna Pressley’s campaign for a City Council At-Large seat, became a father on Aug. 14 after his wife Lauren gave birth to a girl, Alice Evangeline.

Lit Drop Linkage - 9/17/2009

A brief round-up of links you might have missed. Feel free to send suggestions to gin.dumcius (at) gmail.com or mwdeehan (at) gmail.com.

1. SearchCIO.com writes that the controversy of a top City Hall aide's deletion of emails could "serve as another reminder to CIOs that email retention is serious business."  Read more

State House News: Elections panel has the votes to endorse interim senator bill

By 
Jim O'Sullivan, State House News Service
Sep. 16, 2009

With legislative leaders confident a bill authorizing an interim U.S. Senate appointee will garner enough votes to pass, the Election Laws Committee collected enough panel votes Wednesday to send the bill to the floor with a positive recommendation.  Read more

Turner, Henriquez miss deadlines for their campaign finance reports

Incumbent District 7 Councillor Chuck Turner and his challenger, Carlos Henriquez, missed the deadline for campaign finance reports that were due into the city clerk’s office by the end of Monday. Tardy filers could be subject to a fine of $10 for each day a report is late.  Read more