Politics

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

Labor support waning, Lynch says no to Senate run

Third time won’t be the charm: U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch finally found a special election he didn’t think he could win.

Citing an "insurmountable" time frame for putting together a statewide organization, Lynch (D-South Boston) on Tuesday took his name out of consideration for a run to succeed the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy.  Read more

How to make a reporter's job easier

Other mayoral candidates, take note: Your fellow contender Kevin McCrea is hitting the bars at 9 p.m. over the next nine nights to talk to residents about his campaign. "Each evening after the regular Mayoral forums, house parties, and community forums Kevin will stop by a local bar in every corner of the City and answer questions from anyone who would like to know where he stands on an issue, or to hear citizens ideas for making Boston a better place," the McCrea campaign says in a release.  Read more

Opinion survey: Your choice for mayor on Tuesday

Discuss the survey here.

Yoon running 15-second spots on NECN

Starting Tuesday, mayoral candidate Sam Yoon's campaign is running five 15-second spots on New England Cable News. The spots can be found here ("BRA"), here ("Transportation"), here ("Too Much Power,"), here ("Hope"), and here ("What you know"). As noted earlier, the Yoon camp is also running radio spots, which will be played on WBZ Radio. Incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino City Councillor At-Large and fellow mayoral candidate Michael Flaherty have launched their own ads.

Ward 5 Dems endorse Menino

The Ward 5 Democratic Committee on Monday night endorsed Mayor Thomas Menino. The breakdown of the vote: Menino received 18 votes, City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon received 4 votes and City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty received 2 votes. South Ender Kevin McCrea didn't receive any votes, though a few committee members spoke in favor his nomination. The ward includes Back Bay, Beacon Hill and Bay Village. The vote followed an hour-long forum between the four candidates that touched on city planning and anti-crime policies, with few comments on the topic du jour, City Hall employees' deletion of emails, a possible violation of the state public records law.

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