Politics

Pieniazek FTW?

That's "for the win," for those in need of translation. (Not the, uh, different translations we didn't even know about.)  Read more

Debate night ammo

That's one way to describe the Globe's extensive Sunday article on city development under Mayor Thomas Menino.  Read more

Haitian candidates team up to raise funds

Five Haitian-American candidates running for City Council seats in Boston, Malden, Brockton, and Randolph are teaming up to shovel some cash into their coffers. A 6 p.m. fundraiser is planned for Aug. 30 at Lantana in Randolph.

Jean-Claude Sanon, a Mattapan community activist, is running for one of the four City Council At-Large seats in Boston, while Fred Fontaine and Marc Lucas are both looking at seats in Brockton. Nekita Lamour is running for a seat in Malden, and Ricardo Bonachy Telemaque has his sights set on a council slot in Randolph.  Read more

Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Casey comes out for Flaherty

The lead vocalist for the Dropkick Murphys is supporting City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty for mayor, he said Thursday.  Read more

What to watch for in first mayoral debate

By 
Gintautas Dumcius and Mike Deehan, Reporter Staff
Aug. 20, 2009

Mayor Thomas Menino faces off next week in a television debate against the three candidates attempting to unseat him. It will be the first of three such match-ups.

So what can viewers expect from the Aug. 26 debate? Political observers say the four-term incumbent will be the main target, of course. But they also say City Councillors At-Large Michael Flaherty and Sam Yoon could end up turning on one another, as each one attempts to make the case that he’s the one who can take down Menino on November 3, after the Sept. 22 preliminary narrows the field to two candidates.  Read more

Election fatigue

Could the South End be experiencing election fatigue?  Read more

Big base, small talk

The Bay State Banner weighs in on City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty's campaign for mayor with a 1,087-word piece:  Read more

A musical match-up

Before they join the two other mayoral candidates for next week's face-off on WBZ-TV, City Councillors At-Large Michael Flaherty and Sam Yoon compete on the radio: On Thursday, they'll head over to the FNX (101.7 FM) studio to play “My Song Is Better Than Your Song."  Read more

Pioneer Institute and Research Bureau team up for mayoral election

For the next 20 days, the conservative-leaning Pioneer Institute is teaming up with the nonpartisan Boston Municipal Research Bureau in releasing a series of papers on topics facing the city.  Read more

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates’ schedules – 8/19/09

Yet another slow August day. Isn't there an election on?  Read more