(UPDATED) Ward 16 endorses Menino and four for at-large

We're hearing Dorchester's Ward 16 Democratic Committee made some endorsements last night, including a unanimous vote for Mayor Thomas Menino's re-election effort.  Read more

(UPDATED) Menino campaign posts September spot

Mayor Thomas Menino's desk gets around. At least, that's according to a spot his re-election campaign has put on YouTube.  Read more

About that McCrea presser...

The timing of it was apparently wreaking havoc with reporters' reporting. Universal Hub's Adam Gaffin has the lowdown.  Read more

(UPDATED) Capuano to pull papers Tuesday

U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano was telling individuals at the Greater Boston Labor Council's Monday breakfast that he plans to pull nominations papers in the race to take U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy's vacant seat.  Read more

Can't we settle this like the Jets and Sharks?

It had to happen at some point: A vandal's been caught on tape allegedly defacing a campaign sign and the Herald's obtained a copy of the video. The video shows a squirrelly-looking girl attempting to throw paint at a Flaherty sign. She misses (twice!), drives off (to the nearest Home Depot?), and then appears to come back and make another go of it with more paint.

Hotel workers union endorses Fortes

A hotel workers union has endorsed Robert Fortes for one of the four City Council At-Large seats, his campaign said Friday. "Local 26 strongly endorses Rob Fortes for City Council because he understands the challenges that our members face every day as they work hard to support their families in the City of Boston," Janice Loux, president of 5,000-member UNITE HERE Local 26, said in a statement. "Rob is with us on the issues that matter most to the working families of Local 26, and I know that we will be able to count on him as a friend and a partner at City Hall." Fortes is one of the few Republicans in the 15-person race. The press release from Fortes' campaign is below.  Read more

Lit Drop Linkage - 9/3/2009

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.  Read more

Daily Free Press: McCrea made best impression in debate

The college kids over at the Boston University's Daily Free Press say South Ender Kevin McCrea made the best impression in last night's debate. (They love their bomb tossers over there. Fight the power, etc., etc.?)  Read more

Entrenched incumbent wins against outsider candidate

Beastie Boys' "Root Down" over Bob Marley's "War/No More Trouble."

Menino falls short as DotOUT fails to back a mayoral candidate

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