WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates' schedules - 8/7/2009

It's six weeks until the Sept. 22 preliminary election. Mayor Menino heads to Camp Harbor View while Michael Flaherty takes in a softball game and Sam Yoon goes for a walk in Brighton.  Read more

The proclivities of construction sites

Banker & Tradesman reporter Paul McMorrow asks: "We all know that signs don’t vote. The question is: Can construction sites?"

Money talks (to reporters)

"A political campaign is more than a traveling debate society," Slate's Jack Shafer wrote last year.  Read more

Pressley picks Kerry aide as her new campaign manager

Gintautas Dumcius and Mike Deehan, Reporter Staff
Aug. 6, 2009

Meet City Council At-Large candidate Ayanna Pressley’s new campaign director: James Chisholm, a top local aide to U.S. Sen. John Kerry. According to one source close to the campaign, Pressley just wasn’t clicking with her now-former campaign manager, Stuart Rosenberg.

So it’s no surprise that Pressley, a former aide to Kerry herself, has turned to a friend and fellow Kerry staffer to take over. Chisholm, who worked as a deputy press secretary and speechwriter for the senator, officially started work on Pressley’s campaign on Monday.  Read more

Nguyen's journey: From Vietnam to Council run

Hiep Q. Nguyen was eight years old when his family came over from Vietnam in 1991. There were twelve of them: His parents, Hiep, and nine other siblings.

“We came in with nothing,” he recalls.

Eighteen years later, Nguyen, an accountant based in Dorchester, is running for one of the four City Council At-Large seats, the first Vietnamese-American to do so.  Read more

VIDEO: Tito Jackson on how to keep young people in Boston

City Council At-Large candidate Tito Jackson took a moment this evening to talk to Lit Drop about ways the city can retain younger residents.

Tito Jackson brings on new campaign manager

stephanie_anderson: Stephanie AndersonStephanie AndersonYet another major change to a candidate's campaign staff: Stephanie J. Anderson has come on board the Tito Jackson campaign as the new campaign manager.  Read more

Former state Sen. Owens endorses Yoon

The first African-American elected to the state Senate on Tuesday endorsed City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon for mayor.  Read more

Pressley picks new campaign manager

Meet City Council At-Large candidate Ayanna Pressley’s new campaign director: James Chisholm, a top aide to U.S. Sen. John Kerry.  Read more

Eating on the campaign trail

A campaign diet is one of those contradiction in terms.

There may be times when you wake up at 10 in the morning, with a crumpled up Burger King receipt in one hand, a MBTA conductor's hat that is certainly not yours in the other, and little idea how you made it home the night before. (Or maybe that's just the Lit Drop. Well. Moving on...)  Read more