Politics

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

Of beer-sipping moderators and mayoral candidates

"[Mayoral candidate Michael] Flaherty, a current city councilor, appeared at the Doyle’s forum, which was probably the first candidate forum in modern times to feature beer-sipping moderators."

So notes the Jamaica Plain Gazette this week in one of two political pieces.  Read more

T fare-hike plan ripped; Patrick cancels hearings

A day after lawmakers and commuters blasted planned public transit fare increases as unfair and unaffordable, Gov. Deval Patrick suspended scheduled public hearings on the proposal – including ones in Grove Hall and at Roxbury Community College.  Read more

Phoenix offers respite from the campaign doldrums

This week's Boston Phoenix has a look at both the preliminary race for mayor and the crowd of newcomers running in the at-large race.

David Bernstein writes about the showdown between Sam Yoon and Michael Flaherty over who gets to take on Mayor Thomas Menino in the final. (Sorry, Kevin.)  Read more

Menino defends BRA: ‘They’re always under attack’

Mayor Thomas Menino is defending the Boston Redevelopment Authority, an agency that has drawn heavy fire from the three other candidates running for mayor.  Read more

Mel King says he's a Yoonie

The endorsement of former state Sen. Bill Owens appears to have been just an appetizer.  Read more

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates’ schedules – 8/10/09

Mayor Tom Menino works lunch programs and Federally stimulated jobs, while Kevin McCrea will be on Neighborhood Network News today. Sam Yoon courts seniors in Chinatown and commuters at Stony Brook station.  Read more

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

Looking for some fun in the sun, with politics on the side? Head to the Dorchester Beach Festival, which will feature appearances from Mayor Thomas Menino and South End businessman Kevin McCrea.  Read more