Politics

If you saw Mayor Thomas Menino on Quincy St. this morning

…You can thank one local homeowner who called into TOUCH 106.1 FM to complain about the unkemptness of the Quincy Street area in Dorchester, close to the proposed Columbia Road commuter rail station.

Describing herself as a “big fan” of the mayor and a new homeowner, the woman said she had complained about the trash to City Hall officials but nobody would get back to her.  Read more

UPDATED: Flaherty charges Menino with forcing meal and hotel tax-funded "bailout" on city

The Michael Flaherty campaign took a swing at Mayor Thomas Menino this morning, issuing a statement declaring Flaherty’s opposition to Menino’s plan for a meal and hotel tax increase. Flaherty said that Menino “has failed to effectively manage the city’s revenue and spending.”  Read more

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates’ schedules – 7/23/09

Wondering where you can meet your favorite mayoral candidate? Agendas are provided by the Menino, Flaherty, Yoon and McCrea campaigns and laboriously pasted here by Lit Drop staff.  Read more

Behind the scenes of Wilkerson, Turner arrests

Or, the case of the mysterious white van:

Federal prosecutors have offered a behind-the-scenes look at the arrests of former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson and District 7 City Councillor Chuck Turner in response to a judge questioning their methods in hauling the two politicians in on corruption charges.  Read more

UPDATED | McCrea: City should do away with police details

Mayoral hopeful Kevin McCrea on Tuesday said the city should dump police details at road construction sites.

"I want to concentrate the police on doing police work," he told the Reporter.

Construction site oversight should be left to civilian flaggers, he said.

Gov. Deval Patrick's administration created rules last year that placed flaggers at construction sites run by the state. Cities and towns can decide on their own.  Read more

Adrian Walker asks the question

In his Globe column today:

When I talked with Miller a couple of weeks ago, as he was shutting the paper down, he declared that either of the mayor’s primary challengers would be preferable to Menino.

Will the Menino-financed Banner say that in its pages? Will it endorse Sam Yoon or Michael Flaherty for mayor on the city’s dime?

Yoon says if elected, no ‘Mayor Yoon’ signs all over the place

Taking a shot at Mayor Thomas Menino, mayoral candidate Sam Yoon said Monday night that he would keep his name off city signs that denote projects and neighborhoods.  Read more

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates’ schedules – Tuesday 7/21/09

Wondering where you can meet your favorite mayoral candidate? Agendas are provided by the Menino, Flaherty, Yoon and McCrea campaigns and laboriously pasted here by Lit Drop staff. Please note that plans can change on the campaign trail at a moment’s notice, but we do our best to keep it up to date:  Read more

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates’ schedules – 7/20/09

Wondering where you can meet your favorite mayoral candidate? Agendas are provided by the Menino, Flaherty, Yoon and McCrea campaigns and laboriously pasted here by Lit Drop staff. Please note that plans can change on the campaign trail at a moment’s notice, but we do our best to keep it up to date:  Read more

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates' schedules 7-19

Wondering where you can meet your favorite mayoral candidate? Agendas are provided by the Menino, Flaherty, Yoon and McCrea campaigns and laboriously pasted here by Lit Drop staff. Please note that plans can change on the campaign trail at a moment’s notice, but we do our best to keep it up to date:  Read more