Politics

Correction 7-30-2009

When we here at Lit Drop mess up, we 'fess up.

So here's a correction to the article on what went down at Tuesday night's forum in Mattapan:

Councillor At-Large Yoon supports moving the school committee, whose members are appointed by the mayor, to a hybrid model where some are elected and some are appointed.

We incorrectly reported that he supported moving entirely back to an elected school committee.

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates’ schedules – 7/30/09

After the incident in Mattapan earlier this week, Tom Menino and Sam Yoon are scheduled to be at the same event today, the kickoff of the Codman Square farmer's market in Dochester. Also of note today: Mike Flaherty opens a campaign HQ in Roslindale and Yoon continues his musical domination on WFNX.  Read more

Yoon, Menino aides clash at Mattapan forum

Campaign trail tensions erupted when top officials from Mayor Thomas Menino’s administration crashed a Tuesday night Mattapan forum hosted by mayoral hopeful and City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon.  Read more

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates’ schedules – 7/29/09

Proposed increases in the city's meals and lodging taxes are on the docket for the City Council agenda on Wednesday. Both Councillors At-Large Michael Flaherty and Sam Yoon have criticized Mayor Thomas Menino for the proposal, and both councillors are expected at the noon meeting at City Hall.  Read more

BoMag and Michael Flaherty

Boston magazine's Joe Keohane appears to have gotten his wish this year: a mayor's race. And a four-way mayor's race, at that.  Read more

Menino camp: We do not condone sign vandalizing

Asked by the Lit Drop about a Sam Yoon for Mayor sign that got vandalized in Roslindale, Mayor Thomas Menino’s campaign issued a statement:  Read more

CommonWealth: Menino's long ride

The fine folks at CommonWealth magazine serve up this profile of Mayor Thomas Menino in their Summer 2009 issue.  Read more

We know who Kevin McCrea is

Take it as a sign that the campaign in shifting into mainstream mode, where regular folks turn their attention to the names they’ll be faced with on the Sept. 22 ballot: WBUR listeners got a reprieve from pledge drives, comments from members of the healthcare committees and the enormously successful discussion on race relations in the US to get an earful of mayoral candidate Kevin McCrea.  Read more

Flaherty launches new website: "Dollars and $ense"

City Councillor At-Large and mayoral candidate Michael Flaherty launched a new website on Saturday that hit Mayor Thomas Menino over city spending.  Read more

New England Patriots player jumps into At-Large race – sort of

A political tidbit for a slow Friday:

On break from sacking quarterbacks, a New England Patriots player has written out a campaign donation to Tito Jackson, a Patrick administration official running for one of the four City Council At-Large seats. Le Kevin Smith, a Patriots defensive lineman, donated $500 earlier this month to Jackson’s campaign.  Read more