Aug. 6, 2009
Meet City Council At-Large candidate Ayanna Pressleyâ€™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 wasnâ€™t clicking with her now-former campaign manager, Stuart Rosenberg.
So itâ€™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 Pressleyâ€™s campaign on Monday. Read more
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.
â€œWe came in with nothing,â€ 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
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.
Yet 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
The first African-American elected to the state Senate on Tuesday endorsed City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon for mayor. Read more
Meet City Council At-Large candidate Ayanna Pressleyâ€™s new campaign director: James Chisholm, a top aide to U.S. Sen. John Kerry. Read more
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
Flattery got mayoral hopeful Kevin McCrea nowhere Monday night. Read more
City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty's mayoral campaign ratcheted up the rhetoric on Monday, ripping into Mayor Thomas Menino over his proposal to raise the city's meals and lodging taxes. Read more
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.