Politics

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

Revealed: McCrea's plan to win the prelim

Flattery got mayoral hopeful Kevin McCrea nowhere Monday night.  Read more

Someone call Howie Carr

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

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