Politics

In fundraising appeal, Yoon takes page from Flaherty playbook

In a fundraising appeal sent out this morning, City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon appears to take a page out of fellow Councillor Michael Flaherty's playbook.  Read more

Menino charter school proposal set for July 21 hearing

The Legislature's Education Committee has scheduled a hearing for later this month on Mayor Thomas Menino's plan to create "in-district" charter schools, a policy reversal for him.

Menino has said if the proposal doesn't pass during the current two-year session, he will ask the governor to lift the state cap on charter schools.  Read more

[Insert foot-related pun here] and jeers for Cheers

The Globe: "There's trouble afoot for Mayor Thomas M. Menino. More specifically, it's the right foot that has been giving the 66-year-old mayor trouble."  Read more

Good news from Yoon for the other candidates running from mayor

If it was a choice between saving just you or a Yankees player from a burning house, he'd save you.  Read more

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates' schedules – 7/9/09

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

Dorchester Seven line up for at-large council race; can any claim a base here?

One proclaims he'll be a "Dot Rat" for life. Another notes he purchased the house he grew up in near Grove Hall. And another just moved in from the Back Bay part of Boston. Almost lost among the number and diversity of candidates running for City Council At-Large is the fact that nearly half of the fifteen live in Dorchester.  Read more

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates' schedules – 7/8/09

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

The debate debate continues

Or rather, the debate over the MassVOTE forums. (Which, it should be noted, are different from debates in not being as extensive.)  Read more

BIR profiles Flaherty

We here at the Lit Drop would be remiss if we didn’t mention the recent profile that the Dorchester Reporter’s sister paper, the Boston Irish Reporter, has on Michael Flaherty, City Councillor At-Large and a candidate for mayor.  Read more

Patrick: Bay State Banner closure "devastating"

Gov. Deval Patrick said Tuesday he was “devastated” by news of the closure of a local African-American newspaper.  Read more