Politics

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

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