Politics

My town meeting tour takes me to Shelburne Center on July 23

When you elected me as your Governor, I promised to be the governor of the whole Commonwealth. That means getting out of the State House and its sometimes inward-looking focus, and staying connected to you in your own neighborhood. It means hearing directly from you.
That’s why this summer I am once again traveling to communities across the state to hold a series of informal town hall meetings. And on Thursday, July 23, I will be in Roxbury at the field behind Shelburne Community Center, 2730 Washington Street at 6:30 p.m.  Read more

Communities of color seen as key to mayor’s race

Lit Drop co-conspirator Gin Dumcius has this cycle's first hard look at the minority voting block in Boston in this week's Dorchester Reporter:  Read more

Communities of color seen as key to mayor’s race

By 
Gintautas Dumcius, Contributing Editor
Jul. 16, 2009

It was a scathing editorial: In a 624-word April harangue titled “Change is coming,” the Bay State Banner, a local paper chiefly focused on the region’s African-American community, ripped into Mayor Thomas Menino. The author, Melvin Miller, took the incumbent to task after the Boston Redevelopment Authority tabled a Roxbury project that memorialized a local arts educator, Elma Lewis.  Read more

Do we have a debate?

Mayoral candidate Kevin McCrea posts an apparent invitation from WBZ's Jon Keller for an hour-long Aug. 26 debate.  Read more

Yoon campaign shake-up

City Councillor Sam Yoon’s top aide in City Hall is moving over to the campaign. Mary Grissom, Yoon’s chief of staff, will be taking over as campaign manager, a campaign spokesman confirmed to the Reporter.  Read more

Typo a Go Go

Shame on the Lit Drop for missing this on the first go-around!

UPDATE: Flaherty camp says the typo was not included in the flyers that volunteers handed out over the weekend.

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates’ schedules – 7/14/09

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

Flaherty bangs debate drum

Mayoral hopeful Michael Flaherty's campaign is pressing for more debates. The campaign had 150 volunteers out this weekend, passing out flyers that hit incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino on debates, or rather the current lack thereof.

Menino has agreed to three debates -- two before the September 22 preliminary election and another before the November final election -- but details are still getting hammered out.  Read more

As McCrea slams Yoon on term limits, Flaherty calls for ballot question

Responding to mayoral candidate Sam Yoon's call for term limits, fellow candidate Michael Flaherty said that should be left up to Boston voters.  Read more

From the Phoenix archives: a King for mayor

The Boston Phoenix has reached back into its archives for this June 1979 profile of Mel King when he was running for mayor.

Some of the highlights:  Read more