Former Menino administration hands are putting together an October fundraiser at the Boston Harbor Hotel. The fundraiser is scheduled for Oct. 11.
“Please join Mayor Thomas M. Menino and his team as we celebrate our success, past and present, and look forward together to our city’s bright future,” says the invitation, which includes a picture of part of the Boston skyline and a building under construction. Read more
Sep. 25, 2012
The chemist at the center of a massive evidence tainting scandal at a state lab handled drug samples for 1,141 felons currently serving time in a state prison, jail or county house of correction, according the attorney leading the probe. Read more
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown will swing by the Eire Pub on Saturday afternoon after lunch at Sullivan's in South Boston. Former Mayor Ray Flynn will join Brown on Castle Island.
Brown is scheduled to appear at the bellwether bar shortly after 1:30 p.m. The bar is a popular place for politicians: Pictures of visits from President Reagan and President Clinton hang on the walls.
Brown's campaign swing through Boston comes a day after Mayor Thomas Menino and Brown's Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren, appeared together at a Roslindale Village rally to tout Menino's endorsement.
Sep. 20, 2012
Mayor Thomas Menino is expected to endorse U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren at a Friday rally in Roslindale, sources tell the Reporter.
The afternoon rally in Roslindale Square will come after a debate scheduled for Thursday night between Warren and U.S. Sen. Scott Brown. Brown, a Wrentham Republican, and Warren, a Cambridge Democrat, face off on WBZ-TV at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The rally is set for Roslindale Square at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Read more
Sep. 19, 2012
Two transformative opportunities for the Boston Public Schools hung in the balance as students began the new school year. First, students desperately needed a longer school day and a system that kept good teachers in the classroom. Unfortunately, this opportunity came and went, as the Boston Public Schools’ leadership and the Boston Teachers Union agreed to a status quo teachers contract. Read more
Sep. 18, 2012
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown distanced himself on Tuesday from remarks Mitt Romney made at a private fundraiser where he said 47 percent of the country is “dependent upon government” and believe they are “victims.”
"That's not the way I view the world. As someone who grew up in tough circumstances, I know that being on public assistance is not a spot that anyone wants to be in,” Brown said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Brown’s opponent, Democrat Elizabeth Warren directly criticized Romney’s remarks. Read more
Election cycles aren’t good for just campaign professionals and television stations. Bakers get a slice of the money pie as well. Or, rather, a slice of the cake.
Earlier this year, at the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s headquarters on Summer St., chairman John Walsh and others gathered around a cake to mark the sixth anniversary of former Gov. Mitt Romney signing the state’s health care reform law. The event was meant to embarrass Romney, since the law served as a template for the national health care law that is widely despised by conservatives.
On Monday in Dorchester, Republicans had their own anniversary cake: A year since the start of “Occupy” protests, which Elizabeth Warren, Democratic candidate for Senate, expressed support for in an interview last year. Read more
Sep. 17, 2012
Holding slim leads in a pair of new polls and coming off a campaign rally Saturday with Gov. Deval Patrick, U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren planned to tout support from small businesses Monday morning at an event Cedar Groves Gardens in Dorchester.
Warren was at the Adams Street business to promote “hundreds” of small businesses supporting her campaign to unseat Brown, who says Warren would support a raft of job-crushing taxes. Brown’s lone campaign event Monday was a 9:30 a.m. “Thank You for Building This” stop at Auto Service and Tire, 1590 Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan. Read more
Sep. 13, 2012
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing me to serve you in the Boston City Council as your District 3 Councilor from Dorchester. I want you to know that over the last nine months I have been working tirelessly to ensure that the needs and concerns of every resident in District 3 are heard, valued, and always considered when I am advocating on behalf of the district. Read more