Politics

Lynch gets boost from former President Clinton

By 
Reporter Staff
Jul. 29, 2010

A Presidential Boost Without Incumbency from Chris Lovett on Vimeo.

Chris Lovett of BNN-TV's Neighborhood Network News filed this report on Thursday's South Boston rally for incumbent Congressman Stephen Lynch, which featured an appearance by former President Bill Clinton. Lovett's report includes a conversation with Reporter News Editor Gin Dumcius, who covered the rally at the Ironworkers Hall.  Read more

The five in the Fourth Suffolk

This week's Dot Reporter includes a look at the five folks running to replace state Rep. Brian Wallace, a South Boston Democrat who opted not to run for re-election.

The Fourth Suffolk District includes several areas of Dorchester, including parts of Uphams Corner, Harbor Point and the Polish Triangle.  Read more

South Boston Facebook Primary

South Boston may be an place where old fashioned politicking is still a candidate's best strategy, but that doesn't mean that new-fangled campaigning - via social networking for instance - doesn't play a role. National media outlets like to refer to the "Twitter primary," but it looks like Facebook is the social media king when it comes to the 4th Suffolk race.

In fundraising appeal, Arroyo camp hits back at coverage

City Councillor At-Large Felix Arroyo's re-election campaign is hitting back at their coverage of him and the City Council's boycott of Arizona, saying he is "under attack from the right wing media."  Read more

Fourth Suffolk candidates' forum in Southie

A group of neighborhood associations will be hosting a forum Monday for candidates running to replace retiring state Rep. Brian Wallace.

The 6:30 p.m. forum is scheduled for the James Condon Community School at 200 D St.  Read more

(UPDATED) Aide to Councilor Pressley mulling run for Tobin's seat

Jessica Taubner, an aide to City Councilor At-Large Ayanna Pressley, is strongly considering a run for departing City Councilor John Tobin's seat.  Read more

Library trustees' chair supports proposal to expand board, give them fundraising powers

The City Council on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill to expand the membership of the board of library trustees by four members and hand them fundraising powers.

The bill, known as a home rule petition, still needs the sign-off of the mayor, the state Legislature and the governor, was sponsored by City Councillors Michael Ross, Ayanna Pressley, and Felix Arroyo.

But it also has the support the head of the nine-member board, attorney Jeffrey Rudman.  Read more

City Council passes Menino budget by 11-2 vote

The City Council on Wednesday voted 11-2 to pass Mayor Thomas Menino’s $2.3 billion budget for fiscal year 2011. Councillors also voted unanimously to pass a home rule petition – which requires approval from the mayor, the governor and the state Legislature – to hand library trustees the power to fundraise for the cash-strapped library system.  Read more

City councillors propose expansion of BPL board, handing them fundraising power

Several city councillors this week are proposing an expansion of the Boston Public Library board of trustees and giving them the ability to fundraise for the cash-strapped system.  Read more

Chang-Diaz: Texting ban could fuel racial profiling

By 
State House News Service
Jun. 25, 2010

Rapidly advancing legislation to encourage safer driving will likely lead to more racial profiling, according to the chief proponent of a bill calling for collection of more data on traffic stops. Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz said her data collection bill is still alive but had been temporarily overshadowed by work this week on the state budget, casino legislation and safe driving legislation, which bans texting while driving and prohibits junior operators from using any mobile device while driving.  Read more