Kevin McCrea

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.

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

Term limits would be first up on mayoral agenda, Yoon says

The symbolism is hardly subtle: On the same day that Mayor Thomas Menino hits a milestone – 5,846 days in office – surpassing the amount of days former Mayor Kevin White served, City Councillor At-Large and mayoral candidate Sam Yoon is pushing a term limits proposal.

Yoon said as mayor he would propose limiting the time in office for mayors to the same as that for presidents – two terms, or eight years.  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

Globe columnist writes up firefighter fight

Weeks after excoriating him on the SailBoston issue, Globe columnist Scot Lehigh has some props for Mayor Thomas Menino, who is warring with the local firefighters' union:  Read more

A night in Roxbury

More later on the Boston election 2009 candidates’ forum, put together by the National Black College Alliance in Roxbury later.

But first let us point you to two folks who Twittered it here and here, with some wry observations. (“Bennett likes to say ‘alright’ a lot.” Hah.) Via UHub.  Read more

The New Republic: It's Menino v. Yoon

The Yoon camp is probably pretty happy today with this article from The New Republic, a left-leaning magazine, which portrays the race for mayor coming down to Mayor Thomas Menino and their guy, and leans a bit on local write-ups (Boston magazine and the Globe). Michael and Kevin who?

Some excerpts:  Read more