Mayoral race

Flaherty and Deputy

The Herald has video. "Thank you Riverside Theatre - not," Flaherty quips before he and Yoon start to croon to the tune of "Ebony and Ivory." "Flaherty, Deputy, from Fields Corner and Southie." Check it out.

Menino's 'Spotlight on the Candidates' poem

Mayor Thomas Menino's poem, as delivered to the crowd at "Spotlight on the Candidates" at the Riverside Theatre:  Read more

Mayor, council members and hopefuls take to Hyde Park stage in talent show

Mayor Thomas Menino read a poem. City Councillor At-Large Stephen Murphy and District 5 Councillor Rob Consalvo provided a rendition of "Putting on the Ritz." And District 6 Councillor John Tobin, in a Hugh Hefner get-up, dealt some one-liners.  Read more

Lit Drop Linkage - The (Almost) Floon Edition

A brief round-up of links you might have missed. Feel free to send suggestions to gin.dumcius (at) gmail.com or mwdeehan (at) gmail.com.  Read more

WHERE THEY WILL BE: (Prelim) Election Night edition

The following is a list of where the mayoral candidates will be on (Preliminary) Election Night. Three candidates will be in Dorchester, including one at a Mason lodge, and another will be at a bar around the corner from his house.  Read more

Globe: Menino v. Flaherty for final

Mayoral campaign aides won't have to stay up late tonight, waiting to see who the Globe endorses to face off against Mayor Thomas Menino in their Sunday pages: It's Michael Flaherty.

For City Council At-Large, they endorsed on Saturday the following: incumbents Stephen Murphy and John Connolly, former U.S. Senate aide Ayanna Pressley, former Roxbury YMCA executive director Ego Ezedi, Patrick administration official Tito Jackson, ex-City Council aide Felix Arroyo, former Romney administration official Robert Fortes, and accountant Hiep Nguyen.

Menino not attending MassVOTE forum

Mayor Thomas Menino won't be attending the MassVOTE forum in Jamaica Plain scheduled for tonight, citing a packed schedule.  Read more

How to make a reporter's job easier

Other mayoral candidates, take note: Your fellow contender Kevin McCrea is hitting the bars at 9 p.m. over the next nine nights to talk to residents about his campaign. "Each evening after the regular Mayoral forums, house parties, and community forums Kevin will stop by a local bar in every corner of the City and answer questions from anyone who would like to know where he stands on an issue, or to hear citizens ideas for making Boston a better place," the McCrea campaign says in a release.  Read more

Survey: Who will you vote for?

Down and to the right are two surveys we're keeping open for a couple of days: One asking who has your vote for mayor (out of four candidates) and another asking who has your vote for City Council At-Large (15 candidates). For the mayoral race, we ask that City Hall employees, Local 718 members, Yoonies and McCreaites vote only once. No, seriously, guys. Much thanks to Adam Gaffin of Universal Hub for setting the surveys up.

Yoon running 15-second spots on NECN

Starting Tuesday, mayoral candidate Sam Yoon's campaign is running five 15-second spots on New England Cable News. The spots can be found here ("BRA"), here ("Transportation"), here ("Too Much Power,"), here ("Hope"), and here ("What you know"). As noted earlier, the Yoon camp is also running radio spots, which will be played on WBZ Radio. Incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino City Councillor At-Large and fellow mayoral candidate Michael Flaherty have launched their own ads.