Mayoral race

(UPDATED) WHERE THEY WILL BE: Debate night at WBZ-TV

As their candidates sweat it out under the WBZ studio lights on Wednesday night, mayoral campaign supporters will be hitting bars in the Allston/Brighton and Dorchester areas.  Read more

Elections chief says no change in South Boston polling locations

Polling locations in South Boston will stay the same for the 2009 municipal elections, the city’s election chief said Tuesday. And city-wide, there will be only one move: from Academy Hill Library, which is undergoing extensive repair, to the Veronica Smith House, around the corner and on Chestnut Hill Ave. in Allston-Brighton.  Read more

Debate night ammo

That's one way to describe the Globe's extensive Sunday article on city development under Mayor Thomas Menino.  Read more

Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Casey comes out for Flaherty

The lead vocalist for the Dropkick Murphys is supporting City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty for mayor, he said Thursday.  Read more

Election fatigue

Could the South End be experiencing election fatigue?  Read more

Big base, small talk

The Bay State Banner weighs in on City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty's campaign for mayor with a 1,087-word piece:  Read more

A musical match-up

Before they join the two other mayoral candidates for next week's face-off on WBZ-TV, City Councillors At-Large Michael Flaherty and Sam Yoon compete on the radio: On Thursday, they'll head over to the FNX (101.7 FM) studio to play “My Song Is Better Than Your Song."  Read more

Pioneer Institute and Research Bureau team up for mayoral election

For the next 20 days, the conservative-leaning Pioneer Institute is teaming up with the nonpartisan Boston Municipal Research Bureau in releasing a series of papers on topics facing the city.  Read more

Of beer-sipping moderators and mayoral candidates

"[Mayoral candidate Michael] Flaherty, a current city councilor, appeared at the Doyle’s forum, which was probably the first candidate forum in modern times to feature beer-sipping moderators."

So notes the Jamaica Plain Gazette this week in one of two political pieces.  Read more

Phoenix offers respite from the campaign doldrums

This week's Boston Phoenix has a look at both the preliminary race for mayor and the crowd of newcomers running in the at-large race.

David Bernstein writes about the showdown between Sam Yoon and Michael Flaherty over who gets to take on Mayor Thomas Menino in the final. (Sorry, Kevin.)  Read more