Mayoral race

Menino camp: We do not condone sign vandalizing

Asked by the Lit Drop about a Sam Yoon for Mayor sign that got vandalized in Roslindale, Mayor Thomas Menino’s campaign issued a statement:  Read more

CommonWealth: Menino's long ride

The fine folks at CommonWealth magazine serve up this profile of Mayor Thomas Menino in their Summer 2009 issue.  Read more

Flaherty launches new website: "Dollars and $ense"

City Councillor At-Large and mayoral candidate Michael Flaherty launched a new website on Saturday that hit Mayor Thomas Menino over city spending.  Read more

If you saw Mayor Thomas Menino on Quincy St. this morning

…You can thank one local homeowner who called into TOUCH 106.1 FM to complain about the unkemptness of the Quincy Street area in Dorchester, close to the proposed Columbia Road commuter rail station.

Describing herself as a “big fan” of the mayor and a new homeowner, the woman said she had complained about the trash to City Hall officials but nobody would get back to her.  Read more

UPDATED | McCrea: City should do away with police details

Mayoral hopeful Kevin McCrea on Tuesday said the city should dump police details at road construction sites.

"I want to concentrate the police on doing police work," he told the Reporter.

Construction site oversight should be left to civilian flaggers, he said.

Gov. Deval Patrick's administration created rules last year that placed flaggers at construction sites run by the state. Cities and towns can decide on their own.  Read more

Adrian Walker asks the question

In his Globe column today:

When I talked with Miller a couple of weeks ago, as he was shutting the paper down, he declared that either of the mayor’s primary challengers would be preferable to Menino.

Will the Menino-financed Banner say that in its pages? Will it endorse Sam Yoon or Michael Flaherty for mayor on the city’s dime?

Yoon says if elected, no ‘Mayor Yoon’ signs all over the place

Taking a shot at Mayor Thomas Menino, mayoral candidate Sam Yoon said Monday night that he would keep his name off city signs that denote projects and neighborhoods.  Read more

Bernstein gets results

The Boston Phoenix's David Bernstein wrote this morning that the Yoon campaign should capitalize on Gov. Deval Patrick filing legislation on charter schools that is similar to the mayoral hopeful's.  Read more

The Economist weighs in on Menino, charter schools

As U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan drops by Boston to bolster Gov. Deval Patrick's proposal to lift the charter school cap in underperforming school districts, The Economist -- the news magazine that people on the train like to use to cover their copy of the latest Us Weekly -- looks at the charter school situation in Massachusetts, and weighs in on Mayor Thomas Menino's plan:  Read more

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