Menino clout wielded to stop rival's fund-raiser? Or is Flaherty jumping at shadows?

In the Herald's poli-gossip column this week, we find that a fund-raiser/party at Fenway's Game On!  Read more


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'Austerity' hallmark of mayor's budget

When Mayor Thomas Menino unwrapped last year’s city budget, he touted its stability and a host of reconstruction projects.

This year, not so much. If anything, this year’s city budget is highly unstable as state revenues continue to plunge and policymakers have yet to see a bottom. The state’s House of Representatives was set to unveil this week a fiscal 2010 budget even more austere than the governor’s version, with deeper cuts in services and none of the tax increases both Governor Deval Patrick and Menino have pushed for.  Read more