Michael Flaherty

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

But wait: Flaherty taking page out of...Apple's playbook?

The Lit Drop pointed to the Yoon camp this morning and its borrowing of mayoral candidate Michael Flaherty’s ad campaign. But it turns out Flaherty potentially has his own problem with the ad campaign: Apple and its copyright.  Read more

In fundraising appeal, Yoon takes page from Flaherty playbook

In a fundraising appeal sent out this morning, City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon appears to take a page out of fellow Councillor Michael Flaherty's playbook.  Read more

[Insert foot-related pun here] and jeers for Cheers

The Globe: "There's trouble afoot for Mayor Thomas M. Menino. More specifically, it's the right foot that has been giving the 66-year-old mayor trouble."  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

BIR profiles Flaherty

We here at the Lit Drop would be remiss if we didn’t mention the recent profile that the Dorchester Reporter’s sister paper, the Boston Irish Reporter, has on Michael Flaherty, City Councillor At-Large and a candidate for mayor.  Read more

Menino disavows debate manager's MassVOTE comments

Mayor Thomas Menino disavowed on Monday comments made by his debate manager on the “organizational capacity” of a nonpartisan voting rights group to hold a debate.  Read more