Michael Flaherty

A night in Roxbury

More later on the Boston election 2009 candidates’ forum, put together by the National Black College Alliance in Roxbury later.

But first let us point you to two folks who Twittered it here and here, with some wry observations. (“Bennett likes to say ‘alright’ a lot.” Hah.) Via UHub.  Read more

Flaherty unveils billboard sign in Dorchester

Mayoral candidate and City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty capped off his “Good. Better.” ad campaign on Monday with the release of a video showing the set-up of a sign in Dorchester.  Read more

The New Republic: It's Menino v. Yoon

The Yoon camp is probably pretty happy today with this article from The New Republic, a left-leaning magazine, which portrays the race for mayor coming down to Mayor Thomas Menino and their guy, and leans a bit on local write-ups (Boston magazine and the Globe). Michael and Kevin who?

Some excerpts:  Read more

Firefighters Endorse Flaherty

The Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts union voted to endorse City Councilor Michael Flaherty in his run for the Mayor's office yesterday. Robert McCarthy, president of the 12,000-plus group of firefighters said in a statement that "Councilor Flaherty has always put the needs of fire fighters first to ensure we have the tools to do our job."  Read more

VIDEO: 2009 Dorchester Day Parade

By 
Mike Deehan
Jun. 9, 2009

The 2009 Dorchester Day parade was one to remember. Perfect weather, inspired floats and a great turnout along Dorchester Avenue made this a day many in the community won't soon forget. The Reporter was there with video camera in hand to capture some the day's events.

Stats report takes heat from Menino rivals

Mayor Tom Menino made some of the city's performance statistics public last week with a new website, but his election-year challengers are already giving the report card a failing grade.

"It reminds me of the old Soviet Union five-year plans," said candidate Kevin McCrea, a South End businessman. "It's amazing how they always hit their target every single year until they collapsed. This isn't what an accountant would say is real financial performance data that could be evaluated in an objective manner."  Read more

Flaherty tells supporters: It's a 'go'

City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty this week officially announced his intention to topple Mayor Thomas Menino.

In a video posted on the popular website YouTube and a letter sent to supporters, Flaherty called for change in the mayor's office.  Read more

Flaherty gearing up for the run

For those with any lingering doubts about Councillor Michael Flaherty's intentions this election season, it is now clear he will be vying for the Mayor's chair.

It's simply a matter of when he will announce it.

The massive size of Flaherty's current campaign war chest - now topping off at over $590,000 - has been well documented, but the councillor is now actively preparing his ground operation. Sunday before last, he held a series of meetings with trusted lieutenants from past campaigns and newcomers from around the city on his home turf, the Cornerstone Pub in South Boston.  Read more

Political eyes turn to mayoral, council contests

The 2008 presidential race has consumed the attention of the nation and true-blue Boston for nearly a year now, even though Barack Obama has dominated the polls locally. But the Reporter's temperamental seismograph is already picking up tremors from the election one year hence.  Read more

Flaherty: Mayor's City Hall plans moving 'down the road'

On Monday evening, Councillor at-Large Michael Flaherty and the Boston Redevelopment Authority officials he was intent on grilling about Mayor Thomas Menino's plan to move City Hall to the South Boston waterfront were just about the only ones left in the City Council's chamber.

"This is the fifth floor?" quipped John Palmieri, head of the city's planning and development agency, after the hearing was over. "This feels like the basement."  Read more