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Flaherty says he will make decision in spring on At-Large run

Former City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty said Wednesday he will make a decision this spring about whether or not he will run again for one of the four At-Large seats on the 13-member City Council— or for any other office this year.  Read more

Rep. St. Fleur joins Menino administration

By 
Gintautas Dumcius
Apr. 23, 2010

State Rep. Marie St. Fleur, who announced earlier this year she isn't running for re-election, will join Mayor Thomas Menino's cabinet, the mayor's office said Friday.  Read more

Mix-up over clergy endorsement ad

The closer we get to Nov. 3, the more odd things cross our desk: A local minister says that he didn’t endorse Mayor Thomas Menino and has asked for his name to be removed from an ad, though he had appeared at an Oct. 10 press conference where black leaders touted their support for Menino.  Read more

The Globe poll, redux: Pollster responds

Earlier this week, City Councillor Michael Flaherty's campaign lit into a Boston Globe/University of New Hampshire poll that showed Mayor Thomas Menino with a 20-point lead and that while his favorability rating had eroded, it was at 66 percent.

The Flaherty campaign said their own internal poll showed a 7 to 10 point horserace and questioned the methodology of the Globe poll. So we decided to ask the Globe's pollster, Andrew Smith of UNH's Survey Center, to respond. Here's what he had to say in an email to the Reporter:  Read more

Menino statement on email controversy

Mayor Thomas Menino's office released a statement hours after Secretary of State William Galvin referred the case of top aide Michael Kineavy continuously deleting emails to Attorney General Martha Coakley.  Read more

Flaherty to hold 3 p.m. presser outside City Hall on new email deletion developments

City Councillor Michael Flaherty has scheduled a 3 p.m. news conference outside City Hall over Secretary of State William Galvin's announcement that he's forwarding his findings to Attorney General Martha Coakley.  Read more

Dueling endorsement videos

The mayoral campaigns of incumbent Thomas Menino and challenger Michael Flaherty have posted videos on recent respective endorsements. Menino's camp has posted highlights (and individual videos) of the Sunday launch of "Progressives for Menino." Flaherty's folks have posted video of the Monday press conference of religious and minority community leaders endorsing the city councillor at-large.

WHERE THEY WILL BE: Debate night 10/19/2009

While Mayor Thomas Menino and his rival Michael Flaherty, a City Councillor At-Large, will be battering away at each other at the JFK Library, here's where their supporters will be: After a standout, Menino supporters will head over to the headquarters of 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East at 150 Mt. Vernon St. in Dorchester (and right above the offices of the Dorchester Reporter). Flaherty backers will be over at the Banshee at 934 Dorchester Ave., an old haunt of UMass-Boston's student newspaper, the Mass Media. The 7 p.m. debate is sponsored by the Boston Globe, New England Cable News, WGBH-TV and WBUR-FM radio. NECN anchor R.D. Sahl and WGBH's Greater Boston host Emily Rooney will moderate.

(UPDATED) The Globe poll

Like the creation of Team Floon, the poll in the Boston Sunday Globe is causing divergent opinions over whether it's for real or disingenuous.  Read more

Local leaders in faith community to endorse Menino

Mayor Thomas Menino will be in Roxbury on Saturday afternoon to receive the endorsement of local religious leaders, according to his campaign. The leaders include Bishop Gideon Thompson, Rev. Jeffrey Brown, Rev. Evan Hines and others. The 2:30 p.m. presser is slated for the Eliot Congregational Church at 56 Dale St.