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JP Gazette: Menino says opponents are out of touch

The Jamaica Plain Gazette checks in with a 2,200-word article on Mayor Thomas Menino: Spending 90 minutes chatting in one of the city’s neighborhoods, Menino was clearly in his element. Picking up a bottle of water that had been damaged so that the cap was bent to one side, Menino joked, “It’s leaning to the left. It’s Jamaica Plain water.” But in emphasizing the importance of one-on-one contact, Menino was dismissive of concerns about government transparency raised by his opponents and most of this year’s City Council candidates—even when the secrecy issues were indisputable ones encountered by the Gazette itself. He also talks about the Harbor Islands, and how one of them could be an economic engine.

What we learned from Debate 2

We learned a couple of things at Thursday’s rollicking FOX25/Herald debate, the last televised face-off before the Sept. 22 preliminary: Michael Flaherty doesn’t know how much a ride on the MBTA costs. Mayor Thomas Menino thinks that Boston streets are based on ancient cow paths. Kevin McCrea has an expansive view of what corruption is and is all about visiting schools one day a week if he becomes mayor. And Sam Yoon is nothing if not consistently on message in arguing the mayor has too tight a grip on City Hall.  Read more

(UPDATED) Menino campaign posts September spot

Mayor Thomas Menino's desk gets around. At least, that's according to a spot his re-election campaign has put on YouTube.  Read more

Menino falls short of DotOUT endorsement

Below is what's running in this week's Dorchester Reporter on the fireworks at DotOUT's endorsement forum on Monday. We Twittered it here.  Read more

That pesky Section 48

City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon has often complained that the City Council is powerless under the “strong mayor” system, to the chagrin of some colleagues on the 13-member council.  Read more

Menino on CNN's 'State of the Union' Sunday

Mayor Thomas Menino joins a largely Massachusetts-centric crew on CNN's "State of Union" show this Sunday, with talk of the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy's life and legacy on the agenda.  Read more

Menino: 'I will miss his friendship and his guidance'

The following is Mayor Thomas Menino's statement on the death of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy:  Read more

(UPDATED) WHERE THEY WILL BE: Debate night at WBZ-TV

As their candidates sweat it out under the WBZ studio lights on Wednesday night, mayoral campaign supporters will be hitting bars in the Allston/Brighton and Dorchester areas.  Read more

Debate night ammo

That's one way to describe the Globe's extensive Sunday article on city development under Mayor Thomas Menino.  Read more

Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Casey comes out for Flaherty

The lead vocalist for the Dropkick Murphys is supporting City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty for mayor, he said Thursday.  Read more