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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

The debate debate continues

Or rather, the debate over the MassVOTE forums. (Which, it should be noted, are different from debates in not being as extensive.)  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

Patrick: Bay State Banner closure "devastating"

Gov. Deval Patrick said Tuesday he was “devastated” by news of the closure of a local African-American newspaper.  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

Banker & Tradesman: Menino shutting down development until after election

Mayor Thomas Menino has hit “electoral gold” by laying down a moratorium on significant development decisions, a Banker and Tradesman columnist and former Boston Herald reporter writes.  Read more

Not an endorsement

But Gov. Deval Patrick, emerging from a Tuesday night forum with the Caribbean community, certainly had some warm words for City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon, one of the three candidates challenging Mayor Thomas Menino.

"I think it's great," Patrick told the Reporter when asked about Yoon's candidacy. "I think -- I love the fact that he's jumped in."  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

Busy night in Beantown

Couple of politically-themed things going on in Boston tonight:

First up, there’s the at-large candidates’ forum in Copley Square. Most are expected to show up.  Read more