WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates’ schedules – 8/6/09

Michael Flaherty is going to the Gay Games tonight. Tom Menino's hanging out with John Henry and a bookmobile. And Sam Yoon continues his pursuit of WFNX competition perfection.  Read more

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates’ schedules – 8/4/09 (Party at Red Hat!)

Everyone's partying at the zoo to celebrate community watch programs, but only Sam Yoon is headed to Beacon Hill bar Red Hat after. Then it looks like he's going back to the zoo for Gospel. Mike Flaherty is holding a blogger lunch get-together tomorrow, and you can be sure that at least one of your friendly neighborhood litdroppers will be there, monitoring how many blogger-hacks accept the candidate's food and refreshments.  Read more

NECN interviews all four candidates

Starting tonight with Kevin McCrea, New England Cable News is hosting each of the four mayoral candidates for a one-on-one interview with Broadside host Jim Braude. Mike Flaherty takes the stage tomorrow, Sam Yoon on Wednesday and Mayor Tom Menino is on Thursday. Broadside begins at 6 p.m.

Herald: Dirty deeds derange democracy

The Herald's Richard Weir jumps in on the growing dirtiness of this mayoral election.

"...an angry phone call to Flaherty from a City Hall official apparently got quick action. Jay Walsh, Menino’s director of neighborhood services, told the Herald he phoned Flaherty on July 9 to complain that his name was tied to a posting on the site blasting Menino over the browning out of firehouses."

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates’ schedules – 7/30/09

After the incident in Mattapan earlier this week, Tom Menino and Sam Yoon are scheduled to be at the same event today, the kickoff of the Codman Square farmer's market in Dochester. Also of note today: Mike Flaherty opens a campaign HQ in Roslindale and Yoon continues his musical domination on WFNX.  Read more

Yoon calls for green roofs. Only sort of literally.

Contributed by Jackie Hai:

City Councilor and mayoral candidate Sam Yoon has proposed new legislation that would give tax incentives for Boston property owners to build green roofs.

WBUR reports:
"Rooftop gardens are considered to help air quality, lower energy costs and cool down cities. However, they’re costly to install, ranging from $7 to $25 per square foot. Yoon’s legislation would give building owners a reduction of $5 per square foot on their property taxes."

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates’ schedules – 7/28/09 - The Mayor’s going to camp!

Well, he's welcoming campers today on Long Island. I would pay good money to see Menino do any of the listed camp activities (except arts and crafts.) And Sam Yoon takes the campaign to Mattapan Square.  Read more

WBUR: This Bostonian Life with Tom from Hyde Park

WBUR spent some time following Mayor Menino around recently. Tooling around in his City SUV/mobile mayor’s office, Menino does not hesitate to criticize his opponents. In regards to Councillor Sam Yoon attending a groundbreaking event in Hyde Park, Menino said:  Read more

ALLSTON-BRIGHTON TAB meets the candidates

The Allston-Brighton TAB newspaper takes a look at the 5-man (Feegbeh '09!) race for mayor. Aside from the dateline, at no point do the words "Allston" or "Brighton" appear in the piece, so don't expect much of a local angle. My heart's pounding to know if the average Allstonian even knows there's an election coming. It would seem that the area would be Yoon territory, how's he doing out there?

GLOBE: Menino Challengers look to new voters

The Globe dedicates some Sunday edition space to looking at the constituents Sam Yoon and Michael Flaherty are courting in order to survive looming preliminary election.  Read more