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Communities of color seen as key to mayor’s race

Lit Drop co-conspirator Gin Dumcius has this cycle's first hard look at the minority voting block in Boston in this week's Dorchester Reporter:  Read more

Communities of color seen as key to mayor’s race

By 
Gintautas Dumcius, Contributing Editor
Jul. 16, 2009

It was a scathing editorial: In a 624-word April harangue titled “Change is coming,” the Bay State Banner, a local paper chiefly focused on the region’s African-American community, ripped into Mayor Thomas Menino. The author, Melvin Miller, took the incumbent to task after the Boston Redevelopment Authority tabled a Roxbury project that memorialized a local arts educator, Elma Lewis.  Read more

Yoon waters the Netroots at Daily Kos

Sam Yoon took his message to the Daily Kos yesterday, starting off his new diary blog there with a plea for support from the strongly progressive netroots community. He hit all his main stump points, but the real meat of this endeavor was the time Yoon spent answering questions and statements posed to him by the Daily Kos commenters.  Read more

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates' weekend schedules – 7/3/09-7/5/09

Wondering where you can meet your favorite mayoral candidate? Want to high-five Sam Yoon? Collect Flaherty campaign handouts? Agendas are provided by the Menino, Flaherty, Yoon and McCrea campaigns and laboriously pasted here by Lit Drop staff. Please note that plans can change on the campaign trail at a moment’s notice, but we do our best to keep it up to date:  Read more

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates' schedules 7-2

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidate’s schedules – 7/2/09  Read more

WHERE THEY ARE: The candidates' schedules

Wondering where you can meet your favorite mayoral candidate? Want to high-five Sam Yoon? Collect Flaherty campaign handouts? The Lit Drop is now posting the public schedules of each candidate for mayor on a weekly basis. The agendas are provided by the Menino, Flaherty, Yoon and McCrea campaigns and laboriously pasted here by Lit Drop staff. There will be some editing for relevance. We here at the Dorchester Reporter can’t guarantee the accuracy of the schedules, since plans change on the campaign trail at a moment’s notice, but we’ll do our best to keep it up to date.  Read more

City Council approves budget 11-2, One guess who the 2 are

The Globe and Herald wrap up coverage of last night's unanimous-except-for-the-mayor-candidates passage of Mayor Menino's $2.4 billion budget. Sam Yoon has voted against the Mayor's budget proposal each of his three years on the council, citing wasteful spending on the part of the administration.  Read more

Flaherty wants to be Mayor so bad, he'll take a $44k pay cut

Don't be surprised if you notice City Councillor Michael Flaherty brown-bagging it for lunch if he becomes mayor. The Globe reports today that Flaherty, who is saddled with over $900,000 in mortgage debt, would lose the $130,000 he earns annually by serving as a partner at a Boston law firm if he's elected mayor. Losing that income might make those mortgage payments a little more difficult to keep up with.  Read more

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The Weekly Dig knows what stylin' threads all the young political dorks of the city want.

Has anyone seen these around town?

Plans for the BRA: Yoon advocates dismantling Development Authority

City Councilor and Mayoral candidate Sam Yoon wants to dismantle the Boston Redevelopment Authority and replace it with “a comprehensive City Department for Community Development & Planning.” The new department would oversee the entirety of the City’s planning operation, which Yoon says would allow Boston to bring public input into the planning process as well as focus on transportation, green alternatives and visionary leadership (that means him.) Is the elimination of a half-century old quasi-public agency and the  Read more