2009 elections

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... Read more
Campaign trail tensions erupted when top officials from Mayor Thomas Menino's administration this week crashed a Mattapan forum hosted by mayoral hopeful and City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon. During the 90-minute forum held at Foley Senior Residences,... Read more
Contributed by Jackie Hai: The Phoenix blog has the story: The Boston Elections Department raised a minor kerfuffle in the Flaherty camp by deeming St. Matthew the Redeemer Church in South Boston -- smack in the middle of Flaherty country -- no longer a... Read more
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... Read more
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. MAYOR THOMAS MENINO: 9:00 AM... Read more
Someone must have flashed the Trabucco-signal from the steeple of Blessed Mother Theresa Church today, because I spotted Bill Trabucco’s campaign wagon parked outside the church along Dot. Ave. Trabucco means business, people.
Take it as a sign that the campaign in shifting into mainstream mode, where regular folks turn their attention to the names they’ll be faced with on the Sept. 22 ballot: WBUR listeners got a reprieve from pledge drives, comments from members of the... Read more
The Michael Flaherty campaign took a swing at Mayor Thomas Menino this morning, issuing a statement declaring Flaherty’s opposition to Menino’s plan for a meal and hotel tax increase. Flaherty said that Menino “has failed to effectively manage the... Read more
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,... Read more
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... Read more


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