Talk about a late Friday news dump. Mayor Thomas Meninoâ€™s office has released a list of thousands of emails. The list itself totaled 200 pages laying out emails that top Menino aide Michael Kineavy both sent and received between Sept. 2, 2008 and April 1, 2008, and then later deleted. And then deleted again from the delete folder.
Some highlights from our perusal of the list (which included the â€œTo,â€ â€œFrom,â€ and â€œCCâ€ fields along with the subject heading), since we were caught up with other things and could not wait in line to see the actual emails. In no particular order:
-- Out of the 5,081 listed emails, Kineavy only sent between 700 to 800 of them. That appears to bear out the contention within City Hall that Kineavy did not use the City Hall email address as frequently as others.
-- What was not in the emails: Zip about former Sen. Dianne Wilkerson on the day she was arrested on bribery charges. (We donâ€™t know about anybody else, but we had a large number of profanity-laced emails expressing surprise hit our inbox on Oct. 28.)
-- Kineavy would receive â€œSpanish Word of the Dayâ€ emails. (Okay, so maybe itâ€™s just us who find this hilarious.)
-- Google alerts for City Councillor At-Large Sam Yoon, and other mentions, outweighing the subject header mentions of fellow Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty. Environmental chief James Hunt emailed Kineavy the announcement that South Ender Kevin McCrea was running for mayor.
-- â€œMuffins in the kitchen.â€ We imagine this is code for something. There were emails about chocolate cherry cake, too. What happened to promoting health and fitness?
-- â€œJoke Practice w/ TMMâ€ on 3/3/2009. Pity whoever had to sit through that session.
-- Articles were forwarded, too: They included the Phoenix write-up of Wilkersonâ€™s Joan-of-Arc ramblings (â€œWilkerson On a Mission from Godâ€) and a Banker and Tradesman article on a North End restaurant (â€œHustling Up Pasta, But Dancing Past Permitsâ€).
William Sinnott, the city's corporation counsel, meets with Alan Cote, the state's supervisor of records, on Tuesday. In a Friday letter to Cote, Sinnott wrote, "As will be evident, the documents are those one would expect to find in the ordinary course of business and indicate no violations of any statute or regulation."