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. Flaherty tells the Globe:
â€œI can and will make it work,â€™â€™ he said. â€œI will do what a lot of other people do in Boston every day, which is make it work through careful budgeting.â€™â€™
And who of the four candidates for mayor has the most expensive house? Why, it's professional home renovator Kevin McCrea, who lives in a $2.2 million South End brownstone that he resuscitated from a "crack house."