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City Councillor Chuck Turner has made a move that has some of his most ardent supporters groaning. While Sen. Dianne Wilkerson was admitting to the Boston Globe that she took some $70,000 in off-the-books cash donations, and while House leader Sal DiMasi... Read more
He's fought City Hall in the court of law. Now he plans to fight it in the court of public opinion. Before a small gathering of 30 supporters, businessman Kevin McCrea last week officially kicked off his campaign to unseat Mayor Thomas Menino. McCrea is... Read more
City Councillor At-Large Michael Flaherty this week officially announced his intention to topple Mayor Thomas Menino. In a video posted on the popular website YouTube and a letter sent to supporters, Flaherty called for change in the mayor's office.... Read more
At-Large Councillor John Connolly is using the tripod of committees he chairs - Education, Environment and "A Livable Boston" - to support a four-pronged "Green Agenda." He expects to order City Council hearings for the proposals on Wednesday. The... Read more
The way John Rogers and Robert DeLeo have handled a potential succession to House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi gives insight into the way the two longtime state representatives would be if they won their chamber's top job themselves. Rogers, a brash upstart,... Read more
For those with any lingering doubts about Councillor Michael Flaherty's intentions this election season, it is now clear he will be vying for the Mayor's chair. It's simply a matter of when he will announce it. The massive size of Flaherty's current... Read more
Members of the Dorchester delegation stood squarely behind state House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi's re-election bid earlier this month as ethics questions cast a cloud over his close associates. Local lawmakers, all fellow Democrats, said DiMasi has run the... Read more
Kevin McCrea, a self-described goo-goo (good governance advocate) who successfully sued City Council for violating the Open Meeting Law, is scheduled to announce his candidacy for mayor tonight at a private home on St. Mark's Road. "I'm running to end the... Read more
New City Council President Michael Ross, citing the economy and a gag-order motion filed by prosecuting attorneys in Councillor Chuck Turner's bribery case, halted an council investigation into Turner's fitness to serve on Tuesday. Federal investigators... Read more
Felix G. Arroyo and Marty Walsh: Photo courtesy of Felix G. Arroyo. Dorchester state Rep. Marty Walsh, while stopping short of a full-on endorsement, lent his oratorical skills to at-Large City Council candidate Felix G. Arroyo at a $100-a-ticket... Read more

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