Sam Yoon –
Ward 3, precinct 5 (Charles River Park)
Ward 4, precinct 10 (small Fenway precinct near MFA)
Five precincts in ward 5 (and five for Menino) – West Fens, lower Beacon Hill and Back Bay, all 10 precincts fairly close
Ward 10, precinct 9, Jamaica Towers/Hyde Square, by two votes over Menino
Ward 11, precincts 1, 6-10 (JP-Washington Street area), Menino carried the rest, which are predominantly African-American.
Ward 19, precincts 1,3-4,6-9 (JP Center, Hyde Sq) – Menino carried Moss Hill, Pondside and the Rozzie precincts
Ward 21, precincts 1-5 (BU), 8, 14 and 15 (Comm ave)
In summary, he carried some traditionally liberal precincts, but none in the South End nor in the base of the African American community in Boston. Given that he finished less than 10 votes/precinct behind Flaherty, it is arguable that a candidate with a stronger ability to get votes in those communities may have made the final, as Mel King did vs Ray Flynn in 1983. but in fairness, Mel in his first run got 15% with an incumbent in the race, without an incumbent, his numbers more than doubled.
Michael Flaherty —
Ward 2, precincts 1,4,5,7 (Charlestown) Menino took 3 precincts there and Yoon had a respectable showing in several precincts.
Ward 6-7 – all of Ward 6 and most of 7, from Fort Point through Southie, Menino won 3 of the 4 higher numbered precincts in 7, going toward Dorchester and Uphams Corner.
In Dorchester, he won one precinct in Ward 13, #7, with Menino winning the rest, including Savin Hill, Flaherty also won 4 of 12 precincts in Ward 16, but none in 15 or 17.
The rest, including every precinct in:
Ward 1 – Eastie
Wards 8/9 – South End/Lower Roxbury
Wards 12/14/15/17 – Roxbury/Dorchester/Mattapan
Ward 18 – Hyde Park/Mattapan, home ward
Ward 20 – West Roxbury
Ward 22 – Allston-Brighton
He also carried every Ward 4 (South End/Fenway) precinct except one small one, which he lost by 8-7. And he carried Chinatown.
So those are the ward by wards with a bit of analysis, take a look if you choose and it would be interesting to hear other people’s take.