At yesterday's Government Operations Committee hearing, numerous voters made it plain they favored limits. One spoke against and maybe 18 in favor. Coverage of that is at Marry in Massachusetts and surprisingly good detail at the … [Read more...]
No Magic in Mayoral Debate
You can't pretend you just missed the face-off (debate-like object). WCVB will have the whole show, minus the breaks, from here.Joining me in the blowhard world are:Dave Bernstein at Talking Politics, with a mini-review saying Menino … [Read more...]
Flaherty/Yoon: sounds like some message discipline is in order
Adam Reilly stopped by the big Flaherty/Yoon announcement and reports some ... well, less-than-impressive impressions. 1. The turnout seemed low--about 70-80 people, I'd guess, with almost as many media members as campaign … [Read more...]
Boston Votes: 2009 Mayoral Preliminary
Analysis Simply put: Menino romped. Running roughshod over his opponents in most traditional wards, communities of color, and progressive neighborhoods, Menino is poised to win big in November. He claimed a win in 19 of the city's 22 … [Read more...]
Boston Mayoral Debate Tonight
Tonight on WBZ (TV and Radio) at 7:00pm is the first Boston Mayoral debate. First chance to see all of the candidates on stage together in what could be the most lively debate based on Jon Keller's format. Who has the most to gain? … [Read more...]
Yoon and McCrea oppose Menino’s flagger plan; Flaherty seems to kinda like it, maybe.
As you may have seen, today's Globe reports that Mayor Menino has submitted a home rule petition that, if endorsed by the City Council and then adopted by the state, would essentially exempt Boston from the Governor's new rules regarding … [Read more...]
Term Limits for Mayor of Boston?
Kevin McCrea has been calling for term limits for years. It has been on his website since the day he entered the race. It is part of the changes in his first 100 days that he has promised to make. The promise can be … [Read more...]
Exclusive from Think Progress: Yoon takes on tyranny!
HT to an alert reader for this hilarious screw-up over at Yglesias's place (click for larger view): I'm sure Sam Yoon is indeed hoping that what he's doing represents "how regimes end," but I'm not sure that even he would go so far as to … [Read more...]
Mayor Menino Talks Campaign
This is the most contested mayoral election here in a long old time and ever for him. As longest serving Mayor, he has girded himself in a cloak of invincibility. This time, two City Councilors and an activist construction-firm owner are … [Read more...]
Planning Boston’s Future
Planning Boston's Future By: Sam Yoon For a city to thrive and grow it needs an economic development and planning strategy that is focused on the future, that seeks out innovative ideas - and acts on them. And as the old proverb goes: … [Read more...]