guessing that Mayor Tom Menino doesn't carry around a giant foam
“Fuck You” finger. Because if he was looking at the same wild horde that I saw last night – that rabid pack of back-slappers and
hand-clappers – then he must have noticed how many political
animals out there either want his job, want somebody else to have his
job, or hope to make money helping someone take his job.
surefire way to rile activists is to beat a teenager in plain sight,
and tell witnesses that they can't record the free-for-all. Needless
to say, more than a few folks are furious in the wake of news that Boston
Police Department officers jabbed and kicked a 16-year-old inside a
Roxbury Community College building this past Friday.
Meet Basil Marceaux, Tennessee gubernatorial candidate and proud graduate of the Tom Menino School of Public Speaking.
Mayor Tom Menino's quest to turn Boston into a world-class cycling city took another step forward today as the city officially announced plans to add bike lanes to the busy stretch of Mass. Ave between Symphony Hall and Boston Medical Center. The decision was announced officially at the Boston Bike Week event at City Hall Plaza this morning.
Photo Credit:Melissa Ostrow
The angry spirits that supervise Boston politics tried to silence this election coverage. Between a T-Mobile outage that put me behind every writer in this city (or at least those who are smart enough to distrust Catherine Zeta-Jones) – and the several hours I spent waiting for inadequate trains and buses – this mission was hobbled from the get-go.
I’m not sure why my colleagues and I have been tirelessly hustling and sleeping as few hours as citywide candidates this election season, since the public seems to not give a damn. This past evening’s debate at Faneuil Hall was not even televised, yet the auditorium was literally half-empty. (Maybe the masses tuned in to the WTKK broadcast, though, to quote Boston’s greatest furniture commercial of all-time, “I doubt it.