In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print and online now -- I write that all signs point to Boston Mayor Tom Menino running for re-election again in 2013.
There are a lot of recent signs pointing to this, and a growing sense of it among those in and around City Hall. Of course, it could just as easily be Menino wanting people to believe he's running again, to avoid becoming a lame duck as everyone scrambles for position in what would be a fantastic free-for-all election to succeed him.
But I think he'll run again. See what you think -- the article is here:
Here He Goes Again: Tom Menino's last term as mayor? Don't bet on it.
You should also check out this week's Phoenix editorial, which touches on proposed budget cuts to arts and culture; Speaker DeLeo's plan to change municipal-union bargaining rules; and Boston's great bikes-and-burritos scandal.