Tag Archives: Michael Flaherty

Herald Shoots Sharper on New Suffolk Sheriff

Three little words signal the difference between the local dailies today in their coverage of the new Suffolk County sheriff. Boston Globe: Aide named to replace Cabral as sheriff Tompkins began inmates program Governor Deval Patrick appointed a former aide … Continue reading

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Not A News Flash: William Dorcena (Rest His Political Soul) Is Running For Mayor Of Boston

For the past two decades, Boston mayoral races against Tom (Mayor for Life) Menino have been where challengers go to die. Call the roll: Jim Brett (1993), Peggy Davis-Mullen (2001), Maura Hennigan (2005), Michael Flaherty (2009) – all  of whom … Continue reading

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Boston Mayoral Ruse

I did a turn as WBUR’s media analyst on Friday’s Radio Boston, which featured Boston mayoral candidates Tom Menino and Michael Flaherty. Menino (via telephone) was his usual incoherent self, but it was Flaherty’s in-studio appearance that I found most … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging the Boston Mayoral Debate

For all of you who stubbornly cling to the 21st century: dead blog v. tr. To wait until an event is over before writing about it. So, the Boston mayoral debate tonight between Mayor Tom Menino and City Councilor Michael … Continue reading

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Prelim Fever Grips Hub!

In monetary terms, this year’s Boston mayoral race is a lot like the American League East. Incumbent Tom Menino is the big-spending Yankees, City Councilor Michael Flaherty is the almost-as-big-spending Red Sox, and everyone else – represented by City Councilor … Continue reading

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Debate Prep

With the first 2009 Boston mayoral debate on tap for Wednesday night (7 p.m. on WBZ-TV), the hardworking staff was deep into its research for the Brawlston in Allston when it occurred to us: Hey! Why not share our debate … Continue reading

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