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  • Posted 10/31/2009 01:12:24 EDT

    Faith that Menino will "cement his place in Boston history by inviting a real dialogue on the future of the city and how best to replace him" is entirely misplaced, as the rest of this endorsement spe more »

  • Posted 10/09/2009 08:28:35 EDT

    People shouldn't litter. Point taken, and agreed. But, rick1954, let me point out that placing and emptying trash barrels and street sweeping are basic city services that we all pay for and are all en more »

  • Comment on: 'Boston’

    Posted 09/28/2009 07:42:51 EDT

    Local elections are also important because, to a large extent, that's where decisions that get made at higher levels get put into practice and where the money gets spent. I spend a lot of time wonderi more »

  • Posted 09/26/2009 01:45:26 EDT

    "When Councilor Chuck Turner asked the assessing department for public records on properties that contribute payments in lieu of taxes, a mayoral aide asked Kineavy for permission." Folks don't think more »

  • Posted 09/20/2009 06:56:19 EDT

    The Globe has done a good job in recent weeks of exposing the weaknesses of our strong mayor system, and especially the potential for abuses if that power is in the same hands for too long: pay-to-pla more »

  • Posted 09/15/2009 08:48:08 EDT

    The bigger context here is that Kineavy was to have produced his email under a federal subpoena after having been named in a federal indictment. Which means that the deletion problem came to light w/i more »

  • Posted 09/13/2009 10:47:27 EDT

    Yoon is the man with a plan to make Boston work for everyone, more »

  • Posted 09/13/2009 12:50:49 EDT

    The neighborhood liaisons do work hard and do provide a valuable service. I like my neighborhood's liaison -- she's out in the community, friendly, approaching, helpful, hardworking. There's a problem more »

  • Posted 09/13/2009 02:25:59 EDT

    Remember this article the next time the Mayor tells you that the BRA is independent and the community gets input on development issues (although sometimes the Mayor says he's in charge of development, more »

  • Posted 09/10/2009 11:20:42 EDT

    Good to see the Globe finally reporting on Boston City Hall. Honestly, my heart sank when I read the stat that only about 25% of city construction jobs go to city residents. I have a hard time believi more »

  • Posted 09/08/2009 12:48:42 EDT

    I thought the Yard Sale program was just for unbuildable lots in the first place? Isn't the fact that they're unbuildable the rationale behind the program? more »

  • Posted 09/06/2009 02:33:53 EDT

    I supported Sam for his City Council runs. Like many of his supporters, I was concerned that if he ran for Mayor at this point, we'd lose him from City Hall all together. Several things sold me on his more »

  • Posted 09/04/2009 08:59:55 EDT

    I'm confused about Menino's "20 CDC endorsements." As non-profits, aren't they prohibited from endorsing candidates? Can someone shed some light on this? more »

  • Comment on: 'Menino’

    Posted 09/03/2009 08:59:54 EDT

    dspinma: Actually, yes. Yoon has committed to charter revision to provide checks and balances. An earlier poster asked why Yoon hasn't done a petition campaign or gone to the legislature to combat Bos more »

  • Posted 08/26/2009 12:37:58 EDT

    Oops -- My mistake. All those comments were on the article, not the editorial. And they're all still there. Sorry. more »

  • Posted 08/26/2009 11:33:48 EDT

    Is there a problem with this post? There were many more comments here this morning, and now they seem to be gone? more »

  • Posted 08/26/2009 08:42:18 EDT

    Watch the debate and listen. Menino basically just waves off any criticism or serious questions by saying, "It's fine, it's fine. Sure, we have more to do, but we've done a great job." That's his stoc more »

  • Posted 08/24/2009 08:37:25 EDT

    The good news is that finally, finally people are speaking openly of what had been an open secret that no one dared speak out loud -- the Mayor is autocratic and capricious and controls everything. I more »

  • Posted 08/19/2009 08:56:28 EDT

    Another reason to support Sam Yoon! I too have had to take time off from work to go to City Hall -- which, at least, is still centrally located in Government Center, and not in Southie, as Menino want more »

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