The downhill race for the summer Olympics

Former Governor Deval Patrick seems to have caught on that the optics of his $7500 per day pay (plus expenses) for serving as a globe-trotting ambassador for Boston2024's summer Olympics proposal might not play in some future bid for the Presidency or even a U.S. Supreme Court seat. Nor was it helpful when Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, an enthusiastic Olympics booster, raised …

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Mayoral musings bring greater clarity

Boston's mayoral election is still up for grabs, but the selections may be crystalizing. Four days with no computer has left me grappling impressionistically with the 12-person field, but things are looking slightly more clear.  Thanks to Davcoh Computer Services and a brand new computer, I can return to the task of sorting out this …

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Boston’s mayoral mish-mash

The good news is that there are more than a few candidates running for mayor of Boston who are at least as credible as  Hizzonah Mayor Menino 20 years ago.  The bad news is that sorting them out  is so difficult.  For me, the differentiating factors in these late summer days are still impressionistic.  A series of fragments.News …

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Media need to do heavy lifting in Boston mayoral race

When the Boston marathon was bombed, we all shared the grief and noted that "We are Boston."  So, too, when the capital city selects a new mayor, the people of Greater Boston, not just its voting residents, have a stake in who succeeds 20-year incumbent Tom Menino. As John Nucci observed in the Boston Herald, what the …

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Kennedys return, this time to 4th congressional district

So, Joe Kennedy III appears poised to return his famous family to political office. His father, Joe, was a Congressman from the 8th congressional district, that seat famously held by his uncle Jack before he became President. Young Joe has resigned from his post in the Middlesex District Attorney’s office and set up an exploratory …

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