People in Roslindale and Jamaica Plain report getting post cards from out-of-staters letting them know that whether or not they vote is a matter of public record and, of course, implying that somebody is keeping track. Nothing creepy at all about that, even if it is true one's record of going to the polls (or sending in a ballot) is public. Read more.
As the fallout over her most recent flier (scroll down, past the racist Easter-egg item), District 6 council candidate Mary Tamer today apologized - not long before she was scheduled for a meet-and-greet in Jamaica Plain, where the reaction has been, oh, a tad more negative than in West Roxbury. Read more.
Palmer at pro-police rally in West Roxbury last month.
The Dorchester Reporter reports that both the Massachusetts Republican Party and the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association donated money to failed at-large candidate Donnie Palmer before the September preliminary. Read more.
The New York Times has a long piece today about the way Annissa Essaibi George has ramped up her Boston accent, in her uniquely Anissa Essaibi George way (in which she admits to doing so then says it doesn't matter). The story quotes her, a HiPahk supporter of Michelle Wu, an accent coach and some guy who says he only started dropping his Rs harder when his mother told him to pronounce them if he wanted to get ahead in life. Read more.
The erstwhile hizzonah made a quick trip back to his old stomping grounds today. Why? Dunno, don't care, we're just too blase, but we take note that of all the places in Boston he could have breakfast, he chose the counter at Richy's on River Street in Hyde Park, where he ate with state Rep. Rob Consalvo: Read more.
Yesterday, a roving UHub photographer spotted a minivan with a sign for perennial candidate Roy Owens moseying down Comm. Ave by the BU Bridge, its PA system playing gospel music to the no doubt fascinated BU students. After an abortive attempt to lose this year's race for mayor, Owens finally settled on not winning one of the four open at-large council seats. Read more.