Tag Archives: Menino

Boston City Election: What’s a conservative or libertarian to do?

This morning’s Herald has a great breakdown of yesterday’s Suffolk University poll. The rich detail from the marginals show that at-large City Councilor John Connolly is ahead by 7 points over state Representative Marty Walsh. Again, what’s a conservative or libertarian to do in this race? A detailed analysis would suggest that Connolly would reap the few Republican votes…

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Bleg: City of Boston Election! What’s a conservative, libertarian, Republican supposed to do?

Next Tuesday, Boston voters go to the polls to whittle down the field for mayor and city council. Boston holds “nonpartisan” elections so activist Republicans are sidelined so to speak. Given the liberal field (yes you have to pick your poison) what does a Republican do next week? Moreover if it were perceived that one candidate had a near lock…

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In Defense of Mayor Menino

This past Thursday, Boston Mayor-For-Life Thomas Menino walked back his threat to prevent Chick-fil-A from obtaining a license to do business at a location alongside the Freedom Trail near Faneuil Hall (or anywhere else in Boston, for that matter). Menino had previously, in response to Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s vocal opposition to gay marriage, written a letter to Cathy expressing…

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Menino to Chick Fil-A: You Don’t Belong in Boston

John McKenna

RMG News Boston Mayor Thomas Menino became the latest, and so far highest profile, politician to call out Chick Fil-A’s president Dan Cathy over comments he made regarding same-sex marriage, who said allowing same-sex marriage is “inviting God’s  judgment on our nation”. Menino responded to this by telling Chick Fil-A in a letter that they will not be…

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BHI in the Boston Herald: High health costs strangling cities, towns

Here’s BHI’s latest op-ed on municipal health insurance reform, published in the Boston Herald.
Firefighters from across Massachusetts recently urged legislators to spare cuts to local aid. They also used their State House visit to push back on proposed changes in municipal health insurance. But in arguing against a much-needed tool for municipal leaders, firefighters overplayed their hand. Legislators…

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Beth Isreal or Hyatt?

In What goes around Kevin Cullen tells the story of Beth Israel Deaconess holding internal town meetings, and coming up with a way not to fire or outsource housekeepers and other low wage earners.  Higher paid staff decided to forego raises and some benefits.  As a result, 600 employees kept their jobs and Paul Levy, the head of Beth Israel…

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