Marie St. Fleur

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Mayor-Select Marie?

Tom Menino, just a few months into an unprecedented fifth term as Boston’s mayor, has raised eyebrows by hiring State Representative Marie St. Fleur of Dorchester to the newly created, $120,000-a-year position of chief of advocacy and strategic investmen
Some think that Tom Menino is anointing Marie St. Fleur as his successor, but he might just be serving himself
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 07, 2010

Murph’s Last Grasp?

The ever-restless Stephen Murphy is at it again, running anew for state treasurer — just a few months after voters re-elected him to the Boston City Council.
Can Stephen Murphy rally his troops one last time, or is this stab at higher office his last?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 26, 2010

Q&A #3: Black Mayor Of Boston?

Things are heating up on Ask Me Anything Day! "George Williams" asks: When will the first black Mayor of Boston be elected?...and what current black...
By David S. Bernstein  |  February 19, 2010


From the second that the Richter scale registered at 7.0 in Haiti, a desperate grief rippled through Hyde Park, Dorchester, and other corners of this region, which is home to the third-largest Haitian population in America.
More than 1500 miles from the epicenter of the Haitian quake, its effects rippled through Boston's teeming Haitian community
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 22, 2010

Ladies' man

Early last week, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government announced suddenly that Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, would speak at a forum that Friday afternoon.
In his race for US Senate, Michael Capuano is using well-known women to battle the race's female front-runner.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 20, 2009

Menino’s hit list

At a recent political event, Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino asked Robert Crane, the former long-time state treasurer, how many years he had held that office.
40 potential candidates for the 2009 election who could take on the mayor — if they have the courage.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 28, 2007


Murphy’s big tent

In the past few years, Murphy has recast himself to reflect the changing city.
In his bid for re-election, city councilor Stephen Murphy has collected a combustible group of allies, from Dapper to Deval
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 17, 2007

Pardon us

This year’s Massachusetts governor’s race was fraught with significance.
How the Mass media failed voters in 2006  
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 02, 2006

Kicking and screaming

Every four years, right around Labor Day, the interests of the Massachusetts Democratic Party and the Democratic candidates for governor become almost totally divergent.
How much Democratic bad blood is too much?
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 15, 2006

Debate and switch

By the end of last Thursday’s Democratic gubernatorial debate, it was Kaddish for Tom Reilly, at least according to everybody in the chin-strokerati (except the Boston Herald ’s Howie “Bleep Conventional Wisdom” Carr).
As The Globe Turns On Reilly
By JOHN CARROLL  |  September 13, 2006

Tom Reilly’s latest screw up

Attorney General Thomas Reilly, who wants to be elected governor, is a proven master at chasing — and capturing — headlines.
The Attorney General doesn’t give a damn about justice
By EDITORIAL  |  September 07, 2006


Imagine all the Democrats

There are two big things worth knowing about the battle for the Democratic governor’s nomination. The race is a doozy and barely anyone cares.
How would the party’s three Corner-Office hopefuls run Massachusetts?
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 01, 2006

The incompetence candidate

When Martin Lomasney ruled Boston’s West End a century ago, dirty tricks were key to his political success — but so was discretion.
Tom Reilly stumbles again
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 17, 2006

Lowlights from DemCon 2006

Yes, Virginia, there were some inspiring moments in Worcester’s DCU Center last weekend, with Deval Patrick’s first speech on Saturday topping the list.
Worcester come-down  
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 07, 2006

Shadow of a doubt

Every Democrat running for governor can claim victory after last weekend’s party convention in Worcester.
Who will be the Democratic nominee for governor? It depends on the answers to these five burning questions.
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 07, 2006

Gabrieli’s promise

If the Democrats are serious about recapturing the governor’s office, they should make sure their statewide convention this weekend puts Chris Gabrieli’s name on the ballot.
Why Democrats should make a place for Chris Gabrieli. Plus, ?xing the broken immigration system.
By EDITORIAL  |  June 02, 2006


The Dems are coming

Here are three admittedly subjective, shoot-from-the-hip snapshots of the three Democratic candidates for governor.
Can any of these guys take back the Governor’s office?

Enter the wonk

Chris Gabrieli’s decision to jump into the race for governor — which he’ll do this week, if all goes according to plan — has an almost Shakespearean quality.
Chris Gabrieli joins the governor’s race  
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 05, 2006

Still crooning

It’s the morning of Ted Kennedy’s 74th birthday, and as the senator enters NECN’s Newton headquarters, he warmly greets Chet Curtis — who is tan and rested after a stint in his Fort Lauderdale condo — as an old friend.
How Chet Curtis became the Larry King of New England Cable
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  March 03, 2006

Ship without a rudder

It’s a simple question: other than the candidate — who has a day job, after all — who is running Attorney General Tom Reilly’s campaign for governor?
Tom Reilly’s chaotic campaign for governor
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 03, 2006

Reilly should exit

The Phoenix Editorial: Attorney General Thomas Reilly should quit the race for governor.
Why the Democrats should look for another candidate for governor  
By EDITORIAL  |  February 16, 2006

Corporate accountability - side

By  |  February 16, 2006

Radio days

It’s a Thursday morning, and the AM airwaves are buzzing with talk of State Representative Marie St. Fleur’s abortive bid to become lieutenant governor of Massachusetts.
Dianne Wilkerson’s new gig
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 09, 2006

Reversal of fortune

On January 30, Tom Reilly — the Democratic attorney general and would-be governor of Massachusetts — was supposed to formally announce that Chris Gabrieli, the wealthy Democratic activist from Boston, was joining his campaign as a candidate for lieutenan
Tom Reilly quiets the skeptics — but at what cost?  
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 02, 2006