David Bernstein interviews Thomas Dooley, running for the district seat Mike Ross is giving up:
I know all the city councilors, moreso the ones that were there a few years ago. They’re all cowards. They’ve allowed Mayor Menino to terrorize them for 20 years. They never stand up to him. They’re all concerned about keeping their jobs. I’m in a position, as a city councilor representing the most affluent part of Boston, I will say what needs to be said to the mayor of Boston.
Bonus for a certain UHub regular: He's the only candidate to publicly call for the deciphering of City Council stenographic records.
It's nothing but net for Rob Consalvo in his first TV ad:
Special bonus footage: Consalvo hitting six three-pointers in a row.
John Connolly can't bottle up his enthusiasm for a proposed statewide referendum to make non-cabonated beverages subject to the 5-cent deposit law:
The current Bottle Bill has dramatically increased recycling and reduced the number of bottles that end up in landfills and it is time to update the law to keep up with the times. Expanding the Bottle Bill will make our streets and parks cleaner and help reduce our carbon footprint.
Bill Walczak, who doesn't want the Suffolk Downs casino built no matter what, says that if the idea does go foward, the state should reject Filene's Hole creator and minority Suffolk Downs owner Vornado's participation in the project unless it:
Submits to the background check required for all applicants or divests itself of its Suffolk Downs holdings. This company’s history in the city of Boston and elsewhere gives me great pause and provides for grave concerns for East Boston, Suffolk Downs and the city of Boston if they are allowed to go forward without scrutiny during your licensing process.
Bernstein chats with John Ribeiro, Jr., running against incumbent Sal LaMattina in District 1. He does not call current councilors cowards.