Finance Foodie reports on a night out at Underbar at the Marriott on Tremont Street. In addition to dancers on the stage dressed in the above-mentioned attire, and bottle-service girls in old-style Playboy-bunny outfits (minus the ears and tails), there was "freaking loud" music and patrons looking like they were having a good time.
And will city councilors Charles Yancey, Sam Yoon, Stephen Murphy, and John Connolly do likewise? You may recall they made a point of not endorsing anybody in the 2nd Suffolk state-senate race after their horse lost by a nose in September. Now that said horse has made them look like, at best, tools, you think they might make the best of a bad situation and endorse their fellow Democrat?
I wonder if Sandy Tennant wants his money back? According to state campaign records, on Oct. 15, the Republican fundraiser and former executive director of the Massachusetts Republican Party donated $500 to Wilkerson. His wife, Cynthia, donated another $303.
Michael Jonas makes the case.
The Phoenix reports on two more issues involving Wilkerson:
One involves a questionable personal loan from a powerful developer who has dealings with the State Senate, and the other involves, yet again, failure to file tax returns, this time for a nonprofit she has run.
Dianne Wilkerson's campaign Web site is now www.diannedelivers08.com instead of www.diannedelivers2008.com, so don't even think of going to the latter, especially since the campaign simply pulled the plug on it, rather than doing anything so radical and risky as redirecting people who click there to the new site.
On Monday, the Herald reported the old site still listed endorsements from pols who no longer back Wilkerson, now that she's no longer the Democratic nominee for the 2nd Suffolk State Senate seat. The new site lost the endorsement list, along with the "20" in the URL.
Sonia Chang-Diaz, could be on her way as the first Latina-American to become a state senator, representing the 2nd Suffolk District of Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill and others.
Meanwhile, Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner (African-American) blasted the "Soon-To-Be" first ever Latina on her way to becoming the next State Senator; calling Chang-Diaz "A Non-Latina" with no kind of Latino blood background in her whatsoever.
Saturday, October 18th, hundreds of residents "spotted" the duo knocking on doors in Roxbury and Dorchester. Is that Sonia whatever-her-name-is? And is that MC Spice? The conversation is sparked, and the pitch to get support at the polls is made. Residents are wowed to have Ms. Diaz at their front door showing her normality and human side. Most were especially glad to see an old friend of the community supporting the Democratic nominee for state senate.
A bankrupt MBTA continues to press for a $1.2-billion bus tunnel linking the two legs of the Silver Line even though officials have no idea how they'll pay for it:
Daniel A. Grabauskas, general manager of the MBTA, calls the Silver Line Phase III a good transit project, but does not explain how his agency can afford it, other than borrowing more money and hoping for a longer-term fix to the T's budget problems from the state government.
The Outraged Liberal is not amused:
... [L]et's assume, foe the sake of argument, that we somehow miraculously find the money. Does anyone believe the MBTA will bring this project in on time and one budget? Can you say Kenmore Station? ...
In case you missed it, Yvonne Abraham yesterday had an interesting piece that raises the question of whose campaign is really for sale: Sonia Chang-Diaz, who took $500 from some woman in Cambridge, or Dianne Wilkerson, who took $7,000 from the management companiy at the Roxse Homes project (from which Wilkerson rents her campaign office)?
House Speaker DiMasi to endorse Sonia Chang-Diaz in 2nd Suffolk state-senate race.
The Globe reports the state Bar Counsel wants state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson disbarred, saying she lied under oath during a 2005 court hearing involving her nephew:
In both the court appearance and in the affidavit, Wilkerson falsely claimed that she was present at a Boston police station when two homicide detectives interviewed another relative, Isaac Wilkerson, about the 1994 stabbing death of Hazel Mack, the petition said.
The complaint now goes before the state Supreme Judicial Court.
Councilor Turner tells PoltickerMA that he doubts Sonia Chang-Diaz is really Latina and that her support really comes from white women who can't stand the idea that a black man could get into the White House instead of Hillary Clinton.
Needless to say, Turner is backing incumbent Dianne Wilkerson in her sticker campaign, calling her "a treasured resource" the 2nd Suffolk District - or rather, real blacks and Latinos in the district - can't afford to give up.
OK, it was just some T employee not realizing the T allows photos these days, but he used the PA at Chinatown station to tell Carolyn to knock it off.
No word yet if she will continue her "Chang-Diaz is a white devil controlled by Cambridge honkies" strategy, however.
Boston Police report that around 3:30 this morning, two men, from Dorchester and Roxbury, were arrested on charges they robbed a man on Washington Street near Tufts Medical Center and threatened to stab him if he contacted police. He disregarded them and police soon arrested Willanetti M. Hairston, 34, of Roxbury and Stanley Munroe, 43, of Dorchester on armed robbery charges. Police say one of the two offered to give the money back in exchange for being freed. Police say they gave the offer all the consideration it was due.
Boston Police report arresting a local guy and a Tewksbury resident on robbery and assault and battery charges shortly after 11 p.m. yesterday in Chinatown.
Police responding to a report of a robbery at LaGrange and Tamworth say their attention was drawn to "the hurried manner" in which two guys were running on Washington Street toward Hayward Street. The victim then identified them and his cellphone was found on one of them, police say.
Meanwhile, police report arresting a pair of Brighton lads on charges of general dumbassery in connection to their alleged desire to smash overhead lights on the Cambridge Street footbridge over the turnpike in Allston around 2:25 this morning.
Tufts gets a $2.5-million grant to study the effects of living next to a major highway in both Chinatown and Somerville: