Campaign notes: Council challenger goes with mayoral challenger; Globe reports twice on Menino Jr.
Wicked Local Allston/Brighton reports Alex Selvig, running against incumbent AB Councilor Mark Ciommo, has endorsed Floon. Ciommo got 60% of the vote in September in a four-way field.
The Lit Drop lets us know there's a MassVote forum for all eight at-large city council candidates tonight at UMass-Boston. If you miss that, or if you just can't get enough at-large action, the Brighton Allston Improvement Association holds an at-large forum on Thursday in Brighton Center.
The Globe and the Herald use the day after Columbus Day to tell us not much new about the mayor's race: The Globe considers the part marriage of convenience and part buddies-storming-the-castle adventure that is Floon, while the Herald reminds us that, hey, there's this thing about e-mail, you know?
The Globe gives us two stories centering on Tom Menino, Jr., the mayor's BPD detective son. In one, the Globe wonders if a one-man shakeup at the BPD has to do with Menino the younger, while in the other, the Globe reports the city has agreed to settle a lawsuit by a drug suspect who was charging that Menino, Jr. and three other Boston officers cracked the guy's skull in Quincy. Menino the elder told the paper he doesn't get involved in personnel decisions involving his son and didn't know he'd been named in the suit.