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  • Bob Scott leaves Mayors Against Illegal Guns ( Sioux City, Iowa )

    07/26/2013 12:03:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | July 25, 2013
    Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott is among a growing number of city leaders across the nation pulling out of a group call Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The group, spearheaded by New York City Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, has been an active advocate for gun control measures. Scott, who joined the group after taking office last year, said he unsubscribed because their political views have exceeded his. ... “They’re not just against illegal guns, they’re against all guns.” Both Buzzfeed and the New York Post have reported that Mayors Against Illegal Guns has lost nearly 50 members since...
  • Did Radical Islamic Leadership in Boston Influence Marathon Bombers?

    04/29/2013 5:33:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 29, 2013 | Charles Jacobs and Ilya Feoktistov
    Reprinted from PeaceandTolerance.org. “This is alarming, but I’d need to see a smoking gun.” That’s what a Boston Rabbi said after we’d spent an hour in his office walking him through mounds of evidence that linked the leaders of the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) to terrorism and hate speech against Jews and Christians. He wouldn’t speak publicly about the radical leadership of the ISB mosque, he explained, for fear of giving offense, for fear of breaking with a certain understanding about these things, for fear of being labeled a bigot. For 10 years, this reluctance to speak honestly about...
  • MAYOR MENINO'S MOSQUE (hands down, the stupidest mayor in the US)

    04/24/2013 6:38:35 AM PDT · by Liz · 19 replies
    <p>WAIT FOR IT---yet another stupid remark from Menino, and I quote.</p> <p>Mayor Menino decrees that the Boston bomber brothers "acted alone."</p> <p>STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES Boston Mayor Menino (he was the stupid-sounding one at the presser held after the marathin bombings----in the wheelchair---injured in auto accident) should be rigorously scrutinized ---- possibly charged with aiding and abetting terror against Americans.</p>
  • Sources: Mayor Menino will not seek re-election

    03/27/2013 7:42:55 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | Herald Staff
    Mayor Thomas M. Menino is expected to announce tomorrow that he will not run for re-election — passing up on the possibility of a historic sixth term amid ongoing health woes — sources tell the Herald. Already the city’s longest-serving mayor, Menino is expected to make the announcement at a press conference tomorrow afternoon. Menino, 70, was hospitalized for two months last fall with a variety of aliments, including a blood clot, a spinal fracture, and diabetes. Speculation has swirled since then about whether the mayor would run. So far, only City Councilor John Connolly has announced for the race....
  • Menino backs VP on gun control reforms

    01/11/2013 10:37:45 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | January 12, 2013 | John Zaremba
    Boston Mayor Thomas M. 
Menino says he’s putting his full faith in Vice President Joe Biden’s gun control task force to recommend a ban on assault weapons, require background checks for all firearms purchases and make new laws designed to push prosecution of gun-running rings. Menino, a fervent supporter of stronger gun control laws, told 
the Herald he’d hardly be dis­appointed if Biden’s group, com­­-
missioned in response to the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., comes out with a proposal sim­-
ilar to the Biden-backed 1994 
federal assault weapons ban. “Biden pushed the 1994 ban. Why not?” Menino said yesterday in a...
  • Boston mayor blasts NRA reaction to Conn. killings

    12/21/2012 1:24:42 PM PST · by matt04 · 63 replies
    Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is criticizing the National Rifle Association's call for armed police and security volunteers to be posted at schools. He said the group's proposal "is not a plan, but a ploy to bring more guns into our neighborhoods." Menino reacted in a statement Friday after the NRA commented on last week's shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that killed 26 children and staff. The nation's largest gun-rights lobby blamed video games, movies and music videos, saying they expose children to a violent culture day in and day out. The mayor said Americans are tired of the same...
  • Black ministers back Warren, dismiss minority controversy

    10/04/2012 6:57:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 4, 2012 | Chris Cassidy
    Clutching a Holy Bible and paraphrasing Scripture at a Roxbury church today, Democratis Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren accepted the endorsement of a coalition of black ministers — who indicated the controversy over her claims of minority status isn’t an issue for them. “I was a stranger and you took me in,” said Warren. “And I’m very grateful for that. I’ve prayed with many of you ... We are not alone, and we’ll do this together.”
  • Occupy’s planned return stirs political unease

    09/25/2012 7:33:56 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/25/12 | Dave Wedge and Christine McConville
    Mayor Thomas M. Menino is vowing to block occupiers from digging in again at Dewey Square, setting up a potential high-profile showdown that could cause waves for Elizabeth Warren at a pivotal moment in her race to unseat U.S. Sen. Scott Brown. “We’re not going to allow them to set up camp at Dewey Square,” the mayor told the Herald last night. “Occupy Boston can express themselves. But we’re not going to tolerate them blocking traffic or setting up encampments in the city of Boston.” Last year, the city allowed demonstrators to camp in Dewey Square for months, despite having...
  • Menino slams Romney’s ‘wrong-headed’ gov stint (Boston Mayor said "Martha Lutha King, Joonya")

    09/05/2012 7:15:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 5, 2012 | Erin Smith and Joe Battenfeld
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino hit all the right notes today for Democratic National Convention officials who wanted him to tell voters why Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is the wrong choice — but hizzoner failed to deliver his most intensely anticipated political message, who he will back in the Bay State’s hotly contested Senate race.
  • (Boston) Mayor Menino to speak at DNC in Charlotte

    08/30/2012 6:16:18 PM PDT · by massmike · 18 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 08/30/2012 | Dave Wedge
    Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino will head to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte Monday where he’ll speak at the Time Warner Cable Arena on Wednesday. “I’ve been asked to say a few words on Wednesday evening at the start of the convention,” Menino told the Herald today. The mayor said he’s scheduled to speak at 5 p.m. at the convention hall. He’ll also speak at another event being sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Library, he said. The mayor, who is an at-large delegate at the DNC, will be part of a slate of Massachusetts speakers at the convention,...
  • Transit police arrest three in beating of disabled man on Orange Line platform at Downtown Crossing

    08/28/2012 10:25:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 29, 2012
    MBTA Transit Police have arrested a man and two women for allegedly beating and kicking a mentally disabled man on the Downtown Crossing Station Orange Line platform early Monday, officials said Tuesday. Authorities said Carlito Rezende, of Dorchester, a 40-year-old man with schizoaffective disorder who has a restricted ability to communicate with people, injected himself into a conversation he overheard, telling a group of people not to use the word “hate.”
  • You Didn't Fil-A That: Chicken fight is only round one

    07/31/2012 6:06:03 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 13 replies
    You Didn’t Fil-A That: Chicken fight is only round one by Daniel Clark Democrat mayors across America have evidently gotten the memo from party headquarters. If you own a business, it’s not nearly as much yours as you think it is. Your property only exists thanks to a collective effort, thereby rendering it communal property. Your benevolent government overseers may allow you to “keep a big hunk of it,” as Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren memorably screeched, but all final decisions about your business will be theirs. Chick-fil-a president Dan Cathy, the son of founder Truett Cathy, has stated his...
  • Rejecting Chick-fil-A Is Good Power Play for Mayor

    07/29/2012 7:28:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | JULY 29, 2012 | Tom Keane
    Boston Mayor Tom Menino wants to keep fast-food chain Chick-fil-A out of Boston because the company opposes same-sex marriage. Legally, Menino may in the wrong. Yet he is also completely in the right. The dustup has been portrayed as a First Amendment issue. In truth, it’s more about smart politics, mayoral power and — like it or not — Menino’s ability to make the city in his own vision. Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy is reputed to have invented the chicken sandwich; his first Atlanta store in 1967 has grown to a multi-billion-dollar empire with over 1,600 outlets. Finding a Chick-fil-A...
  • Rahmbo Protects 'Chicago Values' From Chick-fil-A

    07/27/2012 12:28:58 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 27, 2012
    First Amendment: The politically incorrect personal beliefs of a food-chain owner provides politicians nationwide an opportunity to rail against nonexistent discrimination. Want fries with that righteous indignation? Chicago Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno announced this week that he will block Chick-fil-A's effort to build a store in his trendy ward after hearing that Chick-fil-A's president, Dan Cathy, had stated in an interview that he believed in marriage as between one man and one woman. Cathy was quoted July 16 in the Baptist Press saying he was "guilty as charged" for supporting "the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a...
  • Chick-fil-A beef puts mayor in pressure cooker (video at link)

    07/26/2012 10:11:10 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 57 replies
    Mayor Thomas M. Menino withdrew his threat to ban Chick-fil-A from Boston over the chicken chain president’s anti-gay marriage stance — but the Hub Democrat remained in the crosshairs of national conservatives, including former GOP presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee. “When I heard of the vicious hate speech and economic bullying being directed toward the (CEO Dan) Cathy family and their Chick-fil-A company, it was stunning. In the name of ‘tolerance’ a group was exercising extreme intolerance and trying to censor a citizen by threatening their business,” Huckabee told the Herald last night...
  • Mayor Menino: Looks like I can’t ban Chick-fil-A from Boston after all

    07/26/2012 2:08:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/26/2012 | AllahPundit
    The guy's a moron. End of story. “I can’t do that. That would be interference to his rights to go there,” Menino said, referring to company president Dan Cathy, who drew the mayor’s wrath by going public with his views against same-sex marriage.The mayor added: “I make mistakes all the time. That’s a Menino-ism.”The Herald first reported last week that Menino warned “it will be very difficult” for Chick-fil-A to obtain licenses for a restaurant in Boston...“I sent (the landlord) a letter, but that’s all. There’s no pressure by me to allow this place to be rented,” he said. The...
  • Chick-fil-A gay fallout: Chicago ban, Facebook gaffe, Malkin blog

    07/25/2012 3:32:49 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 99 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 25 2012 | Tiffany Hsu
    [A] Chicago official has pledged to block the fast-food chain from opening in his district amid a heated national debate over the place of the gay marriage debate in corporate America. . . . The company’s offense? President Dan Cathy’s comments . . . that he is “guilty as charged” of defining marriage [traditionally]. In other words, he’s not in favor of gay marriage. “If you are discriminating . . . I don't want you in the 1st Ward," Moreno told the Tribune . . . “Because of this man’s ignorance, I will now be denying Chick-fil-A’s permit to open...
  • (Politically correct tyranny) business denied building permit because of same sex marriage views

    07/25/2012 11:09:52 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 27 replies
    No Building Permits for Opponent of Same-Sex Marriage The Chicago Tribune reports: [Chicago Alderman] Proco “Joe” Moreno announced this week that he will block Chick-fil-A’s effort to build its second Chicago store … following company President Dan Cathy’s remarks last week that he was “guilty as charged” for supporting the biblical definition of marriage as between a man and woman…. The alderman has the ideological support of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values,” the mayor said in a statement when asked about Moreno’s decision. “They disrespect our fellow neighbors and residents. This would be a bad investment,...
  • Menino lays an egg, And now he wants to regulate thought

    07/25/2012 4:21:12 AM PDT · by rhema · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/25/12 | Michael Graham
    Dear Mayor Menino, I have a friend who’d like to open a business in the city of Boston. He knows it’s more expensive than most other American cities. He also knows that the permitting process here is more onerous and that his tax burden will be higher here, too. But he still insists that he wants to come here, spend money, pay taxes and put Bostonians to work. Only one problem: He has stated — publicly, repeatedly and for the record — that he thinks the designated hitter rule in the American League is stupid. It’s also his opinion that...
  • Menino Chick-fil-A stance shows guns aren’t only freedom ‘progressives’ threaten

    07/21/2012 10:38:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 21 July, 2012 | David Codrea
    Citing an anti-“same sex marriage” stance by its corporate ownership, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has vowed to block Chick-fil-A restaurants in Beantown, the Boston Herald reported Thursday. “Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston. You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population. We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion,” the Herald quoted the mayor. “It doesn’t send the right message to the country. We’re a leader when it comes to social justice and opportunities for all.” That would be for all except those who disagree with the mayor’s political...
  • Boston mayor vows to keep Chick-fil-A out of city

    07/20/2012 1:56:33 PM PDT · by Mind Freed · 44 replies
    The mayor of Boston is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant in the city after the company's president spoke out publicly against gay marriage. Mayor Thomas Menino told the Boston Herald on Thursday that he doesn't want a business in the city "that discriminates against a population." Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press this week that his privately owned company is "guilty as charged" in support of what he called the biblical definition of the family. The fast-food chicken sandwich chain later said that it strives to "treat every person with honor, dignity and respect --...
  • Mayor Menino on Chick-fil-A: Stuff it

    07/20/2012 7:04:34 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 109 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/20/12 | Greg Turner
    Vows to block eatery over anti-gay attitude... Mayor Thomas M. Menino is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from bringing its Southern-fried fast-food empire to Boston — possibly to a popular tourist spot just steps from the Freedom Trail — after the family-owned firm’s president suggested gay marriage is “inviting God’s judgment on our nation.” “Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston. You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population. We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion,” Menino told the Herald yesterday. “That’s the Freedom Trail. That’s where it all started...
  • NStar returns power to most customers and the Prudential tower

    03/16/2012 6:12:33 PM PDT · by matt04 · 2 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 03/15/2012 | Brian MacQuarrie and Brian R. Ballou
    Even as electricity flowed again Thursday to most power-starved pockets of the Back Bay, one of the city’s signature office towers remained dark for most of the day, and questions intensified about why NStar repeatedly changed its predictions for restoring power. The utility at one point insisted that nearly all 21,000 business and residential customers who lost power after a billowing transformer fire Tuesday had been reconnected. The one exception — and it was a big one — was the sprawling Prudential Center, which remained closed for much of the day and, in the process, disrupted the lives of about...
  • Howie Carr thread week of Feb. 5, 2012

    02/05/2012 3:37:05 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 13 replies
    howiecarr.us ^ | 2/5/12 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr Show thread for the week starting with his Sunday Boston Herald article about the mayor of Boston, prone to malapropisms ("together we can beat prostrate cancer"; "jumbletroms" meaning Jumbotron). The outcome of the big game tonight will influence how Patriots fans refer to it tomorrow: It'll be either "WE won" or "THEY lost". Hopefully either way we won't see "a few knuckleheads" acting like lager louts out in the streets of Menino-land tonight. Actually I'm sure we will.
  • Howie Carr thread week of Feb. 5, 2012

    02/05/2012 3:35:57 AM PST · by raccoonradio
    howiecarr.us ^ | 2/5/12 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr Show thread for the week starting with his Sunday Boston Herald article about the mayor of Boston, prone to malapropisms ("together we can beat prostrate cancer"; "jumbletroms" meaning Jumbotron). The outcome of the big game tonight will influence how Patriots fans refer to it tomorrow: It'll be either "WE won" or "THEY lost". Hopefully either way we won't see "a few knuckleheads" acting like lager louts out in the streets of Menino-land tonight. Actually I'm sure we will.
  • WBZ-TV: If Patriots Win (Boston Mayor) Menino will get crabs

    01/23/2012 1:03:36 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 14 replies · 1+ views
    HowieCarr.us ^ | 1/23/12 | raccoonradio
    Headline seen briefly on WBZ-TV website before it got pulled down: IF PATRIOTS WIN, MENINO WILL GET CRABS
  • $1 million OT tab needed to quash Occupy Boston

    12/10/2011 9:25:33 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 10, 2011 | Dave Wedge
    Mayor Thomas M. Menino hailed police for their "professionalism" in peacefully breaking up the Occupy Boston encampment in Dewey Square after 70 days, and also thanked protesters for showing "restraint."
  • Boston Mayor Menino gives Occupy protesters midnight deadline, threatens ‘further action’

    12/08/2011 8:29:35 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 8, 2011 | David Filipov and Martin Finucane
    Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino today gave Occupy Boston protesters a midnight deadline to leave their Dewey Square encampment. “If not, we’ll take further action,” he said.
  • Menino to Protestors - Get Out!

    12/08/2011 8:43:41 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 18 replies
    Talk 1200 Boston ^ | 12/8/11 | Talk 1200 Boston
    Mayor Thomas Menino has told Occupy Boston protesters they must leave their encampment in the city's financial district by midnight or face eviction. The mayor said Thursday he'll be encouraging the protesters to leave voluntarily. Dot Joyce, a spokeswoman for Menino, said if they refuse to leave police would take ``necessary and appropriate'' action to remove the encampment. The move comes a day after Suffolk Superior Court Judge Frances McIntyre rejected the protesters' request to ban the city from removing them.The judge said in Wednesday's decision that the occupation of state land can be viewed as a ``hostile act'' not...
  • Menino: ‘Occupy Boston’ Can’t Keep ‘Rubbing It In Our Faces’

    12/02/2011 10:17:58 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 27 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 12/2/11 | CBS Boston
    BOSTON (CBS) – Mayor Tom Menino’s patience with Occupy Boston is starting to run thin. Menino said the city has been very patient with the protestors and he says he agrees with them on many issues. But, he is furious that some Occupy members tried to bring an industrial-sized kitchen sink into the Dewey Square site Thursday night. Protesters then allegedly tried to prevent police from removing it. One person, 26-year-old Gary Williams of Quincy, was arrested on charges of assault and battery on a public employee. Police say he ripped a police radio from an officer’s belt and was...
  • No wonder these mayors are against gun ownership

    11/19/2011 7:54:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 18 November, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Gun control advocates were on Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon to ask members of Congress to pass legislation that would tighten gun-buying restrictions. It was part of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns campaign, led by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Tom Menino, to make it more difficult for convicted criminals and people found mentally ill from purchasing guns.—Governing.com Founded in 2006 with 15 mayors at its core, including former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, Mayors Against Illegal Guns has become a powerful voice in the gun prohibition movement, while hardly uttering a squeak about some of its own members...
  • MA: “You Shouldn’t Have To Choose Between Your Health And Your Job...So We Took Away Your Job.”

    07/19/2011 5:55:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Natural Truth ^ | July 19, 2011 | Michael Graham
    Boston’s Mayor Menino continues to pop his moron pills every morning, and local businesses continue to feel the consequences. The latest story involves the city’s soon-to-be-shut-down cigar bars.  Menino’s Department of Public Health has ordered the handful of cigar bars that haven’t already been driven out of business by ridiculously high taxes to shut down by 2018, anyway.Why is Boston closing popular, profitable private businesses? To “protect the workers,” a.k.a. “the people who choose to work there.”“Anybody working in a bar of any kind shouldn’t have to breathe in secondhand smoke in order to make a living,’’ said Michael Siegel,...
  • Menino ‘Apology’ for Illegal Alien Car Theft Comments Not Nearly Enough (Boston Mayor's Disgrace)

    07/15/2011 8:23:58 PM PDT · by montag813 · 14 replies
    StandWithArizona.com ^ | 07-15-2011 | John Hill
    Boston Mayor Tom Menino's disgraceful comments regarding illegal aliens created quite a stir yesterday, with our posts on it receiving nearly 3,000 comments in just a few hours on Facebook. To recap, Menino said that car theft by illegals wasn't serious enough to warrant deportation, and thus he would try to yank Boston from the outstanding and effective 'Secure Communities' program whereby fingerprints of arrested illegals are sent to ICE, increasing their chances of being deported. Let's first review what Menino said: Most comments on the website ran against Menino. Today, the Mayor apologized for his comments by bizarrely saying...
  • FREEP THIS POLL: Mayor Menino says car theft a "minor crime" & illegals shouldn’t be deported for it

    07/14/2011 3:35:26 PM PDT · by montag813 · 35 replies
    Fox25 Boston ^ | 07-14-2011 | John Hill - StandWithArizona.com
    ‎(1) Please FREEP this poll, which is currently running 53%-46% in FAVOR of the sanctuary city Mayor of Boston's disgraceful comments, and (2) Contact Mayor Menino and let him know what you think about his comments, and that he consults illegal alien activists to determine what should be a deportable crime: Mayor@CityofBoston.gov. To see what the fuss is all about click this thread: Boston Mayor: Car Theft by Illegal Aliens Not a 'Serious Crime' (video)
  • Boston Mayor: Car Theft by Illegal Aliens Not a 'Serious Crime' (video)

    07/14/2011 1:06:47 PM PDT · by montag813 · 40 replies
    Fox25/YouTube ^ | 07-14-2011 | Sheri Urban
    Trying to weasel out of the 'Secure Communities' program (sends fingerprints of arrested perps to DHS) in order to pander to Hispanic (and ILLEGAL) voters, Mayor Thomas Menino claims that stealing a car is not a "serious crime", and illegal aliens should not be reported to ICE if guilty of committing it. Menino also says he talks to "community leaders" (leaders of illegals?) and that they told him which crimes it was ok to deport other illegals for committing. The inmates are running the asylum up in Boston. PLEASE FREEP THE FOX25 POLL:Menino: Car theft "minor crime" & illegals shouldn’t...
  • In Boston, all politics is ’Loco

    04/23/2011 11:20:54 PM PDT · by ninonitti · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | April 23, 2011 | Michael Levenson
    A simple city event wound up pitting mayoral pique against a burrito maker’s overheated tweet It seemed like a feel-good idea: Boloco, the hip burrito chain, would provide free burritos to the first 200 people who showed up wearing a bike helmet at Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s unveiling of the city’s new bike-sharing program. Boloco would enjoy some goodwill from the public. The city would get attention for its program. And the rest of us? We might get a free lunch. But what ensued was nothing less than a burrito brouhaha involving hot tempers, a Twitter tirade, and a tense...
  • Boston Mayor Thomas Menino KOs Soda, OKs Alcohol [banned soda, sports drinks and sweetened ice teas]

    04/10/2011 9:02:19 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Boston Mayor Thomas Menino KOs Soda, OKs Alcohol Published April 10, 2011 | FoxNews.com Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has banned soda, sports drinks and sweetened ice teas from city property, according to a recent government press release. In an attempt to reduce the city’s rising obesity rates, Menino has banned all sugary drinks from city vending machines, cafeterias and concession stands, just one day after reaching an agreement with the Boston Red Sox that allows the team to sell mixed drinks at its ballpark. “I want to create a civic environment that makes the healthier choice the easier choice in...
  • Menino defends 'torture' comments (Boston's mayor wants 'torture')

    09/23/2010 2:16:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    WHDH-TV ^ | September 23, 2010
    BOSTON -- Mayor Thomas Menino voiced his outrage about a Hyde Park delivery man's murder at a recent Emerson College event, saying he wanted to slowly “torture” the suspects. “Some say you shouldn’t say it because you’re the mayor. Well, I’m a human being also,” said Mayor Menino on Thursday. Menino said at the event last week that if he saw the suspects, who he called "hoodlums," in a dark alley, he would want to fight them and “torture” them slowly.
  • Menino: 'Varitek split the upright' in 'ionic' moment

    05/11/2010 11:13:13 AM PDT · by ninonitti · 22 replies · 697+ views
    NECN ^ | 05/10/10 | Joe Haggerty
    BOSTON -- Mayor Tom Menino was at it again today in the middle of honoring Bruins legend Bobby Orr with the statue unveiling of "The Goal" outside TD Garden near the West Entrance. The mayor said the statue captured an "ionic" moment, and also asserted that Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek was the field-goal kicker who pushed the New England Patriots to their first Super Bowl victory: "Boston has an amazing set of remarkable athletes whose actions in the moment have become (sic) ionic in sports. Havlicek stole the ball. Fisk waved the ball fair. Flutie launched the Hail Mary...
  • Could Al Qaeda Blow Up LNG Tankers on 2/11?

    02/03/2010 2:23:15 PM PST · by eRtwngr · 17 replies · 775+ views
    Blogspot ^ | 2/3/2010 | eRtwngr
    I was listening to a debate on talk radio whether two Liquefied natural gas (LNG) Tankers should be allowed into Boston harbor on 2/11/10. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino had asked that they not be allowed in due to security concerns. But others say it's perfectly safe, that there's plenty of security and so on. And my first impulse was to think, how likely is it that there would be such an attack on a known target with everyone watching?
  • Watch for that rider wave of anti-anger, Mumbles

    01/27/2010 7:07:18 AM PST · by ninonitti · 12 replies · 673+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | January 27, 2010 | Howie Carr
    Mumbles Menino has learned a new word, and it’s quite impressive. I bet he spent the whole weekend working on getting it right. Tsunami. T-S-U-N-A-M-I. As in Tsunami Scott Brown. “There’s a tsunami, that’s what it was,” Mumbles was saying yesterday at the Parkman House after the new senator-elect made a call on him. “It just got rollin’ and it’s very difficult to stop. And ya know he had the best TV ads, he just had the momentum.” Not bad, Mumbles. A big word - a foreign word - and then some standard boilerplate analysis. But then, he had almost...
  • (Boston Mayor)Menino: Coakley opponents want Obama to fail

    01/17/2010 8:23:00 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 64 replies · 1,594+ views
    Boston Herald via AP ^ | 1/17/2010 | AP
    BOSTON — Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has told a largely black congregation that if Democrat Martha Coakley loses the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts, it will be a victory for people who want President Barack Obama to fail.
  • Mayor seeks to block tankers Wants Yemen gas delivery offshore

    01/01/2010 5:34:02 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 32 replies · 1,873+ views
    The Boston Glob ^ | January 1, 2010 | Andrea Estes
    Mayor Thomas M. Menino said yesterday he will ask Boston’s lawyers to see whether the city can block Yemeni tankers from delivering liquefied natural gas into Boston Harbor, calling such deliveries “wrong.’’ “We’re in extraordinary times that call for extraordinary measures to ensure the safety of our city,’’ the mayor said in an interview. “They cannot be coming into a harbor like Boston, where there is less than 50 feet between the tankers and residential areas.’ -snip- The Globe reported yesterday that shipments of liquefied natural gas from Yemen are scheduled to arrive for the first time in Boston as...
  • Howie Carr Thread week of Oct 4, 2009

    10/03/2009 9:11:32 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 19 replies · 1,355+ views
    howiecarr.com ^ | 10/04/09 | raccoonradio
    It's 10/4 good buddy and time for another week of Howie starting with his Sunday Herald column
  • Howie Carr thread week of Sept. 13, 2009

    09/13/2009 4:12:39 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 28 replies · 1,444+ views
    howiecarr.com ^ | 09/13/09 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr thread for the week. radio doings: a report in yesterday's Boston Globe-Democrat says that ESPN is going off the air (WAMG 890) tomorrow and one thing that may well happen is WRKO's sister station, WEEI...you know, the folks who took over Howie's studio...could move to FM (93.7, based in Peabody, most likely, and perhaps 97.7, with a tower on Great Blue Hill) with ESPN landing on AM 850. Nothing is official but Entercom is "in talks" with ESPN. Meanwhile there is also speculation that Entercom may dump WRKO's 680 signal and send the programming perhaps to 107.3 (currently...
  • New mosque, Islamic center at Boston

    07/25/2009 9:44:56 PM PDT · by americanophile · 17 replies · 1,520+ views
    Saudi Gazette ^ | July, 26 2009 | SG
    BOSTON – A crowd of hundreds of local Muslims inaugurated a large new mosque last week in Roxbury Crossing. The 68,000 sq foot Islamic Cultural Center in the heart of Boston, designed by Dr. Sami Angawi, and pioneered by board member Dr. Walid Fitaihi, Dr. Osama Kandeel and others, celebrated its inauguration with the historic attendance of the first Muslim in the United States Congress, Keith Ellison, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. This new Islamic cultural center in America is tremendously significant as it resides 5 minutes from the heart of downtown Boston and less than...
  • (Boston Mayor) Menino offers loan to keep Banner (newspaper) afloat (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/17/2009 5:57:01 AM PDT · by abb · 17 replies · 936+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 17, 2009 | Meghan E. Irons and Milton J. Valencia
    The City of Boston will offer to loan the Bay State Banner up to $200,000 to keep the cash-strapped weekly newspaper from shutting down permanently, Mayor Thomas M. Menino said last night. The mayor told the Globe that the loan will come from the Boston Local Development Corp. fund, a private nonprofit administered by the Boston Redevelopment Authority that provides financial infusions to struggling small businesses. The mayor said the loan is not an attempt to garner favor from the Banner, which focuses on the black community and has often covered Menino critically. “This is about me helping a business...
  • Kids attend prom from 'sexual hell'(Gay Marriage in Massachusetts brings consequences)

    06/13/2009 10:06:52 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 142 replies · 4,308+ views
    http://www.wnd.com ^ | June 12, 2009 | By Chelsea Schilling
    Family advocates are outraged by a prom held at Boston City Hall that was open to children apparently as young as 12 featuring crossdressers, homosexual heavy petting, suspected drug use and a leather-clad doorman who teaches sexual bondage classes. Children from middle schools and high schools across Massachusetts on May 9 attended a Youth Pride Day event ending with a prom inside of Boston City Hall sponsored by the Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Youth, or BAGLY, a group seated on the Massachusetts Commission for GLBT Youth. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino issued a proclamation welcoming homosexual and transgender...
  • Menino's fortunate son (Boston corruption)

    01/06/2009 7:14:06 PM PST · by Lovebloggers · 10 replies · 726+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | January 6, 2009 | Dave Wedge
    The detective son of Mayor Thomas M. Menino moonlights as a “safety engineer” for a politically wired construction powerhouse that has landed millions in city contracts and regularly turns to the mayor’s team for necessary permits, the Herald has learned. Detective Thomas M. Menino Jr., a 13-year Hub cop, landed the plum, 20-hour-a-week post with Suffolk Construction in January 2008, even as he pulls down a taxpayer-funded $86,000 annual base salary in the department’s intelligence unit. In 2007, he made $137,000 as a police officer with overtime and detail pay, records show.
  • Menino's mosque

    11/19/2008 7:48:54 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 1,039+ views
    THE PHOENIX.com ^ | November 19, 2008 | DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
    The bizarre story behind the construction of Boston's most controversial building