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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1998
The Times' July 27 article on the 2000 Democratic National Convention states that while "insiders say the contest is between Los Angeles and Boston . . . Democrats would be reluctant to kick off the millennium in Sen. Edward Kennedy's hometown." I couldn't disagree more--Boston is the best city for the millennium for many reasons, including the fact that Sen. Kennedy represents all of us so well in Washington. No other Democratic senator has been more effective in moving progressive legislation through the Republican Senate than Ted Kennedy.
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OPINION
July 24, 2012
The Muppets are well within their rights to shun Chick-fil-A after the chain restaurant donated to anti-gay groups and its president, Dan Cathy, made statements implying a strong, biblically-based stand against same-sex marriage. They're private, um, puppets. But public officials have a responsibility to carry out their ministerial tasks fairly and evenhandedly - and to uphold the principle of free speech - whether or not they like a business executive's social or political stances. We disagree heartily with Cathy, but are far more troubled by the reaction of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who vowed to block Chick-fil-A's effort to open an outlet in that city.
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NATIONAL
November 13, 2005 | Elizabeth Mehren, Times Staff Writer
Time was, this city hummed every four years with competing campaign songs and thundered with fiery oratory from those who would be mayor. Candidates were proud to be known both as gentlemen and as scoundrels. Scandal abounded, and neighborhoods all but went to war for their favorite contenders. But the city that for centuries reveled in fierce City Hall contests was strangely sleepy this campaign season. Tuesday's election had all the excitement of a supermarket opening as Thomas M.
NATIONAL
November 13, 2005 | Elizabeth Mehren, Times Staff Writer
Time was, this city hummed every four years with competing campaign songs and thundered with fiery oratory from those who would be mayor. Candidates were proud to be known both as gentlemen and as scoundrels. Scandal abounded, and neighborhoods all but went to war for their favorite contenders. But the city that for centuries reveled in fierce City Hall contests was strangely sleepy this campaign season. Tuesday's election had all the excitement of a supermarket opening as Thomas M.
OPINION
July 24, 2012
The Muppets are well within their rights to shun Chick-fil-A after the chain restaurant donated to anti-gay groups and its president, Dan Cathy, made statements implying a strong, biblically-based stand against same-sex marriage. They're private, um, puppets. But public officials have a responsibility to carry out their ministerial tasks fairly and evenhandedly - and to uphold the principle of free speech - whether or not they like a business executive's social or political stances. We disagree heartily with Cathy, but are far more troubled by the reaction of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who vowed to block Chick-fil-A's effort to open an outlet in that city.
NATIONAL
July 26, 2004 | Elizabeth Mehren, Times Staff Writer
His office is far from grand, and the most prominent object on his desk is a sign that decrees "No Whining." There are no silver-framed pictures of him with famous people, just a shelf filled with toys in case his five grandchildren drop by. Thomas M. Menino, 61, this city's Democratic mayor, is a man of few pretenses.
OPINION
December 16, 2009
Gun control is one of those culture-wars issues on which liberals and conservatives often don't even seem to be speaking the same language, let alone coming to consensus. Gun owners -- especially the hard-core enthusiasts who belong to the National Rifle Assn. -- are often thought to oppose any restriction on their 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. Except that, according to a recent poll, they don't. The gun-control debate is replete with suspect polls and fishy statistical analyses, so when Mayors Against Illegal Guns set out to survey gun owners, it knew it would be accused of putting a liberal slant on the questions.
NATIONAL
November 28, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Sail Boston, a visit by tall ships that has drawn millions of spectators in the past, has been scuttled in 2004 so the city can focus on the Democratic National Convention. Sail Boston's board acceded to a request from Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who was concerned that the event, planned for July 10-15, would be a drain on city services so close to the convention, set for July 26-29. Sail Boston said it plans to hold the event in a subsequent year at "a more appropriate time."
NEWS
March 14, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Organizers of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade will cancel it to protest a court order allowing gays and lesbians to march. "They're not going to shove something down our face that's not our traditional values," John (Wacko) Hurley, president of the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, said at a news conference. Hurley said gay marchers will be excluded when the parade resumes next year. But Mayor Thomas M.
NEWS
January 6, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino has vetoed a measure that would have banned the use of the word "minority" in city documents. The ordinance, which the City Council had approved unanimously, could undermine protections for blacks and others in contracting, hiring and delivery, Menino said. "I am gravely concerned this measure will have far-reaching unintended negative effects," he said in a statement. City Council President Charles C.
NATIONAL
July 26, 2004 | Elizabeth Mehren, Times Staff Writer
His office is far from grand, and the most prominent object on his desk is a sign that decrees "No Whining." There are no silver-framed pictures of him with famous people, just a shelf filled with toys in case his five grandchildren drop by. Thomas M. Menino, 61, this city's Democratic mayor, is a man of few pretenses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1998
The Times' July 27 article on the 2000 Democratic National Convention states that while "insiders say the contest is between Los Angeles and Boston . . . Democrats would be reluctant to kick off the millennium in Sen. Edward Kennedy's hometown." I couldn't disagree more--Boston is the best city for the millennium for many reasons, including the fact that Sen. Kennedy represents all of us so well in Washington. No other Democratic senator has been more effective in moving progressive legislation through the Republican Senate than Ted Kennedy.
NATIONAL
April 26, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The mayors of 13 U.S. cities gathered at a summit in New York aimed at purging the streets of illegal guns, with organizers saying the federal government is not doing enough to solve the problem. "If the leadership won't come from Congress or from the White House, it will have to come from us," said New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who led the summit with Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. The mayors gathered to exchange ideas and promote law enforcement cooperation among their cities.
BUSINESS
June 4, 1999 | Times Wire Services
Louisiana lawmakers thwarted New Orleans' first-in-the-nation lawsuit that claims gun manufacturers should be held liable for the costs of gun-related violence. A bill preventing Louisiana cities from suing the gun industry breezed through the state Senate without fanfare or a dissenting vote. It had already passed the House, and Gov. Mike Foster said he will sign it.
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