Friday, November 02, 2007

A-B TAB Endorses Ciommo, Arroyo, Connolly, Flaherty, and Yoon for City Councilor

The Allston-Brighton TAB has endorsed Mark Ciommo for Allston-Brighton District 9 City Council. Their editorial page writes:
In the time we’ve been observing Ciommo, he’s shown himself to be a consistently reliable advocate for the people of Allston-Brighton. He’s regularly attended community meetings and, again in contrast to his opponent, never skipped a community debate. When local activists have asked candidates to fill out election-related questionnaires for publication on local blogs, Ciommo has always taken the time to answer them.
On the issues themselves, the TAB highlights Ciommo's stance on improving the Boston Public Schools through advocacy of the K-8 model, while contrasting it with opponent Greg Glennon's support for state-chartered schools and school vouchers.

In the Councilor-At-Large race, they picked "[Councilor] Michael Flaherty over [Councilor] Stephen Murphy, because we hear from him more – and that’s significant since all of the at-large incumbents could probably stand to pay a bit more attention to A-B than they do"; I have heard from a lot of people in the neighborhood who have the opposite view altogether.

Their other endorsements are for Councilors Felix Arroyo and Sam Yoon, for providing "a voice in government for people who might not otherwise have one," and challenger John Connolly, because he "would bring a fresh, new, intelligent perspective to the council" even though his positions on some of the issues "are different from those of some of the other candidates we’re endorsing."

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