Don't miss Jim O'Toole's obit of the former city chairman of the Democratic committee Sam Tiglio, with guest appearances by Sophie Masloff, Tom Flaherty and Penguins president David Morehouse, his nephew:
His political base was the 20th Ward, one of the city's largest and most influential, which covers neighborhoods surrounding the West End. There he hosted semi-annual political rallies that became fixtures on the pre-election calendars of politicians at every level.
"He used to have these huge rallies," Mr. Flaherty said. "I remember in 1992, he had Hillary Clinton there; she was just mobbed."
"He would start cooking spaghetti sauce a couple of days in advance. ... He also liked to bake cookies," said Mr. Morehouse. "They used to hold them in this huge building that looked like an old airplane hangar."