Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Debate to air on WCVB Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Another U.S. Senate election for Massachusetts is drawing to a close, with the two combatants set to square off one final time before voters head to the polls June 25. Democratic Congressman Edward Markey of Malden and Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez will hold the last of three debates Tuesday evening in the race to fill the seat formerly held by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. The debate will air live from 7 to 8 p.m. on WCVB (Channel 5). The debate will be moderated by R.D. Sahl of Boston University. The two previous debates for the candidates were held in Boston and Springfield. Recent polling has suggested an edge for Markey in the race. Both candidates have received visits from high-profile …
Saturday, June 15, 2013
If the special election was today, who would you choose as our new U.S. senator?
A week from Tuesday, Massachusetts voters will decide who to elect in the special election to fill the seat vacated by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. We want to know - if the election was today - who would you vote for? Candidates Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez have been pullling out all the stops in the last two weeks as the latest polls show the gap is narrowing between the two. After weeks of relative quiet, the negative ads have started to clog the airways and both candidates have had high-profile folks stumping for them. Rudy Guiliani was in town last week putting his support behind Gomez and President Obama came to Boston this week showing his support for Markey. So tell us, if you had to vote today who would …
Monday, June 10, 2013
The School Committee member cited several reasons for leaving the committee, including that he no longer has kids in the Waltham schools.
Waltham School Committee member Robert Cincotta will not seek reelection to his seat but instead plans to run for an at-large City Council seat. Cincotta, who has served on the Committee for 20 years, cited several reasons for departing it, including that he no longer has children in the school district. “I've always believed that there should be more parents on the School Committee as opposed to professional educators. While I still fall into the parent category, I no longer have children in the school system,” Cincotta told Waltham Patch. “I'm glad that so far, it appears that all the declared candidates are parents of children in the system so it's a good time for me to let someone else take over.” Cincotta also said 20 years is “long …
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Gun control, health care, economy, foreign policy among major topics in first meeting of candidates.
Thursday, June 6
Gabriel Gomez and Edward Markey engaged Wednesday in their first debate before the U.S. Senate special election this month, and the tone was markedly similar to the tone of the overall campaign thus far. Gomez, the Republican Cohasset businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL, and Markey, the Democratic Malden congressman since his election in 1976, jabbed at each other during the hour-long debate at WBZ-TV's studios and sponsored by the news station and the Boston Globe. Topics for the evening included gun control, health care, the economy, foreign policy, recent national political scandals, immigration and abortion. Time and again, Gomez pounded Markey for his years in Washington, painting the congressman as out of touch with Bay State …
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The Senate candidates will face each other in a live, televised debate Wednesday.
The Republican and Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate special election later this month are set to conduct their first of three scheduled debates Wednesday night. According to an Associated Press article printed in the Boston Herald Monday, Republican businessman Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset and Democratic Congressman Edward Markey of Malden will debate at the WBZ-TV studios Wednesday in a debate sponsored by the TV station and the Boston Globe. WBZ previously reported the debate will take place and air live from 7 to 8 p.m. WBZ political analyst Jon Keller will moderate. According to the Herald, subsequent debates will take place on June 11 in western Massachusetts and June 18 back in Boston. The campaigns reportedly spent weeks "…
Monday, June 3, 2013
Many potential candidates have taken out nomination papers for the upcoming city elections.
Waltham’s election season is approaching and many potential candidates have taken out nomination papers. See our list below. It was last updated on Friday, May 31. City Council NOTE: All city council terms are two years. Ward 1 Daniel Romard (incumbent) Ward 2 William Fowler Kenneth B. Doucette (He currently serves as a councilor at large.) Ward 3 George Darcy Councilor-At-Large Paul J. Brasco (incumbent) Safafina “Sally” Collura Thomas Stanley (incumbent) Kathleen McMenimen (incumbent) Joe Vizard (incumbent) Carlos Vidal Diane LeBlanc (incumbent) Richard Cardillo (Cardillo previously served as Waltham Fire Department Chief) Clarance D. Richardson Sarah Hankins Ward 4 (this seat was previously occupied by Tom Curtin. Curtin resigned …
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Several people are interested in the Ward 2 City Council sat.
Waltham City Councillor Edmund Tarallo announced on Tuesday he would not seek another term. Tarallo, who represents Ward 2 made the announcement during the Tuesday, May 28 City Council meeting. Tarallo, in some brief remarks, said he was responding to inquiries on why he had not yet pulled nomination papers for reelection. Tarallo, who has served 24 years on the council, was elected to five terms as a councilor at large and seven terms as the Ward 2 councilor. “I really appreciate the support of the people of my neighborhood have shown to me,” Tarallo told the Council chambers. Councillors showered Tarallo with praise saying they would miss his dedication and expertise. City Council President Robert Waddick said Tarallo had served with …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The campaign committee called “Koutoujian for Congress” allows the candidate to raise money for a campaign and hire campaign staff.
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian announced Thursday that he is opening a Congressional campaign committee account. The move is a serious indication that Koutoujian will run for U.S. Congress if Congressman Edward Markey wins the U.S. Senate special election next month. "I have dedicated my life to working on issues important to the people I have been honored to represent as a legislator and now as Sheriff. If given the opportunity, I intend to fight for the people of the 5th Congressional district as their representative in Washington," said Koutoujian. "Throughout my career, I have focused on guaranteeing access to quality, affordable health care, enacting common sense measures to strengthen our economy, ensuring public …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Congressman leads Gabriel Gomez by 17 points.
Thursday, May 9
A new Suffolk University/7NEWS (WHDH) poll shows a strong lead for Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey over Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in the race for the U.S. Senate special election. The poll of 500 likely voters has Markey at 52 percent and Gomez at 35 percent. Eleven percent of voters in the poll were undecided. A third-party candidate, Richard Heos of the Twelve Visions Party, got 1 percent and another 1 percent refused to respond. David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston, said along with the announcement of the poll that Markey has "a large lead over his Republican opponent who voters are unsure about." Indeed, 32 percent of those polled said …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Former councillor says she wants to continue improving Waltham.
Former City Councillor Sally Collura says she is seeking to return to the city council she left in 2011. Collura told Waltham Patch she has taken out nominated papers for an at-large seat and has already held a fundraiser. “I have been overwhelmed with the kind comments of people, and I believe that the people out there … are sincere about that,” she told Waltham Patch. Collura, who lost her 2011 reelection bid to Councillor Joe Vizard in 2011, said she wants to continue to work to improve Waltham and work on incoming business development. The deadline to submit nomination papers with signatures is June 27 and the primary election is set for Sept. 17. The general election is scheduled for Nov. 5.