Thursday, December 29, 2011
Several new members on each board will be sworn in at Kennedy Middle School.
New school committee and City Council members are scheduled to be sworn in on Sunday, Jan. 1. A swearing in ceremony will be held for City Council-elect Joe Vizard as well as School Committee-elects John Graceffa and Edmund Tarallo, according to City Clerk Russ Malone. The ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. at John F. Kennedy Middle School, he said. Graceffa, who was recently named a defendant in a sexual abuse lawsuit, has said he still plans to take his seat. Malone told Patch on Tuesday, Dec. 27 that Graceffa had not informed the Clerk's office that he would not be taking office.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
New faces join city government.
Two new faces won election to the School Committee last night, while the City Council gained one new member. Mayor Jeanette McCarthy was also reelected to a third term over her 22-year-old challenger. (See voting tallies) John Graceffa (3,498 votes) and Edmund Tarallo (2,737 votes), the son of City Councillor Ed Tarallo, both won seats on the school committee, while incumbent Margaret Donnelly (3,036 votes) won reelection. Incumbent Stephen Rando Jr. (2,609 votes) failed to gain his seat back, while the two other candidates, Alice Taylor (1,812 votes) and John Frassica (2,602 votes) failed to gain seats. The winners will serve four-year terms. Reached by phone last night, Rando told Patch he was proud of the work he had done during his …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Check out the Waltham City election voting tallies.
Below are the voting tallies for the Nov. 8 Waltham City Election. However, due to technical difficulties, Patch cannot post voting tallies broken down by ward and precinct. Mayor Jeanette McCarthy: 6,556 (Winner, incumbent) Andrew Wirth: 787 Councillor-At-Large Thomas Stanley: 4,363 (Winner, incumbent) Diane LeBlanc: 4,141 (Winner, incumbent) Paul Brasco: 3,697 (Winner, incumbent) Kathleen McMenimen: 3,717 (Winner, incumbent) Kenneth Doucette: 3,342 (Winner, incumbent) Joe Vizard: 3,151 (Winner) Sally Collura: 2,734 (incumbent) Sarah Hankins: 2,047 Ed Sazo: 1,798 No Write-Ins School Committee: John Graceffa: 3,948 (Winner, new member) Margaret Donnelly: 3,036 (Winner) Edmund Tarallo: 2,737 (Winner, new member) Stephen Rando Jr. 2,609 (…
The Waltham School Committee has one new member tonight.
The winners of the Waltham City Election are below, but only for opposed races. Stay tuned for voting tallies. Mayor: Mayor Jeanette McCarthy School Committee: John Graceffa (new member), Margaret Donnelly, Edmund Tarallo (new member) Ward 8 Councillor: Stephen Rourke Ward 5 Councillor: Gary Marchese At-Large Councillors: Thomas Stanley, Joe Vizard (new member), Kathleen McMenimen, Paul Brasco, Kenneth Doucette, Diane LeBlanc.
Check back at Patch for election results.
UPDATED, 8:10 p.m.: Polls are now closed in Waltham. Stay with Patch for results as they become available. _________________ With the city’s general election scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 8, check out our guide to all things election, that you should know. WHO IS RUNNING FOR WHAT SEAT (Click on a candidate's name for a profile of his or her candidacy) Ward 8 Councillor (two-year seat, I= incumbent, vote for one) Stephen Rourke - (I) George Macary School Committee (three four-year seats, vote for no more than three) Margaret Donnelly - (I) Edmund Tarallo (son of City Councillor Ed Tarallo) Stephen Rando Jr. - (I) John Frassica II Alice Taylor John Graceffa Councillor At Large (Six two-year seats, vote for no more than six) Sarafina "Sally" …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Ed Sazo is seeking a seat on the City Council.
Friday, November 4, 2011
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are responses from Ed Sazo, who is running for a seat on the City Council as a Councillor-At-Large in the general election scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 8. The questions were posed by Waltham Patch and the answers have only been edited for clarity and readability. Check out our other election coverage. ___________________________________ Current Employment: Worldwide Account Manager at STMicroelectronics What is your professional background?: -Associate in Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from Queensborough Community College. -Bachelors of Science in Electrical Power Engineering (Minor in Business) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. -Presently, I’m a worldwide account manager for top …
Gary Marchese is seeking reelection to the City Council.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are responses from Ward 5 City Councillor Gary Marchese who is running for in the Tuesday, Nov. 8 general city election. The questions were pose by Waltham Patch and have only been edited for clarity and readability. See our other election coverage. Lillian Santangelo is challenging Marchese for his seat. Also, in fairness to other candidates, Waltham Patch edited down one response to meet an imposed word limit. This was done only after Marchese was asked several times to resubmit responses that met the limit. _______________________________ Employment: My name is Gary J. Marchese. I am a family law attorney. My law Office is located at the Colonial Shopping Center at 85 River St. in Waltham. I have …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
John Graceffa is seeking a seat on the School Committee.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Editor’s Note: This story was originally posted in the run up to the Sept. 20 preliminary city election. It has been reposted in the days before the Tuesday, Nov. 8 general city election. The following are responses are from School Committee candidate John Graceffa, to questions posed by Waltham Patch. They have been edited for clarity and readability only. Several other candidates are on the ballot: incumbent Margy Donnelly and Stephen Rando Jr., Alice Taylor, John Frassica II, and Edmund Tarallo (the son of City Councillor Ed Tarallo). The election will eliminate one candidate and leave two for the November ballot. ______________________________________ Current Employment: I am currently Dean of Students at Arlington Catholic High …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Diane LeBlanc is seeking reelection to as a City Councilor-At-Large.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are answers submitted by Councilor-At-Large Diane LeBlanc. Waltham Patch posed the questions and the answers were edited only for clarity and readability. Check out our other election coverage. _________________________________________ Current Employment: National Archives & Records Administration - Regional Liaison, Greater Boston Federal Executive Board - Chair Why Are You Running For City Council?: I am running for City Council because I love the city of Waltham and the people of Waltham. I am committed to issues which have a direct impact on the quality of life for our residents and to ensuring that our city remains a safe and affordable community for current and future generations. What is your …
Sarah Hankins is running for a seat on the City Council.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are answers submitted by Sarah Hankins, a candidate for City Councillor-At-Large. The questions were posed by Waltham Patch and were only edited for clarity and readability. Check out our other election coverage. ____________________________________ Current Employment: Revenue Accountant, Merrill Corporation What is your professional background?: I have worked in the accounting field for small businesses and large corporations. My experience includes working on cost saving initiatives and efforts to drive more revenue. Why are you running for City Council?: I decided to run for City Council because I want to see a more vibrant and transparent government in Waltham. As a homeowner, I am concerned about the …