Monday, June 10, 2013
Voting for Ward 5, Precincts 5 and 11 will be at the Church of the Advent June 25.
Two Beacon Hill voting precincts will change their location for the June 25 election, according to tweet Friday from the Boston Election Department. For Ward 5, Precincts 5 and 11 for Boston voters, they will cast their ballots at Church of the Advent with the voter entrance at 145 Mt. Vernon St. For handicap access, enter through 30 Brimmer St. Voting will take place in the library. The former location for voting was the Hill House Community Center at 127 Mt. Vernon St. The June 25 election will have two races for voters on Beacon Hill. There will be a U.S. Senate special election between Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Edward Markey. Twelve Visions Party candidate Richard Heos will be on the ballot as well. Also, the 8th Suffolk …
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Gun control, health care, economy, foreign policy among major topics in first meeting of candidates.
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 …
Mayoral candidate John Connolly said the B.R.A. is 'who you know culture' in City Hall.
Boston City Councilor and mayoral candidate John Connolly had some harsh words for the Boston Redevelopment Authority and outgoing Mayor Thomas Menino. “Although we have thrived from a development perspective, we are trapped in a system that puts the focus on who you know rather than the merit of your project,” Connolly said at a candidates forum, according to the Boston Herald. “That’s what we need to break and that’s the transparency — we need transparent decision-making within the BRA.” Connolly made the comments during a development-oriented candidates’ forum hosted by the Boston Society of Architects on Wednesday morning. To read the rest of the article, click here.
Will air live on WBZ starting at 7 p.m.
Monday, June 3, 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 "…
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington says the U.S. Senate candidate didn't name his clients at Advent International when he filed for the race.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has filed an ethics complaint against U.S. Senate special election Republican nominee Gabriel Gomez with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics. In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, CREW said they filed the complaint against Gomez for "failing to name his clients while working for the private equity firm Advent International." You can read the entire complaint against Gomez here. Gomez, a Cohasset businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL, will face Congressman Edward Markey of Malde, Democratic nominee, in the election June 25 to fill the seat vacated by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan said in the statement that candidates must name…
Beacon Hill resident defeated Back Bay's Joshua Dawson and could be challenged by write-in GOP candidate in June.
Beacon Hill lawyer Jay Livingstone claimed victory in the special Democratic primary for the 8th Suffolk County House of Representatives seat after the vote in Boston and Cambridge Tuesday. Livingstone beat Back Bay's Joshua Dawson, a former aide for several state politicians, in the primary for the district covering Back Bay, Beacon Hill, West End, Fenway and parts of Cambridge. With 100 percent of the Boston precincts reporting, Livingstone won the city with nearly 68 percent to just shy of 32 percent for Dawson, according to unofficial results from the city. There were no candidates on the Republican ballot for the primary, however, Victor Navarro of Cambridge has told the Boston Globe he plans on conducting a write-in campaign to be …
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
One observer called the trend "upward political mobility" for officials in the Bay State, but that's perhaps not the case with outgoing Lt. Gov. Tim Murray.
As Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray conducts his final full week in state government, he finds himself close to joining familiar ranks of several top elected Bay State officials in the not too distant past. Murray, like recent governors William Weld and Paul Cellucci, will not finish his last elected term in office. After this coming Sunday, Murray, a Democrat, will become the new president and CEO of his hometown Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, a decision he announced last week. The decision once again raised questions about whether Gov. Deval Patrick will complete his own term set to expire in early 2015. Weld, a Republican, left the corner office in the mid 1990s after he was tapped by President Bill Clinton to be ambassador to…
President calls Markey "a passionate and effective champion for middle class and working families."
Boston.com reported Tuesday that President Barack Obama has officially endorsed U.S. Congressman Edward Markey (D-Malden) in his bid to become the next U.S. senator from Massachusetts. In a statement from Markey's campaign, Boston.com reported that Obama called Markey "a passionate and effective champion for middle class and working families." Markey will face Republican Cohasset businessman and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in the June 25 election to replace U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the Senate. Earlier this month, Boston.com also reported First Lady Michelle Obama will appear at a fundraiser Wednesday for Markey's campaign at Taj Boston. According to Boston.com, the minimum contribution for the event is $500.
Two Democratic candidates square off, check out polling locations and times here.
Voters on Beacon Hill will head to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots in the special primary election to replace Marty Walz in the 8th Suffolk County House of Representatives district. Two candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination, Joshua Dawson and Jay Livingstone. There are no Republicans seeking the seat. Livingstone is a lawyer who lives on Beacon Hill while Dawson, a Back Bay resident, is the former executive director of State Treasurer Steve Grossman’s political committee and former legislative and budget director for State Senator Thomas P. Kennedy (D-Brockton). The seat is vacant because Walz resigned to become the new Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts president and CEO. The 8th Suffolk district includes …