Friday, November 16, 2012
State Rep Jim Dwyer thanks Reading voters for re-electing him this year.
Friday, November 16, 2012
To the Editor: I want to take this opportunity to personally thank the residents of Woburn and Reading for the overwhelming vote of confidence in bestowing upon me the honor of re-election as your State Representative. Please know that the responsibility you have entrusted upon me is both humbling and a distinct privilege. I will continue to offer an honest and common sense voice in the Legislature that will always keep in mind the best interests of the residents of the 30th Middlesex District. Sincerely, Jim Dwyer
Monday, November 12, 2012
If appointed, a special election would be held to fill Kerry's seat.
President Obama is considering appointing Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry as the Secretary of Defense, according to the Washington Post. Cabinet changeups are standard fare at the start of a second presidential term. Kerry, who is believed to want the Secretary of State job, would replace current Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, according to the Post. If appointed, Kerry would have to resign from the Senate and a special statewide election would have to be held to fill his seat. However, appointing Kerry to either seat could have political implications — it could mean the risk of losing Kerry's Senate seat in Massachusetts to Republicans, according to the New York Times. Obama not only would have to decide whether to risk Kerry's …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
As Sen. Scott Brown and several media outlets descended on the Reeves School, some questions whether school should be in session during an election.
A photograph, a wave, a shout from a classroom. Those three things started a swirl of controversy on Woburn Patch's Facebook page yesterday. Sen. Scott Brown, followed by a crowd of out-of-town supporters, visited Woburn yesterday afternoon at the Reeves Elementary School polls. As he walked into the building, a group of students waved frantically from their classroom. The senator waved, and one child shouted, "We love you, Scott!" As Brown left, a group of children gathered on the stairs with their teacher, and the senator impulsively ran up to greet them, shaking hands with many children. The photographs were posted on Woburn Patch, prompting criticism from readers: "My kid goes to Reeves and I'm troubled that any candidate would show …
Preliminary results from the City Clerk's office.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters made decisions on car repairs, assisted suicide and medical marijuana in the statewide election.
Question 1: Right to Repair Voters approved the “Right to Repair” ballot question, which would give consumers more choices when fixing a car in today's election. According to numbers on boston.com, 85 percent of voters approved the question, with 51 percent of the state reporting at 10:15 p.m. The initiative requires automakers to make computer software codes for repairs more accessible to independent repair shops and car owners by 2015. But in July, state legislators devised a compromise that would give carmakers until 2018 to comply with the new law, according to a Boston Globe report. By approving Question 1, voters trumped that compromise and enacted the “Right to Repair” act as written on the ballot. “Voters sent a clear message to …
Marilyn Pettito Devaney won with 75 percent of the vote in the district that covers more than 30 communities.
[Results updated at 9:35 a.m. on Nov. 7] Voters returned Watertown’s Marilyn Pettito Devaney to an eighth term on the Governor’s Council, Tuesday, supporting her by a wide margin in the race against Newton’s Thomas Sheff. With 95 percent of the 270 precincts counted, Pettito Devaney received nearly 74percent of the votes, according to results collected by Patch and Boston.com. Pettito Devaney, a former Watertown Town Councilor, received 230,222 votes, and Sheff, who had run for mayor in Newton in 2005, received 80,891 votes. Pettito Devaney defeated two challengers in the Democratic primary in September before facing Sheff, who ran as an un-enrolled candidate. The Third District of the Governor’s Council includes 32 communities, from …
Democrat Elizabeth Warren beat incumbent candidate Scott Brown in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race.
Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren has beaten incumbent Republican candidate Scott Brown for a seat on the U.S. Senate, according to the Associated Press. Warren is won by a margin of eight percentage points, 54 percent to 46 percent, making her the first female senator elected in Massachusetts. An estatic Warren addressed a crowd of hundreds of excited supporters at the Copley Fairmont Plaza hotel in Boston on Tuesday night. "We did what everyone thought was impossible," she said. "We taught a scrappy, first-time candidate how to win." "You took on the powerful Wall Street banks and let them know that you want a Senator out there fighting for the middle class all of the time," she said. "And despite the odds, you elected the first …
Updates on the presidential, state and local election in Woburn will be posted here throughout the day Tuesday.
Stay with Woburn Patch all day as we update this article with news and information from the polls—and live election results after 8 p.m. Editor's note: We will have ongoing updates all day today! Stay tuned to Woburn Patch. Tuesday, 9:55 p.m. Unofficial results are in from City Clerk Bill Campbell: See the chart below for full results from the city of Woburn. Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. The Boston Globe is reporting that the local beer and wine licenses question is passing with four precincts reporting. Also, according to the Globe, Scott Brown is winning Woburn with more than 1,000 votes than Elizabeth Warren. Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. Polls closed in Woburn at 8 p.m. tonight. Stay with Woburn Patch for local results (will be posted here). The state-…
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Monday, November 5, 2012
Here's a list of the candidates you will see on the ballot.
Here is a list of the candidates on the Woburn ballot for the Nov. 6 election. Candidates are listed in the order that they will appear in the ballot. Information courtesy the Woburn City Clerk's office. President and Vice President Johnson and Gray - Libertarian Obama and Biden - Democratic Romney and Ryan - Republican Stein and Honkala - Green-Rainbow Senator in Congress Scott P. Brown, 7 Hayden Woods, Wrentham – Republican – Candidate for re-election Elizabeth A. Warren, 24 Linnaean St., Cambridge – Democratic Representative in Congress Edward J. Markey, 7 Townsend St., Malden – Democratic – Candidate for re-election Tom Tierney, 7 Lomas Dr., Framingham Councillor Marilyn M. Petitto Devaney, 98 Westminster Ave., Watertown – Democratic…