Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Locations include Boston, Lowell, New Bedford, Worcester and Springfield.
Congressmen Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch, the two Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate, have agreed to participate in six debates between now and the April 30 primary, according to the Boston Herald. The Boston Herald’s Chris Cassidy just Tweeted that three of the debates will be general format, with the remaining three focusing on jobs, domestic issues and foreign policy. One of the debates will be held in Boston, and others will be held in Lowell, New Bedford, Worcester and Springfield. The location of the sixth debate has not been determined. Markey and Lynch are facing off to see who will take on the winner of the Republican primary in the June 25 special election to fill the seat vacated by John Kerry’s appointment as Secretary of…
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Nomination papers deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 27
With only days to go before nomination papers are due in the race for U.S. Senate, last week was a busy one for announced and potential candidates looking to fill the seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary of State. The Republican field lost one prominent candidate, and another generated a bit of controversy. On the Democratic side, Congressmen Edward Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) have been working through their pre-primary debate schedule and campaigning across the state. Democrats Markey and Lynch hit the road Both Democratic candidates hit the road again last week from Pittsfield to Salem, meeting with residents and attending fundraisers. Markey had campaign stops in Taunton, Fall River, Lowell …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Sample ballots for the Democratic, Republican and Green/Rainbow Party primaries.
The Fall Election season ramps up tomorrow with the State Primary. Locally, the Primary battle that has garnered the most attention is the GOP race for State Senate, where Andover Selectmen Alex Vispoli is challenging state Rep. Paul Adams, R-Andover, for the right to take on incumbent state Sen. Barry Finegold, D-Andover, in November. Attached you will find copies of the State Primary Ballots for the Democratic, Republican and Green/Rainbow Party. Polling places in Tewksbury are as follows: Precinct 1 Senior Center 175 Chandler St. Precinct 1A Senior Center 175 Chandler St. Precinct 2 Recreation Center 286 Livingston St. Precinct 2A Recreation Center…
Monday, August 13, 2012
Patch asked their political influencers to react to the news Paul Ryan will be Mitt Romney's running mate.
Massachusetts Democrats believe that with Rep. Paul Ryan on the Romney ticket, Democrats can win by running against Ryan's existing budget plans, particularly his proposal for Medicare. In a Blue Commonwealth Snap Poll survey sent out shortly after Romney announced Paul Ryan will be his running mate, Massachusetts Democrats reacted to the decision. "[The decision] defines Romney as a conservative who aligns himself with the Tea Party," one respondent said. "The Ryan Budget is regarded as 'extreme' by its detractors. The Ryan Budget is controversial and Obama-Biden have to keep playing that card in a fitting manner," another political influencer answered. When asked if Romney's choice would help the Obama-Biden ticket win over …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
All registered Democrats in Tewksbury are invited to attend.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the Tewksbury Democratic Town Committee.) On Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at 10:00 AM, registered Democrats in Tewksbury will be holding a caucus at the Tewksbury Town Hall, 1009 Main Street to elect 14 delegates and 3 alternates to the 2012 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women. Doors open at 9:30 A.M. You must be in attendance at 10:00 A.M. To participate. This year's Democratic Party Nominating Convention will be held on Saturday, June 2nd at the Mass. Mutual Center in Springfield. All Massachusetts Democrats chosen at their caucuses will gather to select candidates to compete for the Democratic Nomination for U.S. Senate. The…
Monday, January 23, 2012
Bill keeps unemployment insurance tax in check.
Monday, January 23, 2012
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by state Rep. James Miceli.) Rep. James R. Miceli and his colleagues at the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a supplemental spending bill that among other issues will halt a scheduled 25 percent spike in the cost of unemployment insurance. Without legislative action, businesses in the Commonwealth would see an average of $141 per employee increase in their unemployment insurance tax bringing the total cost to $935 per worker which could have resulted in layoffs. It will mark the fourth straight year lawmakers intervened to prevent the increase. The spending bill also includes an increase of $21 million in heating assistance for needy residents. The extra assistance was…
Friday, September 10, 2010
Democratic candidates address the controversial issue of the Tri-Town Development and its impact on the west side of town.
(Editor's Note: Tewksbury Patch asked the candidates for Democratic state representative and state senator five questions on issues related directly to Tewksbury. Question1 was published Thursday. Questions 3-5 will run on consecutive days leading up to the primary on Sept. 14.) --- State Senator, 2nd Essex/Middlesex District Jack Wilson, Democrat, Andover The only option on the table right now for local access is a connection to South Street, which is completely unacceptable. The fact that anyone at the state would even suggest that is yet another example of the state bureaucracy being out of the touch with residents. Opening up developable land is a good thing in terms of new for revenue for the town, but the idea of having access to I…