Monday, November 21, 2011
Challenger Suzanne Lee's office is requesting a recount of all wards within the district.
- Alix Roy
Monday, November 21, 2011
A recount will be conducted of the District 2 Boston City Council election results, after just 87 votes propelled incumbent Bill Linehan to victory over challenger Suzanne Lee. Lee’s campaign is requesting a recount of all wards within District 2, and filed paperwork on Nov. 18 with the city’s election office, according to a press release. “After seeing just how close the results were and hearing concerns from so many constituents throughout the district, we’re requesting a recount to make certain that every ballot cast for this race has been accounted for, no matter which candidate a voter supported," said Lee. To request a recount, candidates must gather 50 signatures from each ward they wish to be recounted. According to the Boston …
Monday, November 14, 2011
"I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to keep my dream job and extraordinarily appreciative of the people who helped me get here."
Monday, November 14, 2011
This past Tuesday was our first reelection. Because of the support of friends like you, we received 7,431 votes (and 97.55 percent of all votes cast). I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to keep my dream job and extraordinarily appreciative of the people who helped me get here. Next week is the one-year anniversary of the special election that first brought us onto the City Council. As I reflect on our first year in office, I feel tested by the challenges and proud of the accomplishments. My enthusiasm and love for this job continues to grow each and every day. Whether you voted for me, held a sign, made calls, donated money, knocked on doors, stood at the polls or simply wished me well, I am so thankful for your support and …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Pressley's finished first citywide to win her second term on the Boston City Council.
The four incumbent candidates for Boston's at-large city council seats all won their re-election bids Tuesday, with former city council member Michael Flaherty trailing closely behind Stephen Murphy, according to the unofficial results posted on the city's web site. Ayanna Pressley, the lone woman on the council, won the most votes, with 21.42 percent. She was followed by Felix Arroyo with 20.26 percent, John Connolly with 18.74 percent and Murphy with 15.26 percent. Flaherty received 14.73 percent. By 10:30 p.m., the city was reporting 100 percent of the results from Boston's 254 voting precincts. To see the tally, check the city's election web site. District races In District 3, which represents Dorchester, Frank Baker bested John O'…
Pressley finishes first, then Arroyo, Connolly and Murphy. Challenger Michael Flaherty finished fifth.
No one saw this coming in the at-large Boston City Council race. Incumbent Ayanna Pressley finished first, according to the City of Boston's website. Pressley, a first-term councilor, was expected to be in a dogfight with challenger Michael Flaherty. But that didn't end up to be the case. With 100% of precincts reporting Tuesday night, Pressley finished first, followed by Felix Arroyo, John Connolly and Stephen Murphy. The following is from the City's website: At Connolly's victory party at the West Roxbury Pub and Restaurant, supporters gossiped back and forth as numbers poured in through the city. As Pressley's numbers mounted Connolly's supporters were amazed and their attention went to see if all four incumbents would get in. During …
Hopes were high that the afternoon crowd would boost totals. Four at-large Boston City Council seats to represent West Roxbury are at stake.
Voting totals were low in the early afternoon, but candidates, supporters, and poll workers were hopeful the afterwork crowd would come to cast their lots. Voter turnout was expected to be somewhere between 10 to 15 % of all registered voters in Boston due to only have two contested district races and the at-large race. Outside of the Holy Name Parish polling site around 1 p.m. at-large Boston City Council candidates Michael Flaherty and Sean Ryan greeted each other amid a couple sign holders. "So far so good," said Flaherty. "It's a beautiful day. There is no reason for people to not turnout." Flaherty said he started his day in his neighborhood of South Boston, and was bouncing around the city today. The Holy Name Parish polling site …
Supporters outnumbered voters during noontime.
You can't blame the weather on a low voter turnout because today is beautiful. At the Holy Name Parish Hall, West Roxbury Library and Lyndon School polling stations it appeared there were more supporters than voters. While there may have been few voters, there were plenty of smiles from election poll workers, supporters, voters and candidates.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Menino endorses all four at-large incumbents. All candidates were invited to speak at the Hastings Street municipal lot to give their last pitches before Election Day.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino made a surprise last minute appearance and endorsements of the four sitting at-large City Council candidates during a Harry Truman Election Eve Rally in West Roxbury. Held on Monday night at the Hastings Street municipal lot, Menino said "...the four at-large councilors. They've done the job for you. Let's bring them back." That was after At-Large Boston City Councilor John Connolly spoke and stumped for neighborhood schools, which Menino doesn't support. The night was a throwback to the 1980s when there were Harry Truman Society Election Eve Rallies every year, a tradition that West Roxbury District Councilor Matt O'Malley and state Rep. Ed Coppinger, D-West Roxbury, have promised to start up again. After Steve …
Tuesday is Election Day with polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The following is a list provided by the City's Election Department website. Need to know what where you should vote? Click on this City link and enter your address. Numbers relate to precincts all in Ward 20. 1 SAINT NECTARIOS GREEK CHURCH - VOTER ENTRANCE BELGRADE AVENUE AND ROBERTS STREET, ROSLINDALE. VOTE IN FAITH AND CULTURAL CENTER. 2 SAINT NECTARIOS GREEK CHURCH - VOTER ENTRANCE BELGRADE AVENUE AND ROBERTS STREET, ROSLINDALE. VOTE IN FAITH AND CULTURAL CENTER. 3 LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 5125 WASHINGTON STREET, WEST ROXBURY. VOTE IN GYMNASIUM. 4 SAINT NECTARIOS GREEK CHURCH - VOTER ENTRANCE BELGRADE AVENUE AND ROBERTS STREET, VOTE IN HALLWAY. 5 SPRING STREET APARTMENTS - 23 SPRING STREET, WEST ROXBURY. VOTE IN …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Boston City Council candidates were judged based upon a variety of animal issues.
Massachusetts' Animal Protection Political Action Committee, Humane USA-Massachusetts, endorsed three incumbents for the Nov. 8 At-Large Boston City Council race, as well as local face. West Roxbury's District Councilor Matt O'Malley, while unopposed, garnered an endorsement, because he "positioned himself as a leader on issues. He recently formed 'Woof Roxbury,' and effort to explore a possible off-leash dog recreation space in the area of Millenium Park in West Roxbury." Endorsements are based on a variety of animal issues including use of wild animals in circuses, designated off-leash recreation areas for dogs, animal control policies, as well as the candidates’ personal views on the treatment of animals. Based on the criteria, at-large…
Friday, November 4, 2011
State Rep. Coppinger and West Roxbury District Councilor O'Malley bringing back the rally for all candidates to come and speak. It will take place in the Hastings Street parking lot like back in the day.
You're an old school West Roxbury resident if you recall the Harry Truman Rallies that happened in the Hastings Street parking lot on the eve of elections. "I have so many memories of it while growing up as a kid," said West Roxbury District Councilor Matt O'Malley. "It's an old time piece of Americana. You have a stage for local candiates all the way up to senator, and governor. They make their pitch with people cheering..." It's been a couple of years since there was a Truman Rally in the neighborhood, but O'Malley and state Rep. Ed Coppinger, D-West Roxbury, decided to reboot the rally for 2011. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first West Roxbury Truman Rally, according to O'Malley. The rally will take place on Monday, …