Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Hastings Street in West Roxbury was jam-packed with campaign supporters on election eve night.
West Roxbury photographer Paul Treseler took these photos of the Truman Rally on Hastings Street on Monday night. For more photos and an article about the Truman Rally click here.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Democratic US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren roused the crowd with an invigorating speech in the Hastings Street lot on Monday night.
Democratic US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren made her last election eve stop a memorable one at the Truman Rally in West Roxbury on Monday night. After numerous candidates gave quick stump speeches, Ed Kelly, president of the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts, introduced Warren from a stage on Hastings Street. "It's about whose side are you on?" asked Warren to the pro-Warren crowd evidenced by her campaign signs easily outnumbering any other candidates. Republican US Sen. Scott Brown did not attend the nonpartisan event. And Warren took it to her opponent, "Too often Scott Brown stands with millionaires and billionaires... he doesn't stand for working families. I want to go to Washington to fight for families every day." …
There will be no parking allowed on the outbound side of Centre Street from Corey to Park streets starting at noon on Monday.
Due to the Truman Rally tonight, NO PARKING is allowed in the Hastings Street municipal lot all day. The Hastings Street lot is at the intersection of Hastings on Centre streets. Also, there is no parking on Centre Street on the Hastings Street side from Corey Street to Park Street starting at noon.
The nonpartisan election eve political rally is tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hastings Street lot.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Republican US Sen. Scott Brown has not confirmed whether he will attend the rejuvenated Election Eve tradition.
Democratic US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has confirmed she will be at the revitalized Truman Rally in West Roxbury on the eve of Election Day. Her opponent, Republican US Senator Scott Brown has not confirmed whether he will attend the nonpartisan political rally starting at 7 p.m. But organizers are hopeful he will confirm his participating in the nonpartisan rally. The Truman Rally was rebooted last year, after being on hiatus for several years from the Parkway political scene. From 1981 until 2006 the Truman Rally was a well-loved neighborhood tradition. he event was considered, and now looks to be once again - a vital stop on the campaign trail for candidates due to the hundreds of supporters, spectators, and would-be …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The Truman Rally will take place the night before the November election and all candidates on the ballot are invited to attend.
Boston's Ward 20 Democratic and Republican Commitees held a Truman Rally Fundraiser on Thursday night at the West Roxbury Pub. The Truman Rally is a Parkway tradition that was restarted last year after several years of absence. Last year's rally took place at the Hastings Street parking lot with several politicians including Mayor Thomas Menino, Stephen Murphy and John Connolly, all taking the stage to present reasons for why residents should vote for them. At Thursday night's fundraiser politicians at the pub included Congressman Stephen Lynch, D-9th; City Councilors Matt O'Malley and Rob Consalvo, as well as state Rep. Ed Coppinger, D-West Roxbury, and state Sen. Mike Rush, D-Norfolk/Suffolk.
Monday, May 7, 2012
The Democrat and Republican Ward 20 committees are working in conjunction together to put on this year's Truman Rally.
Last fall West Roxbury politicians brought back the old school Truman Rally, which had been defunct for several years. Expect this fall's rally to be bigger and rally organizers are looking for residents to get involved with the nonpartisan rally. A planning meeting for the 2012 Truman Rally will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, May 8) at 7 p.m. in the West Roxbury Pub and Restaurant Function Room. This is a collaborative planning meeting with the Ward 20 Democratic and Ward 20 Republican committees, as well as state Rep. Ed Coppinger, D-West Roxbury, and West Roxbury's District Councilor Matt O'Malley. Anyone interested in helping plan this year’s community political rally on the night before Election Day are encouraged to attend. US …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Attend an old school style Harry Truman Rally at the Hastings Street lot at 7 p.m. tonight and hear the Boston City Council candidates speak.
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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, …