Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The U.S. Senate candidates have one week to go before voters head to the polls.
Gabriel Gomez and Edward Markey spent their final debate Tuesday night before next week's U.S. Senate special election clashing over their records and who has the better vision for both their commonwealth and their country. It was about halfway through the debate, during a segment that allowed the candidates to question each other directly, when Peabody entered the conversation. Markey said Gomez was on the board of directors for a Peabody-based global company that laid off local workers and sent those jobs overseas. Federal assistance then went to help those workers, he said. "Wasn’t there a way to keep the jobs here in Peabody, Massachusetts?" Markey asked. Gomez' response was that the company, Synventive Molding Solutions, along with …
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Debate to air on WCVB Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Another U.S. Senate election for Massachusetts is drawing to a close, with the two combatants set to square off one final time before voters head to the polls June 25. Democratic Congressman Edward Markey of Malden and Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez will hold the last of three debates Tuesday evening in the race to fill the seat formerly held by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. The debate will air live from 7 to 8 p.m. on WCVB (Channel 5). The debate will be moderated by R.D. Sahl of Boston University. The two previous debates for the candidates were held in Boston and Springfield. Recent polling has suggested an edge for Markey in the race. Both candidates have received visits from high-profile …
Saturday, June 15, 2013
If the special election was today, who would you choose as our new U.S. senator?
A week from Tuesday, Massachusetts voters will decide who to elect in the special election to fill the seat vacated by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. We want to know - if the election was today - who would you vote for? Candidates Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez have been pullling out all the stops in the last two weeks as the latest polls show the gap is narrowing between the two. After weeks of relative quiet, the negative ads have started to clog the airways and both candidates have had high-profile folks stumping for them. Rudy Guiliani was in town last week putting his support behind Gomez and President Obama came to Boston this week showing his support for Markey. So tell us, if you had to vote today who would …
Thursday, June 6, 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 …
Thursday, May 30, 2013
The town of Danvers will have all four of its polling locations open for the June 25 Special State Election.
The Special State Election for the seat of former U.S. Sen. John Kerry is coming up on Tuesday, June 25. In the recent state primary, voters chose U.S. Congressman Ed Markey, a Democrat, and Republican Gabriel Gomez for the two nominations. Danvers voters followed suit. Voting will take place in Danvers from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the town's four polling locations: Click here for state ballot information The town of Danvers provided information for this article.
Friday, May 10, 2013
The newly organized board unanimously voted to appoint Diane Langlais as its fifth member on an interm basis Thursday night.
It wasn't long after Dave Mills was sworn into office Thursday night and the Board of Selectmen chose a new chairman that another new member to the board was appointed and took the oath of office. Selectmen unanimously appointed Diane Langlais as the fifth member of the board to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Michael Powers in April. Langlais, a self-employed accountant and longtime Finance Committee member, was praised by selectmen as a highly qualified candidate, a "team player" and very knowledgeable about town finances. "I think she would be a good addition to this board," said Dan Bennett, who just won re-election to his third term on Tuesday. Clark said the board could benefit by having a female member again and noted …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Congressman leads Gabriel Gomez by 17 points.
Thursday, May 9
A new Suffolk University/7NEWS (WHDH) poll shows a strong lead for Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey over Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in the race for the U.S. Senate special election. The poll of 500 likely voters has Markey at 52 percent and Gomez at 35 percent. Eleven percent of voters in the poll were undecided. A third-party candidate, Richard Heos of the Twelve Visions Party, got 1 percent and another 1 percent refused to respond. David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston, said along with the announcement of the poll that Markey has "a large lead over his Republican opponent who voters are unsure about." Indeed, 32 percent of those polled said …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Here's how Danvers voted on Tuesday in the Annual Town Election.
The most closely watched race was the three-way contest for two seats on the Board of Selectmen and those victories Tuesday went to Dave Mills and incumbent Dan Bennett. Incumbent Keith Lucy finished a distant third. Michael Swindell defeated Ann Marrie Penick for a seat on the Housing Authority, while Patricia Fraizer went unchallenged for another term as Town Moderator, Arthur Skarmeas faced no opposition on his re-election to the School Committee and incumbent Julie Curtis was re-elected along with newcomers Natalie Fiore and Frank Herschede as Library Trustees. As for Town Meeting Members, there are a few changes in some precincts, but the membership largely remains the same. Christopher Dembowski fills a vacancy in Precinct 1, there …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Retired judge David Mills takes one of three seats on the board as Dan Bennett is re-elected to another term. Keith Lucy knocked from seat.
Retired judge David Mills topped the ticket in Tuesday's Annual Town Election to gain a seat on the Board of Selectmen. Mills, 70, a former Town Moderator and Town Meeting Member who has a long history in Danvers although he has never run for Selectman before, knocked incumbent Keith Lucy from his seat on the board. Mills gathered with supporters to celebrate his victory at Timothy's on Route 1 Tuesday night. A testament to his longstanding presence in town politics, most of the crowd in the barroom were fellow senior citizens or close to it. "There's no 'I' involved here, there is 'we,'" he said, attributing Tuesday's results and place atop the ticket to the longstanding connections he and his family have made in town. "People joked about…
There are three candidates, all experienced in local government, running for two seats on the Board of Selectmen in Danvers.
There's a three-way race for two seats on the Board of Selectmen in Danvers today. Selectmen Keith Lucy and Dan Bennett are both up for re-election and face a challenge for one of their seats from retired judge David Mills. The Salem News recently profiled each of the candidates and you can find those features here for Lucy, Bennett and Mills. Mills is a former prosecutor and Danvers Town Moderator and spent 25 years as a Town Meeting member. He was first appointed as a judge in 2001. Lucy, an electrical engineer, is finishing up his third three-year term on the board and is currently the senior member with the resignation of Selectman Michael Powers last month. Bennett, who unsuccessfully challenged state Rep. Ted Speliotis again in …