Thursday, January 3, 2013
Joan Lovely officially began her term as Danvers' newest state Senator on Wednesday.
Salem's Joan Lovely took her seat in the Senate chamber Wednesday to officially start her tenure on Beacon Hill, according to the Salem News. She now represents Danvers in the state Senate. Lovely was sworn in by Gov. Deval Patrick during a brief ceremony and then took her first vote to return Therese Murray to the Senate presidency -- it was a unanimous vote. The 54-year-old Lovely, a longtime and popular Salem city councilor, defeated Peabody opponents John Slattery and Mary-Ellen Manning along with Salem's Ed Carroll during the Democratic Primary in September. She then easily beat Beverly Republican Richard Jolitz in November for the 2nd Essex District seat. The seat was long held by by Peabody's Fred Berry, who retired last year after …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
A breakdown of state senate poll results from Beverly, Danvers, Peabody, Salem and Topsfield.
Here's a breakdown of each city/town's poll results in the primary:
Joan Lovely will be in the Nov. election.
Joan Lovely secured a spot in the Second Essex Senate election in Thursday's primary election. Click here for a look at how the North Shore voted. Lovely will go on to face Republican challenger Richard A. Jolitz in the November election.
Join us for our live blog as the polls close.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Welcome to the live blog of the Massachusetts State Senate Second Essex District race.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Sen. Fred Berry says Lovely is best choice to take over his seat.
Sen. Fred Berry had endorsed Salem City Councilor Joan Lovely for his senate seat. “I will cast my vote for Joan Lovely,” Berry said in a statement that was leaked to the press two days before planned, according to an article in the Salem News. “As an eight-term city councilor and longtime community leader, Joan knows what local communities need from the state government. She has demonstrated both compassion and political courage in dealing with tight municipal budgets and providing vital services to her community.” Joan Lovely said she "had no clue" of the endorsement until she was informed by a reporter, according to the Salem News article. Berry has been senator of the 2nd Essex District — Beverly, Danvers, Peabody, Salem and Topsfield…
Retired deputy sheriff and former governor's councilor Edward Carroll of Salem chatted live with readers on Friday.
Salem's Edward Carroll, who is running for state Senate for the 2nd Essex District, fielded a broad range of questions in a live chat with Danvers Patch readers Friday on everything from his main platform issue -- Salem's power plant -- to medical marijuana, public transportation, education and more. Marissa Lwoe: Salem power plant is privately owned. Have you consulted with new owners to see if they would entertain the casino idea, pay $400,000 in non-refundable application fees and pay millions for infrastructure the area just doesn't currently have? Edward Carroll: Strong, dedicated leadership is required to make the right project there happen. That project will benefit the state in general, but more so, it will benefit Salem, Peabody, …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Mary-Ellen Manning, who's running for the 2nd Essex District seat in the state Senate, fielded readers' questions Thursday in live chat.
Governor's Councilor and state Senate candidate Mary-Ellen Manning fielded a broad range of questions in a live chat with Danvers Patch readers Thursday on everything from local taxes to the region's biggest challenges, Salem's power plant, illegal immigration, affordable housing and more. Roger: Would you care to comment on Joan Lovely's insatiable appetite for increasing taxes on Salem residents please? Mary-Ellen Manning: Roger, thank you for participating in this chat. It is true that there are clear differences between me and my opponents on the issue of taxes. I have pledged to do all that I can to lower the state income tax rate to 5 percent as promised by the State House years ago. My opponent from Peabody voted to override the …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Have a question for Mary-Ellen Manning? Ask it here.
Governor's Councilor and attorney Mary-Ellen Manning is chatting live with Danvers Patch readers today from noon - 1 p.m. Manning is running for the 2nd Essex District seat in the state Senate.
Campaign finance reports, which were submitted Aug. 29, show Lovely brought in nearly double the contributions of her opponents.
She didn’t have the largest war chest coming into the race, but Salem City Councilor Joan Lovely does now, after amassing nearly double her opponents’ campaign donations as she seeks the Senate seat for the 2nd Essex District in next Thursday's primary. According to pre-primary campaign finance reports filed yesterday with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance, Lovely has brought in $82,708 since Jan. 1, although $26,313 of that amount was a loan she made to her campaign on Feb. 15. By far, most of the individual donations to Lovely’s campaign came from Salem residents and business owners. Of a few hundred contributors, only about 50 were from Peabody, Beverly, Danvers or Topsfield in total. Among Lovely’s financial supporters…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Carroll, a retired county deputy sheriff and former governor's councilor, will be chatting live with readers Friday from noon to 1 p.m.
State Senate candidate Edward Carroll will be joining us on DanversPatch Friday at noon for a live chat with readers. If you have any questions for Carroll on his bid for the 2nd Essex District seat, which represents Peabody, Salem, Beverly, Danvers and Topsfield, this is a great opportunity to get those questions answered. Be sure to head on over to our homepage between noon and 1 p.m. on Aug. 31 to join our chat. You simply have to provide your name and you'll be able to ask your questions immediately. Be sure to mark your calendar today. Questions submitted, as always, will be subject to moderator approval. No vulgar or libelous comments will be allowed. Due to the fact that we expect a high volume of questions for that hour, we will …