• Malden,  November 2 2018

    City calls for a dialogue to stem intolerance

     By Barbara Taormina   Ward 4 Councillor Ryan O’Malley this week proposed that the city hold a public hearing on political disillusionment and the spread of political, racial and religious extremism in the United States. O’Malley said recent events, particularly the tragedy in Pittsburg where 11 people were murdered in a synagogue by a gunman shouting anti-Semitic slurs, reflect widespread political disillusionment that has led to extremism. O’Malley asked the City Council to schedule a public hearing so the community could explore these trends and, hopefully, diffuse them through a discussion on the need to establish an environment that offers dignity and respect to all. While councillors said they appreciated…

  • July 6 2018,  Saugus

    9th Essex House District Race

    Campaign comments from the candidates   The campaign staff of Matthew Crescenzo, a Democratic candidate for Massachusetts State Representative in the 9th Essex House District, this week issued a statement hailing the so-called Grand Bargain as “a victory for working families that took too long.” Crescenzo released the following statement praising the “Grand Bargain” signed into law recently by Governor Charlie Baker. “The Grand Bargain signed into law by Governor Baker to increase minimum wage and provide paid family medical leave is a victory for the working men and women of this state. Too many families struggle to provide basic necessities and are squeezed with rising costs and no increase…

  • June 1 2018,  Saugus

    Ninth Essex House Race

    State Rep. Wong set to face two candidates in November election By Mark E. Vogler State Rep. Donald Wong will face two challengers from Saugus on this November’s Election ballot when he seeks a fifth two-year term representing voters of the Ninth Essex House District. Former Saugus selectman candidate Michael Coller has qualified to run unenrolled, and U.S. Army veteran Matt Crescenzo will be running as a Democratic challenger, according to the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Elections Division. Wong, a popular Republican, and Crescenzo will each be listed on their respective ballots for the Sept. 4 primary election without competition unless a candidate decides to run a write-in campaign. At…

  • Everett,  March 9 2018

    Political Announcement: Gerly Announces Listening Tour Dates and Locations

    Gerly Adrien’s first priority as a candidate is to listen to and represent the concerns of Everett residents. During the past week Gerly knocked on 500 doors, where she heard several major themes: residents are concerned about their water bills, the increase in their property taxes, and how the schools are performing. To continue this conversation, Gerly is launching a Listening Tour of Everett so that more residents can tell her directly what is on their mind. Gerly invites you to join her at one of the stops on her upcoming Listening Tour (refreshments will be served). Dates and locations are as follows: Tuesday, March 20 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.:…

  • January 19 2018,  Lynnfield

    Annual election looks quiet – so far

    By Christopher Roberson   To date, there has been little fanfare with this year’s races for office; however, the Annual Town Election is still three months away. Town Clerk Trudy Reid said this year’s voter turnout will depend on how many candidates appear on the April 10 ballot. “At the moment, only incumbents have taken out nomination papers,” said Reid. “If there are no other candidates, I would expect the turnout to be low, less than 15 percent.” However, she said candidates have until Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. to file nomination papers. “There is still time for anyone to take out nomination papers, so anything can still happen,” said…

  • January 19 2018,  Lynnfield

    Barrett launches reelection campaign for Board of Selectmen

    By Christopher Roberson During the past year, Board of Selectmen Chairman Christopher Barrett said one of his top priorities was to get more residents involved in town government; now those same individuals have urged him to seek another term, and he did not want to disappoint them. “I feel that I owe it to each and every one of them to run for another term and do my best to work with them to help Lynnfield remain one of the very best communities to call home,” said Barrett. Going into this year’s election, which will be held on April 10, Barrett said he would encourage anyone who is thinking about…