• November 9 2018,  Saugus

    Wong wins big

    Saugus Republican wins 66 percent of Saugus vote, on top in all precincts to notch 5th term at State House By Mark E. Vogler Even during the final week of a campaign that he was expected to win decisively, State Rep. Donald Wong worried about the possibility of voter turnout working against him – because supporters might assume that he didn’t need the votes. “If they already think I’m going to win, they might not show up,” the Saugus Republican told The Saugus Advocate in a preelection interview. “So, I’m need to keep campaigning so all of my supporters do show up,” Wong said. But not even Tuesday’s torrential rain…

  • November 9 2018,  Revere

    Baker, DeLeo, Rollins, Boncore win election

    By Tara Vocino Poll workers said they’ve never seen anything like it while reading over the results at City Hall late Tuesday night. “We had double lines out the door and around the building,” Ward 1, Precinct 3 Warden of 7 years Clara Lander said. “It was unbelievable how many new voters who weren’t on the list came in.” Poll worker of five years Barbara Saul, who was also serving the Recreation Center area, estimated that she and her team registered a quarter of new voters, up from 715 to 1,350 people. “We’re happy to serve them, but it was hectic,” Saul said. “We encourage residents not to wait until…

  • November 9 2018,  Peabody

    Speliotis slips by Mezzina in general election

     By Christopher Roberson   Longtime State Rep. Theodore Speliotis narrowly escaped defeat during the Nov. 6 general election, holding off challenger Mark Mezzina by 5.7 percent. In prior years, Speliotis has won reelection by an average of 14.4 percent. In Peabody, the results for the 13th Essex District showed that 2,792 of the city’s voters favored Mezzina compared to 2,538 for Speliotis. However, the race for governor was not nearly as close with Gov. Charlie Baker taking 66.9 percent of the state vote and challenger Jay Gonzalez taking 33 percent. In Peabody, 16,757 voters favored Baker while Gonzalez garnered 4,960 votes. In the U.S. Senate race, incumbent Elizabeth Warren emerged…

  • Malden,  November 9 2018

    Election results show Malden’s true-blue color

    By Barbara Taormina   Although there were no big surprises among the results from this week’s election, Malden’s preliminary tallies reflected some small but unique twists and trends. In the races at the top of the ticket, Malden voted in various shades of blue. While 55 percent of local voters cast ballots for incumbent GOP Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Democratic challengers Jay Gonzalez and Quentin Palfrey won nearly 45 percent of the Malden vote. Statewide, Baker and Polito received close to 67 percent of the votes cast. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren coasted to a second term with 60 percent of the vote while GOP challenger Geoff…

  • Everett,  November 9 2018

    Everett votes with the Commonwealth on Tuesday

    Backs incumbents, Questions 2 and 3 By Brendan Clogston   There were no surprises in Everett Tuesday. Beyond a few races where the margins were somewhat closer than the statewide results, Everett voters followed the Commonwealth, backing incumbents and preserving transgender rights while rejecting a ballot initiative regulating nurse/patient staffing ratios. Turnout was strong, if not record-breaking on Tuesday, with few local decisions remaining for Everett voters, many of their decisions having been made in September’s primary. In all, 10,347 ballots were cast Tuesday, a little over half of Everett’s 20,642 registered voters and a modest uptick from 2014’s midterm turnout, in which 9,379 ballots were cast. Incumbent Democratic U.S.…

  • Lynnfield,  November 9 2018

    Lynnfield mostly sides with incumbents in general election

     By Christopher Roberson   Despite a decisive victory in the September primary, Jay Gonzalez was no match for Gov. Charlie Baker, who cruised to a second term in the Nov. 6 general election, capturing 66.9 percent of the vote. In Lynnfield, 5,012 voters favored Baker while Gonzalez garnered 1,056 votes. In the U.S. Senate race, 3,515 Lynnfield residents voted for challenger Geoff Diehl, 2,544 voted for incumbent Elizabeth Warren and 191 voted for challenger Shiva Ayyadurai. Although Diehl topped the ticket in Lynnfield, he did not fare nearly as well on the state level, receiving 36.2 percent of the vote to Warren’s 60.3 percent. Ayyadurai finished in a distant third…

  • November 2 2018,  Saugus

    Election 2018

    Early Voting ends today; town prepares for Tuesday’s state election; 50–60 percent turnout expected By Mark E. Vogler For the second time in three years, Massachusetts voters got a chance to cast their ballots at the polls early. And from all indications from Town Clerk Ellen Schena’s office, hundreds of Saugus residents are still loving it – the same as back in 2016 when Massachusetts voters were able to cast their ballots before Election Day for the first time. “It’s a lot of work, but I would say a lot of the voters like it,” Schena said in an interview Wednesday. By day’s end, 1,344 voters – close to 12…

  • November 2 2018,  Revere

    Tuesday’s state election candidates and ballot questions previewed

    By Tara Vocino   Election Commissioner Diane Colella released the official Nov. 6 state election specimen ballot to The Revere Advocate inside City Hall on Monday night. Incumbent Cambridge resident Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, is vying for a spot against Whitman resident Geoff Diehl, a Republican, and Belmont resident Shiva Ayyaduri, an Independent, for Senator-in-Congress. Incumbent Swampscott resident Charlie Baker and Shrewsbury resident Karyn Polito, both Republicans, are running against Needham resident Jay Gonzalez and Weston resident Quentin Palfrey, who are Democrats, for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Incumbent Boston resident Maura Healey, a Democrat, is running for reelection against Republican candidate James McMahon III, of Bourne, for Attorney General. Incumbent…

  • November 2 2018,  Peabody

    Rundown of State Election candidates

    Rundown of State Election candidates  By Christopher Roberson   This year’s State Election will be held on Nov. 6 and will feature the following races:   U.S. Senate U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren – Incumbent since Jan. 3, 2013, former Chairman of the Congressional Oversight Panel, former professor at Harvard University Law School and named Bostonian of The Year by The Boston Globe in 2009. State Representative Geoff Diehl – Represents Seventh Plymouth District, Eagle Scout, Illinois State Scholar, member of the South Shore and Metro South Chambers of Commerce, former member of the Whitman Finance Committee and By-Law Review Committee. Shiva Ayyadurai – Scientist and entrepreneur. Holds four degrees from…

  • Malden,  November 2 2018

    Times, places and other details for Tuesday’s election

    Times, places and other details for Tuesday’s election  By Barbara Taormina   City Clerk Tom Brennan offered City Councillors an update this week on plans to ensure that Tuesday’s election runs as smoothly as possible. During the primary election held just after Labor Day, three of the city’s 16 precincts ran out of ballots around midday. A breakdown in communication between the precinct wardens and the City Clerk’s Office led to a delay in the delivery of fresh batches of ballots. Some residents waited in line for more than 30 minutes to vote, while others left polls without voting. Retired City Clerk Karen Anderson agreed to step in and help…