• Lynnfield,  November 2 2018

    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…

  • Everett,  November 2 2018

    Everett is ready to vote

    Everett is ready to vote   Everett voters will join the rest of the state on Tuesday, November 6 in the midterm elections. A little over four percent of the city’s electorate have already performed their civic duty, however, using the city’s early voting program. According to the Election Commission, about 900 voters have already cast their ballots since the beginning of early voting on October 22, with about 200 votes coming since Tuesday. With 20,642 registered voters in the City of Everett, that’s already 4.3 percent of the vote. Today (Friday, November 2) is the last day of early voting for the City of Everett. The polls will be…

  • Malden,  November 2 2018

    Tuesday’s election offers voters clear choices

     By Barbara Taormina   Midway through this week, roughly 1,300 residents had already turned out at the Senior Center to take advantage of early voting, which ends Friday, Nov. 2 at noon. City Clerk Tom Brennan said he expected another 400 to 500 residents to take advantage of early voting, while most of the city’s 31,958 registered voters seem to be waiting for Tuesday, Nov. 6. In state elections without presidential races, voter turnout in Malden mirrors state averages. In 2010, half, or 50 percent, of eligible voters in Malden went to the polls, compared to 55 percent of all eligible voters across the state. In 2014, turnout in Malden…

  • Lynnfield,  November 2 2018

    Sen. Crighton running unopposed in General Election

     By Christopher Roberson When Lynnfield voters go to the polls on Nov. 6, they will find that incumbent State Senator Brendan Crighton is the lone candidate to represent the Third Essex District. “I am excited for this upcoming session and will continue to fight for improved transportation options for the North Shore and more resources to our schools so that every child has the best opportunity possible to succeed,” he said in a written statement. Crighton became a senator in April of this year after he ran unopposed in the General Special Election to replace former State Senator Thomas McGee. Crighton encountered some slight competition in the Feb. 6 Special…

  • Lynnfield,  October 26 2018

    Letter to the Editor: Town Clerk lists Election Day do’s and don’ts

    Mid-term Elections are just around the corner. I want to share some thoughts that will help you and the election staff to make the day an enjoyable experience for all involved. To that end – I’ve put together a brief list of do’s and don’ts. Do check your voting status before heading to the polls (active or inactive). Do know your precinct before coming to vote (1, 2, 3, 4). Do come to the Lynnfield High School to vote (in the main gym as usual). Do look at the samples along the gym walls for voting instructions and precinct listings. Do give your name and address at the both the…

  • Malden,  October 26 2018

    Ready, set, vote

    By Barbara Taormina   With the upcoming midterms being billed as the most important election of a generation, Malden is making sure everything will run smoothly at the polls. The City Council’s Appointments & Personnel Committee met this week with City Clerk Tom Brennan to review the problems that occurred during last month’s primary and to ensure that the right people and procedures are in place for Nov. 6. “We had some hiccups with the primary,” said Personnel Committee Chairwoman Peg Crowe, adding that former City Clerk Karen Anderson has been brought back on board to help with next month’s vote. During the primary, three precincts ran out of ballots…

  • Lynnfield,  October 19 2018

    Letter to the Editor: Are you ready for the November 6th Election?

    Letter to the Editor: Are you ready for the November 6th Election?   Dear Lynnfield citizens, Mid-term Elections are just around the corner!! I want to share some thoughts that will help you and the election staff to make the day an enjoyable experience for all involved. To that end – I’ve put together a brief list of do’s and don’ts.   Do check your voting status before heading to the polls (active or inactive) Do know your precinct before coming to vote (1, 2, 3, 4) Do come to the Lynnfield High School to vote (in the main gym as usual) Do look at the samples along the gym walls…

  • Malden,  October 19 2018

    City Clerk sets early voting schedule

    City Clerk sets early voting schedule   By Barbara Taormina   Beginning Monday, Oct. 22, Malden voters will, once again, have the chance to vote early in the upcoming election. Early voting is an option for all registered voters in the city, and residents do not need reasons or excuses to cast early ballots. This year, all early voting will take place at the Senior Center, 7 Washington St., on the following days, during the following hours: Monday, Oct. 22 – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 – 8 a.m.…

  • Everett,  September 7 2018

    McGonagle wins reelection in close race

    By Brendan Clogston In a night of historic political upsets across the Commonwealth, Everett largely backed its incumbents, though by margins modest enough to suggest that a still ripening appetite for change does exist in the city. Two-term State Rep. Joseph McGonagle overcame a challenge by local activist Gerly Adrien for the 28th Middlesex State Representative seat by a 168-vote margin, netting 1,968 votes, or 42.17 percent, to her 1,800 votes, or 38.57 percent (a third candidate, former State Rep. Stat Smith, came in a distant third, winning only 893 votes or 19.13 percent). Local interest in the race was high, with only 108 blanks and six write-in votes cast.…

  • Saugus,  September 7 2018

    Town vote mirrors statewide primary results

      By Mark E. Vogler   Some of the races were closer. But Tuesday’s primary election didn’t produce any major surprises in contests that drew close to 19 percent of the town’s registered voters. Republican Governor Charlie Baker won his party’s place on the November ballot easily. But in Saugus, Baker edged out Scott Lively — a Trump supporter and conservative minister, 895-749. In The Democratic Primary for Governor, Jay Gonzalez beat out Bob Massie by close to 65 pecent. Saugus Democrats supported Gonzalez over Massie by a 656-625 margin. In other primary contests, Saugus voters favored: Jimmy Tingle 669 to 638 over Quentin Pallfrey in the Democratic Primary for…