Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Extensive repairs costing as much as $2.4 million to Marblehead's 'icon' must now be approved by voters in June.
In a relatively short three-hour Town Meeting, Marblehead leaders voted unanimously Monday night to approve spending up to $2.4 million to repair a deteriorating Abbot Hall clock tower. The proposed repairs to the more than 200-year-old structure must now be approved by the voters in a general election next month. "The time has come to make significant repairs," said Board of Selectman Chair Jackie Belf-Becker, calling the tower Marblehead's icon. "Mere patching is no longer sufficient." Town Administrator Jeff Chelgren said if the measure is approved by the voters, the town, which has a Triple A credit rating, would raise the funds through bonds. The cost of the bonds would raise taxes on a median income house of $476,000 between $13.67 …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Proceeds from golf tournament will fund July 4 festivities.
Enjoy golf on the celebrated Tedesco course by taking part in the Town of Swampscott's Golf Tournament. It will be held Monday, May 20th at Tedesco Country Club. Lunch will be served at 11:15 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. The tournament will be followed by a BBQ Dinner. All proceeds from this tournament will be used to fund the 4th of July Festivities. Please visit the town's website for registration form and information atwww.town.swampscott.ma.us or call the Recreation Office at 781-596-8854.
Our "Five Things to Know" column provides essential daily information at a glance, including what you need to know about tonight's Town Meeting.
1. Weather Watch: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Light south wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning. There may be pockets of dense fog this morning. 2. Town Meeting is Tonight: The annual exercise in direct democracy begins at 7:45 p.m. at Marblehead Veterans Middle School. 3. This Year's Warrant Articles: If you haven't looked over this year's warrant articles, here's the list. 4. Magicians in Action: It's a busy day on the home sports scene. Marblehead High School hosts Beverly in boys tennis, Wilmington in girls lacrosse and Salem in softball. Here are the details. 5. North Shore "American Idol" Comes Home: Beverly's Angie Miller came back to the North Shore for a parade and concert in her hometown on Saturday. If you …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
There is a lot of campaigning to do before the Democrat and Republican face off on June 25 in the U.S. Senate special election.
After months of campaigning we now know who is going head-to-head in the June 25 special U.S. Senate election. Democratic Congressman Edward Markey (D-Malden) took the Democratic vote in the Tuesday election over fellow Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston). Political newcomer and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset came out on top of a field of Republican candidates - including more seasoned opponents former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and State Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk. With a month-and-a-half of campaigning still to come, we wanted to stop and ask: if the special election was held today - who would you vote for right now? Markey or Gomez? Tell us in our comments section below.
Recap and analysis of the week in state government.
In case voters weren't paying attention, and turnout suggested many weren't, his name is Gabriel Gomez. And now only Ed Markey stands between him and the United States Senate. "My name is Gabriel Gomez, and I'm a proud Republican," Gomez said, reciting his full name for the second time during a five-minute chat with reporters outside the new go-to, post-election Broadway T stop in South Boston Wednesday morning. The reporters already knew who he was, but part of Gomez's strategy now is to make sure everybody else does too. The newly minted face of the Republican Party captured the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate on Tuesday by defeating two better known names in Massachusetts Republican politics. Former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Here's a closer look at how Marblehead voted in Tuesday's US Senate Primary Election.
These unofficial election results were posted at Abbot Hall Tuesday night. The story in Marblehead was low voter turn-out and victories for Edward J. Markey and Gabriel Gomez. DEMOCRATIC STATE PRIMARY: REPUBLICAN STATE PRIMARY:
The former Navy SEAL and the longtime Congressman will face off June 25 to fill John Kerry's former U.S. Senate seat.
A political newcomer will face a long-time Massachusetts politician in the race to be the Bay State's next U.S. senator. The Associated Press has declared Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset and Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey of Malden the winners of their U.S. Senate special primary elections, according to tweets from Fox 25. The call for Gomez came approximately one hour after the polls closed in the statewide primary while a call for Markey came moments later. Gomez defeats his more seasoned opponents, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan of Abington and state Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk. Markey beat fellow U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch of South Boston. Brett Rhyne of Needham ran an …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
There were few voters lined up at polling locations in Marblehead Tuesday morning.
There were very few voters lining up at the two polling locations in Marblehead early Tuesday morning. There weren't any residents holding signs or waving to motorists, suggesting that the voter turnout will be low in town. If you do decide to cast your vote today - polls will open at 7 a.m., and run through 8 p.m. In Massachusetts, unenrolled voters may choose to vote in either major party's primary. Just ask the election worker who checks you in. Not sure what precinct you're in? Check out Where Do I Vote to plug in your address. By the way, the town's elections aren't today — they're on Monday, May 13.
Not sure where to cast your vote today in Marblehead? Find out.
Wondering where to cast your vote for today's U.S. Senate primary in Marblehead? Here's a look at each precinct's voting location. The polls will open at 7 a.m., and run through 8 p.m. In Massachusetts, unenrolled voters may choose to vote in either major party's primary. Just ask the election worker who checks you in. Not sure what precinct you're in? Check out Where Do I Vote to plug in your address. By the way, the town's elections aren't today — they're on Monday, May 13. Check out Marblehead Patch's election coverage here. It includes Q&As with each of the Democratic and Republican candidates.
Patch editors interviewed each of the candidates running for U.S. Senate in the April 30 special election.