Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Roughly 400 residents made it to Andover's Annual Town Meeting last night at the Andover High School field house.
Andover's Annual Town Meeting spent well over an hour talking about different sections of Andover's fiscal 2014 budget, one of the 61 articles on the warrant this year. Voters eventually approved the $147.5 million budget. In addition to the budget, voters approved a list of large, one-time expenses, such as town vehicle purchases and large repair projects, called capital projects. This year capital projects totaled $2.28 million. After subtracting fixed costs and other expenses, the the town and school budgets combined totaled $103,878,915, which represents a 3.42 percent increase from last year. Resident Bob Pokress asked what the town is doing to start saving for the unfunded retirement liabilities it will have to pay out in future …
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 …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Check out a short video clip of Congressman John Tierney talk to a group of 8th graders at the Doherty Middle School Wednesday morning.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Doherty Middle School students met with their congressman to talk about various issues that are affecting our state and country.
Congressman John Tierney visited the Doherty Middle School on Wednesday morning and spoke with students on a wide variety of issues. From gun control to accomplishing goals in politics to the plights of the middle class, 8th-grade Doherty School students asked insightful and thoughtful questions about government and the economy. Check out this short video clip of Tierney's visit to Andover this week.
With a solid voter turnout of 15 percent, Andover residents voted with the rest of the state when choosing their respective party's candidate.
Andover voters did not buck the trend this election, choosing the two candidates that are showing up on the General Election ballot on June 25. Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey of Malden and Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset won the voters' sentiments in Andover, and the entire state. According to unofficial election results, 3,606 ballots were cast among the two polling locations in Andover, representing a 15.84 percent voter turnout. Markey garnered 68.06 percent of total votes, or 1,549, with Congressman Stephen Lynch earning the remaining 31.05 percent, or 717. Gomez won the majority of votes on the Republican ticket, with 672 or 50.53 percent. Michael Sullivan came in second with …
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
Voter’s can check for their current precinct and polling place by calling the Town Clerk’s Office at 978-623-8255 or by going on the Town Web Site at www.andoverma.gov.
Andover Town Clerk Lawrence Murphy said that voters will be going to two separate locations to vote in the Special Primary today. Voting hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Precincts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and Sub-precinct 9A will vote at the Andover High School Field House on Shawsheen Road. Meanwhile, Precincts 1, 7, Sub-precinct 7A and Precinct 8 will vote at the Center at Punchard, formerly the Andover Senior Center, on Whittier Court. Republican voters will be deciding whether to nominate three different individuals for the US Sente seat, which include State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk), former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez and former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan. Congressmen Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and Edward Markey (D-Malden) will be vying …
Before you start your day here are five things to know.
1. ConsCom: The Conservation Commission meets tonight at 8 p.m. at the Town Offices, third floor conference room A. 2: State Primary Today: Head down to the Andover High School field house or Andover Senior Center to cast your vote in the race for a US Senate candidate. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 3.Weather: Today with be sunny with a high of 69 and tonight will be clear with a low of 38. 4. Send Us Your Stories: Andover Patch wants to hear from residents that were down in Boston during the Marathon explosions or were affected in some way by the subsequent manhunt. Call 978-856-5892, email - email@example.com, Twitter or Facebook . Or just comment below. 5. Teen Movie Night: Memorial Hall Library is hosting movie night tonight…
Patch editors interviewed each of the candidates running for U.S. Senate in the April 30 special election.