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Should 17-Year-Olds Be Tried as Juveniles? Lawmakers Vote Yes

Massachusetts is one of 11 states in which 17-year-olds are automatically tried as adults. South End Patch News

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 31, 2013 at 7:43 pm

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U.S. Senate Election: Where to Vote in the South End

For all South End residents planning to vote in the June 25, 2013 election, here is what you need to know. Polling Places: Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Click here to enter your address to see your polling place.  If you have any questions, call the Boston Election Department at 617-635-3767.  Ward 3, Pct 7: Cathedral High School Gymnasium – 1336 Washington St.  Ward 4, Pct 1: William McKinley South End Academy – 90 Warren Ave.  Ward 4, Pct 2: Tent City Community Room – 130 Dartmouth St. Ward 4, Pct 3: William McKinley South End Academy – 90 Warren Ave. Ward 4, Pct 4: Frederick Douglass Apartments – 755 Tremont St.  Ward 5, Pct 1: Franklin Institute of Boston – 41 Berkeley St.  Ward 8, Pct 1: Cathedral High School Gymnasium – 1336 Washington St.  Ward 9, Pct: 1: Cathederal High School Gymnasium – 1336 Washington St.  Ward 9, Pct 2: Washington Manor Apartments – 1701 Washington St.  Click here to see the full list of polling locations in Boston by Ward and Precinct.  Contested Races: Senator in Congress: Gabriel Gomez, Republican; Edward Markey, Democrat, Richard A. Heos, 12 Visions Party.  More information: Previous U.S. Senate Special Election Coverage: Gomez, Markey Grapple in Final Senate Debate Gomez, Markey Set For Final Senate Debate Markey or Gomez: Who Gets Your Vote? Gomez, Markey Spar in First Senate Debate Obama to Stump For Markey Next Week Gomez, Markey to Square Off in First Debate Obama Endorses Markey; First Lady in Boston Wednesday Menino Endorses Markey as ‘There When We Need Him’ Markey or Gomez: Who Would You Vote for Today? South End Patch Election Day CoverageCheck back to the site throughout the day for updates on voter turnout, photo galleries of supporters and voters at the polls, and up-to-the-minute election results, which will be posted as soon as they are available.  You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be notified of results.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 25, 2013 at 10:14 am

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Markey or Gomez: Who Gets Your Vote?

A week from Tuesday, Massachusetts voters will decide who to elect in the special election to fill the seat vacated by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.  What we at Patch want to know is – if the election was today – who would you vote for? Candidates Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez have been pullling out all the stops in the last two weeks as the latest polls show the gap is narrowing between the two.  After weeks of relative quiet, the negative ads have started to clog the airways and both candidates have had high-profile folks stumping for them. Rudy Guiliani was in town last week putting his support behind Gomez and President Obama came to Boston this week showing his support for Markey. So tell us, if you had to vote today who would be your choice, Markey or Gomez? Tell us in the comments section below. South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 15, 2013 at 2:56 pm

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Markey or Gomez: Who Would You Vote for Today?

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 you this question. If the Special Election were today – who would you vote for right now? Markey or Gomez? Tell us in our comments section below. South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 4, 2013 at 3:18 pm

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U.S. Senate Primary: Where Do You Vote?

    Today’s U.S. Senate Special State Primary Election will result with a Democratic and Republican nominee who will vie for the seat vacated by now Secretary of State John Kerry. Voters registered as Democrat, Republican or unenrolled can vote for their party’s candidate today. Polls are open between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. The candidates: Democrats Stephen Lynch Edward Markey Brett Rhyne (write-in candidate) Republicans Gabriel Gomez Michael Sullivan Daniel Winslow Voters in Boston can use this search tool to find their polling location or contact the Boston Election Department at 617-635-3767. This is a list of polling locations in Boston. Some precincts’ ballots will carry a vote to fill a vacancy in the First Suffolk Senate District. South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 30, 2013 at 11:37 am

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Last Day to Register to Vote for U.S. Senate is Wednesday

If you were planning to vote for the next U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, you need to be registered to vote by Wednesday, April 10 for the upcoming April 30 election.  The April 30 election will select which candidate for U.S. Senate will represent Massachusetts in Washington, DC after John Kerry was selected as Secretary of State late last year. Voters in the First Suffolk Senatorial District will also choose to fill the vacant seat formerly held by Jack Hart will be held on the same date.   According to Boston’s Election Department, voters who have used absentee ballots in the past must fill out a new application each calendar year. If you’re not sure if you need to re-register, you can call the election department.  The April 10th date, in addition to being the last day to register to vote, is also the last day you can change your address or party affiliation before the special election. The election department will stay open on Wendesday until 8 p.m. Information for voters:  Applications may be obtained by calling the Election Department at 617-635-3767 or downloaded on the Election Department’s website:  www.cityofboston.gov/elections.  The Election Department is located in Room 241 of Boston City Hall, and will be open until 8 p.m. that evening to accommodate prospective registrants and those wishing to make changes.  Those who wish to register or make changes by mail should make sure that their request is postmarked no later than April 10. Massachusetts Law does not allow these changes to be made via email. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 9, 2013 at 5:44 pm

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Who Would You Vote For: Menino or Connolly?

At the very least, it’ll be interesting. Boston City Councilor John Connolly threw his hat into the ring Tuesday and announced his candidacy for mayor. Connolly, a city councilor since 2007, has been raising money at an accelerated clip, according to the Globe. That money haul and speculative tweet made this the worst kept secret in the city. Menino, on the other hand, is no shrinking violet, either. A prolonged illness late last year led to speculation that the longest-serving mayor in city history would step down at the end of this term. The Globe notes, however, that a return to health has led to whispers among the cognoscenti that Menino will run again.  What do you think? Should Menino run again? Does Connolly have the political organization to beat as cagey a Boston politico as the mayor? And who would you vote for in this hypothetical match up? Tell us your thought in the comments below (Write-in candidate ideas are welcome)! South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 27, 2013 at 4:36 pm

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Markey or Lynch: Who Would You Vote for Today?

We have a race. On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch became the second candidate to officially enter the race to fill the Senate seat vacated by new Secretary of State John Kerry, following his fellow Democratic Congressman Ed Markey. Lynch and Markey will now face off in a primary set for April 30 for the right to represent the Democratic Party in the special election on June 25 against a still unknown Republican opponent, as no GOP candidate has officially entered the race yet. Former U.S. Senator Scott Brown fired an early salvo against Markey, but said on Friday that he would not run for Senate. There are differences between Lynch and Markey, despite being members of the same party. Lynch voted against Obamacare, officially called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, while Markey voted for the bill. Lynch also has an anti-abortion stance, although it’s not absolute—Planned Parenthood currently gives him a score of 83 percent to Markey’s 100 percent. The National Right to Life Committee, meanwhile, gave Lynch a score of 10 percent during the last Congressional session, while Markey received a zero. The most recent National Journal rankings from 2011 give Markey a liberal score of 89.2, making him the 41st most liberal member of the House, while Lynch received a liberal score of 72.8, ranking him the 123rd most liberal member of the House. Lynch also touts his union support as a former ironworker who then graduated from law school and later won his current congressional seat in 2001, while Markey, also a lawyer by trade, was first elected to Congress in 1976. Another potential factor is the state’s unenrolled voters, who can choose to cast a ballot in one party’s primary. Over half of Bay State voters are registered as unenrolled, which would allow unenrolled voters who lean right to vote in the Democratic primary for Lynch—or against Markey—if they decide to show up at the polls. During the special Senate election in 2010 between Brown and state Attorney General Martha Coakley, during the height of the Obamacare debate, 54 percent of registered Massachusetts voters turned out. Who would you vote for if the primary were held today: Lynch or Markey? Are you an unenrolled voter and, if so, do you plan to vote in the Democratic primary on April 30? Tell us your plans to vote in the comments below. South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 3, 2013 at 4:31 pm

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