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Ballot Order Set for September’s Preliminary Election

By: David Ertischek  Charles Clemons Jr. is not expected to top the ticket of the preliminary mayoral election on Sept. 24, but he will be the fir South End Patch News

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 13, 2013 at 3:38 am

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South End Senate Election Results 2013

The voting in South End precincts for the 2013 U.S. Senate special elections Tuesday reflected the preferences of the state overall, with Democratic candi South End Patch News

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 27, 2013 at 5:58 am

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Markey Wins Senate Special Election

It’s been a long road to the Senate for Ed Markey, but the road finally came to a successful end for the longtime Congressman Tuesday night. Markey, a Democrat who has represented Malden since 1976, beat Republican Cohasset businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in the election Tuesday. Markey’s party at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay was a raucous one for local and state Democrats who could revel in a special election victory after losing their last such race in 2010. He thanked his opponent and said that while they disagreed on issues they both “love the state of Massachusetts and love the United States of America.” Gomez, speaking to his supporters gathered at the Seaport Hotel, said that he called Markey with congratulations shortly after the race was called and that they had a “very productive talk.” “I wish him nothing but the best,” Gomez said. Markey was thankful of supporters who knocked on doors over the weekend in sweltering heat to get people out to vote Tuesday. “Regardless of how you voted, I say to you tonight, this is your seat in the United States Senate,” Markey said. Gomez framed his concession speech with the story of his parents, who immigrated from Columbia in 1964, and their decision to remain in the United States and raise their son. He went on to the Naval Academy, the NAVY SEALs and Harvard Business School. “I love this county with the bottom of my heart,” Gomez said. “I will continue to fight for my country. I’m going to ensure we have a strong, safe America.” Gomez did not hold back on his criticism of what he called the “Democratic machine,” and though he apologized several times for “coming up short,” his supporters shouted that he had nothing to apologize for, being a Republican in Massachusetts. “Sometimes you face overwhelming force,” Gomez said. “I mean, we were massively overspent.” “But in the face of this adversity,” he continued, “we could not have fought a better fight.” Markey, meanwhile, said he wants to be a leader on the issues of climate change, clean energy, gun control and making college affordable for all students among other ideas. “I want what you want, a 21st Century that is more educated, more healthy, more prosperous and more fair than the 20th Century was,” Markey said. “I will honor the vote that you gave that makes it possible for me to stand here tonight as your next United States Senator.” *****     *****     ****** ORIGINAL STORY: The Associated Press projects Democratic nominee Edward Markey […]

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 26, 2013 at 2:58 am

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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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24 Possible Mayoral Candidates for Boston’s Sept. Preliminary Election

The deadline to sign-up for election nomination papers for Boston’s mayoral and city council elections has passed — with 24 possible candidates for mayor. To put that in perspective, there were five total candidates in 2009’s preliminary election for Boston mayor. The deadline to sign up for papers was Monday at 5 p.m., and there were no big surprises at the deadline — like Mayor Thomas Menino suddenly deciding to seek reelection. “The 24 candidates who signed up by Monday’s deadline must now gather 3,000 signatures by May 21 in order to appear on the September 24th election ballot,” said city spokesperson Emilee Ellison.  Some possible candidates have already started to announce they’re not running for office, like Frank John Addivinola Jr. and Gene Gorman. Or some haven’t committed to which race, like District 4 City Councilor Charles Yancey, who requested papers for the district and mayoral races. With At-Large City Councilors Felix Arroyo and John Connolly running for mayor, that created a wide open at-large race. In total, 27 individuals requested nominaton papers for at-large races, including two incumbents, City Council President Stephen Murphy, and Ayanna Pressley, who was the top vote getter in 2011’s at-large election. In 2011’s at-large race, there were 10 total candidates. At-large candidates must get 1,500 signatures certified compared to mayoral candidates’ 3000 needed. A signature can only count once, and that goes to whoever submits the name first. The amount of signatures for district races is either 200 or fewer. Signatures must be submitted by May 21 to Boston’s Registrar. And all signatures will be certified by June 25. All of the district races, but one, District 3 with incumbent Frank Baker, had multiple candidates requesting nomination papers. Districts 5 and 8 will definitely have new councilors due to current councilors Rob Consalvo and Mike Ross running for Boston mayor. Please see the attached PDF for a list of all potentional candidates. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 15, 2013 at 10:41 pm

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Gomez to Face Markey in Senate Election

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 unsuccessful bid as write-in candidate. The general election will be held June 25. South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 1, 2013 at 2:39 am

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Tisei Will Not Run in Special Election for U.S. Senate Seat

A day after saying he was considering running for the seat vacated by Sen. John Kerry, Republican Richard Tisei announced that he will not be in the race after all.  On Saturday night, Tisei, a former state Senate minority leader, released a statement regarding his decision: I’ve been humbled by so many people who’ve urged me to run for this seat, following Senator Scott Brown’s decision not to run on Friday. I believe it’s imperative that the Republican party put forward a strong candidate who can help bring much-needed change to Washington. Unfortunately, the timing is simply not right for me to do so – deeply as I feel about the need to strongly compete in this election.  It was also my desire to make this decision as quickly as possible so that other potential candidates would be able to consider whether they should run. We have many talented people from all walks of life who should get involved in the political system to bring about change.  The political class ought not be a select few.  That’s part of the reason that we’re in such a mess and that our political system has become dysfunctional.  I urge principled, qualified men and women to stand up and be counted in the political arena.  We have no right to complain if we’re not willing to be constructively involved as we try to build a better future.  I’ve met thousands and thousands of people who do care and have been involved and I urge them to stay involved and to continue to make a difference – especially in these difficult times. I look forward to continuing my involvement and to supporting strong, principled, independent-minded candidates who may choose to run for this and other offices.  All of us – Republicans, Independents, and Democrats – need to roll up our sleeves, pitch in, and bring about the reforms of our political system that are so desperately needed. Whether as a candidate or concerned citizen, I will continue to be involved with other men and women of integrity who share my desire for real reforms. South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 3, 2013 at 4:15 am

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