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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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South End Resident Wins Grammy

A South End resident won a coveted award last night at the 55th Grammy Awards.  Fritz Klaetke, a resident of the Franklin/Blackstone Square neighborhood in the South End, won a grammy for his role as art director for Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection, which one the award for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package, according to the Blackstone/Franklin Square neighborhood association blog.  “So honored–thank you very much,” he tweeted on Sunday night from his company’s Twitter account, @VDialogue. Klaetke leads Visual Dialogue, which designs branding, websites, and publications which combine smarts & style for leading businesses and organizations.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates   South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 11, 2013 at 1:10 pm

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