Sunday, April 7, 2013
The resident group, which strongly supported a ‘No’ vote on Question 1, says the ‘Yes’ result shouldn’t change a thing.
The following is a Letter to the Editor from the East Arlington Livable Streets Coalition. It is signed by the group's co-chairmen, Phil Goff, of Grafton Street, and Chad Gibson, of Varnum Street. So what do the election results mean? Hello EALS members and supporters of A Better Mass Ave, Yesterday was quite a day. Turnout was up significantly (29 percent overall) due, in all likelihood, to the non-binding referendum about traffic lanes on Mass Ave. We are delighted that Kevin Greeley—running on a platform that strongly supported the current three-lane plan—easily won re-election. He defeated Maria Romano, who made opposition to the Mass Ave plan a core part of her platform, by a 58-42 percent margin. We are also pleased to note that …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
See the map of precinct-by-precinct results on Question 1.
The 2013 Arlington Town Elections Results Editor's note: The numbers below are unofficial. We've attached the full results, including Town Meeting races, to this article. Voter turnout: 8,619 ballots were cast from Arlington's 30,069 registered voters for a turnout of 28.66 percent. Question 1. This question is not-binding. Shall the Town have four vehicular travel lanes on Massachusetts Avenue in East Arlington as now practiced? Question 2. This question is not-binding. Do you favor the Town’s current overnight parking ban? Board of Selectmen for Three Years (Vote for Not More Than One) School Committee for Three Years (Vote for Not More Than Two) School Committee for One Year (Vote for Not More Than One) Town Moderator for …
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The Arlington Town Elections are today (Saturday, April 6). Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and if you’re not sure where to vote, you can find your polling place here. We’ll have the election results on Arlington Patch tonight, and ACMi will also be broadcasting the results live and streaming them online. Below is the town-wide ballot with links to the candidates’ campaign websites and past coverage. To see who’s running for Town Meeting in your precinct, check the attached sample ballot. And be sure to check out our Letters to the Editor section, which is full of election-related opinions. Also, leave any last-minute endorsements in the comments section below. TOWN-WIDE BALLOT Question 1. This question is not-binding. Shall the …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The following is a Letter to the Editor from Maria Romano, a Board of Selectmen candidate and Bates Road resident.
A person’s record is not always judged by all the years of service, but by simple actions and comments. They speak volumes to a person’s character, honesty and integrity. This election is about experience. I have 25 years of solid, strong and successful projects. I listen to people and help them realize their dreams. On the one hand if you don’t do what the customer asks, they will find someone else who will. On the other hand you are being paid to bring your knowledge to the process to make sure the project can be done on time and within budget. Ask yourself, is a town that has multiple overrides within a few years – on time and on budget? Is it delivering for its citizens! Experience brings humility, in business and in life. My 25 years …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
The following is a Letter to the Editor from Christopher Loreti, a Precinct 7 Town Meeting Member, former Redevelopment Board member and Adams Street resident.
In his closing remarks at Candidates' Night last week, Selectman Kevin Greeley stated that supporting the Mass. Ave. reconstruction project was more important than voting for his re-election. Arlington voters should take Mr. Greeley’s advice to heart by voting “No” on Question 1 and by voting for Maria Romano for selectman. While it may seem inconsistent to vote in support of the current plan to reconstruct the avenue and for a candidate who opposes that plan, it is important to remember that each selectman has only one vote. Having an opposing voice on the project, as there had been previously, will improve the process going forward by bringing some much needed diversity of opinion to the board. Arlington needs to bring both Mass. Ave. …
Friday, March 22, 2013
See what incumbent Kevin Greeley and challenger Maria Romano had to say Thursday night about the hot-button issue. It's one of the major differences in their campaigns.
Arlington's Town Elections are Saturday, April 6. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. In the Board of Selectmen's race, 24-year incumbent Kevin Greeley is being challenged by Maria Romano for a three-year seat. Here is how "Question 1," referenced above, appears on the ballot: Question 1. This question is not-binding. Shall the Town have four vehicular travel lanes on Massachusetts Avenue in East Arlington as now practiced? YES NO Submit a Letter to the Editor on these candidates or the Mass. Ave. Corridor Project/"Question 1."
See what School Committee and selectmen candidates had to say Thursday night about the controversial issue.
Arlington's Town Elections are Saturday, April 6. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Incumbents Kirsi Allison-Ampe and Judson Pierce and challenger Michael Buckley are vying for two three-year seats on the School Committee. Incumbent Paul Schlichtman, who was appointed to the committee last May, is running unopposed on the ballot for the one year remaining on his seat. However, A. Matthew Pallett has announced a write-in campaign to challenge Schlichtman. In the selectmen's race, 24-year incumbent Kevin Greeley is being challenged by Maria Romano for a three-year seat. Submit a Letter to the Editor on these candidates or Minuteman Regional High School.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Arlington's legislative body approved the annual five-month ban Monday in a 95-85 vote.
Town Meeting voted Monday to ban the use of gas-powered leaf blowers from May 15 to Oct. 15 on private property in Arlington. The town bylaw amendment was put forth by Town Meeting member Robert Radochia as a substitute motion under Article 25 at the beginning of Monday’s session. After 15 minutes of debate, it carried 95-85 in a standing vote, after it was originally declared defeated by Town Moderator John Leone in a voice vote. The vote to consider Radochia’s substitute motion under Article 25 passed by an even slimmer margin, 84-81. Radochia’s compromise Radochia, of Precinct 11, said he saw his substitute motion as a compromise between members who wanted to maintain the status quo and not prohibit the use of gas-powered leaf blowers …