Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The following is a Letter to the Editor from Steven Byrne, a selectman and Upland Road resident.
I am writing in hopes of better explaining my thoughts for seeking the other members of the Board of Selectmen support in placing the overnight parking ban question on this week’s ballot. The question simply asks, “Do you favor the Town’s current overnight parking ban?” The vote is non-binding and, for me, it would be a barometer to gauge our community’s feelings towards an important issue. Following this election, it is my hope to look at the results of this question to determine if there is an appetite to consider amending the current overnight restrictions. Voting “No” on this question does not mean that there will automatically be overnight parking allowed throughout the town. However, depending on the results, the board could begin a …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Consider the comments section below your forum to discuss Question 2 leading up to Saturday's vote. We’ll keep this article on the homepage all week.
It’s election week here in Arlington, and one of the most talked about items on Saturday’s ballot is “Question 2” on overnight parking. Here is how it will appear on the ballot: Question 2. This question is not-binding. Do you favor the Town’s current overnight parking ban? YES NO Consider the comments section below your forum to discuss Question 2 leading up to the vote. We’ll keep this article on the homepage all week. Also see: “QUESTION 1: Shall the Town have four vehicular travel lanes on Mass. Ave. in East Arlington as now practiced?” As quick background, the Board of Selectmen put Question 2 on the ballot, with Selectman Steven Byrne leading the way. “I think [the question is] an appropriate way to gage residents’ feelings and then …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Although the ballot question is non-binding, its results could lead to action.
The Board of Selectmen approved the wording Monday for the non-binding ballot question on overnight parking. As a result, Arlington voters will be presented with the following question, verbatim, at the polls at the Town Elections on Saturday, April 6. Question (#). This question is not binding. The board approved the wording 4-0 after a brief discussion, in which the wording was slightly altered. Selectman Diane Mahon was not present at the meeting. Selectman Steven Byrne, who proposed the idea of the question, said Monday that the results of the non-binding question will be analyzed. “I think this is a very strong way to move forward,” he said. Even though the question is non-binding, the board could take action based off its results. …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The question was Selectman Steven Byrne's idea.
The Board of Selectmen unanimously decided Monday night to pursue putting a non-binding ballot question on overnight parking to voters in April. The wording of the question still needs to be developed by Town Counsel Juliana Rice and then approved by the board, but basically, the board wants to know if residents would be in favor of “relaxing” the town’s overnight-parking ban. The question was Selectman Steven Byrne’s idea. “I think it’s an appropriate way to gage residents’ feelings and then set appropriate policies,” he said Monday. Byrne wanted to ask residents if they would be in favor of removing the town’s overnight-parking ban, which would then allow residents to park on one side of the street overnight. He wanted to have it so that…
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Incumbents re-elected to School Committee.
Newcomers Joseph Curro and Steven Byrne earned seats on the Board of Selectmen in Tuesday’s Town Elections, while incumbents Jeffrey Thielman and Cindy Starks recaptured theirs on the School Committee. BOARD OF SELECTMEN In a highly-anticipated race, Curro, a School Committee member, and Byrne, a 24-year-old legislative aide on Beacon Hill, finished atop the five-candidate field with 26.7 and 21.9 percent of the 12,806 votes cast, respectively. Curro, who many considered the favorite heading in, didn’t disappoint, winning with 3,417 votes. Byrne received 2,805 votes, just 99 more than former School Committee member Joseph Curran, 2,706 (21.1 percent). Robert Tosi wasn’t far behind with 2,447 votes (19.1 percent), and Maria Romano finished …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Several town leaders come out to support new candidate.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a statement from Arlington resident Steven Byrne's campaign for Board of Selectmen. Board of Selectmen candidate Steven Byrne on Friday kicked off his campaign at the Sons of Italy in Arlington. Byrne was introduced to a packed house by Selectman Kevin Greeley, Housing Authority Board member Nicholas Mitropoulos, Mary Winstanley-O’Connor and Kevin Feeley of the Board of Assessors, and longtime friend and lifelong Arlington resident Marc McCabe, who all spoke of his knowledge, experience, passion and ability. Byrne thanked everyone for coming out and in particular singled out his parents, Michael and Jane Byrne, his brother Jon Henry, and his grandparents Donald and Phyllis Byrne, who celebrated their 61st …