Monday, January 7, 2013
After a year gap, the 24th Middlesex District now has a representative back in the House.
State Rep. Dave Rogers was sworn in to office Wednesday, Jan. 2, in front of family and friends. Rogers, a first-time candidate who claimed a decisive victory over Independent Jim Gammill and Republican Tomi Olson in November, wrote that it was especially poignant for him to have his mother, Maxine Fitzgerald Rogers, sitting next to him during the ceremony in the House of Representatives Chamber on Beacon Hill. “She just turned 92,” he wrote in an email, "and is an inspiration to our entire family for the way that she held us all together and moving in a positive direction after my dad died young, leaving her with seven children.” Rogers, of Cambridge, wrote that his first day in office was largely a day of “pomp and circumstance.” However…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Jim Gammill, Tomi Olson and Dave Rogers' final appeals to the voters of the 24th Middlesex District.
Jim Gammill, Independent Open Innovative Government I am running as your neighbor. For 26 years I lived in the district, raising a family and enjoying all the benefits that come with calling Belmont and Arlington my home. For about ten thousand days you've seen me on the bus, on the bike paths, at the playgrounds, coaching sports teams, organizing outreach activities, and also just hanging out. I know this district first hand. I bring thirty-five years of professional experience to this race. As someone with a long track record of original ideas, I will make unique contributions to the legislative process. But the most powerful thing I'll bring to this job is your mandate and authority. By electing me over the two party candidates, you …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Gov. Deval Patrick backed fellow Democrat Dave Rogers Thursday in the 24th Middlesex District race.
Friday, November 2, 2012
The following is from the Committee to Elect Dave Rogers. October 31st, 2012 – Governor Patrick today announced his endorsement of Dave Rogers, candidate for State Representative in the 24th Middlesex district. Rogers stated, “I am deeply honored to have our Governor’s endorsement. Governor Patrick is a reformer, successfully championing improvements to transparency and openness in government as well as sound fiscal management practices. My priorities and Governor Patrick’s are well matched. Together, we are committed to finding a long-term solution to our public transportation system, and ensuring our schools receive the necessary resources and funding to allow our students to succeed. I look forward to a strong working relationship with…
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The environmental organization recently backed the Democratic candidate from Cambridge in the 24th Middlesex District race.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The following is from the Committee to Elect Dave Rogers. Sept. 24, 2012 -- The Massachusetts chapter of the Sierra Club, the nation's largest and oldest grassroots environmental organization, has endorsed Dave Rogers in his campaign to fill the newly-vacated Middlesex 24th district, comprising Belmont as well as parts of both Arlington and North Cambridge. "Dave Rogers has a strong history of working to protect and preserve the environment. Dave proved his commitment to finding and implementing innovative solutions to climate change through his work with the Environmental Protection Agency, prosecuting corporate polluters, and serving as senior management at a clean energy company designing software to reduce the electrical impact of …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Arlington and Cambridge voters carried Rogers to victory Thursday. Town/city and individual precinct results below.
Despite losing every precinct in Belmont, Dave Rogers won the Democratic primary for state representative in the 24th Middlesex District Thursday by taking all of the district’s precincts in neutral Arlington and his hometown of Cambridge. Rogers, a 47-year-old attorney and first-time candidate, finished well behind hometown favorite Margaret Hegarty in Belmont. Rogers received 870 or about 30.1 percent of the votes in town, to Hegarty’s 1,472, or 50.9 percent. Belmont’s Bobby Reardon took in the other 544 Belmont votes, or about 18.8 percent of the town’s total. However, the opposite was true in the portions of Arlington and Cambridge up for grabs. In Arlington, Rogers received 920 votes, 58.3 percent, to Hegarty’s 456, 28.9 percent, and …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Rogers took the race over Belmont's Margaret Hegarty and Bobby Reardon behind strong showings in Arlington and his hometown of Cambridge.
This article has been updated. ---------- UPDATE, 8:50 p.m. Belmont Patch reports that Dave Rogers has won the Democratic primary for state representative in the 24th Middlesex District behind strong showings in Arlington and his hometown of Cambridge. The unofficial numbers: Rogers: 2,291 Hegarty: 2,089 Reardon: 914 ---------- UPDATE, 8:30 p.m. Margaret Hegarty took Belmont's first reported precinct (No. 2) 164 to Bobby Reardon's 69, Dave Rogers' 68. More to come ... ---------- Arlington Patch will have the results of the contested Democratic primary for state representative in the 24th Middlesex District on this page as soon as they become available. The district includes Arlington Precincts 2, 4, 8, 10 and 12 (about a quarter of the …
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Workers at a Cambridge Starbucks say their jar was swiped within same hour that a man stole a tip jar from a store in Arlington.
A man with a similar description of the man who stole a tip jar from an Arlington Starbucks reportedly swiped another tip jar from a nearby Starbucks in Cambridge, employees there said. Baristas at a Cambridge Starbucks, 222 Alewife Brook Parkway, said that a man distracted the servers by ordering a drink before grabbing a tip jar with about $20 in it and running out of the store. Just like in the Arlington crime, which witnesses say happened on Monday within an hour of the Cambridge theft, the suspect was a white male who looked to be in his mid-20s, thin, with had dark hair and a black t-shirt on. The one difference between the suspects in the two crimes is that the Cambridge baristas describe the man's shirt as black with the metal …