Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The narrow “Yes” vote on Question 1 hasn't swayed selectmen away from supporting the project’s current design.
The Board of Selectmen unanimously agreed Monday to send a letter to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation expressing its continued support for the Mass. Ave. Corridor Project, as it’s currently designed. At the request of Selectman Kevin Greeley, the board did so in response to the recent “Yes” vote on Question 1, which opponents of the current design viewed as an indictment on it. On Monday, Selectmen Steven Byrne and Joseph Curro Jr. called the non-binding ballot question “flawed,” and Greeley said there is “ample evidence” that the town wants the current project. “We’re ready,” Greeley said. “We need to do this, or we lose all of the money.” The project, which is expected to cost about $6.8 million, would be 80 percent …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The following is a Letter to the Editor from Judson Pierce, a newly re-elected School Committee member and Draper Avenue resident.
Wednesday, April 10
I want to thank everyone who came out to vote in this past weekend's election. I am very humbled by the strong show of support you offered me. I also wish to thank my campaign chair, Kurt Fusaris, and the many folks who contributed to my team with their time and generosity. My wife Laura and my family deserve special praise, love and appreciation because of the sacrifice that this campaign and the term of service means to our family. I love my family from the bottom of my heart. Because of the confidence you placed in me, it is incumbent upon me now to continue working just as hard on your behalf. We have come a long way in three years, but we cannot rest on our laurels. I am cognizant of the fact that while the School Committee has …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The following is a Letter to the Editor from Paul Schlichtman, a School Committee member and Mystic Street resident.
I want to take this opportunity to thank my friends and neighbors for their support in Saturday’s annual town election. I am honored that 5,283 voters chose to fill in the bubble next to my name on the ballot, even though my name was the only one on the ballot for the one-year School Committee seat. I also want to thank the people who played key roles in my campaign. I am grateful for the support and hard work of campaign chair Rosina-Maria Lucibello, campaign treasure Kim Haase, and for the photography and graphic design of Charlotte Pierce. I also want to thank Kirsi Allison-Ampe and Judson Pierce for their willingness to continue on the School Committee for the next three years. I look forward to my work with six outstanding colleagues…
See what step Selectman Kevin Greeley wants the board to take at its next meeting.
Count Selectman Kevin Greeley firmly in the camp of those who believe that Saturday’s “Yes” vote on Question 1 shouldn’t be interpreted as a deathblow to the current Mass. Ave. Corridor Project. At the end of Monday night’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting, Greeley said he plans to draft a letter, with help from Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine, to Federal Highway and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation expressing the board’s “[strong continued] support for the project” and to request the project's funding. He said he would bring the letter to the board’s next meeting on Monday, April 22, for his colleagues’ approval. The Mass. Ave. Corridor Project, which is expected to cost about $6.8 million, would be 80 percent federally funded, 20…
The following is a Letter to the Editor from Kevin Greeley, a newly re-elected selectman and Mystic Street resident.
I would like to thank the voters of Arlington for returning me to the Board of Selectmen for another term. It was a great turnout and I was pleased with the results. The almost 50/50 vote on Question 1 was also a victory for our town. This was a very confusing question – many who voted for me also voted yes on the question. In conversation they told me that they would prefer four lanes but are still supporters of this project and its funding by federal and state funds. They also appreciate that we have compromised to a three-lane plan. It's time to put the arguments and personal attacks behind us and move forward on this project. If we don’t, we’ll have to use Arlington’s precious tax dollars to pay for the necessary improvements to this …
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 …
Leave a last-minute endorsement in the comments section below.
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 …
Friday, April 5, 2013
See what awaits you at the polls Saturday, April 6.
The Arlington Town Elections are Saturday, April 6. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Find your polling place. For more on the election, see our Letters to the Editor and our forums on Question 1 and Question 2. Also, here are links to the Board of Selectmen and School Committee candidates' campaign websites. Board of Selectmen School Committee
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 …