Thursday, September 6, 2012
Breakdown of the November Primary ballot, and more information on how voting works. Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today for voting on the 2011 Town Election. Mouse over the map for more information on the polling locations indicated by pins. If you're not sure which precinct you are in, check the "Where do I vote, MA" site and input your address. To cast your votes, go to the check-in table at your polling place and tell the poll worker your street, house number and then name (in that order). They will hand you a ballot and provide you with your instructions. If you are not listed but should be, you need to fill in a "Provisional Ballot." Poll workers will have more information. Scroll down to find each candidate listed on the ballot. Selectmen first, then Trustees of the Public Library, School Committee, …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
A Newton native, Herb Robinson is running in the Democratic primary for the Fourth District seat, which will be held this Thurs., Sept. 6. Prior to this race, Robinson had an unsuccessful bid for U.S. Senate.
As we gear up for Thursday's primary, Patch wants readers to stay informed as they head to the voting booths. We recently sent out questionnaires to all the Fourth Congressional District candidates. Below are responses from Democratic candidate Herb Robinson: Name : Herb Robinson Also known as : Herb Age : 60 Place of residence : Newton, Mass. Attended college : Yes College : Cornell Degree : BSEE with Distinction Year of graduation : 1974 Job titles held : Software Engineer/Architect Employers : Stratus, Self, Honeywell, Incoterm, Transitron Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Federal office Running for position: US Representative, 4th District Chamber/district: 4th Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : N/A Unsuccessful bids …
Friday, August 17, 2012
The Democrats, who will face off in the Sept. 6 state primary, participated in an NECN debate last night.
As the clock ticks down to the Sept. 6 state primary, Fourth Congressional District candidates squared off for a third time this week in a debate held last night at New England Cable News in Newton. Joe Kennedy III, Herb Robinson and Rachel Brown sat down with NECN's Jim Braude, who hosts the news network's "Broadside with Jim Braude". The 30-minute debate included topics around deficit spending, medical marijuana and what qualifications the candidates brought to the table. To view last night's debate, visit the NECN website. The subject of Kennedy's experience came up in a debate on "Broadside" last month with the Fourth District Republican candidates. David Steinhof, Elizabeth Childs and Sean Bielat argued that Kennedy has not spent …
A roundup of endorsements (so far) in the race for Barney Frank's seat.
With less than three weeks to go before the state primary, Fourth Congressional District candidates are touting each endorsement they get in hopes of winning over voters. The Fourth District seat, which stretches from Brookline all the way down to Fall River, will be open at the end of this term following the retirement from 16-term Congressman Barney Frank. Newton Patch reached out to the campaigns for all six candidates vying for a shot at the Fourth District seat to see where they stand with endorsements so far. Below is a round-up of who is supporting who: Elizabeth Childs In her recent debate appearance on New England Cable News, Brookline resident Elizabeth Childs noted her recent endorsements from former Massachusetts Governors …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Joseph Kennedy III, Herb Robinson, Rachel Brown, Sean Bielat, Elizabeth Childs and David Steinhof were on hand to discuss jobs, the economy, health care and taxes.
Voters heard a variety of different views from both sides of the political isle Tuesday night at Stonehill College in Easton when Democratic and Republican candidates for the 4th Congressional District squared off in seperate debate forums. Editor-in-Chief of The Herald News and Taunton Daily Gazette Lisa Strattanand moderated the event, which was hosted by the Martin Institute at Stonehill. Questions came from a panel made up of WGBH Boston political reporter Adam Reilly, WCVB-TV political reporter Sean Kelly and Herald News editorial page editor Aaron Frechette. Chloe Gotsis of the Newton Tab stepped in for Frechette during the later Republican debate. In the first round, Democrats Rachel Brown, Joseph Kennedy III and Herb Robinson …
Monday, January 2, 2012
The local Democrat recently dropped out of the U.S. Senate race to run for the seat currently held by Barney Frank.
Monday, January 2, 2012
For more information on Robinson's decision to run for Congress, check out this earlier Patch article here. The following is a press release issued by the Herb Robinson campaign: The Herb Robinson Campaign is pleased to announce that Herb Robinson is withdrawing from the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race and entering the race for the U.S. House of Representatives in [the] Massachusetts Fourth Congressional District. Herb is an ordinary American running for Congress because four years ago he got fed up with Congress and decided to try and fix it. Herb is not a career politician, he is an engineer with more than 30 years experience solving problems in private industry. Herb's first priority is fixing the economy: The best way to do that is …