Thursday, February 7, 2013
The special election to fill John Kerry's seat and the annual Town Election will be held on the same day.
The Board of Selectmen voted to change the date of the annual town election. Town Clerk Patrick Ward stood before the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday evening with a request to change the date for town election from Tuesday, May 7 to April 30, 2013. The town received the Governor’s plan to hold the special state election to fill John Kerry’s empty Senate seat on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. With that came the plan for a special state primary to be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, one week before the town election. “After careful consideration, I am recommending that the board change the election date to April 30, 2013 so that the special state primary and the annual town election be held on the same day,” Ward said. “While holding two elections in…
Sunday, May 8, 2011
The week held a town election, and a lewd man brought to justice.
We spent much of Monday looking for reactions to the news of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's death. Logan officials added some more security after the news, and a wreath was laid on the 9/11 memorial. The girls' Crew took the Q Cup. Police also started searching for a man charged with open and gross lewdness. Town elections were held Tuesday. Frugal Family celebrated moms and dads, and Moms Talk asked some poignant questions about Vintage ads. Warriors Baseball took down their Newton North foes, and Volleyball took on Wellesley and won 3-1. Full election results came out Wednesday. Despite paltry voter turnout of less than 8%, incumbent Selectmen Dick Benka and Nancy Daly reclaiming their seats. Patch also released its blogging platform…
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The full results from last night's Town Election
Town elections were last night, and had a fairly slim response from Brookline's voting population. Of the over 35,000 voters in Brookline, only about 2,800 voters turned out to the polls–this adds up to less than 8% of the voting public. Both incumbent Selectmen, Nancy Daly and Dick Benka, defeated competitor Andrew Ghobrial by over 1500 votes each. The re-elected selectmen took 45% and 43% of the votes respectively. Only three candidates were running for the three School committee seats, thus newcomer Amy Kershaw was elected alongside incumbents Alan Morse and Rebecca Stone. Candidates for the Library Board of Trustees, and Housing Authority were all running unopposed as well. [Correction: Did the math wrong on the initial report. "Less…
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
2011 Town Election had a low turnout, but the incumbent selectmen retained their seats.
Town Election results, an unofficial version, have been released. Both incumbent Selectman candidates, Dick Benka and Nancy Daly, have been re-elected. The initial results show that Benka scored just over 43% of the vote and 45% went to Daly. Of the over 35,800 voters registered in Brookline, only about 2,800 voters cast their votes by the time polls closed. We will post full results for all elected positions in the morning.