Former Newton Alderman Charlie Shapiro shares memories of his friend, Alderman Carleton Merrill.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Devaney got strong support in Watertown and Waltham to defeat Brookline's Harry Margolis and Newton's Charlie Shapiro.
Watertown's Marilyn Petitto Devaney won a narrow victory in the primary for the Third District of the Governor's Council Thursday with the help of voters in her hometown and Waltham. With 264 of 270 precincts reporting in 32 communities, Devaney won with 16,956 votes, ahead of Brookline's Harry Margolis' 14,269 and 9,830 for Charlie Shapiro of Newton, according to results reported to the Boston Globe by the Associated Press, and Waltham results gathered by Waltham Patch. "I always say, I don't own the seat, but I love the job," Devaney said. Devaney will face independent candidate Tom Sheff in the November general election when she seeks her eighth term on the Governor's Council. She fared well in Watertown, where she got 1,058 votes (53 …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Former Ward 6 Alderman-at-Large Charlie Shapiro has already received an endorsement for his candidacy in the Governor's Council Third District.
Newton resident and former Ward 6 Alderman-at-Large Charlie Shapiro officially announced Friday his campaign for the Governor's Council seat in the Third District. According to a press release issued yesterday, Shapiro has already received an endorsement for his candidacy; the Ward 21 Boston Democratic Committee (Allston/Brighton) gave him the endorsement earlier this week. Shapiro is running for the seat currently held by Democrat Marilyn Devaney. In addition, Brookline Democrat Harry Margolis has also announced his candidacy for the Third District seat. Newton resident Tom Sheff announced earlier this month he will run for the Third District seat as an Independent candidate. More information and details from Shapiro's campaign is …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
A letter from Alderman Charlie Shapiro thanking the supporters of his re-election campaign for Ward 6 alderman-at-large.
Thank you for the honor of serving you on Newton’s Board of Aldermen for the past two years. It was a long and competitive campaign and unfortunately we were not successful in the re-election effort. I’m proud of the work I’ve done over the past two years as a city-wide alderman to help make our city a safer and better community. It’s not often the Governor points to a first-term alderman’s program (The Newton Silver Alert) as a model for the Commonwealth and it feels great to have had a role as a member of Governor Patrick’s Silver Alert Working Group in shaping something that will help keep those at risk safer throughout Massachusetts. First, thank you to my family. My wife Debra and our two children have been supportive, tolerant, and …