Thursday, January 31, 2013
Newton Ward 1 Alderman-at-Large Carleton Merrill passed away on Jan. 23, 2013.
It will be a difficult task to replace the kind of dedication and service Alderman Carleton Merrill showed for his consituents, but the city will soon be faced with finding someone to fill the Ward 1 alderman-at-large seat. So, how does the process work? According to the city's charter [Sec. 2-5 (a)], a special election must be held to fill the Board of Aldermen seat if the vacancy occurs within the first 15 months of the term. The current term started in January 2012. Since the seat in question is an alderman-at-large position, the special election will have to be held city wide. Newton's Interim Election Commission Executive Secretary Peter Koutoujian Sr. told Newton Patch this week that the Election Commission will be meeting tomorrow…
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The election's eventual winner, John Lawn, raised more than $47,000
In the short, five-month period of campaigning for the 10th Middlesex state representative special election, candidates raised more than $100,000 and spent more than $96,000. According to reports from the Office of Campaign and Political Finance, the spending reports covered activity from January 1 to May 30 of this year. John Lawn, the election's eventual winner, raised the most money at just over $47,000. Lawn beat out three other Democrats in an April primary election including Newton Alderman Allan Ciccone Jr., Waltham City Councilor Gary Marchese and Waltham resident Sean Durkee. Lawn, a Town Councilor from Watertown, defeated Republican James Dixon in the special election held in May to replace former State Rep. Peter Koutoujian. …
Friday, April 8, 2011
All the info you need for Tuesday's primary for the 10th Middlesex state rep. primary.
Voters from Newton, Waltham and Watertown will head to the polls Tuesday to decide on their candidates for the May 10 special election to replace former 10th Middlesex State Representative Peter Koutoujian. The Democratic candidates running include Waltham's Sean Durkee and Gary Marchese, Watertown's John Lawn and Newton's Allan Ciccone, Jr. (Jay). For a sample of the ballot, check out our photos and .pdf section to the right. Jim Dixon, of Waltham, is the only official Republican in the race. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Residents in Newton will vote at the following locations: Make sure you check back in with Newton Patch all day Tuesday for updates on the election.