Ward 1 is a hotbed for contested races this year, featuring a head to head matchup for 2 at-large council seats, the at-large school committee seat, and the ward councilor seat. In the ward seat, Maria Scibelli Greenberg is up against Franco Cedrone. 

Unlike all of the other contested races, NewTV didn’t have a debate for the ward councilor race at all. Franco Cedrone declined to debate.

Last night, Josephine McNeil hosted a candidate forum for all Ward 1 candidates. Again, Maria was on hand but Franco declined to attend.

I’m putting out an open question to Franco: Why do you consistently refuse to debate?

Disclaimer: I have endorsed Maria Scibelli Greenberg in the above-mentioned race.