A senior center for seniors

It is no surprise that Marian Leah Knapp offers a thoughtful, eloquent, and on-target assessment of the issues surrounding a senior center for Newton (in the latest issue of the Tab.) Marian is a recognized authority on the general issue of aging and she has been...

Late money for Schwartz

In the last week of the campaign, Councilor Greg Schwartz received $3,000 from three members of the Kopelman family in Chestnut Hill and loaned his campaign $9,000. That’s just over half the money he raised in the entire campaign ($23,725). Maybe the late fliers...
Too many slates

Too many slates

I’m sure slates of candidates, both formal and informal, have been around since the second election ever held. It seems though that in our local election they have risen in prominence this time around. This election we had two competing slate of candidates each...

Okay, now what?

We had our elections. We have our results. They are already over 12 hours old. Time to move on. What’s next?
Smear backfires into gift to local not-for-profit

Smear backfires into gift to local not-for-profit

It’s tough to read too much into election results. But, yesterday Ward 6 voters did seem to send one message. The Ward 6 voters rejected the nasty smear campaign waged by Lisa Gordon, former Alderman Ken Parker, Newtonville Area Council member-aspirant Carolyn...

Student journalists rock Election Day

I’m so proud of the election coverage from BU student journalists yesterday (as well as their work leading up to the election). Check out all the bylines and contributions to this Boston Globe story!...

Crossley and Downs over Coletti — Ward 5 at-large

Councilors Deb Crossley and Andreae Downs held off a challenge from former Alderman Paul Coletti and will return as Ward 5 councilors at-large in January. Results: Crossley — 7935 Downs — 7774 Coletti — 5212 Councilor Crossley was first elected in...