VIDEOS: John Lawn vs Alison Leary for state rep

Newton City Councilor Alison Leary is challenging incumbent State Rep. John Lawn for the 10th Middlesex seat in the Sept. 1 primary. The district includes parts of Newton, Watertown and Waltham,

Here’s two videos featuring the candidates,  the first hosted by the Newton League of Woman Voters and the second by me for the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber. 

Decision 2020: Massachusetts House of Representatives' 10th Middlesex District from NewTV Government on Vimeo.

Alison Leary is running for state representative

Alison Leary is running for state representative

Newton City Councilor Alison Leary has announced plans to run for state rep for the 10th Middlesex district seat held by Rep. John Lawn.Only a small sliver of the district is in Newton, most of it is in Watertown and Waltham.

Here’s an email she sent to supporters. 

Dear Friends and supporters,

It is with a great deal of excitement and anticipation that I announce my candidacy for State Representative for the 10th Middlesex district which includes parts of Newton, Waltham and Watertown. I believe that I can be

VIDEO: Sterman, Castillo and Leary for Ward 1 At Large

Decision 2017: Councilor At Large Ward One from NewTV on Vimeo.

Here’s the video from the NewTV and the Newton League of Women Voters debate featuring three of the four Ward 1 At-Large candidates Janet Sterman, Nicole Castillo and Allison Leary.  Candidate Allan “Jay” Ciccone, Jr. declined to participate.

Voters will be asked to elect two of the four candidates on Nov. 7.

City Councilors, including mayoral candidates, come out against Home Rule petition

City Councilors, including mayoral candidates, come out against Home Rule petition

A strongly worded letter released this morning and signed by seven city councilors, including the two mayoral candidates, opposes the Home Rule Petition that is docketed by another 14 candidates. This suggests that even if the petition passes the city council, it may run into trouble with the new mayor, no matter who

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