An accident of timing could make for turnover in two of the four slots making up the city’s Election Commission, as commissioner Larry Ward’s term expired April 1 and commissioner Peter Sheinfeld died March 29 with a year left on his latest four-year term.
A move to get professional lobbyists to register and disclose their work in Cambridge was complicated by lingering anger from the past election, with the Cambridge Residents Alliance citizens group getting compared to the NRA by city councillor Craig Kelley.
The results of the March 1 presidential primary have long been known, but more context is found in exploring the political donations this season from the residents of Cambridge and Somerville.
Peter Sheinfeld, a longtime election commissioner, has died at 67. In addition to his work on the commission, Sheinfeld was active in the local taxi industry and maintained a weekly AM radio show for nearly four decades.
A special state primary will be held April 12 for the office of state senator for Massachusetts’ First Suffolk & Middlesex Senate District, filling the vacancy caused by the resignation of state Sen. Anthony Petruccelli.
Restless city councillor Leland Cheung has made it official: He’s running for state Senate, vying for the Second Middlesex District held by Pat Jehlen since 2005. The district includes Somerville and Medford and parts of Cambridge and Winchester.
Republicans used to be the party of big business, and Democrats the party of the middle and working classes. Now the Democrats are the party of big business and Republicans the party of extreme social or religious conservatism. Nobody speaks for the rest of us.
A candidates forum for the for the First Suffolk and Middlesex state Senate special election is planned for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Boston. The district includes parts of Cambridge.
The Massachusetts Teachers Association announced its endorsement Monday of Lydia Edwards for the state Senate seat representing the First Suffolk and Middlesex District.
State Rep. Jay Livingstone, a Boston legislator running to fill state Sen. Anthony Petruccelli’s vacated seat, has been endorsed by Mayor E. Denise Simmons and the rest of the nine-member City Council.