Democratic U.S. Sen. Ed Markey beat challenger U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III in Tuesday’s primary, giving the political dynasty its first Congressional loss in Massachusetts. Incumbents ruled, though newcomers won open seats in Cambridge (Steve Owens) and Somerville (Erika Uyterhoeven).
State Rep. Dave Rogers, a Democrat in the 24th Middlesex District made up of two precincts of Cambridge, five precincts of Arlington and all of Belmont, has an upcoming office hour in Cambridge.
The family that owned an 80-unit housing complex near the Belmont city line kept tenants’ rents low, while doing little to modernize apartments; the development sold in December for $37.5 million. But new owners want to cooperate with efforts to keep at least the neediest tenants in their homes.
State Rep. Jon Hecht, a Democrat in the 29th Middlesex District made up of parts of Cambridge and Watertown, said Tuesday that he will not be running for reelection. He is the second longtime area state representative this year to opt out of running after Somerville state Rep. Denise Provost.