Thursday, September 20, 2012
Welcome to "About Town with Mark Snyder," a column that will keep you up to the minute with what's what, who's who and what's going on around town. If you see or hear something we could use here, let us know by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
BROWN, WARREN WOO STOUGHTON BUSINESS OWNERS: As the race for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts heats up - polls show Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren running neck and neck on the eve of the candidate's first debate Thursday, September 20 at 7 p.m. on WBZ - Brown and Warren recently met up with a pair of Stoughton business owners. Brown visited a Stoughton resident's family repair shop in Mattapan (Auto Service and Tire). Looking for "Thank You for building this" businesses, he couldn't have picked a better place. Stoughton resident Paul McKeen tells About Town, "The business was started from scratch by my father in the early 1970s. It is the epitome of a family business, with the third generation now in …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Just 8.8 percent of Stoughton voters went to the polls for the September 6 State Primary. Robert Jubinville won the Democratic primary for Governor's Council in District 2 and Joseph Selvaggi won the 8th Congressional District Republican primary.
Five takeaways from Thursday's Massachusetts State Primary results in Stoughton: 1. Low Voter Turnout With few contested races on either the Democrat or Republican Party ballots, turnout was low for the September 6 primary in Stoughton. Only 8.8 percent of registered voters in town (1,542 of 17,470) went to the polls on Thursday. 1,071 took a Democratic Party ballot and 471 took a Republican Party ballot. No Green Party ballots were taken. The only contested races were Governor's Council on the Democratic side and Representative in Congress on the Republican side. By comparison, 17.7 percent of voters took part in the September 2010 state primary, where there were more contested races on the ballot. Voter turnout in this past March's …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Joseph Selvaggi will move on to challenge Rep. Stephen Lynch, a Democrat in November.
Joseph Selvaggi of Boston will challenge Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) in November's general election after defeating Republican opponent Matt Temperley in a tight 8th Congressional District race in Thursday's State Primary. Selvaggi took 59 percent of the District's vote compared to Temperley who received 41 percent, according to election results from Boston.com. Lynch was unopposed in the Democratic Party primary. The new 8th District (comprised of much of the old 9th District) includes the town of Stoughton. In Stoughton, Selvaggi received 266 votes compared to Temperley's 144 votes. There were 60 "blanks" cast and one write-in. "I'm thrilled with the results," Selvaggi said. "I could not have done it without the hard work of the…
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Congressional candidate Joseph Selvaggi will chat live on Patch Tuesday, September 4 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Selvaggi is a Boston Republican running for Congress in the new 8th District, which includes Stoughton.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Congressional candidate Joseph Selvaggi will be live chatting on Stoughton Patch on Tuesday, September 4 at 10 a.m. Join our online community chat where you and your neighbors can ask Selvaggi questions about his 2012 campaign and the issues you care about most. Selvaggi is a Boston Republican candidate running for Congress in the new 8th District, which includes Stoughton. Selvaggi will look to challenge Democrat US-Rep Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) in November. Before that, he will oppose Matt Temperley of Quincy in the September 6 primary election. The chat will take place on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Five Things You Need to Know Today: Following Hydraulic Lift Issue at Stoughton Shop, Monro Muffler Settles with U.S. Labor Department; Chat Live with Congressional Candidates; Food Pantry Day; and more...
"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. Following Hydraulic Lift Issue at Stoughton Shop, Monro Muffler Settles with U.S. Labor Department The following is from a U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA Regional News Release: In September 2011, the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Monro Muffler Brake Inc.'s Stoughton location for improperly inspecting and maintaining hydraulic lifts, as well as other hazards, following an April 2011 incident in which a lift failure caused a car to fall to the ground. As a result, Monro Muffler Brake Inc., which operates a chain of more than 800 stores that provide automotive repair…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Five Things You Need to Know Today: Stoughton's Town Hall Elevator Out of Service; Meet and Greet Scheduled with New Stoughton High Principal; Lessons Learned from Tropical Storm Irene; and more...
"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. Stoughton's Town Hall Elevator Out of Service The elevator at Town Hall is out of service, Interim Town Manager Joseph Feaster said at Tuesday's Board of Selectmen meeting. As a result, Tuesday's meeting was held in the community room of the Police Station. The Town Hall is still open for business, however. The damage is more significant than initially thought, Feaster said. It's not just fixing a few buttons or a pulley, he said - there is an oil leak which needs to be addressed. An environmental company is coming to deal with the oil leak on Wednesday before a repair company can come to fix the elevator. Because …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Republicans Matt Temperley and Joseph Selvaggi will face off in the September 6 primary election to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, a Democrat, in the 8th Congressional District.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Save the date! Stoughton Patch will hold a live chat with Matt Temperley from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 30. Temperley, from Quincy, is a Republican candidate running for Congress in the new 8th District, which includes Stoughton. Then, from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4, Stoughton Patch will hold a live chat with the other Republican candidate running in the new 8th district, Joseph Selvaggi, from Boston. This is a great chance to hear from Temperley and Selvaggi before they face off in the September 6 primary election. Readers - you will have the chance to interact with the candidates and have your questions answered. The winner of this Republican primary will face incumbent U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) in …