508 #79: Worcester elections 101

posted by Mike on August 7th, 2009

508 is a show about Worcester. This week, Mike and Brendan read the papers and cover some of the basics of Worcester’s upcoming election, scarcely 3 months away.

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Note: Not long after this podcast was recorded, Gary Rosen announced he was not running.

Brendan’s Tracy Novick yard sign was stolen, along with all the other Novick signs on his street.

Notable articles from Thursday’s paper:

The InCity Times celebrates their 8th anniversary. The Catholic Radical discusses banking and efforts to unionize local janitors. We mention that this effort may impact cleaning service owner Stephen Buchalter’s campaign. We also review some backstory of Joe O’Brien and Grace Ross, and how Mike Germain won the last election under unique circumstances.


The City’s official candidate list:
COUNCILOR-AT-LARGE
EMMANUEL TSITSILIANOS – 38 Hancock Hill Dr
GARY ROSEN – 11 Herbert Rd
JOSEPH C. OBRIEN – 17 Oread Pl
JOSEPH M. PETTY – 57 Wildrose Ave
KATE TOOMEY – 50 Ideal Rd
KOLA A. AKINDELE – 9 Clapp St
KONSTANTINA B. LUKES – 24 Hadwen Rd
MARY S. KEEFE – 10 Oxford St 1
MICHAEL J. GERMAIN – 65 Lake Ave 1006
RICK C. RUSHTON – 24 Stonehouse Ln
STEPHEN S. BUCHALTER – 515 Salisbury St
WILLIAM J. MCCARTHY – 16 Birmingham Rd

DISTRICT 1 COUNCILOR
JOE A. CASELLO – 124 Brattle St
JOFFREY A. SMITH – 37 Barry Rd

DISTRICT 2 COUNCILOR
MARC C. TROTTO – 749 Franklin St
PHILIP P. PALMIERI – 28 Buckingham St

DISTRICT 3 COUNCILOR
FRANK A. BESHAI – 42 Orton St
PAUL P. CLANCY, JR – 62 Miscoe Rd

DISTRICT 4 COUNCILOR
BARBARA G. HALLER – 34 Castle St
GRACE C. ROSS – 10 Oxford St 2R

DISTRICT 5 COUNCILOR
WILLIAM J. EDDY – 3 Barrows Rd

SCHOOL COMMITTEE
BRIAN A. OCONNELL – 54 Providence St
DIANNA L. BIANCHERIA – 8 Ventura Rd 2
JACK L. FOLEY – 6 Winter Hill Dr
JOHN F. MONFREDO – 8 Cherokee Rd
MARY J. MULLANEY – 24 Howland Ter
ROBERT A. BOGIGIAN – 8 Rosslare Dr
ROBERT DIAZ – 12 Intervale Rd
TRACY A. NOVICK – 135 Olean St

Chart of 2007 election results:

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2 Comments Leave a comment.

  1. On August 7, 2009 at 13:57 Tracy said:

    As I think you know, I’d be happy to come on the show anytime you like.
    And thanks for the mention of the signs disappearing, which indeed was not my bringing them home to clean!

  2. On August 10, 2009 at 18:19 scully said:

    Doesn’t our mayor look a little like Kim Jong Il in her fashionable shades?

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