November meeting featuring Bob Massie

The next meeting of the Medford Democratic City Committee will feature gubernatorial candidate Bob Massie.

Date: November 15, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Alden Chambers, 85 George P. Hassett Drive, Medford

Guest Speaker:  Robert K. “Bob” Massie

Bob Massie is running for Governor of Massachusetts in 2018. He is an environmentalist.  Before entering the race for governor he was leading a climate preparedness, research, and development lab at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Candidates nights Oct 12 & 18

The Medford Democratic City Committee and the Medford Ward 6 Democratic Committee will be hosting two candidates nights for the upcoming municipal election:

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
7:00 p.m.  Mayoral Candidates
8:00 p.m.  School Committee Candidates

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
7:00 p.m. City Council Candidates

Both events will take place at Medford City Hall, in the Alden Chambers.

All candidates have been invited to share their vision for the city and the office for which they are running.

The candidates nights are open to all and will be broadcast on local access channel 22 (Comcast) or 43 (Verizon).

Preliminary election for City Council Sep. 12

There will be a preliminary election for City Council on Tuesday, September 12. Polls open at 7am and close at 8pm.

Preliminary elections are used to narrow the field of candidates for local office prior to the general election. They are held only when they are deemed necessary due to the number of candidates on the ballot. Note that municipal elections are officially non-partisan, so there are no party-specific ballots.

You must be registered to vote in Medford by this Wednesday, August 23, 8pm, to vote in the preliminary election. You can register to vote at Medford City Hall (rm. 102) or online.

To find out where to vote, see http://wheredoivotema.com.

Save the dates: Municipal candidate nights

The following dates have been held by the Democratic City Committee for a series of candidate nights:

  • Thursday, October 12
  • Wednesday, October 18
  • Thursday, October 26

These events will provide a forum to hear from the City Council, School Committee, and Mayoral candidates. Details, including time, location, and which candidates will be featured on which night, will be announced at a later date.

September meeting featuring Jay Gonzalez

The next meeting of the Medford Democratic City Committee will take place Wednesday, September 20. Time and location are to be confirmed, but are currently expected to be at 7pm at Medford City Hall’s Alden Chambers the Medford Senior Center, 101 Riverside Ave.

The guest speaker will be Jay Gonzalez, Democratic candidate for Governor. Jay was the Secretary of Administration and Finance under Governor Deval Patrick.

Congratulations to an unsung hero

Long-time Medford Democratic City and Ward 8 Committee member Mimi Gordon was recently awarded as an Unsung Hero by the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Mimi has served as a leader in her union (SEIU Local 509), has volunteered for numerous campaigns, and has been—as the award says—”a tireless organizer and fighter for social and economic justice.”

Congratulations to Mimi from the Medford Democratic City Committee!

Ward 8 meeting June 1

The Medford Ward 8 Democratic Committee will have its next meeting Thursday, June 1, at 7pm. It will take place at the home of ward chair Maxim Weinstein, 57 Ashland Street. All are welcome.

Ward 8 includes parts of Medford Square and South Medford. If you vote at the Senior Center on Riverside Ave or the VFW on Mystic Ave, you’re in ward 8. See WhereDoIVoteMA.com to find your ward.

City Committee meeting May 11

The next meeting of the Medford Democratic City Committee is Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 7pm. It will take place at Medford City Hall in the Alden Chambers.

All are welcome as we hear from guest speaker Ed Finn, Medford’s City Clerk. Mr. Finn will discuss the city’s early voting program. We’ll also have an update from the Issues Committee.

Ward caucuses March 25

The 2017 Medford Democratic Ward Caucuses will be held Saturday, March 25.

The purpose of the caucuses is to elect delegates to the Democratic State Convention, which will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Tsongas Center in Lowell DCU Center in Worcester.

Date: Saturday, March 25
Time: 10:00am
Place: Alden Chambers, Medford City Hall

All registered Democrats are eligible to vote at the caucuses.

Registration will open at 9:45am and will continue until all persons presenting themselves by 10:15am are registered.