Martins Kicks-Off Campaign For Ward 2 City Councilor Voted Citywide

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Stephanie Martins (center) alongside supporters at a recent campaign event. 

It was a full house at the 8/10 Bar and Grille on August 15, as the candidate for the vacated Ward 2 seat Stephanie Martins welcomed residents to her kick-off.

A number of elected officials, candidates, community leaders, teachers, seniors, and residents were present to show their support. Martins was introduced by longtime Everett business owner and former

Chamber of Commerce and Everett Kiwanis President David Larovere who praised Martins for her accomplishments and reaffirmed her potential as a new addition to the council.

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Matewsky Tops Ticket. Hanlon 2nd, DellIsola 3rd Marchese 4th, Adrien 5th

By Josh Resnek

Councilor at Large Wayne Matewsky topped the ticket in light balloting on Primary Day Tuesday in the at-large primary race.

Incumbent councilors John Hanlon, Richard DellIsola, and Mike Marchese finished 2, 3 and 4 in that order.

Gerly Adrien finished strong at the number 5 position.

Councilor Peter Napolitano was close with the highest voting pack at 6.

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Matewsky Campaign Kick-off Draws Hundreds of Supporters

By Josh Resnek

Councilor at Large Wayne Matewsky’s campaign kick-off party in his back yard on Lewis Street attracted a huge crowd of friends and supporters Saturday night.

More than 200 people attended the invitation only affair, the kind of time Matewsky has made famous over his many decades in politics in this city.

Voters, neighbors, politicians and friends joined Matewsky at the annual barbecue and buffet.

“I want to thank you all for coming,” Matewsky told the crowd. “Do not forget to get out and vote on Tuesday,” he added. “Tell your friends to get out and vote – and thank you all for your longtime support,” he said.

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Puleo running sticker Campaign in Ward 4

By Josh Resnek

As reported in the Leader Herald several weeks ago, Dominic Puleo is running a sticker campaign for the Ward 4 seat being given up by Councilor Leo McKinnon.

Puleo made it official with his announcement in the Independent last week.

Puleo, 50, served a term as a city councilor in the early 2000’s. He is presently chair of the Everett Housing Authority.

Running a sticker campaign is complicated by comparison to having one’s name on the ballot.

It is believed Puleo is running at the request of the mayor.

He rents a unit from the mayor in his house on Central Avenue.

He will be facing Jimmy Le, a real estate broker first time out council hopeful.

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Positions for At-Large Primary set on Ballot

By Josh Resnek

Ballot positions have been chosen and ballots set for printing for the at-large primary contest which will take place in September.

Coming out number 1 on the ballot – which doesn’t necessarily translate into coming out number 1 in the primary – is Councilor at Large and Council President Richard Dellisola, Jr.

The number 1 position on a ballot is believed to aid in bolstering ones vote, sometimes by as much as 5%, as many voters are inclined to give a vote to the number 1 placeholder just as a matter of habit.

Dellisola can use the boost.

He made it on to the at large position last time out by less than ten votes.

Now he has candidate Gerly Adrien breathing down his back, campaigning hard, and set in the number 2 position on the ballot.

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