Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m., Springfield High School;
— Monday, March 28, 6 p.m., Lynn City Hall;
— Monday, April 11, 6 p.m., Clark University, Worcester;
— Monday, April 25, 6 p.m., Pittsfield City Hall;
— Monday, May 2, 6 p.m., Massasoit Community College, Brockton;
— Wednesday, May 11, 6 p.m., Framingham State University;
— Monday, May 16, 6 p.m., New Bedford Public Library;
— Tuesday, May 31, 6 p.m., Greenfield Community College;
— Monday, June 6, 6 p.m., Quincy High School;
— Monday, June 13, 6 p.m., Lawrence High School;
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…about how it’s a hundred miles from P-town to New Bedford, but I’ll be going to the hearing.
p>Or maybe we’re supposed to be going to Quincy for the 10th? Like that’s any better?
…that they were going to do one in each CD, but I agree that more would be nice. Probably a boat from P-town to Quincy is your best bet:)
1/10th of Massachusetts lives in Boston, and not a single hearing is in Boston… you know, state capital?
Congress – the 4th, which at one point only connects one town to another by a corner.
p>State House – has to be what used to be Barbara L’Italien’s (17th Essex, I think), which has a precinct here and a precinct there of 2 wards of Haverhill and five other cities and towns.
p>State Senate – a little trickier as I’m not using a map, but I think 3rd and 4th Middlesex both snake from north to south, as does Middlesex & Worcester now that I think of it. My own district (2EM) as the issue of Dracut not being really being attached to any of the other communities unless you count swimming across the Merrimack.
p>I like history, politics, and maps; therefore my favorite feature on the website was the historical district maps. It’s interesting to see which other communities your own was formerly yoked with.
That’s Ross’s district (and Scott Brown’s old district). It stretches from Wayland and Needham on one end to Attleboro on the other. And it’s never more than a town wide, in Natick and Wellesley only a portion of a town.
p>I suspect that district will become more compact in the next round. The Northern end is supposed to make it competitive for a Democrat, but I imagine it will just be ceded.
There MAY be more hearings; your own rep is the best point person to ask “could we get a hearing in [fill in town HERE] since hearings are being scheduled all the way into June anyway? My bet is that your rep and senator could get a hearing closer to you, as well as that this list may not be complete; it was simply the best list I could locate to give everyone at BMG the best heads up on an important issue I knew how to give.
…but the venue hasn’t yet been established.
Somerville City Democratic Committee Meeting
What is it all about?
April 5th 7 pm
Somerville High School Auditorium
Highland Ave, Somerville
p>Special guest, Representative Mike Moran (Brighton) House Chair of Elections will present the ins and outs of re-districting. We’ve all heard about it. We’ve all speculated on the big picture. What about our districts? What about our city? Where will be? Will I still have “my” precinct?
p>Somerville Democratic City Committee