Friday, May 10, 2013
Belmont resident seen as one of the frontrunners in race to replace Markey in the Fifth Congressional district.
The race for the US Senate is only just getting started but for Belmont's own Will Brownsberger, it's never too early to start thinking about the future. Even before US Rep. Edward Markey has won election to the US Senate in the special election later in June to replace John Kerry, Brownsberger has decided to get a jump on what is expected to be a crowded field of candidates who will be running to fill the open seat in the Fifth Congressional district. In his most public step in that direction, Brownsberger will be celebrating the opening of his campaign headquarters, located at 334 Trapelo Rd. in Belmont's Central Square today, Friday, May 10, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Brownsberger is seen as one of the front runners to take over for Markey …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
State Sen. Brownsberger to distribute tickets to afternoon contest at Game On next to Fenway.
Good work should be rewarded so the Boston Red Sox along with Sports Radio WEEI want to honor the courage the residents and police in the communities impacted by yesterday's lock down with a token of their appreciation: free tickets to Fenway. So they asked State Sen. Will Brownsberger – whose district covers most of the towns immediately effected by the massive manhunt for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon Bombing Friday – to help distribute 200 free tickets to today's game, on Saturday, April 20 at 1 p.m. So Brownsberger and his office will be handing out tickets at Game On, located at 82 Landsdowne St. http://gameonboston.com/ Brownsberger will be there from 11 a.m. until game time with an envelope full of tickets. But …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Belmont's state senator shows fundraising strength for run for 5th district if Markey wins special US Senate primary race this month.
In the first show of political muscle in a wide open race to replace Ed Markey, Belmont resident and State Sen. Will Brownsberger is showing every potential challenger he knows how to lift some serious fund-raising weight. On April 15, the "Will Brownsberger for Congress" campaign will report raising $256,462.20 in February and March of this year, according to his campaign. So far, the attorney has spent less than $10,000 in the first quarter of 2013. “I am very grateful for, and heartened by, the outpouring of support my campaign has received thus far," said Brownsberger. Brownsberger's total is approximately $100,000 more than State Rep. Carl Sciortino, the House member from Medford and Somerville and favorite of some Democratic …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Take a look at your license if you think it's expired.
Here is a bit of information from Belmont's State Sen. Will Brownsberger concerning you and your driver's license: "In 2009, the Registry of Motor Vehicles discontinued mail notices of pending driver’s license expiration. They replaced it with an online service which I encouraged people to sign up for. When I emailed advice of the new service it was widely reforwarded. If you took that advice, please be advised that the RMV has now also discontinued that service. There is no program to provide notices at this time. The Boston Globe quotes a registry spokesperson as saying: The company providing the e-mail reminder service free of charge for the RMV was sold. We are in negotiation to determine [whether a] new company will continue the e-…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A very crowded field including Belmont's Will Brownsberger a certainty to replace Ed Markey in the US House ... that is, if he is elected.
The possible contest to replace US Rep. Ed Markey is beginning to resemble a Black Friday Sale outside a toy or electronics store: That's one long line of people seeking to be first through the doors. But this collection of elected officials are not looking for a big screen TV or the latest Elmo, they are seeking a seat in the Capitol building in Washington DC. The number and eagerness for mostly elected officials representing their home towns in the State House on Beacon Hill is two fold: first, the 5th congressional district consists of all or parts of 24 towns and cities which allows for many to consider a run, according to David Bernstein in the lastest on-line edition of the Boston Phoenix. Second, for the first time since 1976 when …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The plan focuses on investments in transportation and education while calling for an income tax increase coupled with a lower sales tax.
Belmont's state legislators reacted cautiously to yesterday's announcement by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick of his budget outline in the coming fiscal year. In submitting his $34.8 billion budget to the Legislature Wednesday, Patrick said the proposed income tax hike is part of a comprehensive package aimed at investing in the state's infrastructure including increased spending for public transportation, education and in driving growth. "The Governor has advanced a plan to tackle two of our District's and the Commonwealth's greatest needs - transportation and education. For years, in part because of the deep recession, key investments in these vital areas have faltered," said Dave Rogers, state representative for the 24th Middlesex …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Schools, players and community honor victims of Sandy Hook shooting tragedy.
The ice on the rink was chippy and grooved after the match between Belmont and Wakefield girls Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 20. But rather then leave the ice for the Zamboni to lay a clean sheet at the Viglirolo Skating Rink for the next game, the girls joined their male counterparts in a moment of remembrance of a national horror. Brought together by long-time Belmont Boys' Head Coach Dante Muzzioli, intermission between the match-up of Middlesex League rivals became a unifying event for the students to honor the 26 victims of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that took place just five days earlier. "It is a great opportunity for the boys and girls to know that they are more than (hockey players)," said Muzzioli before …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
State Senator believes the economy and its effect on public transportation are among the greatest challenges for the coming year on Beacon Hill.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Thank you giving me the opportunity to serve as your state senator in the coming legislative session. Thank you also to my ballot opponent, Republican State Committeeman Steve Aylward, who ran a gracious and constructive campaign. The next two years are likely to be tough financially. The economic recovery is still soft and some of the possible outcomes of the debate in Washington could be very costly to the state. Also, it seems clear that we are nowhere near the end of the long-term economic transformation that began several decades ago. Globalization and automation -- while providing us with all kinds of inexpensive goods and services – will hold down incomes for people at every education level. Check my website for more on these …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Belmont Democrat Will Brownsberger faces Republican challenger Steven Aylward for the senate district that includes Belmont, Watertown and parts of Boston, including the Back Bay, Kenmore Square and the Fenway.
Democrat Will Brownsberger of Belmont won the race for state senate in a special election in January, and as incumbent faces a challenge from Watertown Republican Steven Aylward for the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District. The district includes all of Belmont, Watertown and part of Boston, including the Back Bay, the Fenway, Kenmore Square, Allston and Brighton. Patch recently interviewed both candidates: 1) What are your top three priorities? From a long term standpoint, my priorities are: 1) A vibrant regional economy that includes decent jobs for everyone. 2) Protection of personal liberty and privacy 3) Environmental sustainability In setting priorities for the 2013-14 legislative session, I have to consider how those long term …
Friday, October 19, 2012
State Sen. Will Brownsberger backing fellow Democrat Dave Rogers run for his former 24th Middlesex District seat.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The following is from the Committee to Elect Dave Rogers. State Senator Will Brownsberger (D-S2) endorsed Dave Rogers, candidate for State Representative in the 24th Middlesex District. This district comprises all of Belmont, precincts 2, 4, 8, 10, and 12 in Arlington, and North Cambridge. Sen. Brownsberger served as a state representative from 2007-2012 in this seat before being elected as a state senator. “I am pleased to endorse Dave Rogers for the state representative seat. Dave is a smart, independent thinker whose practical, common sense approach will be valuable for the legislature as well as his district,” Brownsberger stated. “Receiving Will’s endorsement is a great privilege and I am extremely honored by his support,” Rogers said…