Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …
Democrat Elizabeth Warren beat incumbent candidate Scott Brown in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race.
Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren has beaten incumbent Republican candidate Scott Brown for a seat on the U.S. Senate, according to the Associated Press. Warren is won by a margin of eight percentage points, 54 percent to 46 percent, making her the first female senator elected in Massachusetts. An estatic Warren addressed a crowd of hundreds of excited supporters at the Copley Fairmont Plaza hotel in Boston on Tuesday night. "We did what everyone thought was impossible," she said. "We taught a scrappy, first-time candidate how to win." "You took on the powerful Wall Street banks and let them know that you want a Senator out there fighting for the middle class all of the time," she said. "And despite the odds, you elected the first …
How might the U.S. Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren affect the presidential race—and vice-versa? Find out what local politicos think, and check here late for election results. Connect with us on Twitter at #PatchElections.
Check back at your local Patch all day for live election updates. While Massachusetts is expected to go to Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the race for President of the United States, influential Massachusetts political insiders have varying opinions on how the U.S. Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren will affect the presidential race, and vice versa. According to results from the Blue Commonwealth and Red Commonwealth surveys sent out last week and compiled today, Monday, 60 percent of the 23 local Republicans who responded think that the Brown-Warren race will result a modest increase in votes for Romney, while 40 percent of the 20 local Democrats who responded think the U.S. Senate race will increase Obama's total of …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Check out photos from Patch sites from New Jersey to New Hampshire.
Portions of the Northeast are still picking up the pieces after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast earlier this week. Patch sites up and down the coast reported the unfolding story and aftermath. Local editors and Patch users uploaded photos of the destruction. Here are just some of the Hurricane Sandy photos that ran on Patch sites from New Jersey to New Hampshire this week. Flip through to see how Sandy affected the Northeast.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The exact path remains a mystery, but forecast models indicate Hurricane Sandy won't just swing out to sea as she heads north towards New England.
Is your Halloween costume waterproof? "There is a consensus forming in weather forecast models that hurricane Sandy is unlikely to go out to sea," according to The Washington Post. It gets worse. The Washington Post goes on to report that Sandy will more likely merge with a cold front and transition into a "powerhouse, possibly historic" storm that forecasters expect to make landfall anywhere from the Mid-Atlantic states to northern New England or Canada. Oy. Chris Lambert on the WHDH weather blog reports that it will still be a few days until forecasters can say where Sandy -- or her "hybrid" remnants -- will make landfall, but the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place that would bring a powerful storm to the the Boston area on …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The town hall-style debate gave voice to questions from uncommitted voters. Who handled the issues best?
President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney were in Long Island, N.Y. Tuesday night, answering questions Tuesday night from voters who said they were still undecided while also managing to go at each other. The questions covered topics that included energy costs, unemployment, immigration, tax codes and more. Wednesday morning, Patch will have flash survey results from Massachusetts political activists and leaders, both Republican and Democratic. But right now, what about you: what do you think? Who would you say 'won' this second presidential debate? Tell us in the comments sections below.
Friday, December 30, 2011
A look at some of the biggest and most popular news stories from the past year.
Our top news stories aren't just what we at Dedham Patch only perceive, but what you talked about on a daily basis. The stories that grabbed the attention of our users, the town's residents, and even garnered national attention in a couple cases. We range from a tragedy that happened miles away, but hit closer to home to one man's awe-inspiring recovery from a near-deadly fall. Here they are, our overall top stories of 2011: Youth Commission Service Shines in All-America Presentation DHS Alum Killed in W. Va. Air Show Crash Dedham Native Rehabs From Four-Story Fall, East Dedham Rallies to Help Avery Tree Removal Infuriates Neighbors Square Project Wins Town Meeting Approval What do you think were the biggest news stories of 2011?
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Some events are just better in photos, rather than words. We take a look back at some of those stories.
Sometimes one picture just isn't enough - and we need a whole host of them to really capture an event. That's where our Viewfinder column - a collection of photo galleries - comes in. Thanks to our great photographers, we were able to capture some of the biggest moments of 2011. Here are our top photo galleries of 2011: 'Dancing with the Dedham Stars' Captivates Crowd Dedham Celebrates 375, Honors Servicemembers Dedham Kids Get Foamed Hundreds Line Dedham Square for Annual Flag Day Parade Parents, Riverdale Teachers Throwback to 1980s What were your favorite photo galleries of 2011?
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
A look at the government story that dominated conversation in 2011.
It was certainly a busy 2011 inside Town Hall. In many respects, it was the "Year of the Neighbor." AliMed neighbors rallied against a cell phone tower, many were uneasy about plans for night construction during the Dedham Square Improvement Project - which led to a 50/50 split, and neighbors have cried out agaisnt the planned closure of the East Dedham post office. But collective voices were heard loud and clear in several of our top government stories of 2011: Library Director Leaving Post Friday Under Dark Cloud Near Empty: Planning Board Growing Frustrated With Gas Station 'Hardest Vote' Favors Business Over Residents Dogs Go Wild: Parks and Rec Drafting Dog Park Plans Residents Rally Against Outside Hockey Rink
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
A look at some of our most popular videos from 2011.
A lot of what we do at Dedham Patch centers on video. Sometimes storytelling is best told by those who are the story - instead of our writers constructing a sentence. Video can show emotion like words can't - and sometimes can get a point across much easier and quicker than a few hundred words. We thoroughly enjoy putting together video packages, and we hope you enjoy watching them. Here are our top videos from 2011: Longtime Friendly's Waitress Shocked by Closing 9/11 Widow Makes Positive Impact After Husband's Death Matt Burns Makes Strides Toward Recovery Linari Boys Open Pirate Lemonade at Dedham Farmers Market Town Officials Show Off New DHS Solar Panels What do you think were the top videos of 2011?