On Wednesday night approximately 173 Squantum and North Quincy voters joined the Squantum Community Association to meet the five candidates running for Quincy’s Ward 6 City Council seat. The standing room only crowd packed Fellowship Hall at First Church and kept the questions flowing until moderator Louise Grabowski brought the Q&A portion of the night to a close and invited the candidates to share their closing remarks. Candidates and neighbors then continued the conversation, sharing ideas and concerns over refreshments along with the crowd of reporters who attended.
Neighbors asked the candidates about their top goals in representing our ward, and what they see as priorities ahead. Several attendees voiced concerns about traffic that might congest our roadways when FedEx moves into the Boston Scientific site at 500 Commander Shea Boulevard in 2018, and asked the candidates how they would work to mitigate impact on our neighborhoods. The future use of the Star of the Sea property was also discussed.
The night gave Ward 6 voters a clear sense of the style and personality of the candidates, along with a better understanding of what motivates them in serving our community.
View 60-second video excerpts of the introductory remarks by each candidate below, and visit these articles for more coverage.
Quincy candidates make their pitches to Ward 6 voters
By Patrick Ronan, The Patriot Ledger, Mar. 23, 2016
Quincy Ward 6 candidates discuss development; A forum for Quincy Ward 6 city council candidates took place March 23 at the First Church of Squantum, organized by the Squantum Community Association.
By Ling-Mei Wong 黃靈美 2016/03/25 Metro, Sampan
About the special election
The council seat in Ward 6, which covers Squantum, Marina Bay, and parts of North Quincy, is open following the death of Brian McNamee in December. A special preliminary election is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 5, which will be followed by the special election on Tuesday, May 3.
All five candidates running in the special election for the Ward 6 city council seat attended the event:
- William Harris of Ashworth Road (QATV interview 2/10)
- Nathan Knowles of Ocean Street (Knowles on Facebook, QATV interview 3/8)
- Kevin Mock of Alstead Street (Mock website, Facebook)
- Brian Radell of Standish Road (Radell website, Facebook, QATV interview 2/23)
- Herbert “Alie” Shaughnessy of Essex Street (Shaughnessy website, Facebook, QATV interview 2/25)
About the Squantum Community Association
The Squantum Community Association provides programming that fosters conversation and community with a focus on topics of interest to the Squantum and Quincy communities, highlighting local talent and history.
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