Karen Spilka

New England News
7:41 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Clark Wins Dems Mass. 5th District Primary

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Democrat Katherine Clark and Republican Frank Addivinola have captured their respective party's nominations in the special election primary for Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District.

Clark, a state senator from Melrose, will face off against Addivinola, a Boston attorney, in the Dec. 10 special election to fill the U.S. House seat left vacant by Edward Markey's election to the Senate.

Seven Democrats and three Republicans had battled for the chance to represent the district that includes communities north and west of Boston.

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New England News
7:47 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Voters Head To Polls In Mass. 5th District Primary

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Voters in Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District are heading to the polls to winnow down a field of seven Democrats and three Republicans in the state's latest special election primary.

Massachusetts Secretary William Galvin is predicting a strong voter turnout. Galvin said 100,000 to 120,000 Democrats and up to 20,000 Republicans could cast ballots Tuesday.

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New England News
8:07 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Mass. Bill Aims To Protect Pets During Disasters

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Massachusetts cities and towns would be required to come up with emergency evacuation and shelter plans for household pets under a bill making its way through the Statehouse.

On Thursday the Senate unanimously approved the proposal that would mandate that all municipal emergency evacuation plans include pets and service animals.

The bill would give cities and towns a year to come up with the new emergency plans to evacuate and shelter pets during disasters.

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New England News
6:59 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Markey Win Sets Up Special Election For House

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The election of Edward Markey to the U.S. Senate sets the stage for yet another special election in Massachusetts, this one to fill the U.S. House seat that Markey has held for more than 36 years.

Several Democrats had already expressed interest in running for the 5th congressional district seat if Markey won the special Senate election. They include Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, state Sens. Katherine Clark, Karen Spilka and William Brownsberger, and state Rep. Carl Sciortino.

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