Muni election surprises in Fitchburg, Holyoke, Boston -Tisei to run for Congress – Mitchell wins in New Bedford – Incumbents hold on across state

RESULTS: In as few words as possible: Cabral loses (ST). Wong wins (S&E). Sandlin loses. Sarno wins.(Republican). Petty wins (T&G) Pretty much all the incumbents won…

THE OUTLIER: …except for this one ginger kid in Holyoke (Republican).

BOSTON BLOCK PARTY: A roller coaster election night in Boston left many this morning questioning if we have any idea what we’re talking about when we make predictions about these things. Ayanna Pressley, who was favored by many to be on the unfortunate bottom of the at large electoral pig pile, ended up on top and had herself a block party to celebrate (Herald). That bottom slot went to former Menino challenger Michael Flaherty, who will not be getting his old job back (Globe). Former city worker Frank Baker will be Dorchester’s new councilor (Dot News) and South Boston councilor Bill Linehan hung on by the skin of his teeth (Patch).

SEE RICH RUN: Richard Tisei is going to run for Congress. (Salem News)

ELECTION RESULTS:
Results of mayoral races around Mass. – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com
Mass. Mayoral Winners: Mitchell In New Bedford; Sarno In Springfield; Morse, 22, In Holyoke – AP: www.wbur.org
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Election results: www.telegram.com

Boston –
Baker wins Dorchester district seat long held by Feeney – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com
Flaherty loses in try for council return – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com
All 4 At-Large Boston Councilors Retain Seats | WBUR: www.wbur.org
Pressley rolls in Hub’s council race – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

Springfield –
Sarno re-elected Springfield mayor – AP: www.boston.com
Violent weather played role in Springfield mayoral campaign | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno wins landslide over challenger Jose Tosado in low-turnout election | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

Holyoke –
22-year-old Morse elected Holyoke’s youngest mayor – AP: www.boston.com
Alex Morse elected youngest mayor in Holyoke’s history | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Old Holyoke makes way for New Holyoke as Alex Morse, 22, elected mayor by defeating incumbent Elaine Pluta, 67 | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

Northampton –
David Narkewicz beats Michael Bardsley to become first new mayor of Northampton in 12 years | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
David Narkewicz, Bill Dwight, Jesse Adams, Paul Spector win in Northampton election; Community Preservation Act retained | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

Agawam –
James Adams, Agma Sweeney become newest members of Westfield City Council | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Agawam Mayor Richard Cohen sweeps all city precincts to beat rival Rosemary Sandlin | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

Chicopee –
Chicopee Mayor Michael Bissonnette wins a 4th term | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Chicopee City Council will get 1 new member in Ward 9 | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

Misc. Western Mass. –
8 win bids for mayor in Western Massachusetts communities | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Neffinger elected mayor of W. Spfld. | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com
Bianchi wins in Pittsfield by 106 votes | WWLP.com: www.wwlp.com
Tautznik wins 8th term as Easthampton’s mayor – AP: www.boston.com

Worcester –
Petty wins Worcester 4-way mayoral race – AP: www.boston.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Wilson joins City Council: www.telegram.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Incumbent Rowlands ‘honored’ to return to Council: www.telegram.com
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Bean returns to City Council: www.telegram.com
Fitchburg –
Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Mayor Wong ‘thrilled’ by win: www.telegram.com
Wong wins third term as Fitchburg’s mayor – AP: www.boston.com

Everything else –
Loss surprises Churchill’s camp – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com
A fifth term – The Sun Chronicle Online – News: www.thesunchronicle.com
Zanni wins Methuen mayoral race by 28 votes » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA: www.eagletribune.com
The Daily Item: Rizzo elected new mayor of Revere in landslide: itemlive.com
Quincy mayor secures third term; town council, school board get new faces – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger: www.patriotledger.com
Most hold on to seats in Franklin election – Milford, MA – The Milford Daily News: www.milforddailynews.com
Newcomers shine in Lowell city election; mayor ousted – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com

LEGISLATURE:
ADL questions Senator Robert Hedlund’s judgment for letting bigoted caller on radio show – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com
Northborough selectmen authorize emergency debris removal spending – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo briefed on bill that would extend sales tax to Internet | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Senate set to debate repeat-offender bill – Lowell Sun Online: www.lowellsun.com
Massachusetts casino opponents take last stab in opposition to expanded gambling legislation | masslive.com: www.masslive.com

REDISTRICTING:
Republicans get opportunity with new political map – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com
Redistricting won’t bring flood of GOP challengers – Framingham, MA – The MetroWest Daily News: www.metrowestdailynews.com
New district fires up field, Republicans | CapeCodOnline.com: www.capecodonline.com
Redistricting forces William Keating to move family to Cape home – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com
Republicans see hope in Mass. redistricting – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com

TISEI:
Tisei to seek Tierney’s seat next year » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA: www.salemnews.com
Ex-state Sen. Richard Tisei to run for Congress – AP: www.bostonherald.com

DOWNTOWN:
Brown opposes NRA weapons bill – Metro – The Boston Globe: www.bostonglobe.com

MISC:
Web soap pokes fun at politically correct Amherst | masslive.com: www.masslive.com
Word ‘veteran’ to be added on state IDs – AP: www.boston.com
Mass. DPU launches probe into October snowstorm – AP: www.boston.com
Witness: Tierneys dined at gaming offices – BostonHerald.com: www.bostonherald.com
WHDH-TV – Man accused of going after candidate in SUV: www1.whdh.com
State police not releasing crash data from Lt. Gov. Murray’s accident: www.myfoxboston.com
Volunteers at polls for 3rd Lantigua recall attempt » Merrimack Valley » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA: www.eagletribune.com

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