Velis defeated Republican Dan Allie, a member of the Westfield City Council, 53 percent to 47 percent in a special election Tuesday for a state House seat representing Westfield.
The winner of Tuesday’s special election for state representative will have to defend the seat in November’s general election.
Several special elections took place in Massachusetts on Tuesday, including in the city of Westfield.
Despite a request from Springfield’s mayor request, refugees from places like Bhutan, Somalia, and Iraq keep arriving. The differences they face in food, laws, and language can be dizzying. In addition, they often have to adapt to a very different work culture.
Even before going to trial, federal Judge Michael Ponsor has ruled against the mayor on some counts.
While Boston went to the polls to narrow their field of mayoral contenders, other pockets of Massachusetts also cast ballots Tuesday.
The select board in Blandford, Massachusetts, is due to meet Friday to discuss the resignation of its entire fire department. The Blandford fire chief and volunteers quit this week, in part ov
Tim Murray spent part of his last full weekday as Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor on a farm in Westfield.