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Two charged with murder in Framingham shooting, third suspect sought

December 19, 2013 04:05 PM

Two males, ages 16 and 20, have been charged with murder and an arrest warrant has been issued for a third suspect in connection with the the fatal shooting of a Framingham man last month, authorities said Thursday.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Jeremy Rodriguez, 19, of Framingham, according to a statement from the Middlesex district attorney's office. Prosecutors allege Rodriguez shot Juan Lopez, 21, as part of plan to steal marijuana from the victim.

Jose Cruz, 16, of Framingham and Bryan Pertarb, 20, of Hudson were arraigned Thursday in Framingham District Court on charges of murder, attempted armed robbery, armed assault with intent to rob, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and unlawful possession of a firearm, according to the DA's office.

Framingham District Court Judge Robert Greco ordered the defendants held without bail. Their next court date is Jan. for a pretrial hearing.

Though Cruz is a juvenile, under Massachusetts law, defendants over age 14 who are charged with murder are prosecuted as adults.

“We allege that these three men brutally murdered this victim as part of a robbery,” Ryan said. “This case is frightening reminder of the violence that accompanies the business of buying and selling illegal drugs. The combination of illegal drugs and illegal guns continues to have deadly and tragic consequences. I urge anyone with information on this suspect’s whereabouts to contact police.”

At about 10:57 p.m. on Nov. 20, Framingham police responded to a report of a shooting in the parking lot at 15 Second St. in Framingham. Upon arrival police discovered Lopez in the driver’s seat of a motor vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound.

Lopez was transported to MetroWest Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy determined he died by a single gunshot wound to the chest, the DA's office said.

Prosecutors allege that when Lopez arrived at the location on Second Street he retrieved marijuana from the trunk of his car and then got into the driver’s seat of his vehicle. It is alleged that Rodriguez walked up to the vehicle and fired a single gunshot through the driver’s side window, striking Lopez. The three men then fled the scene.

Anyone who knows of Rodriguez’s whereabouts or has seen this suspect is asked to call Framingham Police Tip Line at 508-872-1212 ext. 3888 or Massachusetts State Police at 781-897-6600.

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Fun ways to celebrate Halloween west of Boston

October 20, 2013 12:27 PM

On the one hand, there is the kitschy Halloween beloved by small children, with silly or clever costumes, jack-o’-lanterns, and mountains of candy. On the other hand, there is the haunted-house fun of a good scare — be it from a gory costume or a spooky noise.

While traditional house-to-house trick-or-treating may still be the best way to spend Halloween itself, there are also any number of ways to explore the other dimensions of the holiday -- whether your preference leans more toward a walk through a graveyard or a craft activity.

Here some of the many ways to celebrate Halloween in communities west of Boston this year.

-- Halloween Walk and Tour of the Old Burying Ground in Lexington takes place Saturday (Oct 26) at 6:30 p.m. and leaves from the Depot Building, 13 Depot Square. Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children, with discounts for Lexington Historical Society members. For reservations, more information, call 781-862-1703 or go to

-- Frightful Friday at Gore Place, 52 Gore St., Waltham, in its final installment this week, has tours starting at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Admission is $15 adults, $10 for ages 5 through 12 and Gore Place members. Capacity is limited. For tickets, call 781-894-2798 or visit

-- Murder at the Masquerade takes place at Merchants Row in the Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Square, Concord, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:15. The ticket price, which includes a gourmet three-course dinner, is $69. For reservations, e-mail or call 978-371-2908, ext 544.

-- Spookapella, a concert by North Shore Acapella and guests, takes place Saturday Oct 26 cq/ts at the Center for Arts, 14 Summer St., Natick. The show begins at 8 p.m.; tickets are $22, or $20 for TCAN members. For tickets or information, call 508-647-0097 or go to

-- Halloween Open House at Dana Hall School of Music, 103 Grove St. in Wellesley, is next Sunday, (October 27)2-4 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are encouraged; call 781-237-6542 or e-mail

-- Pumpkin Patch, a seasonal party held annually by the Sudbury Valley Trustees at Wolbach Farm on Wolbach Road in Sudbury, is scheduled for Saturday(Oct 26). Admission is free for SVT members; $2 per person for nonmembers, with a family maximum of $10. For more details, call 978-443-5588 or go online to

-- Decorate a Bag at Artbeat, 212A Mass Ave. in Arlington, Saturday (Oct 26)from noon to 7 p.m., and next Sunday (Oct 27) from noon to 5 p.m. Admission and supplies are free. For more information, call 781-646-2200 or go to

-- Halloween Family Day at the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History, on the Regis College campus at 235 Wellesley St. in Weston, takes place Saturday (Oct 26)from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 781-768-8367 or go to

-- Welcome to Our [Halloween] Home at the Orchard House, 399 Lexington Road, Concord, offers a special after-hours tour Saturday scheduled for Saturday(Oct 26)from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. Admission $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and college students, $8 for ages 6-17, and $4 for ages 2-6. A family rate for two adults and up to four youths for this event will be offered at $30. Space is limited; reservations can be made by calling 978-369-4118, ext. 106; for more information, go to

-- Tales of the Night at Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, 208 South Great Road in Lincoln, takes place Thursday and Friday (Oct 24 and 25)from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $11 before Wednesday, Oct. 23, or after that for $13. Call 781-259-2218 or go to

MetroWest economic forum to be held in Framingham

September 3, 2013 01:15 PM

Results from a survey of local CEOs and managers will be presented at the MetroWest/495BIZ Economic Forum. The forum will be held Sept. 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a..m. at the Sheraton on 1657 Worcester Rd. in Framingham.

The survey was conducted in July in partnership with Framingham State University to gauge the condition of the local economy.

A panel of business leaders will also discuss the economic outlook for the MetroWest/I-495 region.

Scholar Barry Bluestone will present a keynote address. Bluestone has been the director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy for 14 years, in addition to being the Founding Dean of Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy and urban affairs.

Tickets are $35. Click here to register.

Contact John Swinconeck at Follow @johnswinc on Twitter.

Heat wave likely killed Assabet River fish

July 26, 2013 01:33 PM

OARS, a non-profit group that monitors and protects the Assabet River, is blaming the recent heat wave for hundreds of dead fish found floating in the river on July 20.

OARS volunteers removing an invasive plant species “discovered the floating remains of hundreds, if not thousands, of fish in the Assabet River in Stow,” the group said in a statement.

So-called fish kills can occur because of pollutants, and also by high water temperature and a lack of oxygen in the water.

“After two days of much cooler weather (on July 22nd) we measured afternoon water temperatures still over 86°F in the area downstream of the fish kill," said OARS scientist Sue Flint. "Where the river is shallow and slow-moving, afternoon water temperatures can reach lethal conditions--93°F is lethal for almost all species of fish.”

If fish have no deep or shaded places to retreat from the heat fish kills like this occur. Narrower sections of the river are lined with trees that provide shade. Groundwater also contributes cool springs that provide a safe haven for fish during heat waves.

According to OARS, evidence of changing rainfall patterns and temperature tells us that these problems are going to become worse rather than better unless major efforts are made to improve the resilience of the region's rivers and streams. Last year was the hottest year in Massachusetts out of a 118-year record.

Over the past 64 years the intensity of rainfall has increased dramatically in New England, resulting in more floods but also less recharge of the cool and clean groundwater that feeds the rivers in the summer, OARS said.

“There are many things communities can do to improve the resilience of their rivers and streams,” said OARS Executive Director Alison Field-Juma in a statement. “Recharging stormwater into the ground will make a big difference, and reducing nutrient pollution through decentralized wastewater treatment with ground discharges will also help. This requires longer-term investment than we are used to making. Protecting floodplains and riverbanks from development is as important as ever.”

Those who wish to report a fish kill should contact OARS at (978) 369-3956 or, and to MassWildlife at (508) 450-5869.

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MetroWest/495 Partnership: Region’s economy has ‘thrived’ after recession

June 11, 2013 01:01 PM

WESTBOROUGH — Since the 495/MetroWest Partnership formed 10 years ago, communities west of Boston have weathered one of the worst recessions in American history and come out stronger than ever, the group's leaders said Tuesday.

“We’re back in a growth mode,” said Scott Weiss, private sector co-chairman of the 495/MetroWest Partnership, which held its annual conference in Westborough. “We not only survived the recession – we’ve thrived,”

The partnership — a public-private collaboration of businesses, municipalities, and other regional economic stakeholders that encourages sustainable growth — is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

Weiss, who is the managing director of commercial development at The Gutierrez Company, said one of the factors in his organization’s success was its diversity in partnering with municipal and state government. “[The goal] of this organization and this approach was to put this region on the map,” Weiss said. “We’ve connected legislators and business and business official, so we could come together and do things we had not been able to do before.”

Membership spans different counties and different congressional districts that “was otherwise lost in the past between Boston and Worcester mindsets,” he said.

Executive Director Paul Matthews said MetroWest’s overall economy is stronger now than before the recession. The region has become more important to the state’s economy as other areas of Massachusetts faltered, he said.

“Obviously, over the last ten years, the economy’s gone through some upheaval, but I think it’s important to remember that this region has had its setbacks, but it’s done phenomenally well in comparison with regions of this state and the country,” said Matthews.

Matthews said that the workforce had a lot to do with MetroWest’s economic health. About 50 percent of residents have college degrees, he said, and 20 percent have a graduate degree or professional equivalency.

“We have a very diversified economy. We have manufacturing companies, we have IT companies,” he said.

“Ten years ago, were companies investing the resources and time in developing software for mobile phones? If you said app development was a major opportunity, most companies would have not even known what that was,” Matthews said.

Weiss also noted that transportation, notably improvements to the Route 9 corridor along the Interstate 90 and Interstate 495 interchanges, the expansion of the Framingham-Worcester MBTA rail line, and with the emergence of the MetroWest Regional Transportation Authority, was key to the region’s growth.

Weiss said the partnership would “continue to push for reasonable funding for our transportation system” that encourages a “reverse commute” between Boston and Metrowest communities “and bridge the last gap between the rail station and employment hub.”

How to bridge that gap, according to Matthews, is a work in progress, and the partnership will be advocating for more funding and resources for regional transit.

“Ten years ago, twenty years ago, a lot of people lived here and in Worcester and commuted to Boston,” Matthews said. “What we’re seeing [today] is a blurring of the lines. It’s no longer about living here and commuting to work in an urban center. Now, there’s a lot of people living in urban centers and commuting to work here.”

“What the region needs is further investment in its infrastructure,” Matthews said. That includes improvements to interchanges along Route 9, improvements to the commuter rail schedule, and increased MWRTA shuttle services.

“I think it’s been very humbling, seeing the region working together,” said Matthews. “You have very small communities with limited resources hosting multinational companies. It’s because both sides recognize the need to work together. This international economy is so competitive, you need to work together to overcome those challenges.”

Those sentiments were echoed by Glenn Trinidade, a Medway Selectman and public sector co-chairman of the 495/MetroWest Partnership.

“It’s the strength in numbers that grabs the attention of the legislature and gives the Metrowest political clout on Beacon Hill,” Trinidade said.

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MetroWest 'Ambassador' workshops kick off Thursday in Marlborough, Framingham

May 29, 2013 11:26 AM
The MetroWest Visitors Bureau is looking to help train a few good ambassadors to help guide visitors to the MetroWest region.

Three workshops are designed for real estate agents, hotel personnel, residents looking for something new to do with the families and guests, human resources specialists and corporate recruiters, school admissions personnel, municipal employees, docents, ticket-sellers at cultural venues, retailers, among others.

The workshops will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Yawkey Special Olympics Training Center in Marlborough, and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Historic Village Hall in Framingham.

A third workshop will be held June 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Milford.

The workshops are part of the bureau's MORE MetroWest campaign that seeks to help define the region as an attractive area to visit and do business in.

"MetroWest is indeed a region with its own unique characteristics. It's not just a place to drive through on the turnpike between Boston and Worcester. But if you're going to market the region, you've got to know about the region," said the bureau's Executive Director Susan Nicholl.

In order to accomplish that, the workshops will help educate ambassadors on cultural or economic "jewels" in the region, said Nicholl, which can range from businesses such as Bose, to facilities such as the New England Sports Center, to wildlife sanctuaries and botanical gardens.

"There's so many people who work in an ambassador-type role," said MetroWest Visitors Bureau Executive Director Susan Nicholl. "If we can help by giving them more tools, then they can become more effective ambassadors."

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Federal agents arrest 15 in alleged Natick-based pain pill drug ring

May 9, 2013 04:05 PM

Fifteen men, all but one from suburbs west of Boston, were arrested Thursday by federal agents for allegedly participating in a illegal drug ring that was based in Natick and sold large numbers of Oxycodone pills.

The arrest capped a four month investigation that included tapping the phones of the suspects, all of whom were charged with conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone, according to the office of Boston US Attorney Carmen Ortiz.

The criminal complaint filed in the case alleges that defendant Michael Bourque, 42, of Natick used his shipping company, DEX Corporation, to front the wholesale drug trafficking operation, which authorities said started as early as February 2011 and continued through this April. Bourque allegedly received the drugs through various narcotic suppliers.

According to federal authorities, the 15 men illegally purchased, sold or distributed wholesale amounts of Oxycodone.

Some of the other 14 men charged are accused of selling the pills for, or to, Bourque:

The complaint alleges that two defendants, Mark Ouellette, 43, of Shirley and Acton resident Sean Cotter, 41, distributed 700 pills to Bourque at the end of March. A search of Oulette's home found about 2,000 Oxycodone pills, over $30,000 in cash, and a loaded gun, Ortiz's office said.

The arrests come after authorities received court approval to wiretap conversations between the defendants over a period of four months, the US Attorney's office said.

“With these arrests today we hope to send a strong message that trafficking and distributing prescription pain medication will not be tolerated and we will utilize the full breadth of our law enforcement resources to bare," said John J. Arvanitis of the Drug Enforcement Administration in a statement released by Ortiz's office.

Also arrested were Waltham residents Robert Hagenaars, 37, Barry Goolst, 52, Phillip Goolst, 49, and Thomas Ehwa, 26; Natick residents Frank McGuire, 42, and Christopher Yancey, 41; Newton residents Brian Chisholm, 44, and Raymond Panaggio, 44; Michael Roy, 32, of Milford; Corey Assencoa, 43, of Hopkinton; Mark Newton, 27, of Hudson; and John Kinney, 29, of Woburn.

The charge of conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone carries a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a lifetime of supervised release, and a $1 million fine, according to Ortiz's statement.

“The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to working alongside our law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute those who wreak havoc in Massachusetts cities and towns through the distribution and sale of illegal drugs,” Ortiz said in the statement. “We will continue to keep a vigilant eye over the communities and neighborhoods that we serve in an effort to ensure the highest degree of safety and quality of life for all residents."

The case was investigated by Boston agents of the DEA, FBI, Homeland Security, IRS, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, as well as local and state police agencies, among others.

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Foundation for MetroWest gives $85.5k to 39 area food pantries

January 8, 2013 01:48 PM

The Foundation for MetroWest announced last week that it has distributed $85,500 in grants from their MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund to 39 food pantries throughout the region.

The MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund was recently established to provide more resources to local food pantries and food support organizations.

“Twenty percent of all grants requested through our discretionary grant program this year were for food support,” said Judy Salerno, executive director of the foundation. “This was a significant increase from previous years, and it showcases just how prevalent the issue of hunger is in our MetroWest region.”

Organizations that received funds include:

  • Acton Community Supper
  • Ashland Emergency Fund
  • Open Table, Inc., Concord
  • Dedham Food Pantry
  • Jewish Family Services, Framingham
  • United Way of Tri-Co Curtis Family Supper, Framingham
  • United Way of Tri-Co Pearl Street Café, Framingham
  • St. Bridget’s Food Pantry, Framingham
  • Lucy & Joe’s Food Pantry, Framingham
  • Hope Worldwide, Framingham
  • Holliston Pantry Shelf
  • Project Just Because, Hopkinton
  • Hudson Community Food Pantry
  • Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry
  • City of Marlborough Heat & Eat
  • Open Table, Inc., Maynard
  • Maynard Food Pantry
  • Medfield Food Cupboard
  • Medway Food Pantry
  • Medway Village Food Pantry
  • Daily Bread Food Pantry, Milford
  • Salvation Army, Milford
  • Millis Ecumenical Food Pantry
  • Natick Service Council
  • A Place to Turn, Natick
  • Needham Community Council
  • United Perishes of Southborough Food Pantry
  • Stow Food Pantry
  • Sudbury Community Food Pantry
  • Walpole Community Food Pantry
  • Salvation Army, Waltham
  • Middlesex Human Services Bristol Lodge, Waltham
  • Grandma’s Pantry, Waltham
  • J.F. & C.S. Family Table, Waltham
  • Sacred Heart Church Food Pantry, Waltham
  • Celebration International Food Pantry, Wayland
  • Wellesley Food Pantry
  • Westborough Food Pantry
  • Westwood Council on Aging
The foundation’s English Family Fund has continually provided community leadership on this issue. This year, their efforts were joined by other foundation donors and fundholders in helping local families by giving to the hunger relief fund. The foundation also recently awarded $173,500 to 26 area nonprofit organizations as part of their 2012 discretionary grant program. This year, the foundation distributed approximately $1 million throughout the region, and more than $7.5 million since its inception in 1995. Foundation for MetroWest promotes philanthropy in the region, helps donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serves as a resource for local nonprofit organizations, and enhances the quality of life for all of our citizens.

For more information, please visit the foundation's website.

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St. Luke's free community suppers

October 31, 2012 11:39 AM

The following was submitted by St. Luke's Episcopal Church:

St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Hudson will be hosting "Community Suppers" on November 11 and 25 from 5 to 6 p.m.

The meals will be Chef Choice. There is always something for vegetarians and we keep dietary restrictions in mind.

Please join us. St. Luke's is located at the rotary in Hudson. Additional parking is available behind the fire station.

For more information, please visit

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Voters' guide for state legislative districts west of Boston

October 29, 2012 10:00 AM

Want to learn about who's running for state representative and state senator in your district? Here's our voters' guide to the candidates facing off in this year's general election on Nov. 6.


Bristol and Norfolk (Medfield): James E. Timilty (D-Walpole, incumbent), Jeffrey Robert Bailey (R-Attleboro)
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1st Middlesex (Dunstable, Groton, Pepperell): Eileen M. Donoghue (D-Lowell, incumbent), James J. Buba (R-Lowell)
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3rd Middlesex (Bedford, Carlisle, Concord, Lincoln, Lexington, Sudbury, Waltham, Weston): Michael J. Barrett (D-Lexington), Sandi Martinez (R-Chelmsford)
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4th Middlesex (Arlington, Lexington): Kenneth J. Donnelly (D-Arlington, incumbent), Gerry C. Dembrowski (R-Woburn)
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1st Middlesex and Norfolk (Brookline, Newton, Wellesley): Cynthia Stone Creem (D-Newton, incumbent)

2nd Middlesex and Norfolk (Ashland, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway, Natick): Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland, incumbent)

Middlesex and Worcester (Acton, Ayer, Berlin, Bolton, Boxborough, Harvard, Hudson, Littleton, Marlborough, Maynard, Northborough, Shirley, Southborough, Stow, Sudbury, Westborough): James B. Eldridge (D-Acton, incumbent), Dean J. Cavaretta (R-Stow)
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Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex (Franklin, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norfolk, Plainville, Sherborn, Wayland, Wellesley, Wrentham): Richard J. Ross (R-Wrentham, incumbent)

2nd Suffolk and Middlesex (Belmont, Watertown): William N. Brownsberger (D-Belmont, incumbent), Steven W. Aylward (R-Watertown)
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1st Worcester (Boylston, Northborough): Harriette L. Chandler (D-Worcester, incumbent)

2nd Worcester (Shrewsbury, Upton): Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury, incumbent), Stephen R. Simonian (R-Auburn)
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Worcester and Norfolk (Bellingham, Milford): Richard T. Moore (D-Uxbridge, incumbent)


1st Middlesex (Ayer, Dunstable, Groton, Pepperell): Sheila C. Harrington (R-Groton, incumbent)

2nd Middlesex (Littleton): James Arciero (D-Westford, incumbent), Valerie A. Wormell (R-Westford)
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3rd Middlesex (Bolton, Hudson, Maynard, Stow): Kate Hogan (D-Stow, incumbent), Chuck S. Kuniewich, Jr. (R-Hudson)
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4th Middlesex (Marlborough, Northborough, Westborough): Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough), Steven L. Levy (R-Marlborough, incumbent)
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5th Middlesex (Millis, Natick, Sherborn): David Paul Linsky (D-Natick, incumbent), William J. Callahan (R-Natick)
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6th Middlesex (Framingham): Chris Walsh (D-Framingham, incumbent)

7th Middlesex (Ashland, Framingham): Tom Sannicandro (D-Ashland, incumbent), Jon Andrew Fetherston (R-Ashland)
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8th Middlesex (Holliston, Hopkinton, Southborough, Westborough): Carolyn C. Dykema (D-Holliston, incumbent), Martin A. Lamb (R-Holliston)
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9th Middlesex (Lincoln, Waltham): Thomas M. Stanley (D-Waltham, incumbent)

10th Middlesex (Newton, Waltham, Watertown): John J. Lawn, Jr. (D-Watertown, incumbent), Francis Xavier Stanton, III (R-Waltham)
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11th Middlesex (Newton): Kay S. Kahn (D-Newton, incumbent), Greer Tan Swiston (R-Newton)
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12th Middlesex (Newton): Ruth S. Balser (D-Newton, incumbent)

13th Middlesex (Framingham, Marlborough, Sudbury, Wayland): Thomas P. Conroy (D-Wayland, incumbent)

14th Middlesex (Acton, Carlisle, Concord): Cory Atkins (D-Concord, incumbent), Michael J. Benn (R-Concord)
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15th Middlesex (Lexington): Jay R. Kaufman (D-Lexington, incumbent)

21st Middlesex (Bedford): Ken Gordon (D-Bedford), Walter Zenkin (R-Burlington)
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23rd Middlesex (Arlington): Sean Garballey (D-Arlington, incumbent), Joseph J. Monju (R-Arlington)

24th Middlesex (Arlington, Belmont): David M. Rogers (D-Cambridge), Tommasina Anne Olson (R-Belmont), James F. Gammill (Open Innovative Government-Belmont)
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29th Middlesex (Watertown): Jonathan Hecht (D-Watertown, incumbent)

37th Middlesex (Boxborough, Harvard, Shirley): Jennifer E. Benson (D-Lunenberg, incumbent)

9th Norfolk (Medfield, Millis, Norfolk, Plainville, Wrentham): Daniel B. Winslow (R-Norfolk, incumbent)

10th Norfolk (Franklin, Medway): Jeffrey N. Roy (D-Franklin), Richard A. Eustis (R-Medway)

13th Norfolk (Dover, Needham, Medfield): Denise C. Garlick (D-Needham, incumbent)

14th Norfolk (Wayland, Wellesely, Weston): Alice Hanlon Peisch (D-Wellesley, incumbent)

15th Norfolk (Brookline): Frank Israel Smizik (D-Brookline, incumbent)

10th Suffolk (Brookline): Edward F. Coppinger (D-West Roxbury, incumbent)

15th Suffolk (Brookline): Jeffrey Sanchez (D-Jamaica Plain, incumbent)

18th Suffolk (Brookline): Michael J. Moran (D-Brighton, incumbent)

8th Worcester (Bellingham): Robert J. Dubois (D-Blackstone), Kevin J. Kuros (R-Uxbridge, incumbent)
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9th Worcester (Upton): George N. Peterson, Jr. (R-Grafton, incumbent)

10th Worcester (Medway, Milford): John V. Fernandes (D-Milford, incumbent)

11th Worcester (Shrewsbury, Westborough): Matthew A. Beaton (R-Shrewsbury, incumbent)

12th Worcester (Berlin, Boylston, Northborough): Harold P. Naughton, Jr. (D-Clinton, incumbent)

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