The Capuano PTA spelling bee was a lot of fun Friday night - there were about 17 teams that competed and they raised just over $3,000 for the PTA. Everyone there had a great time and we hope they will do it again next year. The winning team was Alderman at Large Dennis Sullivan’s team (in name only we have to point out in all fairness) - narrowly beating out the mayor’s team. The Sullivan team donated the first prize of $500 (which was donated by ERA The Norton Group), back to the PTA at the end of the night – that was a nice touch.
Alderman Bob Trane from Ward 7 pulled papers Friday at the Secretary of State’s Office in Boston for the 34th Middlesex District against incumbent Carl Sciortino - funny how the first remark out of Sciortino was that he wanted to confirm Bob was running before making a comment. We believe that he really wanted to check in with his leader - the Queen of the Progressives - Senator Jehlen. Some of us here at Newstalk are thrilled Bob decided to run - we’ve known Bob for years and know how much energy he has when it comes to tireless campaigning - he’s going to need several pairs of shoes.