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Ballot features rematch for selectman

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The spring town election will include a rematch between Selectman Kevin Greeley and Maria Romano. She lost her challenge to Greeley’s bid for reelection in 2010, 55 percent to 39 percent; Nathan Bosdet finished third with 6 percent of the vote. Greeley, who is serving as the board’s chairman, has been a selectman for 24 years, but has been battling health problems in recent years and is also trying to pay off more than $180,000 in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service. Romano has been a vocal opponent of the town’s proposal to reduce the number of vehicle lanes and add bicycle lanes to Massachusetts Avenue in East Arlington. Voters will also have a choice in the race for two three-year terms on the School Committee, with incumbents Kirsi Allison-Ampe and Judson Pierce joined on the ballot by Michael Buckley, a Nicod Street resident. No other townwide positions have more than one candidate on the ballot; an unofficial version has been posted on the town clerk’s page on the municipal website, The annual election is set for April 6.

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