Most of the town’s Puerto Rican leaders were stunned by Gomez’s win over a five-term Irish-American James T. that is incumbent Welch.

August 3, 2023 0 Comments

Most of the town’s Puerto Rican leaders were stunned by Gomez’s win over a five-term Irish-American James T. that is incumbent Welch. Maria Perez, a part of this Springfield class Committee and longtime community activist, called it a “battle for representation” dating to 1981, whenever Miguel Rivas went for town council. “Rivas didn’t win that …