The Voice of the East End Bids Farewell After 16 Years as a Watertown Councilor

Retiring District A Councilor Angie Kounelis, right, with her mother Evangelia. After 16 years, Angeline Kounelis — Angie to most — represented District A for the final time as a Councilor on Dec. 14. She not only represented East Watertown, to many she spoke for them and was a trusted advocate for their needs. In the wake of her final Council meeting, Kounelis said she has been flooded with notes of thanks, congratulations and appreciation.

LETTER: 85 East End Residents Endorse District A Council Candidate

Dear Neighbors,

We are a group of East End residents writing to endorse Nicole Gardner for District A Town Councilor and to encourage our neighbors to cast their ballots for Nicole on November 2nd! Nicole has the experience, values, energy, and expertise the East End needs today. We need a business-savvy leader who can negotiate the rapid changes taking place in our neighborhoods. We need a leader with business experience who can help our beloved local businesses prosper. We need someone who understands the way local policies shape our neighborhoods—literally!—as more new developments are proposed across the East End.

LETTER: District A Candidate Backed by Pair of Watertown Residents

We are writing today to endorse Nicole Gardner to become our next District A Councilor. Nicole is the best person to represent us and work for our whole community, and we encourage our fellow East End residents to cast their vote for her on November 2nd! As Watertown residents who have raised our families in the East End, we know many of our neighbors from our work on the East End newsletter, the Greenway bicycle path, the bicycle-pedestrian committee, or the mural in Coolidge Square—or perhaps from saving the East End Post Office, making the CVS a more welcoming building, or establishing the community garden on Nichols Avenue. 

Many more important community issues and opportunities will be coming up in the next few years. We need Nicole’s voice, values, expertise, and experience on the Town Council. We have known Nicole since she first moved into our neighborhood, practically next door.