Monthly Archives: June 2007

Representative Campbell Press Release

A press Release by Representative Linda Dean Campbell on the twin issues of State assimilation of some local pension systems, as well as local participation in the GIC (State Health Insurance) Methuen to Pass on Commonwealth Health Care this October … Continue reading

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Caritas Deal Falls Apart

The financial deal that was going to have the St Louis based Ascension Health take over the Caritas Christi Health Care System of Massachusetts collapsed yesterday, the victim of financial disputes between the systems on the terms of the takeover. … Continue reading

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Run Al Run

A new Suffolk University Channel 7 Survey done by Suffolk Pollster David Paleologos shows former Vice-President Al Gore leading the Democratic field in New Hampshire. Gore has a 32- 26 percent lead over Hillary Clinton. With Gore riding a tide … Continue reading

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Congressional Endorsement: Mayor Eileen Donoghue

This morning I will formally endorse Lowell City Councilor and former Mayor Eileen Donoghue for Congress. Eileen is a candidate with a wealth of governmental experience, all of which will make her a great congresswoman. My endorsement is based on … Continue reading

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Stoneham Deletes High School Athletics

The Town of Stoneham, after a failed override attempt, has voted through its school committee to eliminate all High School athletics. It is a devastating cut to make, and it has people taking notice statewide. From the Gobe story announcing … Continue reading

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Blair Exits

Tony Blair, the founder of the modern day Labor Party (so-called New Labor) steps down this week as Prime Minister of Great Britain. Blair has been, in my opinion, a truly magnificient leader who leaves office with sinking approval due … Continue reading

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The Cheney Chronicles

Today’s Washington Post started a multi-part story on the Cheney Vice Presidency. While we have all heard the stories (and the late night jokes) about the real influence of Cheney on the Bush Presidency today’s installment really details the ways … Continue reading

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Merrimack Valley Mayors support Municipal Partnership Act

Today I joined Mayor Thatcher Keyzer of Amesbury, Mayor Michael Sullivan of Lawrence, Mayor James Fiorintini of Haverhill, Mayor Bill Martin of Lowell, Mayor John Moak of Newburyport, and City Manager Bernard Lynch of Lowell in offering our strong support … Continue reading

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Methuen Budget Passes

The Methuen City Council passed my budget proposal last night. Part of the passage included the deletion of the position of Human Resources Director from funding. Other than that the budget was passed as recommended. It is a lean budget, … Continue reading

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Democratic Debate

I was able to attend the Fifth Congressional Democratic debate last night in Devens and the contrasts are starting to be drawn. The candidates are begining to offer direct criticism of each other, and it was great to see the … Continue reading

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