Monthly Archives: October 2007

Campbell Endorses Manzi

State Representative Linda Dean Campbell today endorsed my candidacy for re-election as the Mayor of Methuen. I have a truly great working relationship with Representative Campbell, and I consider her to be an outstanding public servant. I am honored that … Continue reading

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New Playground Equipment for CGS

On Saturday I joined the Principal of the CGS Brandi Kwong for the unveiling of the new Playground equipment at the CGS School in East Methuen. The Comprehensive Grammar School is the oldest of our four K-8 schools, and this … Continue reading

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Tsongas Wins the Fifth

Democrat Niki Tsongas won the Fifth Congessional seat in a relatively tight election last night, defeating Republican Jim Ogonowski by 51% to 45%. Tsongas won the race by winning the urban areas (Lawrence, Lowell, Haverhill) and racking up good margins … Continue reading

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SCHIP Rubber Meets the Road

Today’s Washington Post has a story detailing the real results of the continuing funding battle over the State Children’s Health Insurance program. The House on Thursday will attempt an override of the President’s veto, but it does not appear that … Continue reading

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Senator Kennedy in Methuen

Senator Ted Kennedy visited Methuen to stump for Niki Tsongas this past week along with his lovely wife (and even his two dogs). The senior senator was articulate and dynamic in urging the crowd to participate by voting for Niki … Continue reading

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Elder Services 6k Run

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley had their 6K run yesterday. I stopped by to wish them well and saw my CCHS 74′ classmate Tony Palmisano of Elder Services running the show. It was a great event that started at … Continue reading

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Fifty Years at the P.M.A.

Presentation of Mary Academy in Methuen is celebrating fifty years in Methuen, and they are undertaking a big celebration. I was priveleged to join School Principal Rose Maria Redmond and President Sister Susan Frederick for an opening ceremony celebrating this … Continue reading

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Gerry Adams in Boston

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams visited Boston yesterday, and I was privileged to attend the event. Mr. Adams spoke to a very large crowd, and emphasized that the while the political goals of Sinn Fein have not changed the path … Continue reading

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Lowell Sun Endorses Tsongas

The Lowell Sun has endorsed Niki Tsongas for Congress. The endorsement comes as somewhat of a suprise in light of the generally conservative politics embraced by the Ed Board, but the editorial takes aim at Ogonowski’s refusal to state a … Continue reading

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Cpl. David Vicente Bridge

It was with great pride and honor that I participated today in a ceremony honoring Cpl David Vicente of Methuen, who was killed in action in Iraq in 2004. Cpl. Vicente was a Marine, and his family was there today … Continue reading

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