Monthly Archives: February 2008

The Speaker Weighs In

Speaker Sal Dimasi outlined key framework points that will be included in the House budget currently under preparation. The Speaker continued his political dance with Governor Patrick, giving him a victory on closing corporate tax loopholes while not giving the … Continue reading

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Yawn- Romney endorses McCain

Mitt Romney, in a final indignity, today endorsed Senator John McCain. The two had traded some pretty heavy shots during the campaign season, but today the Mittster swallowed hard and did the party unity thing. From the Washington Post: With … Continue reading

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Grand Opening Arlington Neighborhood Community Center

The brand new Community Center of the Arlington Neighborhood opened its doors yesterday for the first time, with about 200 supporters from around the community on hand to celebrate. We also had the privilege of having House Ways and Means … Continue reading

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Methuen City Hall Delayed One Hour

Methuen City Hall will open today at 9:00 a.m. due to the storm. Methuen Public Schools have delayed opening by two hours.

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McCain sweeps Huckabee

Senator John McCain swept the Republican primaries last evening, accumulating more delegates but still not showing that he has unified the Republican Party behind his candidacy. He continues to struggle with the right wing, and with Mike Huckabees continued presence … Continue reading

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Obama Routs Clinton

Senator Barack Obama continued his string of February victories. defeating Hillary Clinton in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Obama’s wins, which were expected, showed him with some suprising strength amongst some demographic groups where has not fared well … Continue reading

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Super Delegates In the News

Tad Devine, the chief strategist for the Al Gore campaign in 2000, has penned an op-ed piece for the New York Times on Sunday entitled “Super Delegates Back Off”, in which he essentially calls for these delegates to remain neutral … Continue reading

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NBC News Calls Maine for Barack Obama

NBC News has projected that Barack Obama will win today’s Maine Democratic caucus. With 59 percent reporting Obama leads Clinton 57 to 42 (percent). It continues Obama’s strong small state-red state dominance over Clinton, and sets him up to run … Continue reading

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Clinton Replaces Campaign Manager

MSNBC is reporting that Clinton campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle is being replaced. From MSNBC: Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton replaced campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle with longtime aide Maggie Williams on Sunday, a staff shake-up coming just hours after … Continue reading

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Mayors Unite

I attended an ed-board meeting with the Eagle Tribune and the Mayors that constitute the Merrimack Valley Mayor’s coalition last week. The subject was municipal finance, and the dire condition of the cities and towns of the Merrimack Valley. It … Continue reading

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