Monthly Archives: June 2008

Obama Opens Wide Lead

A new Newsweek poll has Barack Obama opening a wide lead on John McCain. The Newsweek poll puts Obama up by fifteen points as well as giving him some other relatively good news. From Newsweek: The latest numbers on voter … Continue reading

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Mayors Summer Jobs for Youth Initiative 2008

I was pleased to join Haverhill Mayor James Fiorentini and Lawrence Mayor Michael Sullivan yesterday for the announcement of the Mayors Summer Jobs for Youth Initiative for 2008. This initiative, run through the Career Center of the Merrimack Valley Workforce … Continue reading

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The Ad Wars Start

Barack Obama unveiled a new ad campaign yesterday on the heels of his opting out of the public finance system. The significance of that opt out may be seen immediately, with Obama running this ad in what are usually solid … Continue reading

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Obama opts out of public finance

In a move that was widely expected Barack Obama announced today that he is opting out of the federal system of public finance. From MSNBC First Read, an interesting analysis. This move has been widely speculated, but it’s a reversal … Continue reading

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Celtics crush Lakers

In front of a crowd that included John Havlicek, Bill Russell and Jo Jo White the newest version of the Celtics crushed the Lakers 131-92. It was a fitting end for the Lakers, and the 17th championship for this fabled … Continue reading

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Suprise! Gore endorses Obama

Is a Gore endorsement of Barack Obama worthy of a post. Well it is on this blog. Al Gore yesterday made his endorsement of Barack Obama in Michigan, and being a blog that follows all things Gore I thought it … Continue reading

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The war for independent voters

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll has Barack Obama with an overall lead over John McCain, but with some slippage for Obama amongst independent voters. The new poll does point to some fertile ground for Obama, showing obvious discontent with … Continue reading

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Methuen Budget Passes

The Methuen City Council passed the 2009 Municipal Budget last night. I have posted that budget on this blog, and will post the final adopted budget in the next day or so. The major changes in the budget were the … Continue reading

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Patti Solis Doyle Named to Obama Staff

Patti Solis Doyle, who was deposed as Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager midstream, was named by Barack Obama to his campaign staff today. Solis Doyle will serve as the chief of staff to the Obama V.P. designee, adding some tension with … Continue reading

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The Power Broker

I have just finished readind Robert Caro’s outstanding book called “The Power Broker”, a biography of master builder Robert Moses. After I had posted on another Caro book on LBJ Haverhill Mayor Jim Fiorentini suggested that I read this book. … Continue reading

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