Monthly Archives: December 2008

More Cuts Coming

The Governor yesterday announced to the media that the state budget remains about one billion dollars short, which will trigger a new round of budget cuts that likely will include local aid. Governor Deval Patrick said yesterday that he was … Continue reading

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Torrisi Throws Dimasi Overboard

State Rep. David Torrisi (D)North Andover has indicated he will vote “present” next week instead of voting for Sal Dimasi’s re-election as House Speaker. From the Globe: Representative David Torrisi, the House chairman of the Committee on Labor and Workforce … Continue reading

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An unsustainable path

Recent columns in the Washington Post and the New York Times point to something that has been discussed on this blog for some time, including the pre-meltdown period. And that is the just about insane economic ideas that have pushed … Continue reading

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Christmas Tourney Heats Up

In the Greater Lawrence Boys Basketball Christmas Tournament Methuen defeated Greater Lawrence Regional by a 59-50 score. Methuen controlled the tempo and withstood some late pressure from the Reggies to chalk up the win. In a highly anticipated matchup State … Continue reading

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Thank You to those that helped

The Eagle Tribune wrote a very nice editorial about people pulling together to help during the recent ice storm that crippled the region. They pointed out that many pitched in and praised the spirit of giving that characterizes the people … Continue reading

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More Authority for Mayors Part 2

Today’s Eagle Tribune has an article that again discusses the potential for changing the criteria for cities to join the State GIC. Under current state law for a city to join the state GIC and take advantage of its lower … Continue reading

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Caroline Steps out (Gingerly)

Caroline Kennedy, taking increasing flak from within New York’s Democratic establishment, has started to interact a little bit more with the media, granting the Associated Press and the New York Times interviews. This clip from MSNBC has some highlights. Kennedy … Continue reading

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Merrimack Valley Christmas Tournament

I did not have a chance to make it to the first day of the Boys Basketball Christmas Tourney being played this year in Lawrence, but I am sure there was some great basketball played. Methuen lost to the undefeated … Continue reading

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The Obama Holiday Message

President Elect Barack Obama’s weekly radio message with a holiday theme. Nice job. What do you think of his putting the weekly “radio” address on You Tube?

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Merry Christmas to All

Merry Christmas to all. I have included one of my favorite pop Christmas tunes from the Bare Naked Ladies, with Sarah Maclachlan. Enjoy the holiday! christmas-bare-naked-ladies-sarah-mclachlan-god-rest-ye-merry-gentlemen

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