Monthly Archives: March 2009

Republicans and Budget Writing Part Two

I know I already posted on this but it was worth a second post. A budget without numbers? The Democrats pounce, and John Boehner ends up with more egg on his face. How long before the Republican caucus sacks this … Continue reading

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Read Across America in Methuen

The first week in March was celebrated as Read Across America week in Methuen. I had the great pleasure of reading to students at the Timony, the Marsh, and the CGS. It was a great experience for me, and we … Continue reading

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House Republicans File “Detailed Budget”

House Republican’s yesterday filed a “detailed” budget blueprint in response to continued needling from President Obama that they were offering no alternatives. I have posted that document here so you can all see what is meant by detail. Glenn Thrush … Continue reading

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Governor Patrick Responds to Suffolk Poll

Governor Deval Patrick responded today to the Suffolk/Channel 7 poll with a statement. The Governor essentially tells us that his job requires long term planning and he cannot be distracted by short term political considerations. From the Governor: Governor Patrick … Continue reading

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White House Virtual Town Meeting Today

The White House is conducting a nationwide virtual Town Hall meeting today at 11:30. The President will be taking questions over the internet, and answering those questions. An interesting concept. Questions can be submitted through 9:30 a.m. Visit the White … Continue reading

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Methuen to Begin Curbside Pickup of Ice Storm Debris

The City of Methuen will begin curbside pickup of tree debris that has been with us since the major ice storm that struck the area a couple of months back. It is important to note that we are requesting that … Continue reading

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Senate Transportation Bill Executive Summary

Senate President Therese Murray issued a statement through her email newsletter, which is below. I have attached an executive summary of the Senate Transportation bill as well. A big win for the Senate President. Reform Before Revenue: Senate Passes Bill … Continue reading

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Patrick Negatives Spike, Cahill Leads Head to Head

A new Suffolk University/Channel 7 survey unveiled tonight shows 49% of Massachusetts voters disapprove of the job Governor Deval Patrick is doing. Patrick’s job performance was approved by 40 percent of the voters, leaving him in a bad spot after … Continue reading

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Senate Passes Reform (Before Revenue)

The State Senate today passed a transportation bill that reorganizes the transportation system in Massachusetts by a vote of 39-1. It culminates a long process of give and take over the shape of the bill, and now throws the ball … Continue reading

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New Head Start Building at Gill Avenue

Today’s Tribune has the story of the proposal I have made to the Methuen City Council to lease parkland to the Head Start program at Gill Avenue so that they can construct a new building to house Methuen Head Start … Continue reading

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