Monthly Archives: May 2009

Methuen Relay for Life

Methuen’s Relay for Life is occurring this weekend, and it has been a huge success. When Scott Yim and Madison Aleska came forward with this idea last year I really do not think that anyone believed it could turn out … Continue reading

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The Great Traditions of Massachusetts:Bunker Hill Day

Senator Jack Hart of South Boston, seen here extolling the virtues of the Suffolk County paid holidays (for State employees) of Bunker Hill Day and Evacuation Day. Senator Hart compares these Holidays to Labor Day and Thanksgiving, amongst others. The … Continue reading

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President Obama on Judge Sotomayor

President Obama talks about his nomination of Judge Sotomayor to the Supreme Court in this weeks you tube address. He extolls her judicial virtues, and calls for quick confirmation.

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Methuen’s Budget and Private Fireworks Donations

With all of the talk about budget cuts possibly impacting our annual fireworks display I was pleasantly suprised to receive a check for $1000 from Wal-mart in Methuen as I attended their grand re-opening. That check was the first of … Continue reading

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The State Failure on Municipal Health Care Reform

Today’s Tribune cites the total failure of the State Legislature to enact any health care reform that would aid municipalities. And although this issue has been discussed many times prior on this blog today’s editorial requires me to discuss this … Continue reading

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The Transportation Dance

The Transportation funding disputes continue to fester on Beacon Hill, with the Governor and Senate leadership continuing to squabble, issue statements, issue clarifications to statements, and when all else fails issue statements assigning blame to each other. After the last … Continue reading

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The Budget in Methuen

As FY 2010 draws closer we continue to put together the municipal budget for submission to the City Council. As everyone knows this will be a difficult budget season, with a municipal deficit of over $4 million dollars. We have … Continue reading

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