Monthly Archives: June 2009

New Rasmussen Poll on Governors Race

A new Rasmussen poll on the Massachusetts Governors race shows lingering political problems for Governor Deval Patrick, who trails Republican Christy Mihos in a head to head matchup. Governor Patrick has a 5 point edge over Republican Charlie Baker in … Continue reading

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To Tell the Truth

A new feature that will allow me to shed the light of day on some comments made over at the Eagle Tribune site. Yes I do read them, and lets get started with our old friend and candidate for political … Continue reading

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Municipal Budget Passed

Yesterday the City Council met in Saturday session to vote a municipal budget, which was approved unanimously. I will post the full budget here tommorow, and talk a little bit more on some of the specifics. The School budget was … Continue reading

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President Obama on Markey-Waxman

The House passed the Markey-Waxman bill yesterday by a narrow margin, with the bill prevailing by a 219-212 vote, with eight Republicans voting to support the measure, and 44 Democrats voting against. It was a tough political slog to get … Continue reading

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Accord Reached with Patrolman

I am happy to be able to announce that I have reached a tentative accord with Methuen’s Patrolman’s Union that will avert the twenty layoffs that had been scheduled to occur with the adoption of the FY2010 Municipal budget. I … Continue reading

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Governor Prepares to Sign

Governor Patrick indicated in today’s Globe that he is prepared to sign both the Transportation Reform bill, as well as the Ethics Reform bill passed by the Legislature. And since he will sign both he appears to have no choice … Continue reading

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The King of Pop is Gone

Michael Jackson passed today after a long strange ride through life. Here he is from Thriller, his masterpiece, teaming with guitar god Eddie Van Halen to produce one of the albums great songs.

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