Monthly Archives: July 2009

Grabauskas on the Chopping Block

MBTA General Manager Dan Grabauskas finds himself under fire from Governor Patrick and his Transportation Secretary James Aloisi, having three members of the MBTA Board firing off a letter that essentially is a vote of no confidence in his continued … Continue reading

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Friends of the Nevins Library Book Sale

Nevins Library Book Sale Coming Soon! Now is the time to make some room on your shelves for the bargain books you will find at the Annual Book Sale of the Friends of the Nevins Memorial Library, coming up in … Continue reading

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Were You Born in This Country? No, Milwaukee

The old Three Stooges routine somehow comes to mind here. This video has some great fun with the “birthers” that seem to have sway over Republican elected officials in Washington. Great stuff.

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Charlie Baker Takes the Plunge

Republican Charlie Baker will formally draw papers today for Governor. He has put out his first video, attached below. Is Baker ready for primetime?

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Flagger Economics

The Governor came in for some renewed criticism in the Herald a couple of days back over the civilian flagger issue. The criticism centered around the prevailing wage for civilian flaggers, which is currently pegged at $36.35, only slightly less … Continue reading

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The Governor Responds

Governor Deval Patrick’s top campaign advisor Doug Rubin sent an email yesterday in response to the release of the Globe poll that showed the Governor with severe slippage in his numbers. Rubin pointed to several factors that he feels have … Continue reading

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VFW Motorcycle Run

It was a great day for yesterday’s Motorcycle run at the Methuen VFW, where a big group of motorcycle riders participated in an event to honor our veterans. I was pleased to participate and present a citation to Bruno Turchi, … Continue reading

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Governor’s Poll Numbers Continue to Sink

Governor Patrick, sixteen months away from his re-election bid, faced a new set of poor poll numbers today with the release of a new Boston Globe survey. The survey, taken 16 months before the election, shows that the public has … Continue reading

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Health Care Reform and Small Business

The President spent his weekly address on health care and small business. He cites a letter received from a small firm that provides health care for eight employees but continues to struggle to keep up with double digit increases in … Continue reading

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President Takes a Slight Step Back on Gates

With the controversy around the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Gates continuing to escalate President Obama took a step back from his “acting stupidly” remark, and placed a call to Cambridge Police Sgt Crowley, inviting him to the White House … Continue reading

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