Monthly Archives: September 2009

Methuen Receives Funding to Restore Appleyard

I was very pleased to host U.S. Representative Niki Tsongas as she formally delivered a federal grant that will allow us to clean and redevelop the Appleyard site in our downtown. This site, adjacent to a residential neighborhood and in … Continue reading

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President Obama on G-20 and Financial Reform

President Obama talked of the upcoming G-20 summit and the improved health of the world economy. He also reiterated his view that financial reforms are a necessity, and need to be undertaken to protect against the possibility of Wall Street … Continue reading

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Massachusetts House Passes Interim Senate Bill

The Massachusetts House yesterday voted to give Governor Patrick the right to name an interim U.S, Senator pending the special election to fill the seat held by Ted Kennedy. The vote was 95-58, and the bill will now move to … Continue reading

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Stephen Pagliuca Announces Senate Bid

Boston Celtic owner Stephen Pagliuca announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate, bringing a fortune estimated at $400 million into the race. He starts this race with a first rate team of consultants (including Doug Rubin), but no political experience. … Continue reading

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Health Insurance Cost Spiral to Continue

A report in yesterday’s Boston Globe talked of the plans of major Massachusetts health insurers to raise rates by ten percent next year. In a system that is already teetering because of unaffordable costs a ten percent increase will create … Continue reading

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Thank You Methuen

The Methuen Mayoral Preliminary Election was last night, and I am grateful to this wonderful City for the support I received. I topped the ticket and now move to the November final. Turnout was nine percent for this election. It … Continue reading

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Methuen Preliminary Election Today

Today, September 15th, Methuen will conduct its preliminary election, with polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The contested races are for West District Councilor, and for Mayor. The polling locations are the Tenney School for the East District, … Continue reading

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Scott Brown Announces for U.S. Senate

Scott Brown, after stepping back from this potential race, has plunged back in to the U.S. Senate race on the Republican side after the withdrawal of Andy Card. Brown, at least at this point, seems to be the leading Republican … Continue reading

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President Points to Loss of Insurance Coverage

President Obama, in his weekly address, pointed to a new Treasury Department Report that the current system of health care will lead many to lose coverage in the years ahead, including many middle class families. I have attached the Treasury … Continue reading

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Transportation Secretary James Aloisi to Leave

Transportation Secretary James Aloisi, in office less than a year, will be leaving on November 1. Aloisi had succeeded Bernard Cohen, presiding over some very tumultous times as Transportation Secretary. Aloisi had managed to quarell with or offend many key … Continue reading

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