Monthly Archives: March 2010

Niki Tsongas Holding "Telephone" Town Hall

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas is holding a “telephone” town hall meeting tonight which will focus on the recently passed Health Care Reform bill. It is, in essence, a large conference call, with the Congresswoman will make a presentation, and I believe … Continue reading

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Methuen's Presentation to the Massachusetts Building Authority

The City of Methuen, along with its design team of Finegold Alexander and Owners Project Manager KBA/Trident, made a presentation to the Massachusetts School Building Authority a few weeks back on the progress of the schematic design for our High … Continue reading

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Social Security Takes a Turn for Worse

The Social Security Trust Fund appears to be on course to pay out in benefits more than it takes in this year, something that projections had estimated would happen in 2016. A recent New York Times article detailed the quicker … Continue reading

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Elsy Naveo is March S.O.A.R. Award Winner

Elsy Naveo Reason(s) for Recognition: Elsy Naveo is currently enrolled in French IV Honors at Methuen High School. This year, she was inducted into the French Foreign Language Honor Society for outstanding performance in the language. Elsy is a highly … Continue reading

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The President on Student Loan and Health Reform

The President talks about reform in the student loan area, promoting a program that will save taxpayers many billions of dollars. He also continues his health care victory lap!

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Charlie Baker on Municipal Health Care

Charlie Baker released his municipal health care plan yesterday, and it bears close resemblance to the plan put out by the new Mayor’s coalition. Baker is trying to seize some fertile political ground, and has even adopted our call for … Continue reading

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Pangy Out and In at the Same Time

The Senate Chair of Ways and Means, (the great and powerful) Steve Panagiotakos has announced that he will not be a candidate for re-election to his State Senate seat. This is a huge loss for his Senate District, and for … Continue reading

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Rubio and Crist Slug it Out

The Florida Senate race has taken a dramatic turn, with conservative Marco Rubio opening a substantial lead over Governor Charlie Crist. Crist was a huge favorite coming into the race, but Rubio has tapped into conservative revulsion at Crist endorsing … Continue reading

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Obama's Waterloo?

A very interesting post by David Frum, in which the former Bush speech-writer heavily criticized the Republican leadership for tactics that led to a huge Democratic victory on health care. Frum pointed out that Republicans, by stoking and playing to … Continue reading

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City of Methuen Recognized by Common Cause With Open Government Award

METHUEN CITY WEBSITE WINS COMMON CAUSE AWARD WITH DISTINCTION City’s Informative Website Honored for Fourth Consecutive Year The Massachusetts Campaign for Open Government (, a project of the non-partisan group Common Cause, has long championed the cause of increased internet … Continue reading

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