Monthly Archives: December 2010

Medicaid Costs Continue to Drain State Budget

Medicaid costs in Massachusetts continue to rise at an exponential rate, with new figures showing that program absorbing all new state growth and forcing enormous cuts in just about every other area of government. The news on the prospective budget … Continue reading

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Mayor Bloomberg in the Center

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave a major speech in Brooklyn last week that has been gathering some attention. Bloomberg has been talked of frequently as a potential third party candidate for President, and this speech will not do … Continue reading

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Paul Ryan at the Wall Street Journal

Yes I am fascinated with Rep. Paul Ryan. Here is his interview over at the Wall Street Journal. He talks about a bunch of different things. Items that I found interesting: 1) Yes he is a budget “hawk”, but a … Continue reading

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The Return of Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton returned to the White House briefing room with President Obama, and he put on a tour de force, with the President excusing himself while the former President seemed to bask in the short term restoration. While Obama has … Continue reading

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Gas Outage Update

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Major Gas Outage in Methuen

Columbia Gas Company has informed the city that due to a loss of pressure, a gas main in Methuen has been shut down causing gas outages affecting over one thousand customers in West Methuen. There is no danger to residents … Continue reading

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The Brooks-Ryan Debate

An interesting debate between Rep. Paul Ryan and conservative columnist David Brooks over the role of government and the intersection of politics and government, and how to best act in the best interests of the American people. I have praised … Continue reading

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The Obama Presser

President Obama held a press conference today, arguing that the compromise reached on tax cuts with the Republican Party is the only option available to him, and is the best that can be done under the circumstances. His point, that … Continue reading

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Ben Bernanke on the Economy

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke went on 60 minutes and talked about the economy, fed actions, the prospect for our economy in the future, and his recommendations for the tax code in a wide ranging interview. He talked about the economic … Continue reading

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John Molori is December Artist of the Month

Mayor William M. Manzi has named John Molori as December’s Artist of the Month. John is a long time resident of Methuen and a photographer. He is a regular contributor to AM 1110 WCCM and a syndicated columnist for Patriots … Continue reading

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