Category Archives: Fifth Congressional

And Then There Were Nine

Massachusetts, as expected, will lose one of its ten Congressional seats, opening the door for some real jockeying amongst the ten Democratic incumbents. The national census produced a big gain for the Republican west and south, with Texas picking up … Continue reading

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The Tsongas Victory Speech

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas speaking at her victory party Tuesday night. She won an impressive victory over a tough opponent in a difficult year for Democrats. And she won a pretty impressive victory in terms of margins. Yes she won Methuen … Continue reading

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Federal Funds Awarded for Substance Abuse Education

I was pleased to join Congresswoman Niki Tsongas and Sheriff Frank Cousins as they announced the awarding of a $280,000 grant to the Essex County Sheriff’s Office for programs to educate high school students about substance abuse. Methuen High School, … Continue reading

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Suntron Opens in Methuen

Yesterday I attended the ribbon cutting for Suntron, a company that has opened a manufacturing facility in Methuen at Griffin Brook Park. It is great news for Methuen, with the firm slated to add 100 manufacturing jobs at that facility. … Continue reading

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Methuen Receives Federal COPS Grant

Below is the press release from Congresswoman Niki Tsongas on the great news that Methuen was one of five communities in Massachusetts to receive federal money to hire or retain police officers. My thanks to former Chief Kathi Lavigne, who … Continue reading

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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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Governor Patrick Unveils Federal Wish List

Governor Patrick yesterday met with the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, including the Fifth District Rep Niki Tsongas to discuss how Massachusetts may benefit from the upcoming stimulus package being talked about in Washington. Discussions have centered around having projects that are … Continue reading

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