Category Archives: Methuen

Mayor Kim Driscoll in Methuen

Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll visited Methuen Saturday, campaigning for the office of Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. Mayor Driscoll is uniquely qualified for this office, having a distinguished career of public service. She is acknowledged as a top flight manager. Her … Continue reading

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Video History of Methuen

The very old video history of Methuen put together for the celebration of Methuen’s 250th Anniversary. The listed chairs of the effort were James Smith and John Rimas, with assistance from Town Historian Ernest Mack. John Rimas recently passed away, … Continue reading

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Methuen Inaugurals Now and Then

I have been happy to do some posts about Methuen Inaugurals, with posts pairing some highlights from a new Mayor’s ceremony with a history of inaugural ceremonies in Methuen since the charter change creating the Mayor form in Methuen. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Methuen Dedicates the Quinn Public Safety Building

I had prior done a post on the rededication of the Searles Building as the seat of Methuen’s City Government. Of course the City was moving those operations from its prior municipal building, now known as the Quinn Public Safety … Continue reading

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Mayor Neil Perry Inaugural Address

Mayor Neil Perry delivered his Inaugural Address on January 6th, 2020 at Methuen High School. I was honored to be with all of the former Mayors and dignitaries on hand to enjoy the wonderful Inaugural event. The speech is below. … Continue reading

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The Methuen Inaugural Then and Now 2020 Edition

Congratulations to Mayor Elect Neil Perry, who will be sworn in Monday January 6, 2020 at Methuen High School at 6:00 p.m. Mayor Perry will be Methuen’s sixth Mayor of the modern era following the Charter change that brought us … Continue reading

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Methuen Completes Rail Trail

I was delighted to be able to attend the ribbon cutting for the Methuen Rail Trail, which occurred last week. The completion of this trail comes after the City secured a $1.95 million Gateway Cities Parks Grant, which is such … Continue reading

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Mayor Jajuga State of the City 2019

Mayor James P. Jajuga offered his second State of the City Address on February 20, 2019 at the Methuen Senior Activity Center. Due to my advanced age I missed the first 30 seconds or so of the Mayor’s speech. Eagle … Continue reading

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Methuen Democratic Breakfast 2018

Great turnout at the 2018 Methuen Democratic Town Committee breakfast, where over 300 Democrats gathered to hear candidates speak, recognize Christine Metzmaekers as Democrat of the Year, and conduct a straw poll for some of the exciting races we have … Continue reading

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Mayor James Jajuga State of the City Address

On Tuesday April 24, 2018 Mayor James P. Jajuga gave his first State of the City Address as Mayor, at Mann’s Orchard. The video of his remarks is below. The Eagle Tribune coverage of Mayor Jajuga’s speech.

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