Current Events

Midyear Real Estate Report: It’s Bleak

Yesterday’s national unemployment figures provide further evidence that our nation’s economic “recovery” may be sputtering. The performance of the local real estate market over the first half of 2010 tends to confirm that conclusion. For the ten communities in the Middlesex North Registry District (Lowell and nine surrounding towns), the…

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On Fiscal Austerity

A year ago, I made the decision to switch from studying history to evolutionary biology. I spent the entire summer weighing my options and considering the benefits of both degrees. Part of what I found appealing about biology, and science in general, is its absolute reliance on evidence; arguments from…

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State Senate supports 3 casinos

The Massachusetts State Senate voted 25-15 for a plan that would establish three resort-style casinos in the Commonwealth. They’d be located in Boston, the western part of the state and in the southeastern part of the state. It’s estimated that the three casinos would create 15,000 new jobs and produce…

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Chelmsford 4th of July Parade

This year’s Independence Day Parade in Chelmsford will begin at 10 am this coming Monday, July 5, from the McCarthy Junior High School and will proceed down Route 4 to the town center. An estimated 15,000 spectators will watch the parade; consider becoming one of them. Here are some scenes…

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New Auxilary Bishop Has Merrimack Valley Connection

 Auxiliary Bishops-Elect Kennedy and Uglietto The United States Conference of Bishops announced today that Pope Benedict XVI  “has named Father Arthur Kennedy, 68, and Father Peter J. Uglietto, 58, priests of the Archdiocese of Boston and both seminary rectors, as auxiliary bishops of Boston. The pope also accepted the resignation…

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The New Politics: Avoiding the Media

The New York Times today profiles Nevada US Senate candidate Sharron Angle’s apparent strategy of avoiding contact with the mainstream media at all cost. Angle is the Tea Party candidate who went from longshot to Republican nominee despite gaining national attention for suggesting the people should pay for their health…

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