Current Events

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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The Supreme Court and gun control

Today’s decision of the United States Supreme Court in McDonald v Chicago came as no surprise. This case involved a citizen’s challenge of what he considered an overly restrictive gun control law in the city of Chicago. Two years ago, the US Supreme Court clarified the long-ambiguous 2nd Amendment to…

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Ellen Murphy Meehan Returns As Tsongas Campaign Chair

 Back in 2007 – Ellen Murphy Meehan served as  Campaign Chair for Niki Tsongas’ run in the special election to replace Marty Meehan. Marty served as Congressman from the Fifth Congressional District from 1993 to 2007.  Tsongas loyalists and supporters just got the message by e-mail – Ellen Murphy Meehan is…

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Big week in real estate

The coming week should be one of the busiest of the year in the real estate world. Buyers seeking to claim the Federal first time home buyer tax credit of $8000 must complete their closing by June 30 to qualify (they had to have the property under agreement by April…

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Spinners, Scalping and Scott Brown

In a post on his “Talking Politics” blog on the Boston Phoenix website, David Bernstein suggests that the Scott Brown campaign may be violating the state’s anti-scalping law with an August 30 fund raiser at Lowell’s own Lelacheur Park. That night’s Spinners’ game features “Scott Brown bobblehead” night and Brown’s…

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Hearing on Lowell’s Pawtucket Dam in Nashua NH Tonight

 Pawtucket Falls post card image /UML Center for Lowell History The other day it was people from Lawrence weighing-in on the Enel North America plan to regulate the flow of water over the historic Pawtucket Falls with a pneumatic crest gate, or “inflatable bladder,”  installation system on the Pawtucket Dam. As…

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Please, No Pat for Me!

Pat Patriot is back! Pat Patrick along with the rest of the vintage New England Patriots red and white uniforms will return in 2010 as the teams “alternate uniform”. Patriot officials announced their decision to phase out the silver jersey uniforms and replace them with…are you ready, uniforms styled after…

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Holy Family Hospital Part of the Caritas System

The Globe is reporting today that support for the sale of the Archdiocese of  Boston-owned Caritas Christi Healthcare is growing. Local officials, employee unions, the medical community, state representatives, community leaders even retirees are on-board with the sale of the six-hospital non-profit system to Cerberus Capitol Management – a private…

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