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John MacDonald is the President/CEO of Big Decisions, LLC, which is a management consulting business that concentrates on offering strategic advice on Marketing, Public Relations, Economic/ Business Development and Social Media. John has a long career of success, achieving record results in the communications field and spending over 20 years managing marketing budgets, driving the bottom line in the financial services, restaurant, retail and real estate industries.

Sen. Donoghue – A Showcase of Solutions Looking for a Problem

Sen. Donoghue – A Showcase of Solutions Looking for a Problem

By: John MacDonald – March, 2018 When will Senator Donoghue work on and support bills that really matter to the people of the 1st Middlesex? Donoghue’s latest proposed bill that…

Just the Facts

Just the Facts

By: John MacDonald – February, 2018 Since I have announced my candidacy against incumbent Eileen Donoghue for State Senate of the 1st Middlesex, it’s fair to say that I haven’t…

Lowell: A Tale of a City Split in Two

Lowell: A Tale of a  City Split in Two

By: John MacDonld – Nov. 2017 As predicted since the inception of the debate surrounding the destiny of Lowell High School, the City of Lowell is divided. As municipal Election…

Lowell’s Belvidere Neighborhood Spoke with a Large Bat in Preliminary

Lowell’s Belvidere Neighborhood Spoke with a Large Bat in Preliminary

By: John MacDonald – October, 2017 By a clear majority, the Belvidere neighborhood in Lowell spoke with a loud voice and once again dominated the direction of Lowell. The Preliminary…

Hey Lowell… Just Call it Like it is

Hey Lowell… Just Call it Like it is

 By: John MacDonald – 8-24-17 The delay by the MSBA, due to pending litigation (Thanks to Ed Kennedy and the Lowell School Committee) to table the vote to move the…

Duggan, McPhee, Diehl, Carr & Ligotti to Headline Veteran Rally & Battle of the Bands Aug. 26

Duggan, McPhee, Diehl, Carr & Ligotti to Headline Veteran Rally & Battle of the Bands Aug. 26

By: John MacDonald – August, 2017 On Saturday, August 26th from 11am to 6pm, Veterans Assisting Veterans (VAV) will be hosting its very first Veterans Rally and Battle of the…

From Revolution to Evolution Lowell Could Become that Shining City on the Hill

From Revolution to Evolution Lowell Could Become that Shining City on the Hill

By: John MacDonald – June, 2017  I attended the controversial special meeting at Lowell City Hall on Tuesday June 20th. As a witness to history I watched the vote for…

Bringing Out the Worst in Lowell

Bringing Out the Worst in Lowell

By: John Macdonald – May, 2017 The question of where a new High School in Lowell should be built (or if it should be built) is bringing the worst out…

Will the Lowell Mayor be Allowed to Snub His Veterans?

Will the Lowell Mayor be Allowed to Snub His Veterans?

By: John MacDonald – April, 2017 Several months ago, the Lowell Veterans Commission was tasked by the Lowell City Council to find a way to recognize Walter Bayliss. Mr. Bayliss…

Lowell a Sanctuary City? And Other Interesting tid bits…

Lowell a Sanctuary City? And Other Interesting tid bits…

By: John MacDonald – Dec. 2016 As the rumor mill usually does in Lowell, it has worked overtime, through the magic of social media and not to be left out…

An Excellent City Council Sets a Bad Example ~ THE PULSE

An Excellent City Council  Sets a Bad Example ~ THE PULSE

By: John MacDonald – Oct. 2016 On September 27th, without fanfare or discussion, the Lowell City Council approved raises for themselves and the Lowell School Committee. Currently the City Council…

We Must Stand With Our Police

We Must Stand With Our Police

By: John MacDonald – August, 2016 On Wednesday, July 20th I was honored that my friend, Valley Patriot publisher, Tom Duggan, asked me to speak at the Pro Police Rally…

The Perkins Predicament in Lowell ~ THE PULSE

The Perkins Predicament in Lowell ~ THE PULSE

By: John MacDonald – July, 2016 The reality of UMass Lowell and its significant impact on the City of Lowell has hit hard lately. UMass Lowell recently purchased Perkins Park…

Let’s Welcome Home Our Vietnam Veterans

Let’s Welcome Home Our  Vietnam Veterans

By: John MacDonald – June, 2016 Veterans Assisting Veterans (VAV) has decided that the welcome home for our Vietnam Veterans is long overdue. On Saturday, September 17, 2016, VAV has…

They’re Coming to Lowell! Are Syrian “Refugees” A Terrorist Trojan Horse?

They’re Coming to Lowell! Are Syrian “Refugees” A Terrorist Trojan Horse?

  By: John MacDonald – April, 2016 For generations Lowell, Massachusetts has been a city in America that is known to willingly accept immigrants from around the world. Immigrants built…

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