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Who is Minding the Store in Methuen?

  By: Ken Willette – June, 2012 I have observed with great dissatisfaction political decisions being considered or enacted by our local leadership in Methuen. With each questionable decision, I…

Why is Lowell City Council listening to a P.A.C?

Why is Lowell City Council listening to a P.A.C?

  By: Gerry Nutter – May, 2011 On April 26th for the 2nd time since February the Lowell City Council received a “White Paper” dealing with suggestions of how the…

“Hey, Governor Patrick, You Don’t Speak for Me!”

  By: Kenneth Willette  May, 2012 I was quite amused to learn recently that Deval Patrick will be making the rounds on the national press circuit as an official spokesperson…

An “F” on Transparancy in Massachusetts (opnion)

  By: Rob Eno – May, 2012 After completing work on a $32.5 billion budget, Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) said the budget process was, “the most open and transparent we…

Censorship of political dissent in Groveland

Censorship of political dissent in Groveland

  By: Joe D’Amore – May, 2012 Here is my response to questions raised by a reporter of a local newspaper. Groveland’s Candidate’s Night is the only event that offers…

Beyond the Obamacare Debate

Beyond the Obamacare Debate

By: Christen Varley – April, 2012 I spent the better portion of last week reading, watching, and waiting for news from the Supreme Court. The hearings held to determine the…

Can Hypoglycemia and Diabetes be Managed?

Can Hypoglycemia and Diabetes be Managed?

Lab testing ranges are EXTREMELY BROAD! By: Dr. Jin Sung – April, 2012 From a medical standpoint, normal blood glucose levels have a broad range of 70 to 105, while…

How did Methuen manage to hold line on taxes?

How did Methuen manage to hold line on taxes?

By: Mayor Bill Manzi – April 2012 The Boston Globe recently published a story on the municipal finance system that detailed the fact that Methuen, on a percentage basis, was…

The Baddour Horse Race It is Election Time

By: Jack Roy – April , 2012 This is a great time of year — it is election time…. This is the year when we discuss, argue, persuade and then…

Chris Christie on Israel – and What It Means to Be a Leader

Chris Christie on Israel – and What It Means to Be a Leader

By: Dennis Prager – March 2012 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addressed the American Israel @ Affairs Committee (AIPAC) last week. In the few words reported by the Weekly Standard…

Methuen Native Jaime Bellavance Coelho Runs for Children’s Literacy

Methuen Native  Jaime Bellavance Coelho Runs for Children’s Literacy

By: Diana DiZoglio, March, 2012 Methuen native Jaime Bellavance Coelho is running the Boston Marathon for children’s literacy. ReadBoston is a children’s literacy non-profit that raises money for after school…

Gardner Mayor’s Mark Hawke’s State of the City Address – 2012

Gardner Mayor’s Mark Hawke’s State of the City Address – 2012

March, 2012 Thank you President Janssens and thank you for your continued leadership of the Council. I’d also like to thank all of the Councilors for their work and dedication…

Newcomer Defeats Lantigua on Democrat Committee

Newcomer Defeats Lantigua on Democrat Committee

By: Gary Manion – March, 2012 On Super Tuesday the voters of Lawrence, Tewksbury, Dracut and Andover not only cast votes for President but voted for local and state party…

Historic Andover Amos Blanchard House

Historic Andover Amos Blanchard House

  By: Anne Knowles – March, 2012 Andover is one of the best known towns in Massachusetts. It offers great schools, a well managed town and residents from all corners…

An Idea to Completely Restructure Taxation in MA

By: William Gunn – March 2013 I submitted a letter similar to the following to a Massachusetts State Legislator asking him to draft legislation that would eliminate the DOR and…