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A Plea for True Independence!

A Plea for True Independence!

By: John MacDonald – September, 2014 So often we hear the word “independence” related to politics. Independence is viewed as a valued hallmark of what most of us desire in…

Blue Dog, JFK Democrats Need to Stage a Comeback

Blue Dog, JFK Democrats Need to Stage a Comeback

  By: John MacDonald – August, 2014 For some time now it has bothered me how the tide has turned against the classic blue dog, John F. Kennedy Democrats. The…

Who Knew Bowe?

Who Knew Bowe?

By: John MacDonald – June, 2014 It’s a Sunday and it’s sunny. A beautiful day. The family woke up this morning in Rhode Island at our camp after a fun…

Hotels, Lowell’s Path to Prosperity?

Hotels, Lowell’s Path to Prosperity?

By: John Macdonald – May, 2014 Over the last month in Lowell, the seeds of a transition into the world of commonsense seem to be finally taking root. Several issues…

THE SHIFT Remembering Lt. Ed Walsh, Mike Kennedy Boston Fire Department: EOW 4-1-14

THE SHIFT Remembering Lt. Ed Walsh, Mike Kennedy Boston Fire Department: EOW 4-1-14

THE SHIFT By: John MacDonald The shift began that fine summer’s day He arrived on time not a moments delay. Tactics on his brain and was considered the best Of all of the…

A VFW Moment

By: John MacDonald – April, 2014 As I sat on a barstool at my local VFW fifteen or so years ago I watched an older veteran pouring over his emotions,…

Lowell’s Window to the World

Lowell’s Window to the World

By: John MacDonald – March, 2014 Anyone who knows even a little about economic development realizes that a downtown represents what is interpreted as the city or town’s window to…