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Turkey shoots down plane – and other Thanksgiving thoughts by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog.   Finally, the bird gets even.  This is clearly a step beyond the President’s annual commuting of the Thanksgiving turkey’s death sentence.   “Turkey shoots down Russian warplane near Syrian border.” But no, it’s not the revenge of the…

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My view ~ Marty Meehan Lowell neighborhood kid becomes President of the University of Massachusetts

My view from the visitor’s gallery/EM Kennedy Institute for the US Senate   A few thoughts about Marty Meehan’s rise from a Lowell neighborhood kid to becoming President of the University of Massachusetts…  I’ve known Marty since he was fifteen years old … while we haven’t always run in the…

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Worcester panhandling ordinances Unconstitutional

Earlier this week, a U.S. District Court judge struck down two anti-panhandling ordinances enacted by the city of Worcester. The two ordinances sought to ban “aggressive panhandling” and “panhandling from traffic islands”.   The ostensible reason for both ordinances was to protect public safety but the record (mostly minutes of Worcester…

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