Politics

Greater Lowell Area Democrats to meet ~ Saturday February 21, 2015

  Greater Lowell Area Democrats (GLAD) will meet this coming Saturday morning February 21, 2015 at 8am in the Independence Grill of the Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford . Greater Lowell Area Democrats Regular Breakfast Meeting Saturday February 21, 2015 at 8:00 AM At the Independence Grill/ Radisson Hotel Rte. 110…

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T troubles from the can kicked down the road by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. In Mumbai, train service was once so slow passengers rioted and burned train stations.  In Bangkok, a one-way commute can take four hours.  Manila’s public transport relies on Jeepneys, modeled on WW II jeeps and hazardous to passenger comfort and safety.  But…

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The “Gerrymander” Made Law in Massachusetts ~ February 11, 1812

There is much about politics for which Massachusetts is well-known.  An infamous historical note rests with Governor Elbridge Gerry and his redistricting method known ever since as “Gerrymandering.” Cartoonists memorialized his efforts in a “Gerrymander” creature that  resembled that of a salamander-like monster. From the archive: Infamous “Gerrymander” Made Massachusetts Law ~…

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Chris Christie, Rand Paul support parents with heads in sand by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. California  is sometimes thought of as la-la land, so it shouldn’t surprise us that it is  the epicenter of the irrational parental movement against immunization.  The shocking map of the resulting outbreak of measles, a disease virtually eradicated…

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In the Merrimack Valley ~ Rumors and Rumblings

In the Merrimack Valley ~ Rumors and Rumblings… Maybe people need a distraction from the weather, whatever the cause – rumors and rumblings are reverberating around the Merrimack Valley. Soft rumblings in the Town of TEWKSBURY… will Scott Wilson run for reelection for the Board of Selectmen? papers were pulled…

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Niki Tsongas Gets Ranking Position on Powerful House Committee

With two national parks – Minuteman National Park and Lowell National Historical Park – in her Third District – getting this appointment as the highest ranking Democrat on the  House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands is a coup for Congresswoman Niki Tsongas and for her constituents. As announced today by…

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