Politics

Probation convictions: business as usual? by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. The whole smarmy business makes you want to take a shower, but the racketeering and conspiracy trial of former Probation Commissioner Jack O’Brien and two top aides was more than just your garden variety patronage. As the Globe’s Tom Farragher…

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Local Politics: A Story

In today’s NYTimes, opinion-writer Frank Bruni profiles an unusual politician, the long-long-time mayor of Charleston, South Carolina, Joe Riley, who talks about what makes a city tick, civic psychology, diversity, nonpartisan public administration, problem-solving, justice, the arts and excellence, and more. Read the column here, and get the NYT if…

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Presidents Play Golf! Redux…

As former Marty Meehan Legislative Director and current DC consultant Bill McCann noted on his Facebook page this morning ~ “You can criticize the President for many things, but this is as bad as talking during his back swing.” This was in reference to yet another media slam at President Obama’s “stress-relieving”…

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No Comparison to the Meehan Coup in 1992

Congressman John Tierney, (MA-6CD) Sun staffer Rick Sobey writes today about the Democratic primary race in the 6th Congressional District where two candidates are challenging longtime incumbent John Tierney. It’s a timely article that attempts to draw a parallel with this race and the 1992 race in the 5th Congressional District back when…

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Greater Lowell Area Democrats (GLAD) to meet this Saturday ~ June 21, 2014

Reminder ~ the next GLAD Meeting is this coming  SATURDAY! The next regular breakfast meeting of Greater Lowell Area  Democrats (GLAD ) will be held this Saturday June 21, 2014 in our usual location in the Independence Grill at the Radisson Hotel Rte. 110 in Chelmsford. This is the last regular meeting before our summer break. AGENDA: The regular agenda will…

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