Politics

In the Merrimack Valley ~ Area Dems Unity Meeting in Lawrence

Many Tewksbury Democratic Town Committee ladies joined with their sister and brother Democrats from Lawrence and Andover at a Unity Breakfast and Candidate event yesterday morning. And words, gestures and commitment to Democratic unity was alive and well in Lawrence! State Senator Barry Finegold drew a standing ovation of thanks…

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Silly season in the Governor’s race by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. Forget the gaffes, and get to the issues.  Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker reportedly referred to Fox TV reporter Sharman Sachetti as “sweetheart,” and she and other women have taken umbrage.  Massachusetts’ National Organization for Women (NOW) has…

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The UMassLowell/Queens University Irish Conference ~ Significance and Legacy

Just a few words about the Irish Conference happening in Lowell this week… It was quite an experience attending day-one of the Irish Conference sponsored by UMass Lowell and Queens University Belfast. Themed “The Irish in Massachusetts: Historical Significance, Lasting Legacy.” The excellent cast of speaker/presenters moved us from 1550 Ireland…

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In Scotland, what’s really under those kilts? by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. The domino theory, used by the United States to justify military intervention in Vietnam, has always been fallible. In Southeast Asia, neighboring Cambodia is a constitutional monarchy. Thailand is a parliamentary (if unstable) democracy.  The Indonesian archipelago is a republic.   But…

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September 12, 1953 ~ Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and John Fitzgerald Kennedy Wed

On this day September 12, 1953, Congressman John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at a ceremony held in St. Mary’s Church in Newport, Rhode Island. From the Kennedy Library website: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and John Fitzgerald Kennedy Wedding Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and John F. Kennedy were married on the morning of September 12,…

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September 10, 1960 ~ Remembering Lowell Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers

On this day after the Massachusetts Primary where women candidates did so well and are poised to make history, it is fitting to remember Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers. Mrs. Rogers made her own history with – among other things – her support for veterans and her record-holding longevity in the…

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Lowell Week in Review: September 7, 2014

Tornado Warnings Yesterday afternoon’s tornado warning was the fourth of the summer.  I don’t remember that many warnings in the previous 40 years.  Is the weather getting worse or is weather radar and the ability to quickly report its results just getting better.  While the tornado threat faded, a serious…

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