Archive for April, 2010

GOP may be squandering advantage

Republicans may be squandering the perceived advantage they enjoyed in the wake of Scott Brown’s surprise victory last January. The GOP, with Brown’s support, have apparently succeeded in blocking much-needed reform of the financial industry for the time being. Here’s what Sen. John Kerry had to say late Monday: ‚ÄúThis is not a good moment [...]

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Al fresco dining at risk once again

The health police are at it again, this time in Newburyport, where restaurants have been advised they cannot keep doors and windows open so customers can enjoy the spring weather. The issue was raised in Salem last year where owners of Tavern in the Square were advised they couldn’t keep the windows open in their [...]

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From tea party to wine bar for GOP chairwoman

What’s going on with the Massachusetts Republican Party these days? GOP chairwoman Jennifer Nassour held a telephone press conference this morning on plans for the party’s nominating convention in Worcester this Saturday. She says some 2,800 delegates from across the state are expected for the event which will feature a keynote speech by freshman GOP [...]

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Desperate for cash

The Boston papers have stories today on how that city, like Beverly, is pressuring tax-exempt institutions — hospitals, universities, etc. — to come up with more cash to support to cost of municipal services. This is what happens when those costs are no longer sustainable via traditional means. The annual increase in health insurance premiums [...]

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