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Oh, NO! 0-8!: A Bridge Too Far…From Stable…

Spotlight on Minneapolis Bridge Disaster Last night the AFL-CIO sponsored a debate for the Democratic nomination for President. The event was held at Soldier Field in Chicago and took on a distinct flavor when compared to the other debates. Present were NM Gov. Bill Richardson,

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A Bridge Too Far…From Stable…

Spotlight on Minneapolis Bridge Disaster Today begins a multi-part series on the implications of the Minneapolis Bridge Disaster. The preceding days of silence from WMassP&I on the issue were spent, in part, researching and reading the headlines in order offer WMassP&I’s first spotlight issue, which

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A Less than Clean Sweep…

Mayor Charles Ryan, presumably with the blessing of Stephen Lisauskas, SFCB Executive Director, fired American Sweeping Co. of North Andover after a lackluster job at cleaning the city’s streets. Aside from providing ample evidence that privatization of government services is not a universal good (or

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Sarno v. FCB…

Well it should seem perfectly clear to the Springfield community that this year’s mayoral election will be basically the challenger running against the Control Board. In other words, a redux of Decision 2005. In 2005, School Committee person Thomas Ashe, attempted to unseat Mayor Charles

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Just a Few Updates…

According to the Springfield Intruder, Bill Dusty’s new Springfield oriented blog, John Lysak has thrown his hat into the ring for City Council. Rather, he has announced he will throw his hat into the ring July 18. See the link at left to the Intruder

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Puccia Resgins…

Need more be said? The resignation comes a day after the newly seated Springfield Finance Control Board held its first meeting. For more details, see Urban Compass. реклама в google ценанаполнение сайта контентом работаhodinové strojkyкупить апартаменты gables by the seaкредиты в банках пермибанк хоум кредит

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Changing of the Guard @ 36 Court St., sorta…

Number 10 Downing Street is not the only place where transitions were happening. In downtown Springfield, the Springfield Finance Control Board (FCB) held its first meeting with the new members appointed by Gov. Deval Patrick. The new members are Chris Gabrieli, former gubernatorial candidate, James

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Bye, Bye, Blair…

Today, as WMassP&I returns from one of its painful hiatuses (hiati?), we turn to the East. Much further than Boston, I’m afraid to the country under whom this city was founded. In England, or more correctly, Great Britain, the Premiership of Tony Blair is at

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Making the Ban…

So the supporters of Gay Marriage in Massachusetts have scored a major victory by defeating a move to put an amendment to the State Constitution on the ballet banning the nuptials. Under the state constitution, voter initiated amendments, which this was, need 50 votes out

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Slapping a Grown-up Baby Bell…

Telecommunications are on the table in Massachusetts these days. Efforts are underway to repeal exemptions to certain property taxes that could yield millions to Bay State cities and towns at the expense of mostly Verizon New England, the official name of Verizon’s Massachusetts and Rhode