Sen. Gillett (Wikipedia) The last Senator for Massachusetts from Western Mass (the four westernmost counties if you think Worcester is Western) was Frederick Gillett. Prior to serving one term in the US Senate, Gillett represented the 2nd Massachusetts Congressional district, the same that Richard Neal
Yesterday was a holiday; we were off. The Feds: Democrat Kathy Hochul will be sworn in tomorrow as the newest member of the House of Representatives. Hochul won the heavily Republican district in an upset after the Republican, millionairess Jane Corwin, endorsed the budget of
(WMassP&I) After all of the drama, all the testimony, all the passion, the Springfield City Council voted this evening to deny a permit for a used car dealership on Newhouse Street in the City’s Outer Belt Neighborhood. Yes, the tension and the anxiety over what
Today we begin, yet another segment. A Monday roundup/prospectus of the area’s political news and happenings. God willing, we may expand this beyond Monday. The Feds: The Senate is expected to vote for, no on, no for, no ON the Paul Ryan budget this week.
(WMassP&I) In many ways, we have abdicated our responsibility on the Biomass issue. When the permit was rammed through the city council on a 7-2 vote in 2008, it was hailed as a jobs creator period. Since then there has been a growing movement to
**Programming Note** WMassP&I will be live-tweeting today’s BioMass Meeting. Check out Hashtag #Biomass or visit our Facebook page or Twitter Feed. (WMassP&I) Yesterday’s City Council meeting in Springfield had some wind taken out of its sails when three potentially contentious issues were unceremoniously withdrawn from
**UPDATE** This Post has been updated to reflect News about the Cape Cod Times Editorial referenced below and news on Setti Warren’s Senate Announcement on 5/13 & 5/18. (Created from Fair Use image of Brown and other) Last week should have been a good week
(WMassP&I) Monday’s City Council Meeting was a snooze. After months of meetings, finally the council succeeded in being as boring as the grainy Public Access footage suggested. However there were a few nuggets worth reporting on, some of which emphasize previous screeds against past councilors.
Pres. Obama & Staff in Sit. Room (The White House) Sunday, President Barack Obama announced that United States Special Forces had located and killed al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden. The ruthless head of the terrorist organization had been found in Abbottabad, a suburb of the