Category Archives: Political News – Blackstone Valley

Political news from around the Greater Blackstone Valley

Upcoming holiday parties

Lt. Governor Tim Murray is holding his annual holiday party: Wednesday, December 7 Tim Murray’s Annual Worcester Holiday Celebration 6 – 8 p.m. Mechanics Hall 321 Main Street Worcester And Kate Donaghue will be holding her annual holiday bash in … Continue reading

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John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park is one step closer…

Senator Kerry has an editorial in the Milford Daily News about the bill he just filed along with Senators Brown and Whitehouse to establish the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park. The Blackstone River Valley is the … Continue reading

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Example of why never forgetting your base is critical: Democrats’ long reign In Washington state could be imperiled

http://www.kplu.org/post/democrats%E2%80%99-long-reign-washington-could-be-imperiled There’s a maxim in matters of the heart that also applies to politics: dance with the one that brung ya. Country singer Shania Twain even has a song about it: “You gotta dance with the one that brought you. … Continue reading

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MoJo: Congress Has an Answer for Public Wrath: Eliminate Town Halls

http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/08/paul-ryan-congress-town-hall “The think tank No Labels called the offices of all 430 active members of Congress and found that 60 percent of them weren’t scheduling town hall meetings. According to No Labels’ analysis, more Democrats than Republicans are shutting themselves … Continue reading

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Tom Toles on redistricting

http://www.gocomics.com/tomtoles/2011/08/23/

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Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age by Larry M Bartels

Have any of you read this? Sorry I can’t offer you my personal review: I saw this today among a stack of books Pres. Obama’s read since winning (?) the White House:  http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/08/14/obama-s-book-club.html This book appears to contain just the ammo we’ll need going into … Continue reading

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Redistricting Hearing

Thanks to John Tehan for speaking up to retain our districts. Also, absolutely right…Sean Riley is doing a fantastic job in Sen. Moore’s office. Thank you again John for bringing that fact to everone’s attention.

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GBV Dems attend redistricting hearing…

As Lisa mentioned in her email, today was the last public hearing for the redistricting committee at the State House in Boston from 3-8 pm.  Given that I work in Dorchester just a block away from the JFK/UMass T-stop, I … Continue reading

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Governor Patrick will visit Milford on Tuesday, 7/12

The Governor is on a listening tour of the Commonwealth, and he will be stopping in Milford thisTuesday, 7/12, at 6 PM.  The event will be held at Draper Park in Milford: Click Here for a Google Map of Draper … Continue reading

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Greater Blackstone Valley Dems host Lt. Governor Tim Murray in Uxbridge

On Thursday, May 26, the Greater Blackstone Valley Dems hosted a fund raiser with Lt. Governor Tim Murray as our honored guest at the Polish American Hall in Uxbridge for a discussion of our plans for the election cycle of … Continue reading

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