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Nov. 29, 2011, Midnight
With Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) calling it quits after next year, HOH will be missing an eminently quotable politician. As Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) put it in his statement about Frank’s retirement: “No one’s ever doubted for a minute what Barney Frank thinks or where he stands, and if you weren’t sure, trust me, he’d tell you.”
So here are a couple of number-type items about Frank that were always available for good HOH copy.
• Sex scandals weathered: 1 ...
Article on how Holyoke Mayor-elect Alex Morse will attend a new-mayors seminar at the Edward J. Collins Jr., Center for Public Management.
Yesterday’s Boston Globe included a regional story on an archeological dig in Newton, at the Durant-Kendrick Homestead.
I’d never heard of this site. Growing up in Newton, as my friend Jack Riccardi has said, means you learn on school field trips that the Jackson Homestead is the center of U.S. history, perhaps followed by Independence Hall and the White House. But Historic Newton, guardian of the Jackson Homestead, also spearheaded the study of the Durant-Kendrick site. Of the main house ...
Should the Government Narrow the Income Gap (Part II)? Monday, November 28, 2011 By Dan Kedmey Recommend Share Tweet Print Email In his latest New York Times Magazine column, Adam Davidson writes, "many do want a return to the spirit of the old rules, when the government sought to make life more equal, more stable and, for some, less rewarding." To continue the discussion, we asked two economists on different sides of the debate — Alan Reynolds of the Cato Institute and Christian Weller of the ...
Should the Government Narrow the Income Gap (Part I)? Monday, November 28, 2011 By Dan Kedmey Recommend Share Tweet Print Email Enlarge (Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images) In his latest New York Times Magazine column, Adam Davidson writes, "many do want a return to the spirit of the old rules, when the government sought to make life more equal, more stable and, for some, less rewarding." To continue the discussion, we asked two economists on different sides of the debate — Alan Reynolds of the ...
Everyone of my generation remembers the 1976 John Travolta TV movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble , about a teenager named Tod who suffered from an immune deficiency. He lived his life in a hermetically-sealed world; his only human contact through gloved hands reaching into his sterile room. He attended high school via a closed-circuit television feed, which was pretty hi-tech back then. The dramatic conflict that propelled the story further, after all the comedic juice was squeezed from the ...
Scientists are studying the stumps of an ancient forest at South Cape Beach to find out data about sea-level rise and climate change.CAPE COD TIMES FILE
MASHPEE — South Cape Beach is nearly deserted this time of year, its beaches marred by just a few sets of footprints and its waters devoid of swimmers.
But underneath the sand and surf are the relics of an ancient forest and the makings of an active research effort to find out what the stumps might tell scientists about sea-level rise ...
Morse defeated Mayor Elaine Pluta on Election Day Nov. 8 and will take office in January.
HOLYOKE – Mayor-elect Alex B. Morse will attend seminars on being a new mayor, including one Monday and another at Harvard University.
“I just think it’s a great opportunity to work with other new mayors across the country, as well as hearing from veteran mayors,” Morse said Friday.
Morse, who has never held elected office, defeated Mayor Elaine A. Pluta on Election Day Nov. 8. ...
U.S. Senator Scott Brown
By Evan MacDonald and David Riley
Last update Nov 27, 2011 @ 02:03 PM
Winchester, MA —
Winchester residents continue to support U.S. Senator Scott Brown just as they did during his victory in the 2010 special election.
Residents have donated about six and a half times as much money to Brown as they have to Democrat Elizabeth Warren, who is expected to be his opponent in next November’s election. Overall, residents have given more than $24,000 to ...
All five remaining contenders for the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown have agreed to participate in a candidates’ forum in early December.
The Martin Institute at Stonehill College in Easton will host the event on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wickedlocal.com and its media partner, WCVB Channel 5, are co-sponsors of the forum.
The public is invited to attend.
The candidates are state Rep. Tom Conroy, D-Wayland; Marisa DeFranco, a Middleton ...