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Tuesday, Nov 04, 08:00 PM — Don't You Dare Miss Voting in the Tuesday, Nov. 4 General Election!

                  

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Monday, Nov 10, 07:00 PM — United States Constitution Study Group to Meet

The CSG meets the second Monday monthly at 7:00 PM

Woburn Sportsmen's Association
155 Middlesex Turnpike
Bedford, MA

We meet in the the lounge of the main building at the Woburn Sportsmen's Association. Parking is right in front of the building and free.  Please note that the club's entrance is not well lit and so is easy to miss.  As a landmark, the very well lit Oak Park Drive business park is almost directly across the street.

Feel free to bring snacks and drinks.  Coffee, tea and cocoa are available on the honor system using a single-serving brewing machine; soda and cold water are also available.

For information on upcoming events or further info on the study group, please visit www.constitutiondecoded.com

CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS: http://www.woburnsportsmen.com/location.htm

See you all soon,
Catherine White

(Non-required) RSVP: catherinegw.patriot@gmail.com

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Monday, Dec 08, 07:00 PM — United States Constitution Study Group to Meet

The CSG meets the second Monday monthly at 7:00 PM

Woburn Sportsmen's Association
155 Middlesex Turnpike
Bedford, MA

We meet in the the lounge of the main building at the Woburn Sportsmen's Association. Parking is right in front of the building and free.  Please note that the club's entrance is not well lit and so is easy to miss.  As a landmark, the very well lit Oak Park Drive business park is almost directly across the street.

Feel free to bring snacks and drinks.  Coffee, tea and cocoa are available on the honor system using a single-serving brewing machine; soda and cold water are also available.

For information on upcoming events or further info on the study group, please visit www.constitutiondecoded.com

CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS: http://www.woburnsportsmen.com/location.htm

See you all soon,
Catherine White

(Non-required) RSVP: catherinegw.patriot@gmail.com

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'We Like Mike,' say Ledger & Enterprise

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Brendan Moss
Date: October 29, 2014
Email: bmoss@mikeheffernan2014.com
Cell: (617)-850-2193

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'We Like Mike,' say Ledger & Enterprise

"We strongly endorse Mike Heffernan for treasurer."

The Patriot Ledger and The Enterprise
Oct. 29, 2014


OUR OPINION: We endorse Mike Heffernan for treasurer

We like Mike.
Republican candidate for state treasurer Mike Heffernan has an easy charm and loquacious nature that would serve him well navigating a Legislature controlled by Democrats. But more than that, Heffernan has done his due diligence as a candidate for higher office and has delved deeply into myriad issues likely to affect the commonwealth’s financial future.
Heffernan has crisscrossed the state to learn firsthand how the current matters the treasurer’s office oversees will affect the people he hopes to serve. In Springfield, he met with officials and the business community to see for himself how a casino would affect not only the local economy, but the state’s hugely lucrative Lottery program. He compared what he learned there to data from Massachusetts towns that border states with casinos and learned that there was little if any effect on lottery sales.
In his analysis, he took into account that Springfield has been hit hard by high unemployment and a tornado. A casino supporter, he believes that the city’s infrastructure has the bones necessary to support the MGM casino, and that tertiary businesses, like hotels, restaurants and gift shops, would see an economic boost. Heffernan believes the arts community would also benefit from the addition of the live entertainment at the casino.
Heffernan also has done his due diligence on the Legislature’s recent controversial passage of a bond bill to finance a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. He expressed concern that the legislation would create special exemptions to the state’s public records and procurement laws, and he advocated for transparency.
When it comes to local aid, the Chapter 90 money that fixes our roads and funds our schools and the essential work of our first responders, he sees no excuse for cutting it. Heffernan is concerned, and rightly so, that Massachusetts has for too long underfunded its pension fund. He says he would seek to correct that situation so we don’t end up with a crisis the likes of which Rhode Island endured. And when it comes to floating debt, Heffernan has his eye set on the state’s bond rating, because a rating drop is too costly to taxpayers.
As for Democratic candidate Deb Goldberg, when asked whether she supported casinos, she said no. Her opposition stems from personal rather than analytical issues. For a candidate seeking statewide office, her reasoning is oddly facile. She also said casinos would have a negative impact on the Lottery’s more than $4 billion in annual sales, though data from other states shows that casinos have little to no long-term effect on state lottery revenues.
Goldberg also said she would divest the state’s $61 billion in pension fund investments out of fossil fuels, but she couldn’t say what percentage those holdings amount to or their dollar value. Although her experience in the family business is broad and commendable, Heffernan’s managerial experience is deeper.
After benefiting from the exceptional professionalism and transparency current Treasurer Steve Grossman brought to the office, Massachusetts should expect nothing less than having his legacy carried forth.
We strongly endorse Mike Heffernan for treasurer.
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Meeting Schedule

7:30 PM
Groton
Senior Center
163 West Main Street

  • November 5, 2014
  • January 7, 2015
  • February 4, 2015
  • March 4, 2015
  • April 1, 2015
  • May 6, 2015
  • More to be announced.