Author Archives: Patrick

Sometime political guy.

It’s Never Enough

( – promoted by Paul R. Ferro) The St. Patrick’s Day Parade organizers were perhaps too busy patting themselves on the backs at their inclusivity to notice that the formerly excluded are not content.
“The proof of the success of their decision will not be so evident this year, but next,” Scanlon said. “Will the Allied War Veterans Council…

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Congratulations to Chris Gabrielli

Former gubernatorial candidate Chris Gabrieli to chair Massachusetts Board of Higher Education During last year’s campaign, Gabrieli and his wife each gave maximum $500 donations to Baker’s Democratic opponent Martha Coakley and matching $5,000 donations to the Democratic Party. The Herald had something on this subject back in February: Critics say Charlie Baker hires not healing GOP “It’s not like…

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As If We Needed More Evidence that Charlie Hates Primaries

Secretary of State William Galvin: Gov. Charlie Baker’s budget would eliminate presidential primary BOSTON – Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin said that under Gov. Charlie Baker’s budget proposal, he will not have enough money to run a presidential primary in 2016. “Apparently, the governor only wants 49 states to vote. He doesn’t want this one,” Galvin, a Democrat, told…

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How Frank, Tim and Charlie

It’s clear that some people are feeling safe now that the election is behind them: The Bluest Republican.
During the summer border crisis, Baker endorsed housing migrant children in Massachusetts, to howls from the right wing. In the words of his spokesman, Tim Buckley, the campaign focused from the beginning on “showing he could say ‘screw you’ to the…

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“I’m not going to raise fees”

(Cross posted at That campaign promise ended quickly.

http://www.thevalleydispatch.c… Baker last week allowed dozens of fee increases, proposed by the Deval Patrick Administration, for recreational activities at state parks run by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to take effect. Hikes include an increase in camping fees from $15 to $22 per day for residents and from…

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