GOP Special Election win in MA? Newsworthy or not? Two Reporters Weigh In

Saturday in the wake of their massive error I teased CNN about the definition of "Newsworthy". Yesterday I told the story of a special election that took place last week in Massachusetts, a State where Hillary won by 27 points and where they hold super-majorities in both houses, where a GOP State Senate Candidate flipped … Continue reading GOP Special Election win in MA? Newsworthy or not? Two Reporters Weigh In

A Pro-Life 2A GOP candidate flips Democrat Sen seat in MA Special Election

This story is what we call "News" Robert Stacy McCain The Power of Simple Sentences May 31st 2011 Yesterday I promised an example of a Newsworthy story it now follows: On Tuesday morning before I was headed off to what would be, unknown to me, my last day of work before I was laid off, … Continue reading A Pro-Life 2A GOP candidate flips Democrat Sen seat in MA Special Election

Nikki Tsongas Out in MA 3, Thank Nancy Pelosi

On the day I promised my wife I would abandon the internet until we got home from Hampton Beach my congresswoman decided to call it quits. Having imprinted the 3rd Congressional District with the indelible mark of her family's public service, U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas will step away from Congress at the end of her … Continue reading Nikki Tsongas Out in MA 3, Thank Nancy Pelosi

The #Unexpectedly Chronicles St. Anthony’s School in Fitchburg is the Next Domino to Fall

Two years ago when the new young pastor of St. Anthony di Padua Church in Fitchburg Massachusetts was forced out of the parish by a letter writing campaign by some individuals in the parish  that somehow convinced the Bishop to move the young priest despite the lack of any wrongdoing I wrote a list of … Continue reading The #Unexpectedly Chronicles St. Anthony’s School in Fitchburg is the Next Domino to Fall

Musicians for Life Plus Fr Stephen Imbarrato and Linda Santo in Fitchburg

During the 2nd day of Fr Stephen Imbarrato's visit to Massachusetts after celebrating a mass and attending a breakfast in Medford he traveled to Fitchburg. We covered his Eucharistic Procession here but there were several other items of interest both before and after that event. He said Saturday morning mass at St Camillus church at … Continue reading Musicians for Life Plus Fr Stephen Imbarrato and Linda Santo in Fitchburg

Fr. Imbarrato in Fitchburg MA Eucharistic Procession to Planned Parenthood

On Saturday afternoon drivers on Main Street in Fitchburg Massachusetts saw a sight they had likely not seen before. Fr Stephen Imbarrato of Priests for Life and sometimes EWTN personality was in Fitchburg from New Mexico for the 2nd of three days in Massachusetts invited by WQPH 89.3 FM. Both Friday and Sunday would involve … Continue reading Fr. Imbarrato in Fitchburg MA Eucharistic Procession to Planned Parenthood

Norma, Olivia, Natashia and a Protest in Fitchburg

At the last minute my scheduled extra shift was cancelled and I found myself able to briefly attended the anti-abortion protest in Fitchburg which while part of a series of national protests for defending planned parenthood was delayed a week by winter storms. In the seven years that Planned Parenthood has been in Fitchburg there … Continue reading Norma, Olivia, Natashia and a Protest in Fitchburg

Question 2: The Polling and the Stats driving the Charter School Argument

As a general rule there are not a lot of reasons for conservatives in Massachusetts to smile come election time but WCVB polls on Question 2, the expansion of charter schools in the state is an exception: On charter schools, 49 percent of likely voters support the question and 39 percent oppose, with 12 percent unsure. … Continue reading Question 2: The Polling and the Stats driving the Charter School Argument

Covering The Dean Tran Event Saturday Featuring Gov Charlie Baker

Saturday Governor Charlie Baker spent the Day in Fitchburg Massachusetts stumping with longtime City Councilor Dean Tran who is running against even longer time city Councillor Steven Hay for the State Rep seat vacated by newly elected mayor Steve DiNatale. The final stop on the governor's trip where he would speak for Dean and meet … Continue reading Covering The Dean Tran Event Saturday Featuring Gov Charlie Baker

Will Charlie Baker Chris Christie the Mass GOP?

For all the talk about how the base needs to cooperate with the establishment more, it’s worth remembering that the base almost always does its part on Election Day. It's the establishment that is less reliable in returning the favor. Jonah Goldberg Earlier this year just before the NH primary the popular Massachusetts Governor Charlie … Continue reading Will Charlie Baker Chris Christie the Mass GOP?

Steve DiNatale smiling in Fitchburg Kim Davis Smiling in Kentucky

Yesterday was election day and there are several stories to tell. On the local level Steve Dinatale left the Massachusetts State Legislature to run for mayor of fitchburg and his choice was rewarded with 74% of the vote in a city that has not been shy about voting for republicans like Scott Brown. I hope Dinatale … Continue reading Steve DiNatale smiling in Fitchburg Kim Davis Smiling in Kentucky

Fourteen minutes on the Rosary in History

On Tuesday, the feast of the nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary WQPH radio held the first of a series of events put on by WQPH over the next several days detailed here at the old Madonna of the Holy Rosary There was a living rosary, a birthday cake and Ice cream to celebrate our … Continue reading Fourteen minutes on the Rosary in History

Opiate awareness Event Fitchburg Ma 8-31-15

Yesterday at the upper common of Fitchburg Ma a group of over 70 people turned out for an event highlighting Opiate Awareness and the people and families who are affected by them. I arrived near the time things were about to start and talked to Lauren who seemed to be in charge. There were several … Continue reading Opiate awareness Event Fitchburg Ma 8-31-15

Opiate Awareness event in Fitchburg MA Aug 31 2015 6:30 pm

If you go to the 5th street diner these days you'll find a purple flag flying from the sandwich sign: that flag symbolizes Opiate awareness. On Aug 31st 2015 you'll be seeing a lot more of them on the Upper common of Fitchburg and around the state. I spoke to Ed Zannino about the event: … Continue reading Opiate Awareness event in Fitchburg MA Aug 31 2015 6:30 pm

Many Losers in the Great St. Anthony Purge

"First we must cross the river," Benito was saying.  "Do you believe me now when I tell you that you must not attempt to swim it, or even get wet from it, or must you try that too?" "What happens if I just dive in?" "Then you will be as you were in the bottle. … Continue reading Many Losers in the Great St. Anthony Purge

A Hidden Gem Dario’s Restorante River St. Fitchburg

Saturday after doing Conservatively Speaking on WCRN AM 830 and a home show with DaWife we stopped by Dario's Restorante on River Street Fitchburg a new restaurant that occupies the spot the French Marceau Diner & Variety did for decades. Years ago this was an area of factories where the French & Greeks from the … Continue reading A Hidden Gem Dario’s Restorante River St. Fitchburg

The End Result of Liberalism Fitchburg Edition

Today Fitchburg was in the news because of a fire on river street that took out a bunch of businesses. There’s no word yet on what caused a four-alarm fire that gutted a strip mall in Fitchburg overnight. Flames broke out in the complex on River Street around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and quickly spread to … Continue reading The End Result of Liberalism Fitchburg Edition

Arthur T. Demoulas, the Hottest Ticket in Town

"Now now now.... Raquel, RA-quel. Now there's something you have to understand here. It's really simple. Now these are the people that BUY the TICK-ETS. And they've been waiting a LONG time to talk to ya', and you should go right ahead and do that because this is part of the job." Jimmy Stewart as … Continue reading Arthur T. Demoulas, the Hottest Ticket in Town

My Neighborhood

Although you wouldn't know as I had a pair of posts scheduled I spent most of yesterday offline leaving the house at around 7:30 and getting home after 4. The reason for spending so many hours away from a computer was a civic duty. I was in Worcester testifying before a grand jury in a … Continue reading My Neighborhood