What is wrong with Worcester and how to fix it

By | June 11th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney I’m sure the pie-in-the-sky Worcester reactionists will have a fit over the premise that anything is wrong with Worcester. I can’t say I blame them with the constant and steady dose of [...]

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It is time for Worcester to stop subsidizing the Chamber of Commerce

By | June 10th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney The Worcester City Council, led by Candy Carlson, George Russell, and Khrystian King are calling for an audit of Discover Central Massachusetts. The city hands over $500,000.00 to the Chamber of Commerce. [...]

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Did City Councilor Moe Bergman try to smear a black candidate?

By | June 6th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney Councilor Moe Bergman has more explaining to do. (This is part two of three – in part one, we explored Bergman’s involvement in a group against intermarriage) Bergman allegedly had a conversation [...]

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City Councilor Moe Bergman doesn’t believe in intermarriage?

By | June 4th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney Worcester City Councilor Morris “Moe” Bergman has some serious questions to answer. (This is part one of a three part series - I reserve the right to expand the series should further [...]

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State Rep. Jim O’Day and the profit in drug addiction

By | June 3rd, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney The West Boylston Town Semi-Annual meeting was a real treat for those of us that follow politics. As always, they saved the best item for last, the prohibition of “Marijuana Establishments”. I [...]

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Worcester’s diminishing returns – tax breaks, ballparks, and beer gardens

By | May 28th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gafffney Diminishing returns, also called law of diminishing returns or principle of diminishing marginal productivity, economic law stating that if one input in the production of a commodity is increased while all other [...]

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Rep. McGovern and WDCC campaign staffer calls union, teachers, and city “very racist”

By | May 13th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney He couldn’t help himself. It’s not unexpected as anyone that has been reading this blog has been made well aware of his continuous bashing of the people and city he represents. School [...]

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Rep. McGovern’s BFF Rep. Omar goes all in for killing Jews and Christians, he continues to support her

By | May 7th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney As we know Rep. Jim McGovern has never supported the Jewish people. It’s not surprising, because he hates Americans too. Remember this: In response he tweeted “We have your back, @Ilhan” when [...]

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Losing thousands of jobs and one-tenth of a percent growth in this economy is almost impossible, but somehow Worcester’s leadership did it

By | May 6th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney Whenever you want to find out news that news organizations don’t really want to print, but have to, look to your Saturday papers. Last Saturday was no exception, in an article published [...]

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Worcester’s gambling addiction: the failures and the ballpark

By | May 2nd, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney Lots of news being pushed out about by the administration about the Worcester ballpark development. Grant Welker over at the Worcester Business Journal, April 29, 2019, in an article titled: Worcester ballpark [...]

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Losses mounting Rep. Jim McGovern gets angry and vicious in his tweets

By | April 30th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney Things haven't been going well for Rep. Jim McGovern over the past two weeks. The Mueller report flopped, the Trump economy continues to destroy expectations with 50 year lows in unemployment and [...]

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Claiming nurses kill black women is okay, just don’t say they play cards!

By | April 29th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney A powerful democrat candidate for president can claim nurses kill black women without a peep from the nurses’ union, but a republican politician nobody in nowhere Washington State says they play cards, [...]

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The Never Trump crowd wants to hand the presidency to the democrats

By | April 25th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney One would think that with a list of accomplishments a mile long, an 88% approval rating with republicans, and the total vindication of the Mueller witch-hunt that the Never Trump losers would [...]

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Trash-talking Worcester, MA

By | April 25th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney Let’s be honest about what makes the other two-thirds of Worcester unattractive to live in. It’s trash. I’m not writing about the west side with the manicured lawns where the majority homeowners’ [...]

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Dropping in the polls, Senator Warren goes off the reservation

By | April 24th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney Just last week, noted that Senator Warren wasn’t getting any love in Worcester. A recent granite state poll put her at 5% in New Hampshire, a drop of 12% from the prior [...]

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West Boylston, a case study in political neglect

By | April 23rd, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney Editor's note: Earlier article listed $25 million to Lawrence from Senator Chandler, updated to the proper amount of $35 million. West Boylston, MA – You know your town has problems when your state [...]

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Broken news: Stories that you may have missed and didn’t know you didn’t care about

By | April 18th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney Stupid criminals: The Worcester Telegram and Gazette reported that on April 16, 2019, the Auburn Police arrested a 24 year-old woman, Genesis Garcia, from Connecticut who allegedly used a stolen credit card [...]

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Rep Richard Neal – Trump’s tax returns and abuse of power

By | April 17th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney Who is Rep. Richard Neal? Well, he's the western Massachusetts congressman that chairs the Ways & Means Committee. Keep in mind that Worcester's own Rep Jim McGovern chairs the Rules committee. For [...]

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Rep. Jim McGovern: “We have your back, @Ilhan”

By | April 16th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney Rep. Jim McGovern joins the anti-American crowd, supports Rep. Ilhan Omar's statement that the attack on America on 9/11 was just "some people did something". Apparently, President Trump tweeting Omar's own words [...]

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Worcester School Committee member John Monfredo – the latest victim of the racist cabal

By | April 6th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney [Disclaimer: I don’t know John Monfredo. I’ve never had a conversation with John Monfredo. At most he may have said “hello” to me a few times while at City events.] Well, the [...]

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A tale of two cities: Boston races to the bottom, Worcester says “Thank you!”

By | April 4th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney If the politicians in Worcester weren’t so busy engaging in general pettiness, they’d get together and thank Boston for making them an attractive bedroom community. No, it’s not because Gov. Charlie Baker [...]

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Worcester schools: Statistics don’t lie, but yellow journalists and politicians do!

By | April 4th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney Math is hard. Statistics even harder. The truth is apparently the hardest. We’ve spent the last few days watching, listening, and reading about School Committee Member Dante Comparetto, Telegram Columnist Clive McFarlane, [...]

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Local paper and reporters get caught misleading readers, now claim Worcester is racist

By | April 3rd, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney Yesterday, I discussed the fabrication of a so-called “movement” to remove the Worcester School Superintendent, Maureen Binienda. As it turned out, the entire “movement” was started by Councilor Sarai Rivera when Binienda [...]

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Local politicians and newspaper appear to be in a conspiracy to get the superintendent fired

By | April 2nd, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney Let’s start from the beginning. As reported by Patrick Sergent with This Week in Worcester, March 24, 2019: “Earlier this month, District 4 City Councilor Sarai Rivera expressed her displeasure with the [...]

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