Worcester Politics, Part 4: A story of morally corrupt bottom-feeders

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

By Michael Gaffney The last two week’s editorials on the corruption in City Hall discussed the termination of an employee in the Elections Department, Brittany Legasey. As per the article by Brad Petrishen in the [...]

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Elizabeth Warren and why Massachusetts politicians are losers

By | March 15th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney Recent polling had Senator Elizabeth Warren at a whopping 1% of the vote amongst the democrat candidates and that poll was conducted before Robert O’Rourke (Beto) entered the race. O’Rourke is likely [...]

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Corruption in Worcester Elections Department, Part 3: Petty, Augustus, the Democratic City Committee

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

By Michael Gaffney The last two week’s editorials on the corruption in City Hall discussed the termination of an employee in the Elections Department, Brittany Legasey. As per the article by Brad Petrishen in the [...]

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Propaganda: You are consuming it and don’t even know it

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

By Michael Gaffney You’ve seen, probably shared or even “liked” the articles about how great your city is. Such articles are always being shared on your city’s website and by the various influential groups trying [...]

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The Empire Strikes back: U.S. Rep McGovern calls in the T&G

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

By Michael Gaffney The other day, we ran an article about Congressman McGovern’s support for an amendment to the H.R. 1 bill that would allow 16 year olds to vote. The idea was universally rejected [...]

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U.S. Rep Jim McGovern: Voter fraud? Violate the 1st Amend? As long as I maintain power!

By | March 9th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney On Friday, I detailed U.S. Rep Jim McGovern’s support for an amendment to the democrat’s H.R. 1 aka the “Democrat Politician Protection Act” that would lower the voting age to 16. McGovern [...]

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U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern: Fair elections? Hahaha, shut up peasants!

By | March 8th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney Yesterday I detailed U.S. Rep Jim McGovern’s support for an amendment to the democrat’s H.R. 1 aka the “Democrat Politician Protection Act” that would lower the voting age to 16. McGovern is [...]

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U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern: Voting age? We don’t need no stinking voting age!

By | March 8th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley is apparently feeling left out of the stupid that has been the democrat controlled House, so she added an amendment to the H.R. 1 aka the “Democrat Politician [...]

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Catching up on the happenings in Worcester 3/6/2019

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

The Worcester Shuffle: Way back in the 1990s we used to refer to going to the bars on Millbury Street as the “Millbury Street shuffle.” It wasn’t a negative connotation, just our plan for popping [...]

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Donna Colorio is running for Worcester City Council

By | March 5th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

Donna Colorio announces her candidacy for Worcester City Council. Here is her statement: I am excited to announce my candidacy for Worcester City Councilor-at-Large, voting day - November 5, 2019. The City of Worcester is [...]

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Local elections and what you need to know – corruption in Worcester (Part 2)

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

By Michael Gaffney Last week’s editorial on the corruption in City Hall discussed the termination of an employee in the Elections Department, Brittany Legasey. As per the article by Brad Petrishen in the Telegram and [...]

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Lessons yet to be learned by our failed drug policies – supervised injections sites?

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

When at first you don’t succeed, double down and make things worse. Let’s take a real look at the failed drug policies of the last decade and a half. First, the legalization of hypodermic needles. [...]

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Why is Planned Parenthood involved in local elections and why you should ask your local politician if they are endorsed by Planned Parenthood

By | March 1st, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

Local elections used to be a sleepy affair. Planned Parenthood has been playing on the lack of attention local elections get to inject their poison at every level of government. Unfortunately, the Democratic Party has [...]

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Medicare for all, a “$32 trillion boondoggle”

By | March 1st, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Michael McAdams calls the “Medical for all” bill as “$32 trillion boondoggle”.  As if the $93 trillion “Green Deal” wasn’t enough to bankrupt America, the democrats made sure there would [...]

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While President Trump was securing America’s future, democrats were acting like spoiled children

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

While the democrats were busy undermining America and insulting fellow members of Congress, President Trump was negotiating billions in trade deals with Vietnam, making progress with peace talks with North Korea, and visiting our troops [...]

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How to waste $500,000 in classic Worcester style…

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

By Michael Gaffney On December 13, 2018, Discover Central MA posted an article about “a number of small businesses” on Main Street claiming downtown shouldn’t look like a highway. There were five businesses mentioned. None [...]

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Sex Education and Infanticide: Planned Parenthood and Worcester’s elected leaders

By | January 31st, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney   Last cycle the following City Councilors and School Committee member received the endorsement of Planned Parenthood: Joe Petty (Chairs City Council and School Committee) Morris “Moe” Bergman (City Council) Khrystian King [...]

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Representative James O’Day and why reporters should ask why

By | January 8th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney One thousand, eight hundred, and ninety-three words. That’s how much ink the Telegram & Gazette devoted on January 5, 2019 to Representative James O’Day’s (indefinitely postponed) bill to impose a tax on [...]

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Hanover Insurance’s future in Worcester and why reporters should ask why

By | January 8th, 2019|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney On January 1, 2019, the Telegram & Gazette published an “article” pertaining to the sale of Hanover Insurance’s interests in Chaucer Holdings Ltd. The “article” was clearly a press release with some [...]

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New Year’s Eve snack and beverage ideas, Part 3

By | December 29th, 2018|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By the Gaffneys Continuing this series of articles about planning your New Year’s Eve party, we have additional food and drink ideas. For food: Mini Grilled Reubens This next recipe is a fun take on [...]

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New Year’s Eve snack and beverage ideas, Part 2

By | December 27th, 2018|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By the Gaffneys Continuing this series of articles about planning your New Year’s Eve party, we have additional food and drink ideas. Not that getting the tradition Chinese food take out isn’t a great option, [...]

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New Year’s Eve snack and beverage ideas, Part 1

By | December 26th, 2018|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By The Gaffneys   Whether your New Year’s Eve celebration is small or large, appetizer foods are a great choice. They can be relatively easy to make and don’t require a lot of prep time, [...]

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Worcester’s food scene falls on hard times

By | December 17th, 2018|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney Since my last article about the busting Worcester restaurant scene, additional closures (but certainly not all) now include: Red Lantern British Beer Company Chameleon Tatnuck Grille Papa Ginos (x3) Kummerspeck The Citizen [...]

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MassFiscal attempts to take the fight to end the Union Loophole to the Supreme Court

By | December 12th, 2018|Categories: The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|

By Michael Gaffney   According to a press release from MassFiscal, they have filed an appeal to the Supreme Court to end the “union loophole”: “For those of you who don’t know, the union loophole [...]

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