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New Year’s Resolutions and why you should make them!

New Year’s Resolutions and why you should make them! By Michael Gaffney   Your hairdresser, friends, and everyone on social media will be mocking New Year’s resolutions in the next few days. My advice, smile and make them anyway, just be sure your goals are reasonable and attainable. New Year’s Eve is a time for [...]

By | December 27th, 2017|The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|Comments Off on New Year’s Resolutions and why you should make them!

THE GOP TAX REFORM BILL AND LOCAL TAXES, IGNORE THE IGNORANT

THE GOP TAX REFORM BILL AND LOCAL TAXES, IGNORE THE IGNORANT By Michael Gaffney   This is just a quick and not needlessly overdetailed analysis of the local effect of tax reform using Worcester and Shrewsbury as examples. There has been some nonsense being bantered about by those with a political agenda concerning the loss of [...]

By | December 20th, 2017|The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|Comments Off on THE GOP TAX REFORM BILL AND LOCAL TAXES, IGNORE THE IGNORANT

Khrystian King, who art thou?

Khrystian King, who art thou? By Michael Gaffney This Week in Worcester is doing a candidate response to the question of why Worcester residents should vote for him and he failed miserably to outline any plan or any accomplishments. He starts out reminding everyone that he is a social worker: “My name is Khrystian King [...]

By | November 2nd, 2017|The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|Comments Off on Khrystian King, who art thou?

Gary Rosen makes the grade

Gary Rosen makes the grade By Michael Gaffney This Week in Worcester is doing a candidate response to the question of why Worcester residents should vote for him and Gary Rosen was Gary Rosen: He leads off with what he thinks is his strong suit, constituent services: “I’ll continue to provide attentive and responsive service [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|Comments Off on Gary Rosen makes the grade

Grading Councilor George Russell

  By Michael Gaffney This Week in Worcester is doing a candidate response to the question of why Worcester residents should vote for you. George Russell’s responses were as hilarious as dishonest. He leads off by claiming he supported public safety: “I pushed for foot patrols in areas that needed attention. My interaction with Neighborhood [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|Comments Off on Grading Councilor George Russell

Joe Petty and the Ruling Class

Joe Petty and the Ruling Class By Michael Gaffney   The above photo was sent to me by a very angry constituent. It is a photo of Joe Petty’s street being completely repaved. There are several hundred miles of city streets and sidewalks that need repair and replacement, but unfortunately for the residents on said [...]

By | October 23rd, 2017|The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|Comments Off on Joe Petty and the Ruling Class

Press release: The Gaffney’s have left the building

PRESS RELEASE: This morning, we received very good news concerning an opportunity that we intend to pursue. It has been years in the making and we are so happy at our good fortune, but our celebration is dampened as we will no longer have the time needed to devote to city council. Our new endeavors [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|Comments Off on Press release: The Gaffney’s have left the building

Dianne Williamson does it again! By Michael Gaffney   You may remember an article titled “TIFs and Political Corruption” wherein Councilor Sarai Rivera’s lack of ability to manage her own finances somehow landed her on the Economic Development Committee by Mayor Joe Petty. But what was worse, was her relationship with Alan Fletcher, the person [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|Comments Off on

Hispanic Heritage Month

If you haven't read Vocero Hispano this week, http://www.vocerohispano.com/ you missed a write up on Hispanic Heritage Month: Here is the article, in English: Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate our friends and neighbors with Hispanic heritage as well as the Hispanic arts and culture. This year it is also a time to [...]

By | October 12th, 2017|The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|Comments Off on Hispanic Heritage Month

Smears, lies, and childishness: The local media

Smears, lies, and childishness: The local media By Michael Gaffney   It is no secret that I have decided in this election cycle to refuse any statements, candidate profiles or interviews with the local media. This decision was well-thought out and made after over two and a half years of the media continuing to misrepresent [...]

By | October 8th, 2017|The Worcester Independent Leader Blog|Comments Off on Smears, lies, and childishness: The local media