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Reflections On: Meeting Dennis Ross, 2016

Reflections On: Meeting Dennis Ross, 2016

On April 14th, 2016, I had the opportunity to meeting Ambassador Dennis Ross, who has a very long and distinguished career working in diplomatic relations, particularly with the Middle East, and dealing directly with the parties in negotiations. These include: During President Jimmy Carter’s administration, Ross worked under Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz in the Pentagon, co-authoring a … Continue reading

Reflections On: 2015’s “Make it a Massachusetts Holiday” Open House and Tree Lighting

Reflections On: 2015’s “Make it a Massachusetts Holiday” Open House and Tree Lighting

On December 1st, 2015, it was a pleasure to attend the “Make it a Massachusetts Holiday” Open House and Tree Lighting at the State House. Prior to becoming the Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs for the entire state, Francisco Urena was the Lawrence, Massachusetts Director of Veteran’s Services from 2007-2011, and the Boston Commissioner of Veteran’s Services … Continue reading

Reflections On: Meeting Eric Cantor

Reflections On: Meeting Eric Cantor

The first time I was in the vicinity of Eric Cantor was on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 in Washington, D.C. where I was in front of the Lincoln Restaurant, located near Thomas Circle Park, with a large group of Occupy protesters. I was not as close with those in Occupy Boston, as many may have … Continue reading

Planned Parenthood, John Salvi III, and Conspiracy Theories

Planned Parenthood, John Salvi III, and Conspiracy Theories

With the recent videos being released about Planned Parenthood, there is serious moral questions to be asked of those who ‘fraudulently represented themselves,’ as described in the Texas Tribune article: The anti-abortion group behind two undercover videos of Planned Parenthood executives discussing fetal tissue donation visited one of the organization’s clinics in Houston, Planned Parenthood … Continue reading

A Look at the Complete Tallied Votes for Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor, 1970

A Look at the Complete Tallied Votes for Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor, 1970

During the election of 1970, my grandfather Rev. Albert Bates, ran for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, as part of the old Massachusetts Prohibitionist Party. The Secretary of the Commonwealth, Milford Democrat John “Jack” F. X. Davoren, was  charged with overseeing the Elections Division. My grandfather doesn’t just share one page with former Governor Michael S. Dukakis, former Governor … Continue reading

UNFINISHED POST #4: A Look at Boston Political Dynasties

This post originally was suppose to encapsulate several prominent political Boston dynasties… except so many had to be covered that it never really got off the ground. Families included would have included  Timilty, Iannella, Winthrop (Kerry), O’Neill, White, and Galvin. ______________________________________________________________________ It’s well known that in throughout America of political dynasties that have captured the … Continue reading