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Neighbor-to-Neighbor backs O'Brien
WORCESTER - Neighbor-to-Neighbor, a grass-roots organization that advocates on economic issues to help working people, has endorsed Joseph C. O'Brien for mayor.
"We are confident that Joe has the leadership skills that we need to help move our city forward," said Maria Cruz, a member of the organization's Election Committee.
Mr. O'Brien said he has worked side-by-side with many Neighbor-to-Neighbor members on a variety of efforts over the years.
"I know they realize how important it is for us to have a mayor who will work hard every day to get Worcester moving in the right direction again," he said.
Mihos supporters gather in Worcester
WORCESTER - About a dozen supporters of Christy P. Mihos, who is seeking the Republican nomination for governor, gathered last night at McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon.
They included Joe Manzoli of Shrewsbury, Mr. Mihos' statewide campaign coordinator; William J. McCarthy William J. McCarthy (July 2, 1919 - November 19, 1998) was an American labor leader and official in the Teamsters. He was appointed president of the Teamsters on July 18, 1988, defeating interim president Weldon Mathis. , candidate for city councilor coun·cil·or also coun·cil·lor
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coun at-large; and Vincent DiLeo of Shrewsbury.
Mr. Mihos, a former Massachusetts Turnpike The Massachusetts Turnpike (commonly shortened to the MassPike or The Pike) is the easternmost 138-mile (222 km) stretch of Interstate 90. The Turnpike begins at the western border Massachusetts in West Stockbridge connecting with the Berkshire Connector portion of Authority member, said in an interview he supports sports betting Sports betting is the general activity of predicting sports results by making a wager on the outcome of a sporting event. Perhaps more so than other forms of gambling, the legality and general acceptance of sports betting varies from nation to nation. through the state Lottery A game of chance operated by a state government.
Generally a lottery offers a person the chance to win a prize in exchange for something of lesser value. Most lotteries offer a large cash prize, and the chance to win the cash prize is typically available for one dollar. Commission, which he said could bring an additional $1 billion for cities and towns whose state aid is stuck at its 2002 levels; and slot machines at racetracks that could keep the tracks in business while yielding the state a $400 million annual payday.
Legal gambling can replace illegal gambling, he said. The candidate said he opposes casinos.
Mr. Mihos said he can beat Charles D. Baker Jr. for the Republican nomination. He said Mr. Baker, as state administration and finance secretary, wrote the Big Dig financing plan in 1998, that he said he and fellow Turnpike Authority member Jordan Levy "fought the good battle" to deal with the unpleasant aftermath.
Mr. Mihos, who ran for governor as an independent in 2006, called Mr. Baker "the classic insider. I'm the classic outsider."
Utility workers support Coakley
The Brotherhood of Utility Workers yesterday unanimously endorsed the candidacy of Attorney General Martha Coakley for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the death of Edward M. Kennedy.
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BUW Brotherhood of Utility Workers Council vice president and president of Utility Workers Union of America The Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) is a labor union in the United States. It has a membership of 50,000 and is affiliated with the AFL-CIO Local 330 of Worcester, said, "During her tenure as attorney general, she has proven to be a strong and effective voice for the working man and woman of Massachusetts. We believe she is ideally suited to represent the people of our state, and we will work tirelessly to help her win this upcoming election."
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