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I hope Dick Howe goes back to history and art, ’cause he’ll put all of us out of business.
I don’t usually comment on anything contained in the Sunday Lowell Sun “Column“, but one item this week caught my attention. It wasn’t that developer David Daly employed former city manager John Cox as a “consultant” on his proposal for a housing development on Westview Road, although that did explain a lot, especially the newspaper’s one-sided support for that project. (Note: I live on Westview and oppose the project). And it wasn’t that Daly, who I assume intends to continue doing business in Lowell into the future, took some very public and strong shots at state representative Kevin Murphy and Lowell Mayor Patrick Murphy, two guys with long memories and well-established political skills. No, the thing that really caught my attention was the section about former state senator Steve Panagiotakos predicting the defeat of not only Elizabeth Warren, but also of his former House colleague Colleen Garry, …
The developer, who is CEO of Daly General Contracting and PrideStar EMS, also said he thinks the council’s vote, as well as the recent Murphy-Mercier feud, will lead to a lively election next fall.
“This issue became so much about politics rather than what was best for the city,” Daly said. “I think you will see a pretty aggressive election cycle next year.”
Is that a threat? #notcool How do the Councilors that voted in favor of Daly’s proposal feel about his overtures?
Lastly, on a Facebook live chat of last weeks City Council meeting, I wondered aloud what brought
Jim Bowen Ed Howe John MacDonald to bear witness for Daly’s cash cow? Several political observers have mentioned to me, how odd it was that MacDonald took the opportunity to plug his employer, when he took to the podium last Tuesday. Name and address is the norm, not a 20 second infomercial for your employer.
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