Archive for the ‘Plymouth County District Attorney’ Category

postheadericon Beacon Hill Blotter: Help Japan

With the recent events that have occured in Japan, I am taking a one week hiatus from posting my activies and opinions on the Beacon Hill Blotter.  Instead, I urge you to pray for the people of northern Japan who have been devastated by the earthquake and tsunami. Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Beacon Hill Blotter: “I’m just a bill…”

This week’s posting for the BHB will be unique in that I have been extremely busy reviewing as many of the 5,258 bills introduced into the 187th General Court (for which final sponsorship was due this past Friday) and continue to be busy this weekend with commitments to Boss Academy, the studio my wife and I own – the winter recital is this weekend. Therefore, I’ll briefly review meetings and, most importantly, deliver on the transparency of government that I’ve promised you by posting (below) each and every bill I authored or for which am a co-sponsor. Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Beacon Hill Blotter: Good Enough for Government Work

Will & Geoff Diehl

Will & Geoff Diehl, 1972


Growing up, I used to look forward to visiting my grandparents. On my father’s side, I especially relished the chance to ride on Grandpa’s lap when he mowed the lawn. Watching him operate his Lionel train set was awesome and I felt I’d died and gone to heaven when he’d “help” me with a project at his workbench. Without fail, he’s proclaim, “Good enough for government work,” as we (he) would finish making a wooden boat, a model rocket or a pencil holder. My grandfather, Wilmer Diehl, had been a mechanic in the Army, specializing in airplanes, so following his service, he was recruited by American Airlines to become a “flight engineer.” It was, literally, a new seat in the cockpit -the third – and was a role that he and a select few from the military pioneered for commercial aviation. His favorite joke, both in and out of the military and throughout his life, was the quip about his work meeting the minimum for government standards. Everyone who knew Will understood that the joke really was that he never did anything unless it was to meet the highest standards he set for himself – be it work, family, or his faith in God. Read the rest of this entry »

postheadericon Election 2010: Plymouth and Norfolk County results

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postheadericon Photos: Race for Plymouth County DA takes center stage in WATD Political Forum

[singlepic id=120 w=210 h=120 mode=watermark float=right]The race for Plymouth County District Attorney takes center stage tonight in a WATD Political Forum hosted by WATD Managing Editor Christine James. Incumbent Republican candidate Tim Cruz, the only candidate to accept the invitation, will field questions from James, a longtime political journalist, and D.A. Mittell a longtime political analyst. Read the rest of this entry »

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