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Opinion

March 18, 2013

Our view: A win-win for Salem — and Ryan

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But this was also a huge win for Ryan, and one that should stand him in good stead this election year. Even though he would have preferred a different location for the center, he was willing to give a little, if the other side would do the same, in order to get the project done. Some would say he put politics aside; we’d say he embraced politics in the very best sense of that word to get something that will benefit everyone in Salem.

He demonstrated real leadership and, in doing so, put to shame the politicians in Washington clinging rigidly to their “my way or the highway” philosophy.

In the end, the real winners are Salem residents who have waited decades to get the kind of warm, comfortable and inviting senior center that their neighbors in Peabody and Marblehead enjoy. Thanks to Salem’s political leadership, they finally have that chance.

 

 

 

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