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Maryellen Tighe

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Reporter @debtwire_munis specializing in Puerto Rico and infrastructure. Thoughts, especially about sports and glitter, are my own.

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Cultivating a new crop of farmhands; Tougher immigration laws and a shrinking local labor pool ha...

Cultivating a new crop of farmhands; Tougher immigration laws and a shrinking local labor pool ha...

The unemployed shift gears In a job market that's shrinking and changing, those seeking work lear...

The unemployed shift gears In a job market that's shrinking and changing, those seeking work lear...

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@MaryellenTighe — 1,564 followers, 4,550 tweets

Aug 11, 2017

@jessilespie @hpsacredtext I'm so glad to find another @hpsacredtext fan! Where are you? I only just finished book 2.

Aug 10, 2017

@cate_long “We met with a number of people involved in gathering statistics and business.”

Aug 10, 2017

@cate_long They were asked about communication with Puerto Rico by a Noticel reporter and they assured us that it was happening (I remain unconvinced).

Aug 10, 2017

@cate_long So, the # of gov jobs is more than listed there? (b/c transitory ones aren't listed) & when did this go into effect? (data compiled in June)

Aug 10, 2017

An idea to improve #Bridgeport econ. from the Fed inequality mtg: “one thing you could do...would be improve mass transit.” (cc @MetroNorth)

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Freelancing for my hometown paper, the Midland Daily News. I got to pitch longer stories and covered two townships and a school district.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yep. I was a volunteer at a retirement home (for six years!) and we had one in the activity room.

How is social media changing news?

Everyone can contribute to conversations, even from events closed to media, creating greater transparency.