Barbara Anderson

The anti-tax woman goeth

The anti-tax woman goeth

A legendary voice in Massachusetts political battles is stilled

WHEN COMMONWEALTH MAGAZINE arrived on the scene 20 years ago, Barbara Anderson’s most public battles were already behind her. It was in that context that founding editor Dave Denison paid her a visit at the downtown offices of Citizens for Limited Taxation and then, a week later, at her “small, cluttered Marblehead home.” Anderson, who(...)

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A Marblehead housewife

“Darn, I knew this was going to happen someday. If you’re reading this, I’m dead.” So begins Barbara Anderson’s final column in today’s Salem News. Anderson died Friday at the age of 73 after a long battle with leukemia. If you’re under 45, that name may look familiar but mostly from occasional quotes in budget(...)

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