Doing a yahoo search for the man first turns up his official webpage, then two articles about his recent...activities
(the second coming from Dan Kennedy of Boston Phoenix
Welcome to Marzilli.org
Home | About Jim | District | Issues | Legislation | Subscribe | Contact. Welcome! ... Senator Marzilli Votes to Advance Tax Fairness and Competitiveness in ...
wbztv.com - Second Woman Claims State Senator Jim Marzilli Accosted Her
... James Marzilli after more people contacted police following Marzilli’s arrest ... Three woman in as many months have accused Marzilli of making sexual advances. ...
http://www.wbztv.com/local/senator.jim.marzilli.2.739710.html - 54k -
Media Nation: Jim Marzilli’s in big trouble
... disturbing details from state Sen. Jim Marzilli’s arraignment this morning on ... an Arlington resident who voted for Jim Marzilli in each of his State House ...
ha—check this out from the Dan Kennedy piece:
>>Marzilli is a smart, hard-working legislator with a strong reformist impulse. In August 2003, I wrote a profile for the Boston Phoenix of then-House Speaker Tom Finneran, who was under fire for his authoritarian streak. Marzilli, then a state representative, had a characteristically smart take, telling me:
Tom Finneran is not the devil. He is a man of enormous talent and intellect, and he is one of the most charismatic people youll find. He is at the same time very conservative, and he has a very controlling manner. He wants to be in charge. Now those are not bad characteristics automatically. But in an institution of legislators who are spending less and less time and attention on public-policy matters, it’s dangerous for our democracy. It’s dangerous because a conservative ideology dominates with precious little dissent or input, for that matter.
In an era when liberals are often accused of being socialists, it’s interesting to note that Marzilli actually is one. He chaired the Boston Democratic Socialists of America in the 1980s, and his name has continued to pop up in DSA literature in recent years.