Monday, May 20, 2013
The Honorable Theodore D. Mann Memorial Newton Mayor's Annual Community Prayer Breakfast will take place next week.
United States Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be the featured guest speaker at this year's Honorable Theodore D. Mann Memorial Newton Mayor's Annual Community Prayer Breakfast. Mayor Setti Warren and Rabbi Eric Gurvis, president of the Newton Clergy Association, invite guests to the 39th annual event scheduled to take place at 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29 at Boston College's McElroy Commons. In 2012, Mayor Warren renamed the annual breakfast in honor of Mann, a former Newton mayor, who initiated the breakfast in 1975. Individual tickets for the breakfast are $25, with proceeds going to the Foundation for Racial, Ethnic and Religious Harmony. To purchase individual tickets or a table, contact Tony Bibbo at 617-969-5906 ext. 305, or by e-mail …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Powerful remarks from Biden, Warren at Briggs Field Wednesday.
About 15,000 seats were set up at Briggs Field on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Wednesday for a memorial to fallen MIT Officer Sean Collier. It was hard to find an empty one, with thousands of law enforcement coming from across the country and the world to pay their respects alongside a grieving MIT community. Collier, 26, was shot and killed in his police cruiser last Thursday evening. The suspects in his death are the same suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon April 15. Vice President Joe Biden gave stirring remarks to the crowd, saying that no matter what, terrorists cannot impact the American way of life. "What makes me proud to be an American is that we have not yielded," said Biden. Collier, who…
The Massachusetts Congressional Delegation introduced a resolution honoring victims of the attacks in Boston.
The following was submitted by the office of Sen. Elizabeth Warren: The Massachusetts Congressional Delegation on Tuesday introduced a resolution commending the heroism, courage and sacrifice of the victims of last week's attacks in Boston. The delegation includes Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. William "Mo" Cowan, Rep. Ed Markey, Rep. Richard Neal, Rep. Jim McGovern, Rep. John Tierney, Rep. Michael Capuano, Rep. Stephen Lynch, Rep. Bill Keating, Rep. Joe Kennedy and Rep. Niki Tsongas. The resolution honors the memories of those lost, and expresses thanks to the men and women of law enforcement in the United States for their unwavering determination, courage, and resolve to bring to justice the people responsible for the bombings that occurred…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Newton voted for Elizabeth Warren and owns more hybrid cars than the state average.
Newton is green and blue: That’s what we found when we compared data from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to the vote in the 2012 U.S. Senate race. You can see the results in the map above: Large circles suggest towns with more hybrid ownership per capita, and the red/blue color suggests which way those towns voted last year. In Newton, 36.9 of every 1,000 vehicles is a hybrid, compared to the state average of 18. Patch’s research suggests the state has a good number of what might be called “green Republican” communities. More than 40 percent of the communities where Republican Scott Brown carried the vote have an above average numbers of hybrids. The data is a nice rebuttal to the national trends of hybrid/GOP separation: …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Incoming Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren will take office in January.
Massachusetts Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren has been chosen for a seat on the Senate's Banking Committee, according to the Huffington Post, which cited several sources. Warren, a Democrat who helped create the federal government's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, defeated incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown in the November election. Prior to being elected, Warren worked as a consumer advocated and was considered to become the head of the CFPB. TELL US: What do you think of Warren being chosen for the Banking Committee? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
U.S. Senator Scott Brown will leave office in January. What should he do next?
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, a Republican, was defeated Tuesday by first time candidate Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat. Warren will take office as the state's junior senator in January. She'll replace Brown, who was elected in a special election in January 2010 when he defeated Democrat Martha Coakley. In his concession speech on Tuesday night, Brown told his supporters that "defeat is only temporary." As soon as the race was called, analysts began suggesting Brown may run for Massachusetts governor in 2014 or would seek the state's other U.S. Senate seat if Senator John Kerry is named Secretary of State under President Barack Obama in his second term. What should Brown do next? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democrat Elizabeth Warren beat incumbent candidate Scott Brown in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race.
Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren has beaten incumbent Republican candidate Scott Brown for a seat on the U.S. Senate, according to the Associated Press. Warren is won by a margin of eight percentage points, 54 percent to 46 percent, making her the first female senator elected in Massachusetts. An estatic Warren addressed a crowd of hundreds of excited supporters at the Copley Fairmont Plaza hotel in Boston on Tuesday night. "We did what everyone thought was impossible," she said. "We taught a scrappy, first-time candidate how to win." "You took on the powerful Wall Street banks and let them know that you want a Senator out there fighting for the middle class all of the time," she said. "And despite the odds, you elected the first …
How might the U.S. Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren affect the presidential race—and vice-versa? Find out what local politicos think, and check here late for election results. Connect with us on Twitter at #PatchElections.
Check back at your local Patch all day for live election updates. While Massachusetts is expected to go to Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the race for President of the United States, influential Massachusetts political insiders have varying opinions on how the U.S. Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren will affect the presidential race, and vice versa. According to results from the Blue Commonwealth and Red Commonwealth surveys sent out last week and compiled today, Monday, 60 percent of the 23 local Republicans who responded think that the Brown-Warren race will result a modest increase in votes for Romney, while 40 percent of the 20 local Democrats who responded think the U.S. Senate race will increase Obama's total of …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
ProgressMass submits a letter to the editor in favor of Obama Care.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Dear Editor: According to the 2010 Census, 12,979 people age 65 and older live in Newton, and every one of them should be deeply concerned about Republican Scott Brown’s health care policy. The centerpiece of Brown’s health care policy is working to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the federal health care reform law known as ObamaCare. National health care advocacy organization Community Catalyst Action Fund released a new analysis finding that, if the Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) is repealed, senior citizens in Newton and across Massachusetts will be saddled with higher costs and fewer benefits. ObamaCare, as it is known, lowers seniors’ Medicare premiums and out-of-pocket costs by an estimated $500 per year. This means that, if …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Newton Veterans' Service Officer John MacGillivray recently interviewed U.S. Senate candidates Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown on his NewTV show "Sound Off."
It's no secret that Newton is a big stop for political campaigns, and NewTV's "Sound Off" with John MacGillivray is almost always on the schedule. MacGillivray, who serves as the city's veterans' service officer, recently sat down with U.S. Senate candidates Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren. "Sound Off" is a show that focuses on veterans as well as the programs and services available for veterans. Brown, a Republican, spoke with MacGillivray about why he joined the Army National Guard in 1979. He also touched on a number of veterans' issues including the claim process and a bill that would give tax break to businesses for hiring veterans. Brown was first elected to the seat in a 2010 special election following the death of longtime …