Friday, February 1, 2013
John Kerry, who was just approved as the next Secretary of State, stopped by the Middlesex County District Attorney's office in Woburn yesterday for a visit.
The Middlesex District Attorney's office had a special guest on Thursday. Middlesex DA Gerry Leone welcomed John Kerry, who on Tuesday was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the next Secretary of State. Kerry was a senator for Massachusetts from 1985 until his resignation to take up his new position earlier this week. The stop was part of a tour Kerry is taking around the state as he prepares to take on his new responsibilities. His choice to stop by the Middlesex District Attorney's office was also a chance to catch up on an old place of employment. According to Kerry's Senate web site, after graduating from Boston College Law School in 1976, he went to work as a top prosecutor in Middlesex County. He took on organized crime, fought for …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Kerry has reportedly handed in his Senate resignation to Gov. Deval Patrick, effective Friday.
With only three dissenting votes, the U.S. Senate has confirmed John Kerry as the new Secretary of State. Kerry will take over for Hillary Clinton, who is leaving her post after four years. The move means Kerry will have to resign as Massachusetts' senior senator. According to a Tweet from WCVB political reporter Janet Wu, Kerry's resignation has reportedly been sent to Gov. Deval Patrick and is effective as of 4 p.m. Friday. Kerry's resignation now paves the way for a special senate election. The primary election is scheduled for April 30 and the general election will be held on June 25. To date, U.S. Congressman Ed Markey has announced he is running and U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch is reportedly planning a run. Both are Democrats; no …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Newton Upper Falls residents Maxine and Mark Bridger talk about why we don't need John Kerry as Secretary of State.
Monday, December 17, 2012
The Massachusetts Senator would replace outgoing Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.
President Obama plans to nominate U.S. Senator John Kerry for Secretary of State, according to ABC News. Kerry, if nominaed by Obama and confirmed by the Senate, would replace outgoing Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. Obama has reportedly made his decision but does not plan to announce it within the next few days, partly because of sensitivities surrounding the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Kerry became the front runner for the top diplomatic post in the wake of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice withdrawing her name from consideration. Kerry had reportedly been under consideration for the Secretary of Defense post, but former U.S. Senator Charles Hagel, R-Neb., tops the list of potential nominees for that…