Friday, January 4, 2013
Former Congressman Barney Frank told the "Morning Joe" Show on MSNBC he is interested in being the interim senator.
Senator Barney Frank? One day after watching Joseph Kennedy III take over his former Congressional seat, Frank told the "Morning Joe" show on MSNBC he wants to be the interim senator if John Kerry is confirmed as Secretary of State. “A month ago, or a few weeks ago, I said I wasn’t interested,” said Frank Friday morning on the show. “It was kind of like you’re about to graduate, and they said: ‘You gotta go to summer school.’ But [the fiscal cliff deal] now means that February, March and April are going to be among the most important months in American financial history.” Frank said Friday he told Gov. Deval Patrick he wanted to be the interim senator. He wouldn't be a candidate in the special election, according to Politico. Former …
Friday, December 21, 2012
His office will be at 8 North Main St.
Congressman-elect Joe Kennedy III, whose district includes Attleboro and Seekonk, announced plans Thursday to locate his 4th District offices in Attleboro and Newton. Kennedy, whose term begins Jan. 3, will open an office at 8 North Main St. in Attleboro, which was previously occupied by Congressman Jim McGovern. The Newton office will be located at 29 Crafts Street. "Having offices in Newton and Attleboro will ensure that my staff and I are constantly accessible to residents across the 4th District," said Kennedy, according to a press release. "It is a priority of mine to continue the unparalleled constituent service of Congressmen Frank and McGovern, and I'm hopeful that these offices will allow for the a seamless transition of that …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Retiring Barney Frank will be succeeded by scion of Kennedy political dynasty.
Joe Kennedy III will be a new U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts. At around 9:30 p.m., the Associated Press called the race for 32-year old Kennedy, who lives in Brookline, as he was beating by a 2-1 margin Norfolk Republican Sean Bielat in the race to represent the redrawn Fourth Congressional District. Rep. Barney Frank, a media celebrity Tuesday night at Kennedy's celebration party at the Newton Marriott Hotel, is retiring after serving the Fourth District since 1981. Yes, the Kennedys are a famous political family, but Joe III especially follows family tradition with this particular win: his father, Joe Kennedy II, served as Congressman from Massachusetts (in the 8th Congressional District) from 1987-1999. And his great-uncle, who …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Take this quiz on Tagg Romney, Joe Kennedy III and Jeb Bush.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Political Princes. Heirs Apparent. Scions. America is not a nation of ruling dynasties. Or is it? With talk starting to swirl about Tagg Romney being groomed as a political heir-apparent to his dad, Mitt, we at Patch thought you might like to know a little more about Tagg and the Romneys. But at the same time, it occurred to us you also want to test your knowledge of the other two highest-profile American political dynasty families: the Kennedys and the Bushes. One of those families has a candidate in the running in this election; the other has spoken candidly about his views of how his party is operating. One thing they all have in common: the state of Massachusetts. How, you ask? You have to take our quiz to find out. Test your political…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Letter to the editor from Sean Slater.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Joe Kennedy III, a 31 year old with no qualifications and very little experience in business or politics is a candidate for the 4th Congressional District. Sean Bielat, a Marine reserve officer and small business CEO with a proven track record of success and personal integrity is also running for this seat. Sean’s resume, charisma and economy – driven positions on fiscal responsibility would make him a heavy favorite in most congressional races across the country. That being said, we are in Massachusetts, where there is a belief, however illogical, that a candidate’s name outweighs a candidate’s qualifications. As familiar as voters might be with the Kennedy name, those same voters are as equally unfamiliar with his positions on many …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Candidates for the Massachusetts Fourth Congressional District seat will participate in their third debate tonight.
The race for the Massachusetts Fourth Congressional District seat will take another step forward tonight as the candidates take part in a debate at Wellesley College. Democrat Joe Kennedy III and Republican Sean Bielat will participate in the Massachusetts Fourth Congressional District debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters and Wellesley College. This is the third debate between the candidates, who seek to replace longtime Democratic Congressman Barney Frank. Both Bielat and Kennedy have participated in a live chat on Patch, and the two candidates will appear once more after tonight in a televised debate October 24 broadcast live on WFXT-TV. Tonight’s debate will take place in Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall on the Wellesley …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Fourth Congressional District Candidates sparred on issues relating to the "American Dream," Including jobs, the economy, education, and health care.
In their second debate Wednesday, Fourth Congressional District candidates Sean Bielat and Joe Kennedy III took center stage in front of a packed room at UMass Dartmouth’s Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center in Fall River to discuss the "American Dream." Bielat (R-Norfolk) and Kennedy (D-Brookline) sparred on issues related to the "American Dream," including jobs, the economy, education and health care. The debate was sponsored by MassINC, publisher of Commonwealth Magazine and moderated by Michael Goodman, the chair of the public policy department at UMass Dartmouth. Kennedy and Bielat were asked questions from Aaron Frechette of the Fall River Herald News and Taunton Gazette, Bruce Mohl of Commonwealth Magazine and Alan Zarek of…
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The debate will air on WCVB this Sunday, Sept. 30, at 11 a.m.
In their first general election debate appearance, Fourth Congressional District candidates Sean Bielat and Joe Kennedy III went head-to-head last night on topics including policy, job creation and social security. Bielat, a Republican, also focused on his opponent's resume. He argued that Kennedy, a Democrat, does not have enough experience for the congressional seat, according to a report today in the Boston Globe. The debate was held at the WCVB-TV 5 studios in Needham and taped for the channel's political show, "On the Record" with Janet Wu and Ed Harding. It will air this Sunday, Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. The two nominees are fighting for the seat currently held by 16-term Democrat Barney Frank, who announced his retirement last year. In …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
A look at the top headlines in your town and the surrounding area for the week of August 26, 2012.
Two-Alarm Fire at Canton Home The cause of a two-alarm fire that ignited at a home on Chapman Street in Canton Tuesday night was the result of an accidental electrical issue, Canton Fire Chief Charles E. Doody said Wednesday. The fire broke out around 9 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, and caused fire damage to a basement electrical room. The two occupants who own the home were displaced as a result of the fire, though there were no injuries, Doody said. Read more by clicking here. *** 18-Wheeler Rolls Over on Route 24 On-Ramp in Stoughton The male driver of the tractor trailer was uninjured when his 18-wheeler carrying stainless steel rolled over just before getting on Route 24 northbound in Stoughton Monday afternoon, August 27. The 18-wheeler …
Sunday, March 25, 2012
A look at the top headlines in your town and the surrounding area for the week of March 19, 2012.
Fire Damages Stoughton Home A Stoughton home on Winfisky Dr. is deemed a “total loss” by Stoughton Fire Chief Mark Dolloff after a heavy fire damaged the structure Saturday afternoon, March 24. The fire started at 2:01 p.m. at 49 Winfisky Dr., located in a neighborhood off Bay Rd in Stoughton. Stoughton, along with four other nearby towns responded to the scene. A total of six people live in the home. All five residents home at the time of the fire were able to make it out safely, as were the family’s four dogs. Read more by clicking here. *** Easton-Based Family Business Continues to Expand If you happen to be at Militia Park this spring to catch an Easton Youth Baseball game, you'll probably notice signs in the outfield and on the …