Archive for: January, 2012

Patrick Kennedy starts teaching at Brown

Patrick Kennedy abortion healthcare Catholic

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Rhode Island U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy has started his new stint as a teacher. Kennedy is part of a team teaching a seminar at Brown University that began Monday. The university says the seminar will examine lessons learned from government efforts to combat disease and apply them to improving mental [...]

No gimmick New York Giants arrive at Super Bowl

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Unlike four years ago when they dressed in black suits as a symbol of unity before facing the undefeated Patriots, the Giants returned to the Super Bowl this time with no sartorial gimmicks. Touching down in Indianapolis for their rematch with New England on Sunday, the Giants are simply a confident team. [...]

House at Mass. Kennedy compound given to institute

Jacqueline Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy

BOSTON (AP) — The main house on the Kennedys’ oceanfront compound, the scene of many of the famed political family’s gatherings in times of joy and sorrow, has been donated to an institute named for the late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. The Boston-based institute on Monday released a statement announcing the transaction, which it [...]

Leadership Scramble: GOP Rivals Vie for Title

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican presidential contenders are making a pitch to voters that sounds a lot like a children’s game: Follow the leader. When Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich aren’t puffing up their own leadership credentials, they’re running down the leadership skills of one another and President Barack Obama. If anyone missed Monday’s conference [...]

Paul Braves snowy Maine in Hunt for GOP Delegates

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WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Ron Paul braved Maine’s snow and ice Friday in a quest to pick up delegates, vowing he and his loyal band of supporters would be a factor in the Republican nominating contest for weeks to come. The Texas congressman attracted a packed house in Bangor despite a powerful winter storm that [...]

What Is It Going To Take To Make Child Hunger Part of The National Agenda?

The girl has breakfast corn flakes with milk, over white

It’s almost unimaginable that in a rich and robust country like the United States, everyday millions of children go to bed hungry.  But it is a sad reality and one that ultimately, politicians and citizens alike must address. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 9.8 percent of households with children, one or more [...]

Dated Pipes Leads to Wasted Water and Gas in New England


Throughout the country old pipes cause residents trouble on a seemingly continual basis. Between freezing, cracking, rotting and leaching these aging systems continue to perpetuate waste. This problem has run rampant in most of New England. Pipes fashioned out of wood and secured with copper bands cost homeowners in many historic communities. Some of these [...]

Overall Bay State Construction Activity Stung By Lack Of Infrastructure Projects

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A new report from McGraw Hill this week shows non-building construction in Massachusetts dropped 87% in one year, underscoring again the clear need for infrastructure investment in the commonwealth. The study found overall spending on roads, bridges, tunnels and other projects has hit a new low of $84 million, down from nearly $630 million in [...]

Lt Governor Murray Announces $11 Million Increase in Veterans Services in FY13 Budget

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Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today announced that the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget will include $11.25 million in increased funding to enhance vital services for Massachusetts veterans and their families. Lieutenant Governor Murray made the announcement with Secretary of Veterans’ Services Coleman Nee today at JobNet, Boston’s One Stop Career Center. “Massachusetts, through the commitment of [...]

Will Aurora Grace New England Sky?


Eyes turn to the sky as scientists and citizens alike hope radiation from a solar flare on Monday morning brings a rare view of the northern lights. The surprise flash of solar activity launched energetic particles through space at near light speeds. Those particles lit up the sky over the U.K. last night and continued [...]

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