Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Democratic Congressman Joe Kennedy III will answer reader questions starting at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Fourth District Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-Brookline) will take reader questions in a LIVE text chat today, March 27, at 1:30 p.m. Kennedy defeated Republican Sean Bielat in the November 2012 election, replacing retired Congressman Barney Frank. Kennedy did a similar Patch live chat during his 2012 congressional campaign. Today's chat will last 45 minutes. To submit a question, simply enter your name in the chat box above, type your question and submit. If you cannot tune in this afternoon, you can leave questions in the comments section below. A recap of this afternoon's chat will be posted on Foxborough Patch Thursday morning. Questions submitted will be subject to moderator approval. No vulgar or libelous comments will be allowed. …
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 …
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 …
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…
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
With the State Primary being held Thursday, Patch profiles each of the six candidates that are running for the seat in the Fourth Congressional District. The winner of this race will represent Foxborough in Congress.
As we gear up for Thursday's primary, Patch wants readers to stay informed as they head to the voting booths. We recently sent out questionnaires to all the Fourth Congressional District candidates, one of which will represent Foxborough in Congress. Below are responses from all six candidates vying for Barney Frank's seat: Voting in Foxborough will be held from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ahern Middle School gym.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Gov. Deval Patrick is scheduled in the 9 p.m. hour.
The Democratic National Convention will have a Massachusetts feel Tuesday as Gov. Deval Patrick and Fourth Congressional District candidate Joe Kennedy III are scheduled to speak before the convention. Kennedy is scheduled to speak during the 7 p.m. hour after a Kennedy family tribute video. Two hours later, Patrick is scheduled to finish the 9 p.m. hour. The night will also include a number of prominent speakers, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reed, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Director Kathleen Sibelius and conclude with a speech by First Lady Michelle Obama. The Wall Street Journal published a full schedule of speakers. In Foxborough, polls for the State Primary will be open 7 a.m…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
A former assistant district attorney for the Cape and Middlesex County, Kennedy running for his first political seat. He is running in the Democratic primary for the seat, which will be held Thurs., Sept. 6.
As we gear up for Thursday's primary, Patch wants readers to stay informed as they head to the voting booths. We recently sent out questionnaires to all the Fourth Congressional District candidates, one of which will be representing Foxborough in Congress. Below are responses from Democratic candidate Joe Kennedy III: Name : Joseph Patrick Kennedy III Also known as : Joe Age : 31 Place of residence : Brookline, MA Attended college : Yes College : Stanford University Degree : Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Management Science and Engineering Year of graduation : 2003 University : Harvard Law School Area of research : Law Year of graduation : 2009 Job titles held : Assistant District Attorney (Middlesex County), Assistant District Attorney (Cape…
Friday, August 17, 2012
A roundup of endorsements (so far) in the race for Barney Frank's seat to represent Foxborough and other communities in the Fourth Congressional District.
With less than three weeks to go before the state primary, Fourth Congressional District candidates are touting each endorsement they get in hopes of winning over voters. The Fourth District seat, which reaches from Newton all the way down to Fall River – and includes Foxborough – will be open at the end of this term following the retirement from 16-term Congressman Barney Frank. Patch reached out to the campaigns for all six candidates vying for a shot at the Fourth District seat to see where they stand with endorsements so far. Below is a round-up of who is supporting who: Elizabeth Childs In her recent debate appearance on New England Cable News, Brookline resident Elizabeth Childs noted her recent endorsements from former …