Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The President of the United States will be at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Thursday to participate in a special interfaith service.
President Barack Obama will be in the South End on Thursday to lead a special interfaith service dedicated to the victims of the attacks at the marathon on Monday. The service will be held at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End (1400 Washington St.) Governor Deval Patrick announced the service at a press conference yesterday evening. "The service is an opportunity for the community to come together in the wake of the tragic events at the Boston Marathon this week," said the governor's office in a statement. In addition to President Barack Obama, federal, state, local officials will join first responders, civic leaders from communities along the marathon route, medical personnel, victims and their families, as …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Would it be Scott Brown? Congressmen Markey or Capuano? Tell us who you think should run.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Washington Post is reporting that President Obama is considering appointing Massachusetts U.S. Sen. John Kerry as the Secretary of Defense. There was speculation Kerry would be the next Secretary of State. Either way Kerry's move to possibly become a member of Obama's cabinet will open up his current seat. Should he be appointed, a special election would be held to finish out Kerry's term, which expires in 2014. Conversation from the breakfast table this morning to the morning commute has everyone talking - who will run for Kerry's U.S. Senate seat if he's appointed? Could it be Scott Brown? Or maybe Congressmen Ed Markey or Michael Capuano? Only time will tell, but we know you're talking about it. So tell us, who do you think will …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Here's a snapshot view from the polls in Foxborough on Election Day 2012.
Election Day 2012 in Foxborough has been one filled with excitement as voters participate in the purest form of democracy at the polls. As of 3 p.m., 6,204 of Foxborough’s 11,403 registered voters exercised their right to vote inside the gymnasium of the Ahern Middle School on Mechanic Street. In the parking lot, residents from the Republican and Democratic parties were exercising their rights to free speech, holding political signs to show support of the candidates they chose Tuesday. Members from both the Foxborough Republican and Democratic town committees said they were happy with voter turnout, which is on pace to finish higher than it did in 2008 when 9,149 of the town’s 10,836 voters (84.5 percent) made it to the polls. “It’s …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
President Obama's immigration policy will allow young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally to seek work permits. Share your thoughts on it below.
The Obama administration announced that it will no longer deport younger immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally when they were children and will begin issuing work permits to them, The Huffington Post reported. The permits only would be available to individuals who had led law-abiding lives, the website reported. As many as 800,000 people could be affected by the policy change. "Today, I am announcing that effective immediately, young people brought to U.S. by no fault of their own and meet several criteria no longer are removed from country or entered into removal proceedings,” Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said to Fox News. Fox News reported that immigrants will have had to live in the U.S. for …
Monday, May 2, 2011
Foxborough's Town Manager Kevin Paicos completed a yearlong tour in Afghanistan in 2008.
"I hope that all nations will continue to condemn terrorism as an attack on all civilized people and that we will continue to work together to destroy terrorism in all its forms," said Kevin Paicos, Foxborough's Town Manager expressing his reaction to the news of Osama bin Laden's death. Paicos, who completed a yearlong military tour in Afghanistan that ended in July of 2008, knows a thing or two about our combating terrorism in Afghanistan. Paicos saw significant action during his tour. "Combat gives you a lot of perspective - once you are in a life and death situation on a consistent basis, it really allows you to see what is challenging and what isn’t," said Paicos. "I am grateful to the men and women of our military and intelligence …