Thursday, April 18, 2013
Calling Boston home, President Barack Obama proudly spoke of how Bostonians came together to help the victims, marathon runners, and have persevered.
Mentioning scripture, sports teams, marathon icons, and harkening back to his days of living in the Boston area, President Barack Obama spoke during an interfaith service in the South End on Thursday. "Like you, Michelle and I have walked these streets. Like you, we know these neighborhoods. And like you, in this moment of grief, we join you in saying -- 'Boston, you’re my home.' For millions of us, what happened on Monday is personal. It’s personal," said Obama, from the Cathredal of the Holy Cross. President Obama was the last speaker in an emotionally-charged service that also included speeches, and a moving performance by the Boston Children's Chorus. Click here for the full text of President Obama's speech. Of the three victims, …
Following today's interfaith service in the South End, President Barack Obama will visit bombing victims at Massachusetts General Hospital and First Lady Michelle Obama will visit Children's Hospital.
Editor's note: This article was updated on Thursday at 2:01 p.m. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on Thursday afternoon are visiting victims of the Boston Marathon terror bombings at the city's hospitals, according to WCVB. President Obama will visit Massachusetts General Hospital and Mrs. Obama will visit Children's Hospital, WCVB reports. WHDH reporter Victoria Warren reported that Mrs. Obama was spotted driving past Brigham and Women's Hospital. The city's @NotifyBoston Twitter account tweeted, "TRAFFIC: Heavy on local streets in Longwood Medical Area. Avoid area or seek alt routes." The president and First Lady were at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End Thursday morning for an interfaith service …
The service will be held at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End.
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Thursday, December 27, 2012
District 6 Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley attended the White House Christmas Party on Dec. 18.
District 6 Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley attended the White House's annual Christmas Party and briefly got to speak with President Barack Obama. "It was a thrill of a lifetime," said O'Malley about the Dec. 18 Washington D.C. party. "We had about 30 seconds to talk to the President and the First Lady. I introduced myself as a city councilor of Boston. And he said ‘I love Boston.’ I said 'We love you. The next time you’re in town I want to personally invite you and the First Lady to Doyle’s in Jamaica Plain.' And he laughed and that was it." Asked why he recommended Doyle's Pub in Jamaica Plain, O'Malley said, "Doyle’s - because it’s a great, old political pub." "If it indeed ever happens. We’d do a District 6 pub crawl – Doyle’s, …
Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley recommended Doyle's Pub in Jamaica Plain to the President of the Unites States of America.
It is a well-documented fact that President Barack Obama enjoys his beer. Remember how he squashed the Professor Henry Louis Gates arrest with a beer summit? Knowing that Obama likes his beer, District 6 Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley recommended Doyle's Pub in Jamaica Plain to the President, when they met briefly at the White House's Christmas Party. Asked why he recommended Doyle's Pub in Jamaica Plain, O'Malley said, "Doyle’s - because it’s a great, old political pub." O'Malley told Patch he'd include West on Centre and The Corrib in an unplanned Parkway Political Pub Crawl. So what restaurant/pub in West Roxbury would you recommend to President Barack Obama? Leave your comments below.
Friday, December 21, 2012
President Barrack Obama announced John Kerry is his choice to be Secretary of State Friday.
If President Barack Obama has his way, Massachusettts Senator John Kerry will replace Hilary Clinton as Secretary of State Obama nominated Kerry for position Friday after much speculation that the Massachusetts senator was his choice for the position. If Kerry is appointed, an interim senator will be named to the position before a special election can be held. There is also speculation that Senator Scott Brown (R-Wrentham) will run for the senate after losing the general election in November to Elizabeth Warren. A Vietnam War veteran, Kerry has served on the Foreign Relations Committee for 27 years and has been the chairman for the last six years. "He is not going to need a lot of on-the-job training," said Obama in making the nomination…
Monday, December 3, 2012
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino writes to President Obama, "Show us opportunity. Sell us on progress. Tell us the truth, especially on taxes."
Monday, December 3, 2012
The following is a letter written by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner from the City of Boston's website. December 1, 2012 President Barack Obama 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20500 Speaker John Boehner House of Representatives 1011 Longworth H.O.B. Washington, DC 20515 Dear President Obama and Speaker Boehner, I know a little bit about the importance of funding for health research, training, and care. Boston is home to the #1 medical school in the country and the #1 hospital in the country. Researchers in Boston earn more NIH support than in any other city. Health care companies and institutions employ more people than any other sector. Oh, and there’s this: I …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Massachusetts Democrats in Congress want to avoid cuts in benefits as part of any deal, but proposals such as raising the eligibility age for Medicare are still on the table. What would you do?
As Congress negotiates a deal to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" on Jan. 1, Massachusetts' congressional representatives have voiced their opposition to any cuts in benefits such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, the Boston Globe reports. However, there are proposals still on the table that would change those benefit programs, including linking Social Security benefits to a more conservative inflation index that would slightly reduce annual increases, or raising the eligibility age for Medicare from 65 to 67. The Globe reported that while the Bay State's legislators were united against changes to Social Security, there's some wiggle room on Medicare. Rep. Ed Markey opposes raising the Medicare eligibility age; Rep. Michael …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Anne Harvey Kilburn created a petition to tell President Obama to reign in the opulent parties while so many in the country are suffering.
A West Roxbury resident has created an online petition asking President Barack Obama to tone down the opulent re-election parties. Anne Harvey Kilburn explained why she started the petition on Change.org. "I created this petition based on a Facebook posting a friend of mine wrote this morning (Wednesday). I asked if I could 'share' it on my page and she agreed. It's a sense of duty, really, that we can all do something by sending a message not only to President Obama, but to his wealthy supporters -- corporations notwithstanding! -- to say please do the right thing and reign in the crazy, opulent parties when so many in this country are suffering unemployment and loss due to natural and other disasters in their lives," said Kilburn to …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The urban center of Massachusetts voted Democratic.
Democratic US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren took home more votes in Boston than Republican US Sen. Scott Brown. According to the Boston's Elections Department with 97% of precincts reporting, Warren received 73% of the vote, for a total of 177,823. Brown received 25% of the vote in Boston for 62,528. As expected, President Barack Obama also won Boston, beating former Governor Mitt Romney. Obama received 78%, or 190,081. While Romney received 19% of Boston votes with 47,214. Libertarian Gary Johnson candidate earned .84% of the vote, with 2,028 votes. Green Party candidate Jill Stein earned .84% of the vote, with 2,020 votes. In total there are 387,142 registered voters in Boston, spread throughout 255 precincts. Approximately 67% of…