News Coverage

August 20, 2014

MetroWest Daily News: Framingham: Sen. Warren and Rep. Clark praise new veterans counseling center

AUG 20, 2014 FRAMINGHAM - Twenty-two veterans commit suicide in the United States every day. That amounts to more than 8,000 a year; fewer soldiers die in combat. To help veterans living in MetroWest cope with transition to civilian life, the Worcester Vet Center has opened a mobile branch called the Framingham Community Access Point, or the CAP. The facility, housed at Edwards Church, provides counseling for combat veterans, family of armed forces members who died in service and military … Continue Reading


August 06, 2014

Berkshire Eagle: County Fare: Sen. Warren raves about Berkshire visit

AUG 6, 2014 U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently took a personal trip to the Berkshires with her husband Bruce, and posted a glowing endorsement on her Facebook page, using words like "a treasure," "spectacular" and "extraordinary" to describe parts of the experience. Read the full article … Continue Reading


August 04, 2014

Springfield Republican: Sen. Elizabeth Warren continues 'Fighting for Massachusetts' tour with stops at business, college campus

AUG 4, 2014 BOSTON - Continuing her state-wide "Fighting for Massachusetts" summer tour, Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday will visit a Brockton business and a college campus in Taunton. Monday at noon, Warren will tour corporate headquarters of W.B. Mason, the Massachusetts-based company which is the largest privately-held office supply company. Warren's office says that the visit is a follow-up since the company's decision in 2013 to reinvest in the local community by keeping … Continue Reading


August 01, 2014

The Republican: Springfield's U.S. District Judge Mark G. Mastroianni ceremonially sworn in at Springfield Museums

AUG 1, 2014 SPRINGFIELD - Just before his ceremonial swearing in at the Wood Museum of Springfield History, U.S. District Judge Mark G. Mastroianni was slightly on edge. He reflected on the challenges of the job in a still-sparsely furnished office while knowing hundreds of people were waiting to pay him homage. ... [US District Judge Patti] Saris lauded Mastroianni as "a sweetheart" while [Senator] Warren said Mastroianni was chosen from a competitive field for his intelligence, hard work and … Continue Reading


August 01, 2014

The Republican: Sen. Elizabeth Warren says "Girls Inc. rocks" during visit on final day of Eureka! summer program

AUG 1, 2014 HOLYOKE - Sen. Elizabeth Warren praised Girls Inc. and the Eureka! program, which concluded its summer component Friday, saying with a wave of her arm, "Girls Inc. rocks. "This is fabulous," the senior senator from Massachusetts told the crowd, a mix of families, students, and the University of Massachusetts professors who partner with Girls Inc. for the program now in its second year. ... Read the full article … Continue Reading


July 31, 2014

Associated Press: US Sen. Warren to tour Massachusetts cities, towns

JUL 31, 2014 U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking advantage of the congressional break to tour Massachusetts cities and towns. The Democratic lawmaker says she wants to talk about what she calls her agenda of fighting for Massachusetts and a level playing field for middle class families. Warren will begin her swing through the state Friday morning with a visit to Revere City Hall to meet with Mayor Daniel Rizzo before stopping by the Charlton Fire Department. The state's congressional … Continue Reading


July 31, 2014

Telegram: Sen. Warren to visit Charlton Fire Department

JULY 31, 2014 BOSTON - U.S. Elizabeth Warren will visit the Charlton Fire Department at 11:30 a.m. Friday with U.S. Rep. Richard Neal. Ms. Warren and the Massachusetts congressional delegation recently helped the department secure an Assistance to Firefighters grant award of nearly $900,000 for an aerial tower truck to replace Scope … Continue Reading


July 31, 2014

Boston Globe: Warren, Markey to help launch Revere tornado relief effort

JULY 31, 2014 The state's two US senators will join local officials Friday morning to announce a relief fund for people affected by the tornado that tore through Revere on Monday. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey are scheduled to appear at Revere City Hall, where officials are expected to announce that the fund has already received $200,000 in pledges, with an expected goal of $1 million. ... Read the full article … Continue Reading


July 28, 2014

Gloucester Daily Times: Tierney, senators press for fishing aid

JUL 28, 2014 Members of the state's congressional delegation have joined Massachusetts officials in urging NOAA to expedite the disbursement of the direct financial assistance to commercial fishermen that is part of the federal fishery disaster aid package. In a letter to Eileen Sobeck, assistant administrator for NOAA fisheries, five members, including U.S. Rep. John Tierney and Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, pointed out that it has been nearly eight months since Congress … Continue Reading


July 22, 2014

Springfield Republican: Federal block grants pump millions into Central Massachusetts road improvements, housing projects

July 22, 2014 Several Worcester-area communities are expected to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal block grant funding to make infrastructure improvements in the coming months. Gov. Deval Patrick recently announced that 54 cities and towns from across the Commonwealth, including 12 in Central Massachusetts, will receive a portion of $27.5 million in federal Community Development Block Grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to support housing … Continue Reading


July 21, 2014

Georgetown Record: GFD awarded $25k grant

July 21, 2014 The Georgetown Fire Department has been awarded a $25,000 federal grant to upgrade their hydraulic rescue tools, commonly known by the trademark "Jaws of Life." GFD Chief Al Beardsley said the department was recently notified of winning the grant by Senator Elizabeth Warren's office and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The GFD expects the new tools to arrive at the firehouse by early September, replacing existing hydraulic rescue equipment first purchased by the … Continue Reading


July 11, 2014

New Bedford Standard-Times: UMass marine scientists get $4.4M research grants

July 11, 2014 NOAA is directing $4.4 million over the next two years to scallop researchers at SMAST through the Northeast Cooperative Research Program. Dr. Kevin Stokesbury, a researcher at the UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology, is involved in most of the projects that are being funded with the grants. Stokesbury was behind the invention of the video scallop survey methods that upended federal fisheries scientists' understanding of how many scallops were on the ocean … Continue Reading


July 10, 2014

GoLocalWorcester: Sturbridge, Northbridge Receive $872,100 in Fire Grants from FEMA

July 10, 2014 The Fire Departments of Sturbridge and Northbridge have received $872,100 in grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.Northbridge Fire Department will receive $712,500 for a new Ariel Ladder Fire Truck. Sturbridge Fire Department will receive $159,600 for a Brush Fire Truck. ... The announcement was made by United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, and Representatives Richard Neal, … Continue Reading


June 30, 2014

Springfield Republican: Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe celebrated at White House as 'Champion of Change'

June 30, 2014 Hampden County Sheriff Michael J. Ashe was honored Monday during a White House ceremony that celebrated his 40-year career in criminal justice and recognized him as a "champion of change" in the area of inmate rehabilitation. Ashe was one of 15 people being recognized under President Obama's "Champions of Change" program in the category of Expanding Reentry Employment Opportunities. ... Warren said "Sheriff Ashe has done an outstanding job growing innovative, successful, and … Continue Reading


June 29, 2014

New Bedford Standard-Times: Charles W. Morgan a symbol of New Bedford's past, present and future

June 29, 2014 The return of the Charles W. Morgan is a symbol of what's been accomplished in recent New Bedford history, as well as what's still in store. "The city that lit the world will do it once again," said U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, making a rare appearance in the city for the homecoming of the Morgan. "But this time, when New Bedford lights the world, instead of whale oil, it will be with the lights from wind energy." Warren was one of many officials at Saturday's welcoming ceremony … Continue Reading


June 26, 2014

Springfield Republican: Senate Democrats including Ed Markey, Elizabeth Warren, pushing campaign finance transparency bill ahead of midterm elections

June 26, 2014 Democrats in the U.S. Senate this week reintroduced a bill to increase transparency relating to campaign contributions and with a eye toward the midterm elections in November, the topic is likely to be a polarizing one in Washington. A version of the DISCLOSE Act, authored by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., was reintroduced in the Senate on Tuesday to require any covered organization that spends $10,000 or more during an election cycle to file a report with the Federal Election … Continue Reading


June 20, 2014

Wicked Local: Hanover, Halifax fire departments get federal grants

June 20, 2014 The Hanover and Halifax fire departments have received federal grants totaling $635,792 for upgrades to facilities and equipment. Halifax will get the biggest check - $540,792 - for a regional communications center. Hanover will use its $95,000 to install a sprinkler system at its fire headquarters. The money is part of $783,232 in Federal Emergency Management Agency funds awarded to four Massachusetts fire departments through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. The … Continue Reading


June 20, 2014

Springfield Republican: Belchertown Fire Department gets $68,000 federal grant

June 20, 2014 The town Fire Department has received a grant totally nearly $68,000 to pay for cardiac monitors. The grant was announced by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey and U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, through a press release from Warren's office. Statewide, $783,232 in Federal Emergency Management Agency grants went to four Massachusetts fire departments through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. Belchertown was the only Western Massachusetts community to receive such a … Continue Reading


June 18, 2014

Watertown Tab & Press: Watertown Fire Department awarded FEMA assistance grants

June 18, 2014 After applying for a very competitive grant, the Watertown Fire Department was among eight departments in the state to receive federal funding to keep the community, families and the firefighters themselves safe. The money, according to fire officials, will be used for new equipment and additional staffing. According to a release from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Watertown Fire Dept. (WFD) was awarded $186,800 through the Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG). … Continue Reading


June 17, 2014

Boston Business Journal: Sen. Warren, Mayor Walsh advocate for increased medical research funding

June 17, 2014 U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren stood in front of a room full of cancer patient advocates and cancer researchers on Monday, reciting a goal that has been spoken repeatedly around this city - funding for medical research needs to be increased. "More people are surviving cancer because we're finding so many more ways to attack it," she said. (Research) is the best way to fight back." ... Warren urged attendees to press their federal representatives to increase funding. But she also … Continue Reading

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