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December 09, 2014

Politico: Elizabeth Warren: Put a Lock on Wall Street’s Revolving Door

DEC 9, 2014 Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday escalated her fight against President Barack Obama's choice of an investment banker to fill a key job at the Treasury Department, arguing that "enough is enough" when it comes to the revolving door between Washington and Wall Street. The Massachusetts Democrat is using the president's choice of Lazard banker Antonio Weiss to be undersecretary for domestic finance to stir a debate within the Democratic party over whether it is too cozy with Wall … Continue Reading

December 08, 2014

Gloucester Times: Mass. lawmakers press feds for next phase of fishing aid

DEC 8, 2014 The second disbursement of $8.3 million in fishing disaster funds has stalled at NOAA headquarters in Maryland, prompting a letter from some members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation seeking the release of the funds.The letter to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, dated Dec. 5, asks for Pritzker's help in releasing the funds before the end of the calendar year. NOAA Fisheries falls under the purview of Pritzker and the Commerce Department."The ongoing groundfish … Continue Reading

November 21, 2014

New York Times: New York Fed Is Criticized on Oversight

NOV 21, 2014 The government agency that watches over Wall Street came in for repeated rounds of criticism on Friday at a Senate hearing into its regulatory track record. Many of the senators at the hearing were expected to be critical of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, after recent reports cast doubt on the agency's ability to rein in large banks. William C. Dudley, the president of the New York Fed, defended the agency, but Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, at one … Continue Reading

September 13, 2014

Boston Herald: Feds award $20M grant to upgrade Ruggles T station

SEP 13, 2014 Local and federal officials gathered in front of the Ruggles MBTA station yesterday to announce a $20 million federal grant that will help fund the construction of a new 800-foot commuter rail platform and a host of other improvements at the 27-year-old Roxbury transit facility. ... "Transportation infrastructure is what gives us the opportunity for people to get to their jobs, for people to get to an education, for people to live in one place and get to another and keep a strong, … Continue Reading

August 23, 2014

Gloucester Daily Times: Warren ties fish aid delays to gridlock

AUG 23, 2014 A total of $6.3 million in fishing aid is set to be disbursed directly to fishermen throughout the Commonwealth, including to 53 fishermen in Gloucester. But U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Friday that the aid has been too long in coming - and there should be more of it. "I understand that it is not as much money as it should've been and it did not come as fast as it should have," she told the 50 or more people gathered in The Gloucester House to hear and meet with her Friday … Continue Reading

August 20, 2014

Rolling Stone: The Student Loan Crusader: How Elizabeth Warren Wants to Reduce Debt

AUG 20, 2014 As a first-term senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren is advancing her fight for middle-class families with a legislative agenda focused on college affordability and student debt. "Rising student-loan debt is an economic emergency," she says. "Forty million people are dealing with $1.2 trillion in outstanding student debt. It's stopping young people from buying homes, from buying cars and from starting small businesses. We need to take action." Warren's bills range from … Continue Reading

August 20, 2014

Cape Cod Today: Senator Elizabeth Warren brings her "Fighting for Massachusetts" tour to the Cape Wednesday

AUG 20, 2014 Senator Elizabeth Warren will be on Cape Cod today, visiting four towns from Harwichport to Woods Hole. The senator's visit is part of her "Fighting for Massachusetts" tour. First up, Warren is scheduled to visit the Cape Abilities Farm at 458 Route 6A in Dennis at 10 a.m. There she will meet with the farm's employees and volunteers. The farm employees disabled individuals in all aspects of farm management. For the next three stops, Senator Warren will be joined by Congressman … Continue Reading

August 20, 2014

The Register: Elizabeth Warren tours Cape Abilities Farm in Dennis

AUG 20, 2014 Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressman Bill Keating toured Cape Abilities Farm on Route 6A in Dennis, where they met with clients and workers, and were followed by a scrum of reporters. Cape Abilities Farm employs adults with developmental disabilities, teaching them various job and life skills. Warren, who started out as a special education teacher, had plenty of questions for Cape Abilities client Mike Dzialo. Dzailo showed her around the greenhouses, stopping to explain how … Continue Reading

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: 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

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

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

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