Monday, April 29, 2013
Jason Collins was a roommate of Attleboro's congressional representative.
NBA center Jason Collins announced Monday he is gay, making him the first active professional male athlete in a major American sport to reveal he is a homosexual. The former Boston Celtic wrote about his decision in a Sports Illustrated article that went online Monday and will appear in the May 6 print edition of the magazine. Collins, 34, wrote he decided to come out after U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, whose district includes Attleboro, told him he had marched last year in Boston's Gay Pride Parade. Kennedy was Collins' roomate at Stanford University. Collins wrote: I'm seldom jealous of others, but hearing what Joe had done filled me with envy. I was proud of him for participating but angry that as a closeted gay man I couldn't even cheer …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The purpose is to let former employees and their families know help is available, the congressman says.
U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, whose 4th district includes Attleboro, and the Department of Labor will host a town hall-style meeting May 3 for employees of this city's former Texas Insturments plant who may have developed cancer or other health problems because of exposure to radioactive material. The decision to hold the meeting comes after articles appeared in The Sun Chronicle earlier this year detailing how a large number of former employees suffering from cancer were receiving medical benefits through a DOL program. However, many others had not been informed about this service, the newspaper reported. Kennedy brought up the issue to TI CEO Richard Templeton in February during a congressional hearing on science and technology. Since then…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III participated in a live chat on Patch Wednesday and answered a number of reader questions.
Education, gun control and casinos were on the minds of readers during a live chat yesterday afternoon with 4th District Congressman Joe Kennedy III. Kennedy, who was elected in November 2012, joined Patch for a 45-minute live chat where he answered reader questions and shared a little bit about his first few months in office. Read through the following recap of Kennedy's chat (below), or browse the full Q&A transcript: Patch: So, you're a few months into your first term as a Congressman— how has it been? What are some challenges you've had to face now that you're in elected office? Congressman Kennedy: It's been a bit of a whirlwind, that's for sure. A combination of finding out where the bathrooms are and what you should ask the …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Democratic congressman answered reader questions.
U.S. Congressman Joe Kennedy III, whose 4th District includes Attleboro, will take reader questions in a live chat today at 1:30 p.m. The 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 feel free to leave questions in the comments section below. A recap of this afternoon's chat will be posted on Attleboro Patch tomorrow morning. Questions submitted will be subject to moderator approval. No vulgar or libelous comments will be allowed. Because we expect a high volume of questions for the chat session, we will keep the questions issue-related and not repetitive.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The new 4th District congressman will answer reader questions on Wednesday.
Now that he's had a few months to settle in on Capitol Hill, Congressman Joe Kennedy III is ready to answer questions from his new constituents in the 4th District, which includes Attleboro. Attleboro Patch will host a live chat with Kennedy this Wednesday. He will answer readers' questions. Kennedy defeated Republican Sean Bielat in the November 2012 election, replacing retired Newton Congressman Barney Frank. Kennedy did a similar Patch live chat during his 2012 congressional campaign. The live chat Q&A will run for 45 minutes. To submit a question, come back to Attleboro Patch at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, click on the live chat and enter your name. You will be able to ask your questions immediately. If you can't make the live chat, …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Attleboro's representative in Washington will answer questions from readers March 27.
Now that he's had a couple months to settle in on Capitol Hill, first-term Democratic Congressman Joe Kennedy III is ready to answer questions from his constituents in Attleboro and the rest of the 4th District. Attleboro Patch will host a live chat with Kennedy Wednesday, March 27 at 1:30 p.m. He will answer questions submitted by readers. Kennedy was elected in November, when he easily defeated Republican Sean Bielat. The Democrat did a live chat on Patch during the campaign. The chat will run 45 minutes. To submit a question, come back to Attleboro Patch at 1:30 p.m. on March 27, click on the live chat, enter your name and you will be able to ask your question immediately. If you can't make the session, leave your question in the …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Kennedy introduced the Peace Corps Commemoration Act on Thursday.
As part of Peace Corps Week 2013, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, whose 4th district includes Attleboro, on Thursday introduced his first bill as a congressman. Kennedy introduced the Peace Corps Commemoration Act, which allows the Peace Corps to establish a "commemorative work" on federal land in Washington D.C., according to a press release issued by his office. The Peace Corps was founded by Kennedy's great uncle, President John F. Kennedy, in 1961. "At a time when the international community was fractured by the Cold War, the founding of the Peace Corps reminded America of the best it had to offer: service to others for the common cause of global peace, mutual understanding, prosperity and progress," said Kennedy, according to the press …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The deadline to submit artwork to Kennedy's Newton office is April 19.
Do you think your artwork is good enough to hang in the U.S. Capitol? U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, whose district includes Attleboro, announced last week his office is participating in the annual Congressional Art Competition, which is a high school visual arts contest. Now through April 19, high school students in the 4th Congressional District can submit paintings, drawings, collages, computer-generated art, prints, mixed media and photography pieces to Kennedy's office on Crafts Street in Newton. An independent arts panel that includes Attleboro Arts Museum Executive Director Mim Fawcett will select a finalist for each media category. The panel will then choose a "Best in Show" piece from those finalists. The "Best in Show" piece from …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
The new congressman holds an open house at his Attleboro office.
Sunday, January 13
Dozens of people crammed into U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III's North Main Street office Saturday afternoon to meet the congressman at his first official event in Attleboro since taking office earlier this month. Kennedy's district includes Attleboro and Seekonk. Among the local dignitaries who attended the event and got a few words in with Kennedy were City Councilors Jeremy Denlea and Walter Thibodeau, state Sen. James Timilty, former Mayor and current Attleboro Redevelopment Authority Chair Judy Robbins and former state Rep. Bill Bowles. Kennedy's local office is located at 8 North Main St. in Attleboro.
Monday, January 7, 2013
The office is located on North Main Street.
Congressman Joe Kennedy III, whose 4th District includes Attleboro and Seekonk, announced Monday he will host an open house Saturday at his Attleboro office, located at 8 North Main St. The public will have a chance to meet Kennedy and his district staff, according to a press release issued by the congressman's office. The event will begin at 1 p.m. "Over the course of the campaign, I promised each and every one of you that my door would always be open," said Kennedy, according to the release. "I hope that [the open house] underscore our deep commitment to that promise, as well as my belief that constituent service is priority number one for elected officials." He continued, "[The open house is] a great opportunity for individuals across …