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Bill would generate millions in funding for S New England

Nov. 15, 2019 2:49 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A coalition of U.S. representatives from New England has introduced legislation to establish Rhode Island and surrounding counties in Massachusetts and Connecticut as a federal regional commission. Rhode Island Democrat David Cicilline says such a designation will allow...

ADL holds summit of ways to battle anti-Semitism

Oct. 26, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — The Anti-Defamation League is holding a forum in Massachusetts dedicated to combatting anti-Semitism. The event Sunday at the Newton Marriott will include presentations by leading experts on anti-Semitism and skill building workshops for adults, students and families. The goal is to...

Business exec ends US Senate challenge to Markey

Oct. 14, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A business executive who touted is experiences as a foster child when he announced a primary challenge to Democratic Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in July has ended his campaign. Steve Pemberton in his emailed announcement Monday said he couldn't overcome a system that favors...

Rivals Markey and Kennedy agree to climate change debate

Oct. 5, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Political rivals Edward Markey and Joe Kennedy III will participate in a debate focused on climate change. The Boston Globe reports that Kennedy agreed Friday to participate in the debate proposed by Markey. They did not agree on the timing. Markey wants to debate next month while Kennedy's...

Political rivals Markey and Kennedy to join striking workers

Sep. 28, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Political rivals Edward Markey and Joe Kennedy III are both planning to join striking direct care providers on the picket line. The workers have been on strike in Lawrence since Tuesday following stalled negotiations over wage increase with Fidelity House, a human services...

US Rep. Kennedy: Limit outside group spending in Senate race

Sep. 24, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III is calling on U.S. Sen. Edward Markey to agree to limit the amount of outside money and personal attack ads in the Massachusetts senate contest. Kennedy is hoping to unseat the incumbent Markey in the 2020 Democratic primary. Kennedy pressed Markey and two other...

Rep. Joe Kennedy formally announces US Senate campaign

Sep. 21, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III formally declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Saturday, becoming the first member of the Kennedy political dynasty to run for the upper chamber of Congress from Massachusetts since Edward M. Kennedy in 1962. The Democrat spoke to supporters gathered in a...

Kennedy mystique could factor into Massachusetts Senate race

Sep. 20, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Edward M. Kennedy was running for the U.S. Senate for the first time in 1962, his Democratic primary opponent turned to him during a debate and said if his last name was Moore — Kennedy's middle name — his "candidacy would be a joke." Fortunately for Kennedy, he shared a...

AP source: Joe Kennedy to challenge Sen. Markey in primary

Sep. 19, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a scion of one of America's most storied political families, is set to announce he will challenge U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in the state's Democratic primary in 2020. A person with knowledge of Kennedy's plans told The Associated Press that Kennedy will...

AP source: US Rep. Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts set to announce Democratic primary challenge to US Sen. Edward Markey

Sep. 18, 2019 6:05 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — AP source: US Rep. Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts set to announce Democratic primary challenge to US Sen. Edward Markey.