Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian was in Washington, D.C. Tuesday to attend a White House press conference calling for legislative action on Capitol Hill to reduce gun violence.
Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian was in Washington, D.C. Tuesday to attend a White House press conference calling for legislative action on Capitol Hill to reduce gun violence, according to a press statement. Koutoujian joined law enforcement leaders from across the nation as Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder called for common-sense measures to be enacted by Congress to reduce gun violence, according to the statement. Joining the sheriff at the press conference from Middlesex County were Natick Police Chief James Hicks, Framingham Police Chief Steven Carl and Medford Police Chief Leo Sacco, Jr. and Brookline Police Chief Daniel C. O’Leary, according to the statement. “It was an honor to join my colleagues as the …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian will be visiting Washington, D.C. Tuesday to attend a White House press conference on President Obama’s gun violence prevention legislation.
Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian will be in Washington, D.C. Tuesday to attend a White House press conference on President Obama’s gun violence prevention legislation, according to a press statement. Vice President Joseph Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder, along with law enforcement officials from across the country, will call on Congress to pass common-sense measures to reduce gun violence, according to the statement. "I am honored to have been asked to join my colleagues from across the country to stand in unison with Vice President Biden in calling on Congress to enact common-sense gun violence prevention measures," Koutoujian said in the statement. "It is time for the productive, respectful dialogue that has taken place at …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
President Obama will deliver his State Of The Union address at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
President Obama will deliver his fifth State of the Union address at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12. According to the New York Times, Obama will outline his second term agenda and focus on improving America’s middle class. He also plans to announce ways to improve education, infrastructure, manufacturing and clean energy. Here's a look at the where you can watch the State of the Union address: WCVB-TV (Ch. 5) WHDH-TV (Ch. 7) WBZ-TV (Ch. 4) WFXT-TV (Ch. 25) White House Live Feed WBUR (90.9 and live feed)
Thursday, January 17, 2013
What are your thoughts on President Obama's proposals to curb gun violence? Let us know by posting a comment below.
On Wednesday President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a number of efforts aimed at curbing gun violence in the United States. Massachusetts is home to some of the toughest gun control laws in the country, with local members of Congress urging the federal government do more to prevent tragedies like that in Newtown, Conn. The state Executive Office of Public Safety and Security provided Patch with a summary of active firearms licenses in Melrose from 2008 through 2012. Here are the numbers for Melrose: More information on the kinds of firearms permits available in Massachusetts can be found here. What are your thoughts on President Obama's proposals to curb gun violence? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The President and Congress have just a few days to avert automatic tax increases and spending cuts. A number of Massachusetts Congressmen suggest cutting nuclear programs instead.
Starbucks baristas are writing "come together" on all cups in the Washington, DC, area to encourage Congress and the President to come together to fix the fiscal cliff issue. For more information about this initiative, go to www.patch.com/fixthedebt. Congress and President Obama are racing against the clock this week as they make one last attempt to hammer out a deal to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” the U.S. government is set to go over on New Year’s Day. Without a compromise deal to lower the deficit, the government will face a self-imposed deadline that triggers both spending cuts and higher taxes. Congress itself set the Jan. 1 deadline after failing to come to a budget compromise earlier this year. On Jan. 1, the George W. Bush-…