Thursday, April 11, 2013
Mostly pro-gun control experts weighed in at the discussion, part of the senator's "Policy Forum Series."
Numerous experts from throughout the commonwealth weighed in on gun control issues during a forum held in Malden by State Sen. Katherine Clark Wednesday night. The panel mostly spoke of the benefits of increased gun control, and the challenges faced by policymakers at the state and federal level. The panel also accepted questions from the audience during a question-and-answer session. "This is a topic brought to the forefront (here) by continued acts of violence, both on the news and right here in our community," Malden Mayor Gary Christenson said. Panelists included Christenson, State Rep. David Linsky, Malden Police Chief Kevin Molis, Harvard professor David Hemenway, "Stop Handgun Violence" founder John Rosenthal, as well as Dawn …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
John Cunniff, of Melrose, visited with Sen. Katherine Clark’s staff on Deafblind Awareness Day at the State House April 4.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Association of Developmental Disabilities honors Sen. Katherine Clark for legislative work on behalf of disabled.
The Association of Developmental Disabilities has named State Senator Katherine Clark its Legislator of the Year. The Melrose Democrat, whose district also includes Wakefield, received the honor on Tuesday at a luncheon at the State House. Clark chairs the Joint Committee on Revenue and has worked to ensure sufficient transportation funding for community disability programs. Clark has also brought a focus in her work to assisting those with developmental disabilities, said the organization in a statement. “Sen. Clark has been a tireless worker behind the scenes to make sure that people living with developmental disabilities and their families have the access they need to services and supports so they can fully enjoy independent lives as …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
In wake of the John Burbine case, local lawmakers announce a comprehensive proposal to reform state sex offender reporting policies.
Local lawmakers told the Boston-area media Wednesday morning that they have filed comprehensive legislation aimed at improving the ways information about sex offenders is shared between law enforcement, state agencies, and the public. The legislation was motivated by the charges against John and Marian Burbine, both of Wakefield. John Burbine is facing nearly 100 charges involving the sexual abuse of young children from the Melrose area, while his wife is charged with multiple counts stemming from the illegal day care she operated. John Burbine was classified as a level 1 sex offender after a 1989 case involving several young children - and with that classification level was able to avoid detection even when a local mother tried to check …