Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Somerville Democrat won't seek to replace Sen. John Kerry should Kerry become secretary of state.
Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Somerville) will not run for Senate if Sen. John Kerry is confirmed as President Obama's secretary of state. According to Capuano's Facebook page, the congressman withdrew his name from the field of possible candidates. Here's what he posted: Thank you for all of your good wishes. They have truly meant a great deal. After careful consideration, I have decided not to enter the race for US Senate. Instead, I look forward to focusing on the important issues facing the new Congress. My current work in the House and whatever opportunities the future may hold, afford me the greatest honor of my life; fighting for the Citizens of the Commonwealth. Capuano, who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1999, …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The bill eases portions of the so-called "fiscal cliff."
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a deal late Tuesday to ease portions of the so-called "fiscal cliff," according to the Huffington Post. How did our local representatives in Congress vote? Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-South Boston, and Rep. Michael Capuano, D-Somerville both supported the measure. The compromise was approved by the Senate at 2 a.m. Tuesday, and despite talk of rejecting it, the House ultimately passed the bill by a vote of 257 to 167. Sens. Scott Brown and John Kerry both supported the measure in the Senate. "Just voted for the fiscal cliff bill," Brown said on his Facebook Page at 1:55 a.m on New Year's Day. "Not the full answer but a small step forward. A lot of work next session. Good luck."
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
O'Malley addressed questions at a "Town Hall-style" meeting regarding JP's future.
City Councilor Matt O'Malley hosted a "town hall" style meeting at the Connolly Branch Library to hear resident questions, concerns and complaints. Unsurprisingly, one of the big issues was Whole Foods' arrival in the neighborhood. More than 40 people attended. O'Malley explained his purpose for the meeting, "About three months ago, you all voted —not necessarily for me, but people across the district voted for me — and hired me for this job. This is a great opportunity for me to check in with my employers. Show my employers, 'this is what I've been working on,' and get direction from you." O'Malley, who lives on the Arborway, described the councilor position as his "dream job." He represents District 6, which includes Jamaica Plain and …
Monday, January 10, 2011
Congressman Capuano issued a statement today in response to the shooting attack on U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her constituents on Saturday.
In response to the attempted assassination of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona) on Saturday, Rep. Michael Capuano expressed his concern today and also stated he would make no changes to his public schedule or security measures. Capuano, a Democrat, represents the Eighth District, which includes JP. On Saturday, a lone gunman opened fire on Rep. Giffords and her constituents as they gathered outside a Tuscon, Ariz., supermarket. Six persons were killed and 14 were wounded, including the congresswoman. She was shot through the head and remains in critical condition. “I am shocked and horrified by this senseless act of violence against Congresswoman Giffords, her staff and her constituents. I wish her and all those who were wounded a …