Tuesday, July 3, 2012
A group of Framingham Girl Scouts traveled to the national's capital last month to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts with more than 250,000 other Scouts from all 50 states.
Framingham Girl Scouts were among the 250,000-plus Girl Scouts from all 50 states and 112 Scout councils, along with international guests from England, Mexico, Australia, and Japan, who rocked the mall to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts last month. Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts in 1912. Today, there are more than 2.2 million "girl" Scouts and almost 1 million adult Scout volunteers. The June 9 assembly of Scouts in the nation's capital, may have broken a world record. Girl Scouts USA was hoping to have the largest sing-a-long and flash mob during "Rock the Mall" event. Other programs that day included yoga instruction and a vintage Girl Scout fashion show. Speakers included First Lady Michelle Obama (taped) and and…
Thursday, February 23, 2012
"While some of the Republican presidential candidates call for an attack on Iran, it is the American consumers who are currently under attack from OPEC, from the Saudis from Iran and from oil speculators" - Rep. Ed Markey
For the second time in 11 months, Rep. Ed Markey stood in front of the gas pumps at a Medford filling station and called on President Barack Obama to use the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve to combat rising gas prices. "While some of the Republican presidential candidates call for an attack on Iran, it is the American consumers who are currently under attack from OPEC, from the Saudis from Iran and from oil speculators," Markey said before a gaggle of news cameras Wednesday afternoon. The sign behind him at Medford Gas on Main Street read $3.67 per gallon of unleaded gas, and prices are expected to climb as much as 20 cents per gallon in coming days. Markey blamed the rising prices on oil-rich nations and the oil industry. Iran won't …
Friday, September 30, 2011
President of the Framingham Letter Carriers' union says U.S. Postal Service has been profitable 3 out of the last 4 years and Congress should change how retirement benefits are funded, to keep 6-day delivery.
Friday, September 30, 2011
On Tuesday, Sept. 27 members from all four major unions of the U.S. Postal Service rallied at over 900 offices of our congressional leaders all over the country. Postal employees from Framingham, Natick, Maynard and Burlington gathered at Rep. Edward Markey's office on Concord Street in Framingham, to thank him for his support of H.R. 1351. H.R. 1351 is a bill before congress that would allow the U.S. Postal Service to access its "OWN" money, as well as maintain 6-day delivery, which the public deserves, and is currently mandated, by congress. Congressman Markey is one of over 211 co-sponsors of this bill, but we need more. The public needs to know the TRUTH about the financial crisis of the post office. It boils down to this. The Postal …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday afternoon, more than 40 union postal employees held a rally in front of Congressman Edward Markey's Office to thank him for his support of house bill 1351, which supports the U.S. Postal Service.
Tuesday afternoon, more than 40 union postal employees held a rally in front of Congressman Edward Markey's Office in Framingham to thank him for his support of house bill 1351, which supports the postal union and would allow the U.S. Postal Service to maintain a 6-day delivery service. Markey is one of 211 U.S. representatives supporting the bill. Union members from the Framingham, Natick, Maynard and Burlington Post Offices were part of the rally between 4-5:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
A redistricting meeting at Framingham State University Saturday gave community members a chance to give their opinions on who will represent them in congress and in the state house.
Congressman Edward Markey, who represents Framingham, was one of the speakers Saturday morning at a redistricting hearing at Framingham State University. Attendees were able to ask questions of the Special Joint Committee on Redistricting, of which State Senator Karen Spilka serves on it. Saturday's meeting, which took place while close to a million people were in Boston celebrating the Bruins winning the Stanley Cup, was one of several meetings being held throughout the state. This was the only meeting in the MetroWest area. The next scheduled meeting is in Boston in July. Committee leaders said new redsitricting lines should be in effect by September 2011. What must be redrawn is the congressional districts as Massachusetts is going …
Thursday, April 28, 2011
U.S. Congressman Edward Markey, who represents Framingham, challenges the President to use strategic petroleum reserve.
MEDFORD - Standing in front of the pumps at a Medford gas station yesterday, Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., challenged President Barack Obama to deploy the federal strategic petroleum reserve to combat skyrocketing crude oil prices. "The president should begin now to deploy the strategic petroleum reserve," Markey said. "We have 730 million barrels of oil, if we are ever going to use it as a weapon to protect ourselves against Saudi Arabia, against Libya, against speculators, now is the time." Saudi Arabia has taken 800,000 barrels of crude oil per day off the global market, and Libya removed 1.2 million barrels, Markey said. Barrels of oil were trading for over $112 Wednesday on the New York Merchantile Exchange. "We run the danger of …