Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The President of the United States will be at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Thursday to participate in a special interfaith service.
President Barack Obama will be in the South End on Thursday to lead a special interfaith service dedicated to the victims of the attacks at the marathon on Monday. The service will be held at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. Governor Deval Patrick announced the service at a press conference yesterday evening. More information on the service is expected to be released today. Stay with Patch for more updates.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Are you attending the inauguration on Jan. 21? Upload your photos or videos and share the experience with your neighbors.
Millions of people will head towards the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21 to witness President Barack Obama take the oath of office for his second term. On Jan. 20, 2009, Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. The theme for his first inauguration was “A New Birth of Freedom.” The ceremony honored the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. This year, the theme is “Faith in America's Future,” honoring the installation of the Statue of Freedom on the Capitol Dome 150 years ago in 1863. This year's inauguration will also commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., as Jan. 21 is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The president will honor King by taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed on two…
Friday, December 21, 2012
The Massachusetts senator reportedly will be the pick to replace Hillary Clinton as the country's top diplomat.
John Kerry will be President Obama's pick to become the next Secretary of State, and replace Hillary Clinton as the nation's top diplomat. The New York Times, among others, reports that the Massachusetts senator and former Democratic presidential nominee will be the selection for the post. Many expected Kerry to be the president's pick after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice took her name out of the running last week. Rice had been under scrutiny by Republicans in Congress for statements she made in the aftermath of the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Pres. Obama's candidate for Secretary of State has withdrawn her bid to be top diplomat. Does that mean Mass. Sen. John Kerry is next up for consideration?
President Obama said today that U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice had withdrawn from consideration to be the next Secretary of State, saying conservative opposition would make her candidacy too "disruptive." With Rice out of the picture, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is seen by many to be the frontrunner to replace current top diplomat Hillary Clinton. On Huffington Post and elsewhere, there has been speculation that the reason for such fierce opposition to Rice was to get Kerry into the Obama Administration and get back the U.S. Senate seat recently lost by Republican Sen. Scott Brown to his successful Democratic rival, Elizabeth Warren. We asked last month about who you think should run for the Senate seat, if, in fact, Kerry is …
Sunday, January 8, 2012
The defense budget will be cut by 8 percent in President Obama's plan to make a smaller, leaner military.
President Obama announced plans to make the United States military leaner Thursday, which will require reduction in the number of troops and cuting the Pentagon's budget. The U.S. military budget will be cut by $480 billion, or 8 percent, over the next decade, according to an agreement between Congress and the White House made in August, the Washington Post reported. The number of soldiers in the U.S. Army would be reduced from 560,000 to 490,000, according to the New York Times. The change would mean the military would be reduced to the pre-Sept. 11, 2001 size, and would mean the U.S. could no longer fight two major wars at once, the New York Times reports. The U.S. would continue to have the largest military budget in the world, Obama …
Sunday, May 22, 2011
With President Obama in town, here's a primer on the Massachusetts elected officials who fought for civil rights during the past 200 years.
Earlier this week, President Barack Obama visited Brookline and the South End during a fundraising trip to Boston. In light of this, I thought I’d provide some information on the men from the Bay State who have run or were nominated by their political parties for the country’s two highest offices. Interestingly, many either rose to prominence or were stifled in their ascent due to issues relating to race, segregation and slavery. So, you can see, Massachusetts has at times been a leader in the fight against slavery and in the support of civil rights for African Americans. It almost makes you forget about all that other stuff we did.
A gas leak, an umbrella attack, measles announced, a cab goes swimming and a Presidential visit.
Also, if you are reading this, then the world has not actually come to an end.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Late night address by President Obama confirms Al-Qaeda leader was killed by US forces.
President Barack Obama addressed the nation to announce the death of Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden lead al-Qaida, a group which claimed responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, and the Pentagon in Washington. [Update: 1:18 a.m.] Several Brookline residents were victims of the 9/11 attack in New York. Many were on Flight 11, which collided with the North tower. Brookline victims included: [Update: 12:01 a.m.] “After a firefight they killed Osama Bin Laden and took custody of his body,” Obama said. U.S. intelligence officials first developed information on bin Laden's whereabouts came in August, according to Obama. Only last week, Obama said, did he decide the were was enough information for …