Friday, March 8, 2013
Rep. Stephen Lynch is running for the U.S. Senate seat left open by John Kerry.
Friday, March 8
WCVB-TV released this letter from President and General Manager Bill Fine to his colleagues in response to Lynch's decision not to advertise with the company: Dear Colleagues: By now you have probably heard about Congressman Stephen F. Lynch’s decision to refrain from advertising on WCVB due to an alleged “contract dispute” with the IBEW. It is unfortunate that Congressman Lynch did not contact me to verify the erroneous assumptions he relied upon in making this decision. As our employees, I believe that it is important for you to have the facts, as the Congressman’s decision will impact all of us. To put it simply, there is no “contract dispute” with the IBEW. We have been engaged in good faith negotiations for a new collective bargaining…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
As part of his annual Congressional responsibilities, Congressman Lynch nominates exemplary candidates to the service academies.
Thursday, February 28
Congressman Stephen F. Lynch recently announced that he has nominated Thomas “T.J.” MacAleese for appointment to the United States Naval Academy, the United States Military Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy. T.J., the son of Kevin and Karen MacAleese, is a senior at Braintree High School. As part of his annual Congressional responsibilities, Congressman Lynch nominates exemplary candidates to the service academies. “Since September 11, 2001, the quality of applicants has steadily improved every year, and this year was no exception. These candidates are the best of the best, and I am proud of their desire to serve our country.” “T.J. was highly recommended by his teachers and coaches at Braintree High School. He is a…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Stephen Lynch posted a YouTube video this morning with his announcement.
While Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) isn’t expected to make a formal announcement until later this afternoon, a new Stephen Lynch for Senate Facebook page popped up this morning with a link to a “Stephen Lynch for US Senate Announcement” YouTube video that announces Lynch’s Senate candidacy. Earlier in the morning, the Stephen Lynch for Congress Facebook page had posted a message directing people to the newly created Senate page for news “on today’s plans and schedule.” Lynch is expected to make an announcement at 4 p.m. this afternoon at the Ironworkers Local 7 Hall in South Boston. His Congressional district includes Braintree. Lynch would be the second Democrat running for the unexpired term left vacant by John Kerry’s …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The congressman said he is giving "serious consideration" to a run for Senate.
Another Massachusetts Congressman is seriously considering a run for Sen. John Kerry’s seat in a special election this year. Congressman Stephen Lynch is reportedly talking to “well-known political consultants” and planning a possible run in a Democratic primary, reported The Boston Herald. “I am giving serious consideration to a run for the United States Senate and am grateful for the support and encouragement I have received in recent days,” Lynch said in a statement to the Herald. The Democratic frontrunner to take Kerry’s seat is Congressman Ed Markey, who is the longest serving member of Congress from Massachusetts. Kerry and Vicki Kennedy, the widow of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, have already thrown their support behind Markey. …
Friday, October 19, 2012
In November, Lynch will run in what is the new 8th District which will include 24 cities and towns including Hingham and Weymouth.
Congressman Stephen Lynch is running in a newly mapped district this November, but the long time politician said the changes will not hurt his chances of winning. Lynch, a former ironworker and lawyer who has represented the 9th district since 2001, said he has lots of neighbors from his childhood in South Boston right in Braintree and the South Shore. In November, Lynch will run in what is the new 8th District which will include 24 cities and towns including Braintree, Hingham and Weymouth. The new district will include 16 cities and towns that Lynch has represented in the past. The only towns and cities in the new 8th District in which Lynch has never represented include: Abington, Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Quincy, Raynham, Scituate, …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-MA, recently visited Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Djibouti and Egypt.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Congressman Stephen F. Lynch recently returned from a Congressional Delegation (CODEL) to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Djibouti and Egypt. Joining Congressman Lynch were Representatives Todd Platts (R-PA), Jack Kingston (R-GA), Glenn Thompson (R-PA), Tom Marino (R-PA), and John Fleming (R-LA). A member of the House Oversight Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Congressman Lynch regularly conducts official travel to the Middle East region as part of his Congressional oversight duties. This was Lynch’s 8th trip to Afghanistan. In Kabul, Afghanistan, Congressman Lynch and the Delegation met with General John Allen, Commander of the International Security Assistance Force, and Ambassador Ryan Crocker to discuss the …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Drug courts are specifically geared toward offenders who are addicted to drugs or alcohol and have been charged with non-violent offenses, such as possession of a controlled substance.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved an amendment sponsored by Congressman Stephen F. Lynch that would increase funding by $4 million for the Department of Justice’s Drug Court Program. Lynch’s amendment will now be included in H.R. 5326, the FY2013 funding bill for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. “Drug addiction affects every city and town in our country and reaches across every demographic. It shatters lives, breaks up families and, according to one report, costs over $600 billion annually. But drug courts have begun to make a real difference in Massachusetts by not only providing support, treatment and monitoring, but also reinforcing the grave consequences of recidivism by adopting…
Monday, February 13, 2012
The money for Braintree will go to help bring back in service a heavy-duty rescue truck.
Federal lawmakers joined with state and local officials on Sunday afternoon at the Braintree Fire Department headquarters to mark the distribution of more than $141,000 in public safety grants for Braintree and Quincy. The $72,847 in funding for Braintree, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will help upgrade a heavy-duty rescue truck that is used regionally for incidents like train crashes and has been out of service for several months. Quincy will use its $68,800 grant to replace a force-able entry tool and 60 air bottles. "The rubber hits the road at the local service level, but we couldn't do it without our state and federal partners," Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch said. Two of those federal partners who appeared on Sunday were …