Posts Tagged ‘Monique Scott’

Fitchburg steam plant on list for cleanup, redevelopment

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

By Monique Scott, Sentinel & Enterprise

BOSTON – State officials announced Thursday that Fitchburg’s Central Steam Plant site is one of the five brownfield areas that will be targeted for cleanup so it may one day be redeveloped and create jobs.

“This is a positive opportunity for Fitchburg. This site is close to the Wachusett Station and is a prime location for economic redevelopment,” said Rep. Stephen DiNatale, D-Fitchburg, referring to the commuter rail station under construction in West Fitchburg.

“The Central Steam Plant is one of the most challenging sites in the city to redevelop,” said Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong, who attended the announcement. “Being a part of the state’s targeted cleanup program will greatly increase the likelihood this site will be turned into something the community will value.”
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Milford area lawmakers setting new goals

Monday, November 19th, 2012

By Monique Scott, Milford Daily News

Two area state legislators — a freshman from Franklin and an Uxbridge Republican entering his sophomore season — are looking forward to a new legislative session with goals of job creation, election law changes and increased financial support to local towns.

The Milford area will also see a new voice in Congress, U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, whose agenda of economic revival and bipartisanship echo the themes of his state colleagues.

“I want to get the economy moving,” Kennedy said in a recent interview.
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Kennedy thanks supporters after victory

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

By Monique Scott, Milford Daily News

NEWTON – Massachusetts will send another Kennedy to Congress in January, following Joseph Kennedy III’s easy victory in the redrawn 4th Congressional District.

As the crowd gathered in a Newton motel cheered “Let’s go, Joe,” the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy walked across stage to tell the appreciative crowd, “This is an incredible moment.”

Kennedy, whose father, Joseph Kennedy II, also served in Congress, outpaced Republican Sean Bielat by a 64 to 36 percent margin, to win the seat left by U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, who is retiring after 30 years.
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Assisted Suicide, Medical Marijuana Campaigns Attract Less Money and Attention

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

By Chelsea Sheasley and Monique Scott

Inundated for months by political ads for the presidential and congressional races, Massachusetts’ voters heard little from the campaigns opposing and supporting controversial ballot questions to legalize medical marijuana and physician-assisted suicide.

That has changed in the last two weeks.

But even as the groups ramp up advertising and public statements, the efforts – and spending – of the campaigns remain much smaller than similar ballot efforts in other states and past ballot issues in Massachusetts:

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Foes optimistic about 8th Worcester race

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

By Monique Scott, Milford Daily News

MENDON – With the campaign almost over, state Rep. Kevin Kuros and Robert Dubois, his Democratic opponent, are each confident of winning the 8th Worcester District race on Tuesday.

“I’ve been going door-to-door campaigning, attending many events, and I’ve been getting back great feedback,” said Dubois. “I have a positive feeling about this and I think we are going to do very well.”

Kuros, R-Uxbridge, sounded the same optimism.
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Local legislators say ‘No on 2′

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

By Monique Scott, Milford Daily News

Two area legislators have joined the ranks of those opposed to Question 2, or the “Death with Dignity” question, which will appear on the Nov. 6 election ballot.

The question, if approved, would allow physician-assisted suicide in the commonwealth.

“Legalizing physician-assisted suicide in Massachusetts would reverse the progress we have made as a state in improving end-of-life care, treatment and options,” state Sen. Richard Moore, D–Uxbridge, said in a press release.
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Kevin Kuros seeks to complete ‘unfinished business’

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

By Monique Scott, Milford Daily News

Two years after joining a minority of Republicans in the Legislature, state Rep. Kevin Kuros, R-Uxbridge, is seeking a second term, saying he wants to get at some “unfinished business.”

“With the freshman class, we heard a lot of new voices and saw big improvements and I’d like that to continue,” said Kuros, who is running against Democrat challenger Robert Dubois in the newly reconfigured 8th Worcester District. “There’s still work to be done.”

The new 8th Worcester District consists of Bellingham, Blackstone, Milville and Uxbridge.
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Dubois to vie for state rep post

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

By Monique Scott, Milford Daily News

A decade after losing a bid for state representative by two votes, Robert Dubois is running as a Democrat in the newly reconfigured Massachusetts 8th Worcester District against Republican incumbent Kevin Kuros.

After serving for 24 years on the Blackstone Board of Selectmen, Dubois is back on the campaign trail, going door-to-door, waving election signs at intersections and walking the streets of Bellingham, Blackstone, Millvile and Uxbridge to deliver his message of “accessibility and reform.”

Dubois, a Worcester County corrections guard, is confident about is chances.
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Milford ready to teach its teachers

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

By Monique Scott, Milford Daily News

MILFORD – Milford educators will face some schooling of their own this fall as the state implements a new system for evaluating teachers.

“Every district comes with a different understanding, but training is the name of the game,” said Superintendent Robert Tremblay.

“It’s all about process and procedure and Milford is on board.”

The evaluation system, passed by the state Legislature in June, gives greater weight to assessments of teacher performance when it comes to promotion and pay. The law was a compromise among lawmakers, the Massachusetts Teachers Association and Stand for Children to avoid a ballot initiative vote in November.
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