Tuesday, February 12, 2013
In his first vote as a U.S. Senator, Stoughton's William “Mo” Cowan voted Tuesday to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.
Tuesday, February 12
The following is from a release from the office of U.S. Senator William “Mo” Cowan (D-Mass.): Interim U.S. Senator William “Mo” Cowan (D-Mass.) voted Tuesday to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, a bill that would help to prevent violent crimes against women. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 78-22. Senator Cowan, a Stoughton resident, co-sponsored the legislation Thursday, the day he was sworn into office. The final bill, along with its amendments, were his first votes as a member of the United States Senate. “I applaud the passage of this important legislation. It can make all the difference in the world when it comes to preventing another woman from being the victim of domestic abuse, rape, or some other violent …
Monday, February 11, 2013
A look at what is happening around the region.
Stoughton Woman Gives Birth at Randolph Fire Station A Stoughton woman in labor ended up giving birth to a baby girl at Randolph's main fire station Wednesday morning, WCVB.com reports. The woman's husband was driving her to South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, but the new mom's labor pains were so severe that the husband didn't think they would make it to the hospital before the baby was born so the couple stopped at the Randolph fire station, Randolph Firefighter Steve Glassman said, according to WCVB.com. Click here to read more. *** Stoughton's Mo Cowan Sworn In as Interim U.S. Senator U.S. Senator William "Mo" Cowan was sworn into office a few minutes after 12 p.m. on Thursday by Vice President Joe Biden on the floor of the Senate. Cowan…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Cowan, a Stoughton resident, was sworn in as Massachusetts' junior U.S. Senator by Vice President Joe Biden on Feb. 7.
U.S. Senator William "Mo" Cowan was sworn into office a few minutes after 12 p.m. on Thursday by Vice President Joe Biden on the floor of the Senate. Cowan, a Stoughton resident, was appointed last week to be interim Senator by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Cowan is taking the place of former Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, who became Secretary of State - serving until a new senator is elected in the June 25 special election. Cowan was the former Chief of Staff for Governor Patrick, before accepting this interim Senate appointment. Prior to his role as Chief of Staff, he also served as chief legal counsel to Governor Patrick, having served in the Patrick-Murray Administration since 2009. Newly elected Massachusetts Senator …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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Ok, I breathe the air of the Black Knights, and by association, I dislike the Canton Bulldogs. Nothing personal, but it comes to the Hockomock League, Stoughton is my team. But, Stoughton Historical Society president Dwight MacKerron, says that once upon a time Canton was in Stoughton. “We used to be one town so we have a substantial shared past,” he told About Town. (Stoughton became a town in 1726 with Canton splitting from Stoughton and becoming its own town in 1797). We spoke because the Stoughton Historical Society, together with the Canton Historical Society, is jointly sponsoring an event on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Canton Public Library. Stephen Puleo will lecture on his recent book, The Caning: The Assault Which Drove America to…
Sunday, February 3, 2013
A look at what is happening around the region this week.
"Several Shots" Fired on Rayburn Road in Stoughton Monday Night Stoughton Police received multiple calls Monday, Jan. 28 around 10:15 p.m. about hearing gunshots in the vicinity of Rayburn Road in Stoughton. Police officers responded and found a parked vehicle and the home had been hit by bullets, according to the entry in the police log. No one was hit and there were no injuries. There are no suspects at this time, according to police. Read more by clicking here. *** Stoughton's William “Mo” Cowan Named State's Interim U.S. Senator Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced Wednesday morning that a Stoughton resident is headed to the Nation's Capital to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate. With Tuesday's official nomination of …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston), whose district includes Stoughton, posted a YouTube video this morning announcing he would run for Senate.
While Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) isn’t expected to make a formal announcement until later Thursday 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. Thursday afternoon at the Ironworkers Local 7 Hall in South Boston. The South Boston Democrat's congressional district includes Stoughton. Lynch has served in Congress since 2001. Lynch would be the second …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Governor Deval Patrick announced Wednesday that his former chief of staff, Mo Cowan, of Stoughton, will serve as interim U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, filling the seat until a special election is held this June.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced Wednesday morning that a Stoughton resident is headed to the Nation's Capital to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate. With Tuesday's official nomination of U.S. Senator John Kerry to the post of Secretary of State, the field is opening up with folks vying for Kerry's seat in his unexpired term in the U.S. Senate. But before that even happens an interim senator had to be named. On Wednesday, Governor Patrick announced that his former chief of staff William “Mo” Cowan, 43, of Stoughton, will be the interim senator and will serve until a new senator is elected in the June 25 special election (click here to view the press conference via 7News). Cowan recently announced he would be stepping …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Governor Patrick praised Cowan, who will step down in January of 2013. Brendan Ryan, Patrick's current Director of Communications, will replace Cowan.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced Tuesday that his current Chief of Staff William “Mo” Cowan, a Stoughton resident, will be stepping down in January 2013, returning to the private sector. Foxborough native Brendan Ryan, who is now the administration's Director of Communications, will take over from Cowan, who has held the job since January 2011. As chief of staff, Cowan, 43, helped oversee the historic health care cost containment law and the Expanded Gaming Act, according to a press release from the Governor's office. He was also instrumental in overhauling the state Parole Board,"successfully managing the internal investigation of board conduct and overseeing the selection of replacement board members," according to the …