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Connecting Marathon Victims to Special Care


A new collaborative effort by city and state government will help connect victims and their families with trained specialists.
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 24, 2013 at 11:15 pm

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Markey Wins Senate Special Election

Gabriel Gomez giving his concession speech at the Seaport Hotel in Boston.

It’s been a long road to the Senate for Ed Markey, but the road finally came to a successful end for the longtime Congressman Tuesday night.

Markey, a Democrat who has represented Malden since 1976, beat Republican Cohasset businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in the election Tuesday.

Markey’s party at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay was a raucous one for local and state Democrats who could revel in a special election victory after losing their last such race in 2010.

He thanked his opponent and said that while they disagreed on issues they both “love the state of Massachusetts and love the United States of America.”

Gomez, speaking to his supporters gathered at the Seaport Hotel, said that he called Markey with congratulations shortly after the race was called and that they had a “very productive talk.”

“I wish him nothing but the best,” Gomez said. read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 26, 2013 at 2:58 am

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Special Homecoming for Marathon Bombing Survivor

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Roseann Sdoia speaks the press upon her release from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital on Tuesday, May 14, 2013—almost exactly one month since the explosion that caused her to lose her right leg and sustain other injuries.

Wearing a white T-shirt with the words “Roseann Strong” in bright orange letters, Boston Marathon bombing survivor Roseann Sdoia made her way home Tuesday morning, after a grand send-off at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital that included a three-engine escort from the Boston Fire Department.

The milestone came almost exactly one month after the April 15 explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon that killed three and injured more than 260 people. Sdoia had attended that day’s Red Sox game at Fenway Park and headed over to Copley Square to watch the rest of the marathon when she was caught up in one of the two explosions.

On Tuesday, Sdoia spoke to reporters in the lobby of the new Spaulding Hospital in the Charlestown Navy Yard before making her way outside on crutches and climbing into a friend’s waiting car.

“I’m doing really good. I’m excited to go home,” Sdoia said. “I’m definitely going to miss this place, but I’m excited to go home.” read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 15, 2013 at 12:09 pm

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Tisei Will Not Run in Special Election for U.S. Senate Seat

Richard Tisei (R-Wakefield)

A day after saying he was considering running for the seat vacated by Sen. John Kerry, Republican Richard Tisei announced that he will not be in the race after all. 

On Saturday night, Tisei, a former state Senate minority leader, released a statement regarding his decision:

I’ve been humbled by so many people who’ve urged me to run for this seat, following Senator Scott Brown’s decision not to run on Friday. I believe it’s imperative that the Republican party put forward a strong candidate who can help bring much-needed change to Washington. Unfortunately, the timing is simply not right for me to do so – deeply as I feel about the need to strongly compete in this election.  It was also my desire to make this decision as quickly as possible so that other potential candidates would be able to consider whether they should run.

We have many talented people from all walks of life who should get involved in the political system to bring about change.  The political class ought not be a select few.  That’s part of the reason that we’re in such a mess and that our political system has become dysfunctional.  I urge principled, qualified men and women to stand up and be counted in the political arena.  We have no right to complain if we’re not willing to be constructively involved as we try to build a better future.  I’ve met thousands and thousands of people who do care and have been involved and I urge them to stay involved and to continue to make a difference – especially in these difficult times. read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 3, 2013 at 4:15 am

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