Brockton Fire Department gets $578,000 FEMA grant

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., came to Brockton Fire Station No. 6 on Friday to announce a $578,000 FEMA assistance to firefighters grant for the Brockton Fire Department. BROCKTON – The Fire Department is getting a boost from the federal government. Brockton is receiving a $578,000 firefighters assistance grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, […] More »

Boston Globe: Harsh reactions to summit come from all corners

Democratic Senator Ed Markey called the meeting the “Helsinki Humiliation” and said it was an embarrassment. More »

Robo-calls are getting worse. And some big businesses soon could start calling you even more.

Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), for one, said Thursday that a weakening of federal robo-call rules means “powerful industries stand to benefit from increased bombarding of consumers with relatively inexpensive calls — calls for marketing, advertising, and debt collection.” “The formula is simple,” he said in a statement, “more inexpensive calls and less legal liability […] More »

CBS, AP: Markey, Kennedy Push Bill to End So-Called ‘Gay Panic’ Defense

Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Joe Kennedy are pushing a bill that would end the use of so-called “gay panic” and “trans panic” defenses in federal court. The defenses refer to the argument in court that the revelation of a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity provoked a violent reaction from a defendant that […] More »