Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Junior Seau's family is suing the NFL and President Obama says that, if he had a son, he would think twice before letting him play football.
The issue of concussions in football is back in the forefront of people’s minds now that: In an article released on Jan. 27, President Obama told The Republican, I'm a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I'd have to think long and hard before I let him play football...I tend to be more worried about college players than NFL players in the sense that the NFL players have a union, they're grown men, they can make some of these decisions on their own, and most of them are well-compensated for the violence they do to their bodies. You read some of these stories about college players who undergo some of these same problems with concussions and so forth and then have nothing to fall back on. That's something that I'd like to…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The International District Energy Association is based in Westborough.
Tuesday, January 22
A Westborough nonprofit group is praising President Barack Obama's inaugural address comments about climate change, according to PRWeb. International District Energy Association President and CEO Robert Thornton said in a press release that "it’s now well past time that the United States energy infrastructure were modernized beyond our “grandfather’s electricity grid” to a more distributed generation model, fully utilizing district energy and combined heat and power to provide cleaner, more reliable energy services in our cities and communities across the country.” The association is based at 24 Lyman St., Suite 230, Westborough.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Catholic Church and religious organizations are upset about the new federal birth control law; what is your opinion?
The Obama administration announced this month it is moving forward with its new federal law mandating employers include birth control and other reproductive services in its health care coverage. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidelines require health insurance plans beginning on or after Aug. 1, 2012 to cover several women's preventive services, including birth control, with no co-pay. The Obama administration said Friday most health insurance plans must cover contraceptives for women free of charge, and it rejected a broad exemption sought by the Roman Catholic Church for insurance provided to employees of Catholic hospitals, colleges and charities, reported the New York Times. Federal officials said they would give such …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
US Rep. Jim McGovern, D-MA, whose district includes Westborough, reacts to the president with skepticism.
US Rep. Jim McGovern, D-MA, was quick to react to President Obama’s announcement tonight to withdraw 33,000 troops from Afghanistan over the next year. “The drawdown of American forces that the President announced tonight is insufficient,” McGovern said in a statement. “The president is right that we need to shift our strategy in Afghanistan. But a counter-terrorism strategy doesn’t need 70,000 boots on the ground, any more than it needed 100,000 boots on the ground. What the president needs to tell us is how – and when – he’s going to bring all the troops home.” McGovern, whose district includes Westborough, has been leading a fight to pull troops from Afghanistan. In a press conference on May 5, he introduced the Afghanistan Exit and …