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By Congressman Bill Keating
July 1, 1966. Charles de Gaulle graced the cover of Time Magazine as his visit to Russia sparked Cold War concerns. Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls was the bestselling book in the country. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton was in the theaters. And Medicare took effect. Read the rest of this entry »
Now that the warm weather is upon us, many Massachusetts residents are eagerly anticipating barbecues, road trips and some much-needed down-time. While the summer is a time to enjoy the outdoors, we must also remember to be safe, especially during this recent spate of extremely hot weather. Read the rest of this entry »
In honor of Earth Day, I released a “Green Guide” on Friday, April 22nd for the residents of Massachusetts’ 10th Congressional District.
The theme of this year’s Earth Day is A Billion Acts of Green, and I can think of no better way to embrace that spirit than by committing to incorporate small acts of green on a daily basis. The changes necessary to do our part do not need to be great or cumbersome, and I hope my Green Guide provides usable information on opportunities to go green at home, in the office or in our community.
Environmental conservation is critical to our district where tourism is a key local industry, but it is also imperative to the country as a whole. If we want to lower our fuel costs and end our country’s dependence on foreign oil, then we need to start employing clean energy technologies. Read the rest of this entry »
Today marks my 100th day in office as the Representative for Massachusetts’ South Shore, Cape and Islands.
In these short three and a half months, there have been many changes in our country and around the world. Despite the tumultuous uprisings and threats of a government shutdown, my priorities remain the same as they were on day one: putting the residents of Massachusetts’ 10th district back to work and rebuilding our local economy. Read the rest of this entry »