Saturday, April 13, 2013
The Federal Drug Administration has issued a strong warning to consumers about energy drinks.
The Federal Drug Administration is warning consumers to stay away from energy drinks and dietary supplements that include an ingredient known as DMAA, or dimethylamylamine, due to associated health impacts. The warning, issued Thursday, comes as three members of Congress, including Democratic Senate candidate Edward Markey, released the results of an investigation report that found teens and young adults were most often the target group for advertising by energy drink manufacturers. Producers of energy drinks are not required under current federal regulations to disclose caffeine amounts. Markey told The Boston Globe that practice should end, and that federal regulators should also investigate the companies' advertising practices. What do …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
As debate schedules are set and signatures are collected, campaigns are in full swing.
It was another busy week in the race for U.S. Senate last week as we start counting down the weeks to the April 30 Primary. As of Wednesday, two Democrats and three Republicans filed the required number of signatures to run in the special election for U.S. Senate. On the Democrat side we have U.S. Reps. Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch. So far for Republicans, it’s former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan, former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset and State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk). All five submitted more than the required number of signatures to the Secretary of State’s office to appear on the April 30 Primary ballot. City and town clerks have until Monday to deliver all signatures. The five are all vying for the seat left vacant by …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Natick's Congressman wrote a letter to Stop & Shop's Chief Operating Officer to seek a resolution "consistent with the company’s strong reputation as a labor-friendly workplace.”
Congressman Ed Markey (D-Mass.), who represents Natick, Wednesday expressed concern over the grocery chain Stop & Shop’s reported hiring of replacement workers, and at a higher wage than unionized workers, in the company’s ongoing negotiations for a collective bargaining agreement with Stop & Shop employees and the United Food & Commercial Workers. In a letter sent to Stop & Shop COO James McCann, Rep. Markey said that with many Stop & Shop employees living in his Congressional district, he found news reports of the company’s plans to hire replacement workers and pay them a higher wage than unionized employees “troublesome.” Instead, Markey asks that the company “hew to its reputation as an employer that cares for the economic well-being …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Framingham's Congressman Edward Markey says he will run for Sen. John Kerry's seat, if Kerry is appointed U.S. Secretary of State.
The Associated Press and the Boston Herald are reporting that Framingham's Congressman Edward Markey, D-Malden, says he will run for Sen. John Kerry's seat, if Kerry is appointed U.S. Secretary of State. Markey, who has been a U.S. Representative since 1976, has a regional office in downtown Framingham. Markey, the dean of the state's congressional delegation, issued a statement Thursday saying he's decided to run for Kerry's seat. The Malden Democrat, reported the Boston Herald, said the events of recent weeks, from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary to the fiscal cliff debate, have made it clear Massachusetts needs a senator with what he called the "right priorities and values."