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Cape Organizations Receive Grants to Help Prevent Domestic Violence
Grant Awards

Cape Organizations Receive Grants to Help Prevent Domestic Violence

Filed in Health and Wellness, NEWS HEADLINES, politics by on December 22, 2017 0 Comments • views: 85

A recent grant award from Governor Charlie Baker’s office will benefit four Cape Cod agencies in their work to prevent domestic violence. $2.7 million is being awarded statewide to community-based organizations, police departments, and state agencies to develop and strengthen law enforcement response, prosecution strategies, and victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women. […]

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Keating Human Trafficking Bill Passes Out of Committee
Human Trafficking Bill

Keating Human Trafficking Bill Passes Out of Committee

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, politics by on December 14, 2017 0 Comments • views: 50

Washington, DC – Today, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs passed HR 2219, the End Banking for Human Traffickers Act, during a full committee markup.  The bill was also passed out of the House Financial Services Committee earlier in the week during a full committee markup.  Rep. Keating is a lead sponsor of the bipartisan […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces New Housing Choice Initiative
State Unveils Housing Initiative

Baker-Polito Administration Announces New Housing Choice Initiative

Filed in Housing, NEWS HEADLINES, politics by on December 12, 2017 0 Comments • views: 76

Initiative will spur significant housing production, and provide municipalities with tools and incentives to drive the creation of 135,000 new units by 2025. BOSTON — Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a comprehensive new initiative to substantially increase housing production across the Commonwealth. The Administration’s Housing Choice Initiative creates a new system of incentives and rewards […]

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Massachusetts State Senate Takes Major Step Toward Single-Payer Health Care
Healthcare

Massachusetts State Senate Takes Major Step Toward Single-Payer Health Care

Filed in Health and Wellness, NEWS HEADLINES, politics by on November 15, 2017 0 Comments • views: 69

Massachusetts State Senate Takes Major Step Toward Single-Payer Health Care Cyr leads Legislature in adopting comprehensive cost analysis of single payer system (Boston, MA) – On November 9, the Massachusetts State Senate voted to bring the Commonwealth one step closer to more affordable, accessible, and high quality health care. The Senate adopted an amendment sponsored […]

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Community Impact

Representative Tim Whelan on the Opiate Crisis

Filed in Community Impact, NEWS HEADLINES, Police, politics by on November 9, 2017 0 Comments • views: 75

Cape Media News continues to pay attention to the ongoing opiate crisis. Synthetic opioids like fentanyl, carfentanil, and the new “pink death” pose huge threats to the health and safety of our community. State Representative Tim Whelan (R), 1st Barnstable District sits down with Cape Media News host Sarah Colvin to discuss concerns surrounding synthetic […]

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Congressman Keating Continues to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
Community Impact

Congressman Keating Continues to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, politics by on October 20, 2017 0 Comments • views: 129

Washington, DC – Congressman Bill Keating introduced H.R. 4080, the Effective Opioid Enforcement Act of 2017, a plan to repeal the 2016 law that compromised the ability of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to swiftly act to combat unsafe opioid distribution. Congressman Keating is also a co-leader of a bipartisan group of six members who […]

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Congressman Keating Testifies on Opioid Epidemic
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Congressman Keating Testifies on Opioid Epidemic

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, politics, Uncategorized by on October 12, 2017 0 Comments • views: 156

Congressman Testifies on Opioid Epidemic Congressman William Keating offers words before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Washington, DC (October 11, 2017) — Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a member hearing on the opioid epidemic. Congressman Keating, who represents the hardest hit areas of Massachusetts, was one of the members who testified. “Dating […]

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Peace Gathering Planned in Hyannis
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Peace Gathering Planned in Hyannis

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, Police, politics by on August 17, 2017 1 Comment • views: 336

HYANNIS, MA (August 17, 2017) – In the wake of a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville Virginia and the recent anti-semitic vandalism that has occurred in two Cape Cod communities, the local faith community is preparing to gather together in peace and solidarity, with the goal of bringing unity to our community. The nation […]

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Keating Provision to Establish Veterans Opioid Abuse Toolkit Included in DOD Appropriations Bill
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Keating Provision to Establish Veterans Opioid Abuse Toolkit Included in DOD Appropriations Bill

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, politics by on July 31, 2017 0 Comments • views: 127

WASHINGTON, DC (July 28, 2017) — Yesterday, the US House voted in favor of H.R. 3219, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act. Included in that legislation was a provision authored by Congressman Bill Keating that would direct the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish an opioid abuse toolkit for community providers who treat our nation’s […]

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Armed Robber Captured by Yarmouth and New Bedford Police views: 10

Just after 7:00 Friday night, Yarmouth Police were called to 71 Lower Brook Road on reports of a robbery involving a firearm. The caller told police that the suspects fled in a dark-colored car. Upon arrival, police officers found a person at the home had been robbed of his cell phone, the suspects were identified […]

Experience Sensory Overload at Cotuit Center for the Arts views: 26

What does the phrase “sensory overload” mean to you? Last fall, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC) posed that question to the region’s top artists. Of the 65 submissions the AFCC received, 39 pieces created by 35 artists were chosen for its annual Winter Art Exhibit, which opened last Saturday at the Cotuit Center […]

ONE MISSION, ONE RELAY. views: 89

We’re excited to announce that we will be hosting the very first RELAY CAPE COD meet the teams night!   If you haven’t heard the big news, Cape Cod has come together this year for one big Relay, held right in our backyard at Dennis-Yarmouth High School. On January 31st, 2018 we are opening our doors […]

State Senate Task Force to discuss Local Economy views: 22

State Senators Julian Cyr and Vinny DeMacedo will be hosting a meeting of the Massachusetts State Senate Task Force on Strengthening Local Retail this month in Hyannis. The Task Force on Strengthening Local Retail was formed last year to identify ways to help local retailers become more competitive. The Task Force will address a number of […]