City Councilor Amanda Grady Sexton gained an opponent for her seat after voting in favor of accepting a $258,000 grant to purchase an armored BearCat vehicle Monday night. Kevin Bloom, a lobbyist and brewery consultant, filed to run for city council in Ward 4 yesterday.
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In an unexpected move, President Obama in March delivered a presidential memorandum to the labor secretary instructing the Department of Labor to revise and update federal Fair Labor Standards Act regulations.
US Senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren are calling for increased safety measures at two area nuclear power plants after a Nuclear Regulatory Commission report found potential vulnerabilities to earthquakes.