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Kennedy answers questions on Facebook

Milford Daily News, Matt Tota

“U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III held a first-of-its-kind town hall meeting via Twitter last year, answering questions from his followers — in 140 characters or less — on everything from his voting record to his feelings on the Red Sox. On Tuesday, Kennedy, D-Brookline, had a lot more breathing room to respond during an hour-long Facebook town hall, a natural follow-up to last December’s Twitter meeting.”

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Kids’ lunches in the park back in Attleboro

Paige Allen, Attleboro Sun

“The Attleboro Area Council of Churches gives out free bagged lunches twice a week at four local playgrounds to children 18 and younger, ensuring that children get nutritious meals when school is not in session. On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, D-Brookline, helped volunteers prepare lunches at LaSalette Shrine.”

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US Rep. Joe Kennedy III tours Fall River sites that use federal funding

Fall River Herald, Kevin P. O’Connor

“When you approve the checks, sometimes you need to see how the money is being spent. U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III did that during a quick tour of three sites in the city that rely on federal funds. It included the Veterans’ Housing, 886 Eastern Ave., that is slated to open in the fall, as well as Kool Smiles Dental Clinic, 933 Pleasant St., and New England Eye’s mobile vision center that Citizens for Citizens Inc. had on hand at 427 Robeson St. ‘We make an effort to get out and look at some of the programs in the community,’ Kennedy said. We want to look at what is successful and to look at challenges.’”

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Congressman prepares for cyber warfare, calls on IT experts

TechTarget, Nicole Laskowski

“…I wasn’t the only visitor at CyberArk that day. Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy, a fresh face up on Capitol Hill, also stopped by. Kennedy said cyberthreats represent a growing concern for elected government officials, in particular, younger members of Congress. ‘If it’s going to happen to Target and to eBay, and they’re making fairly substantial investments in these type of protections, then it can happen to plenty of other, smaller players,’ he said, adding that cyberattacks are an issue he and his cohorts will be dealing with for as long as they’re in office…”

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Congress works on VA reforms

Wicked Local Amesbury, Gerry Tuoti

“Following an inspector general’s report that revealed allegations of fraud, mismanagement and excessive waits for care within the VA medical system, Congress is working to enact reforms. ‘The challenges of the VA are not new,’ said U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, D-Mass. ‘It’s something we’ve been hearing about a long time now. It certainly goes back, not just to the Obama administration, but before that. There needs to be a complete overhaul to the VA…’”

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