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October 19, 2020

President Trump signs Seth Moulton’s bill to make 988 the national suicide hotline number

by Nik DeCosta-Klipa

Across the United States, 911 is the number to call in the case of emergencies, 211 is the number for local community services, and 511 is the number for transportation information. Now, under a bill co-written by Rep. Seth Moulton and signed into law Saturday by President Donald Trump, Americans will have a new three-digit hotline, 988, to call if they have questions or concerns about the mental health of a loved one - or their own. Between re-election campaign rallies over the weekend, … Continue Reading


October 14, 2020

Moulton Calls for More Afterschool Funding at Camp Fire Visit

by Guthrie Scrimgeour

LYNN - Rep. Seth Moulton paid a visit to Camp Fire North Shore yesterday where he addressed the economic hardships that after-school programs like Camp Fire are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. "I've supported about $100 million for childcare." Moulton, the Democratic representative for the 6th Congressional district, told Camp Fire Executive Director Laurie Hamill. "We're never going to get all of that. But obviously the Senate isn't moving on it at all." State Rep. Peter Capano … Continue Reading


September 29, 2020

Pentagon Is Clinging to Aging Technologies, House Panel Warns

by David E. Sanger

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan House panel said on Tuesday that artificial intelligence, quantum computing, space and biotechnology were "making traditional battlefields and boundaries increasingly irrelevant" - but that the Pentagon was clinging to aging weapons systems meant for a past era. The panel's report, called the "Future of Defense Task Force," is one of many underway in Congress to grapple with the speed at which the Pentagon is adopting new technologies, often using the rising … Continue Reading


September 24, 2020

Focusing on Student Veterans' Strengths

by Madeline St. Amour

A new research article identifies the strengths that students who are military veterans bring with them to higher education. Katie Sullivan and Kay Yoon, both associate professors of communication at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, surveyed and interviewed 115 total student veterans at a large public university in the Southwest for the article, published in The Journal of Continuing Higher Education. They wanted to explore a more balanced way to view the more than 3.5 million … Continue Reading


September 21, 2020

988 Suicide Prevention Hotline Bill Heads to President Trump

by Lynn Jolicoeur

A bill to designate 988 as the three-digit telephone number for the national suicide hotline has passed in the House of Representatives and is headed to President Trump for signature, according to U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton's office. The new number is meant to be easier to remember than the current number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800-273-8255. Moulton, who co-sponsored the bill, has said he hopes it will become widely known as the number people should call if they're … Continue Reading


September 10, 2020

Salem Gold Star families express frustration with President Trump over alleged remarks on veterans

by Jordan Frias

SALEM, MASS. (WHDH) - Two Gold Star families in Salem are speaking out against remarks President Trump allegedly made about veterans and those serving in the military. The controversial remarks prompted Congressman Seth Moulton to reach out to these families. Moulton served four tours in Iraq and is a U.S. Marine. The families told 7NEWS the remarks, if true, are an insult to their fallen children. "Just and John and Travis answered the call to fight for this country, we are here to answer … Continue Reading


September 09, 2020

U.S. to Cut Its Force in Iraq to About 3,000 Troops, Commander Says

by Gordon Lubold and Isabel Coles

The Trump administration will cut the number of U.S. troops in Iraq to about 3,000 this month, a top military commander said in the country on Wednesday, a reduction from about 5,200 there now. The move is part of President Trump's effort to reduce the American military footprint in Iraq and Afghanistan before Election Day on Nov. 3, officials have said. The top U.S. commander in the Middle East, Gen. Frank McKenzie, said improvements in Iraq's security forces allowed the U.S. to … Continue Reading


September 04, 2020

Veterans slam Trump for reportedly disparaging military service members

by Jeremy C. Fox

Prominent veterans Friday called out President Trump's "contempt" for the military, as Trump denied reports that he has repeatedly disparaged service members captured or killed in action. The reports say Trump canceled a visit to a French cemetery for American servicemen killed in World War I, describing the graveyard as "filled with losers," and complained after Senator John McCain's death that flags had been lowered for the "loser" who spent five years as a prisoner of war in North … Continue Reading


August 18, 2020

Mailboxes being replaced, not removed

by Taylor Ann Bradford

The U.S. Postal Service mailboxes that were removed across the city this weekend will be replaced. The blue USPS collection boxes were collected from various locations in Gloucester this weekend, conjuring up concerns among some residents about why they were being taken. The boxes are being replaced with more secure boxes that have a slot as opposed to a pull-down handle. "They are swapping those out one-for-one out of the Gloucester area," said USPS spokesperson Steve Doherty on Monday, … Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

Rep. Seth Moulton: “Our Response to Covid Will Affect Both National Security and Economic Security”

Andrew Schwartz: You're listening to The Reopening. The podcast that asks, "How will America work through the COVID-19 pandemic? How will we innovate, and how will it change our global economy?" Each week we invite top business leaders to share their insights on the road to economic revival here at home, and around the world. Scott Miller: U.S. Representative Seth Moulton, a Democrat who represents Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District joins the podcast this week. Congressman Moulton is a … Continue Reading


August 03, 2020

Moulton on pandemic: 'Next few months are going to be very difficult'

by Taylor Ann Bradford

Hand in hand on Monday, Congressman Seth Moulton and his 22-month-old daughter Emmy walked the warehouse of Gloucester Bio, a company that has shifted production in order to meet a need during the pandemic. Beginning as a supplier of yeast to alcohol distillers to help them produce ethanol, the company at 11 Dory Road shifted gears after the novel coronavirus pandemic made its way over the bridge and began to effect local businesses and community members. The work that companies such as … Continue Reading


August 03, 2020

Moulton secures money to dredge small harbors

by Jack Shea

SALEM - The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 on Thursday, which would allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to spend $34 billion for harbor dredging over the next decade and possibly put a project in Newburyport Harbor closer on the horizon. Congressman Seth Moulton wrote a letter to the state Committee on Transportation asking it to increase the amount of money from the harbor maintenance trust fund that it devotes to small harbors, and in … Continue Reading


July 28, 2020

‘Magic wands and glitter dust’: Massachusetts lawmakers roast $1 trillion Republican coronavirus stimulus package

by Benjamin Kail

Massachusetts lawmakers painted the coronavirus stimulus package unveiled by Senate Republicans on Monday as inadequate and irresponsible in light of severe and widespread economic fallout sparked by the pandemic. Despite general bipartisan agreement that another stimulus is needed during the crisis, Democrats and Republicans are at odds over nearly every proposal within the $1 trillion Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act that Senate Majority Leader Mitch … Continue Reading


July 27, 2020

Letter: Moulton a Champion for Mental Health

by Brett C. McCarty

To the editor: We need our legislators to be reliable champions of mental health, and U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton has proven himself to be just that since the day he was elected. In his first term in Congress, Seth addressed delays veterans were having scheduling appointments at the Veterans Administration, which resulted in changes that significantly reduced wait times and saved lives. He has also supported funding for organizations that provide mental health services for veterans and … Continue Reading


July 26, 2020

House Funding a Boom for GE River Works Plant

by Gayla Cawley

LYNN - A U.S. House of Representatives version of the fiscal year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act would provide $249 million for the GE Aviation River Works plant in Lynn. The funding, championed by U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, would go toward GE's Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP), which makes a new generation of engines for the military's Blackhawk and Apache helicopters. Moulton, a former Marine Corps officer who flew in Blackhawk helicopters powered by the River Works plant, has … Continue Reading


July 22, 2020

'Get the hell out of our uniforms': It's getting hard to tell who are the real law enforcement as camouflaged Feds crack down on protests

by David Choi

Retired US Army Gen. Russel Honoré, the three-star general who commanded the military's response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, sharply criticized the Department of Homeland Security for wearing military uniforms. "That uniform represents the cloth of our nation for people who don't draw overtime, who serve around the world at the direction of the national command authority," Honoré said to MSNBC. The optics of federal agents, who wore US Army uniforms in crackdowns on … Continue Reading


July 21, 2020

988 suicide hotline designation takes another step forward

by Ethan Forman

SALEM - The use of 988 as the National Suicide Prevention Hotline took another step closer to reality last week as the Federal Communications Commission unanimously voted to designate the three-digit number as the national number for mental health emergencies. Congressman Seth Moulton, a Salem Democrat pushed for this designation in the House along with Congressman Chris Stewart, an Air Force veteran and Republican from Utah. The goal is to create a number people, especially those in crisis, … Continue Reading


July 19, 2020

Moulton Reflects on Legacy of A Legend

by Steve Krause

SALEM - Sixth District Rep. Seth Moulton said Saturday that no one commanded more respect in the House of Representatives chamber than John Lewis. "When I grew up, we seemed to have a lot of great American heroes around. From the greatest generation who won World War II," said Moulton, a congressman since 2015. "'"Good Morning, Sir!' was my usual greeting, not because of my Marine background or his age - most people in Congress are older than me - but simply because there is nobody in … Continue Reading


July 18, 2020

Our View: Creating a new lifeline

by Editorial Board

Summoning the police or fire department is an act so straightforward, children are drilled to remember the significance of dialing "911" before they show up for the first day of kindergarten. Digits for directory assistance - 411 - are nearly as identifiable. Less widespread, though every bit as sticky in memory, are the municipal information lines such as Boston's "311." Soon enough, a lifeline for those in the throes of a mental health crisis will be just as casually memorable. The Federal … Continue Reading


July 16, 2020

'We were just hoping to keep them alive'

by Paul Leighton

SALEM - It was held outside the hospital, not inside, and during a lull in the COVID-19 pandemic, not at its height. But a meeting between Congressman Seth Moulton and a group of doctors and nurses at North Shore Medical Center on Wednesday provided a glimpse of what has gone on inside the walls of the hospital since the arrival of the pandemic in March. Moulton visited the hospital to thank what he called "our local heroes on the front line of the pandemic." As he stood in a circle with 10 … Continue Reading

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