Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Following the tour, Lt. Gov. Murray commented on the work of the Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force, which he launched in February.
Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray toured the new Massachusetts National Guard Joint Force Headquarters Tuesday at Hanscom Air Force Base. Murray's tour of the base comes after he announced the Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force earlier this year. The task force is aimed to protect and promote the Commonwealth's military bases in the face of $500 billion in federal defense spending by the U.S. Department of Defense. "Hanscom Base is a huge employer across the state, and it is important now more than ever to make sure we're doing everything we can to make sure we are protecting those who work and live here," Murray said. The Pentagon has also requested a Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) to close or consolidate military bases…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Lt. Gov Timothy Murrary will visit Hanscom AFB today, Oct. 2, for a tour of the final phases of construction of the new Massachusetts National Guard Headquarters.
Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray will be in Bedford Tuesday, Oct. 2, for a tour of the new Massachusetts National Guard Headquarters at Hanscom Air Force Base. Following the tour, Murray will offer comments on the efforts of the Commonwealth’s Military Asset and Security Task Force. The task force was announced by Murray in February to protect and promote the state's military bases in the face of a $500 billion cut in federal defense spending by the U.S. Department of Defense. Murray and other officials last toured Hanscom back in March, the second stop on a tour of the state's bases. The visit also included a roundtable discussion at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, a defense company located near the base in Lexington. Reduced funding for Hanscom could …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Cool story from over on Hanscom Air Force Base's news site features a first-person account of a Chief Master Sergeant persistent and adaptive pursuit of his degree.
Behind the Iron Curtain and across the interwebs went the two decades-long and winding road to his bachelor’s degree, but that’s not stopping Chief Master Sgt. David E. Huerd from pursuing a master’s in homeland security. The 66th Securities Squadron manager at Hanscom Air Force Base, Huerd shared the story of his educational journey over on Hanscom’s news site. “I joined the military when the Iron Curtin was still up. My plan was to serve my country abroad and get an education,” the first-person feature begins. Huerd goes on tell of pursing higher education in the time before online courses were available and when tuition assistance was lower than it is today. First came the family, then the Community College of the Air Force degree in …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Talking German, summer concerts and more today in Lexington.
1. German's On the Agenda: For the Lexington School Committee, which meets at 7 p.m. this evening at the Town Office Building. Last month, several parents implored School Committee members to reconsider a decision to shutter the German language program at Lexington High. 2. Bicentennial Band's Summer Concert: The Lexington Bicentennial Band, under the direction of Jeffrey P. Leonard and Alfred W. Dentino, continues its summer concert series, offering free performances at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday nights at Hastings Park. 3. More Meetings: Also meeting today is the Hanscom Field Advisory Commission, at 7 p.m. at the Cary Memorial Building. 4. Like Lexington Patch on Facebook: For even more information and engagement, like Lexington Patch on …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Co-Chairs of the Hanscom Area Towns Committee's Environmental Subcommittee write in support of Lexington Democrat Mike Barrett in the race to replace retiring state Sen. Susan Fargo in the 3rd Middlesex District.
To the Editor, Senator Susan Fargo has decided not to run for reelection. The Third Middlesex District she has represented includes Bedford, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Lexington (precincts 3, 8 and 9), Sudbury (precincts 1 and 4), Waltham, and Weston. We are writing to urge district residents to support and vote for Mike Barrett, a Democratic candidate for state Senate and former candidate for Governor. Primary Day is Thursday, September 6. We are very fortunate to have such an outstanding candidate with invaluable experience. In our roles as co-chairs of the Hanscom Area Towns Committee’s Environmental Subcommittee (HATS ES), the undersigned have worked closely with Mike on a number of issues spanning more than a dozen years. During …
Monday, June 18, 2012
BRAC at the BOS, a one-woman play at Lexington Venue, meetings and more today in Lexington.
1. BRAC at the BOS: Among other items on the agenda for the Board of Selectmen's meeting at 7 p.m. this evening at the Town Office Building, the board is expecting to hear about base relocation and closure process as it relates to Hanscom Air Force Base. 2. stigMAAAA!!! One Woman Show: At 7 p.m. tonight at Lexington Venue, Nancy Parker, a New York City playwright, actress and mother of a daughter struggling with serious mental illness, will perform a "reading" of her riveting full length play that unravels the twisted journey taken by mother and daughter as they travel through the confusion, disappointments and struggles of coping and learning to live life. 3. Other Public Meetings: In addition to the Board of Selectmen, other public …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Hanscom's newest office building, Building 1604, earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR certification.
Monday, April 23, 2012
The Globe reports that MIT seeks to invest $450 million in a 10-year plan to expand Lincoln Lab at Hanscom when the base is at risk of possible closure as part of cost-saving measures.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Historical Society, an exhibit of bent shapes, meetings and more today in Lexington.
1. Lexington Historical Society's Annual Meeting: The annual meeting of the Lexington Historical Society will be held at 7:30 p.m. this evening at the Lexington Depot. Lexington resident Sam Doran will speak on the new book of essays by S. Lawrence Whipple, of which he is editor. 2. Check Out Bent Shapes and Reflections at LACS: The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society's Metalworkers Guild, for its annual show, joined forces with the Photography Guild to combine their talents for "Bent Shapes and Reflections," which opened Sunday and runs through April 16. 3. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include: The Traffic Safety Advisory Committee at 9:30 a.m. at the Town Office Building; the …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Base tours, Busa Land plans, elections, arts and more this week in Lexington.
A very busy start to this week as Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray on Monday led a tour of Hanscom Air Force Base and then convened a meeting of his newly created Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force at MIT Lincoln Labs in Lexington. That night, the Board of Selectmen voted on uses for the town-owned Busa Farms property, opting for affordable housing and open space, which doesn’t close the door on either farming or recreation uses for the property. That decision is TBD. Tuesday was the annual Town Election, as well as Super Tuesday. Weidong Wang won a seat on the Housing Authority in the only contested race for elected office and Republican Mitt Romney and Jill Stein, a Lexington resident and Green Party presidential hopeful, easily …