Sunday, May 30, 2010

Want to Cover the Memorial Day Events? Democratic Convention?


SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2010
Hamilton Churches attended by Veterans and Town Government Officials.

Services at the Graveyard on monday starting at 9am..

the following came from Statehouse News..

MEMORIAL DAY: Senior Patrick administration officials will be spreading out across Massachusetts to commemorate fallen Massachusetts servicemen and women. On Sunday, Lt. Gov. Tim Murray marches in a Melrose Memorial Day Parade that begins at the city’s Memorial Hall at 1 p.m. At 2:30 p.m., Murray will deliver remarks at a ceremony at Melrose’s Civil War Memorial and Veterans Lot. At 2 p.m., Veterans’ Services Secretary Tom Kelley speaks in Orange at the town’s Memorial Park. (Sunday)

MONDAY, MAY 31, 2010

MEMORIAL DAY: Monday is Memorial Day.

NAUGHTON AND MSLF FOUNDER ON TODAY SHOW: House Veteran and Federal Affairs Chairman Harold Naughton (D-Clinton) and Soldiers Legacy Fund founder Peter Trovato will appear in a segment about the fund on NBC's TODAY Show. NBC crews filmed portions of the segment, which includes footage of meetings in Naughton's office and a meeting with House Speaker Robert DeLeo, last month. The fund provides education grants for family members of Massachusetts servicemen and woman killed in Iraq. (Monday, during the 8 a.m. hour, NBC)

SENATE PREZ IN PLYMOUTH PARADE: Senate President Therese Murray partakes in the Plymouth Memorial Day Parade. (Monday, 9 a.m., Plymouth)

MEMORIAL DAY – WORCESTER: Undersecretary of Veterans’ Services Coleman Nee and Veterans’ Services Director of Outreach Cheryl Poppe speak at a “remembrance ceremony” for Massachusetts veterans. (Monday, 9 a.m., 119 Webster St., Worcester)

MEMORIAL DAY – WINCHENDON: Lt. Gov. Tim Murray attends a Memorial Day ceremony. (Monday, 9 a.m., 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon)

MEMORIAL DAY – WORCESTER: Lt. Gov. Tim Murray is the featured speaker at a wreath-laying ceremony. (Monday, 11 a.m., Skyline Drive, Green Hill Park, Worcester.)

MEMORIAL DAY – COHASSET: Secretary of Veterans’ Services Tom Kelley delivers an address at a Memorial Day ceremony. (Monday, 12 p.m., Veterans’ Memorial Park, Cohasset)

MEMORIAL DAY – AGAWAM: Gov. Deval Patrick and Undersecretary of Veterans’ Services Coleman Nee offer remarks at a Memorial Day ceremony. (Monday, 1 p.m., 1390 Main St., Agawam)

DEM CONVENTION DEADLINE: Organizers of the June 5 Democratic Party state convention say members of the press will not be admitted without credentials. Pre-registration is required to receive credentials and the party has asked that requests for credentials be made by Wednesday at 11 a.m. to Anne Roach at

FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010
DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION: The media check-in starts at 5 p.m. Friday for the Democratic Party convention in Worcester. Friday evening’s convention starts at 7 p.m., features a tribute to Auditor Joseph DeNucci and balloting for uncontested offices, which means Secretary of State William Galvin and Attorney General Martha Coakley will address the convention, which is expected to finish by 9 p.m.

DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION: Doors open at 8 a.m. at the DCU Center and the Democratic Party’s nominating convention starts at 10 a.m with welcoming ceremonies followed by an 11 a.m. quorum call. There are 5,500 eligible delegates and 3,700 had paid as of Friday. Gov. Deval Patrick and Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray will make presentations shortly after the quorum call. After that, presentations are planned from Stephen Murphy and Steven Grossman, the Democratic candidates for treasurer, and Suzanne Bump, Guy Glodis and Michael Lake, the candidates for auditor. While the ballots are being counted to determine party nominees in those races, convention organizers plan to start up a tribute to the late Sen. Edward Kennedy with remarks from his widow, Vicki Kennedy, and roles for Senate President Therese Murray, Housing Speaker Robert DeLeo and former Sen. Paul Kirk.

The press check-in entrance is at Door 28 on Martin Luther King Boulevard. Organizers say the throw between the stage and the press riser is 90 feet, an audio feed of the productions will be available, an area above section 122 will be available for cutaways, and cameras may roam the floor. Tables will be set up in section 231 to accommodate radio and laptops. A wi-fi and video feed of the convention will be provided.

Hard Internet lines may be purchased from the DCU Center. Candidates will be available at scheduled times in Room F.

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