Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Stephanie Ebbert Globe Staff February 01, 2019 Close your eyes and consider the words “state rep.” Whose image springs to mind?Tram T. Nguyen, a youthful-looking Vietnamese-American woman elected to the House in November, pointedly challenged that assumption on Twitter this week, when she recounted an exchange with a lobbyist who just couldn’t see her as a legislator. Advertisement “Lobbyist: ‘Are you Rep X’s aide?’ ” Nguyen wrote on Twitter. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here “Me (in full suit): ‘No.’“Lobbyist: ‘Are you Rep Y’s aide?’“Me: ‘No. I’m Rep Nguyen.’“Lobbyist: ‘Oh, … [Read more...] about On Beacon Hill, newly elected women mistaken for legislative aides. Repeatedly.
Where did your family live in Derry in 1957? Here is a detailed list of the names of householders at addresses throughout the city in that year. Some of the streets, of course, no longer exist.We hope you will enjoy this stroll down memory lane and that it sparks memories among those who lived there in 1957.ABBEY STREETWilliam Street to Fahan StreetMrs Ellen McLaughlin(store)Robert Boyle (yard)Londonderry CorporationFrank Connor (store)29-31 Charles Tennant & Co, Ltd35 James M Connellogue37, 39 Philip Friel Lotto funding helping great causes: Durkan 41 Patrick Duffy43 Miss Ellen McIntyre45 Mrs Mary Barrett47 James Stewart49 Philip Doherty51 Patrick Morrison53 Miss Annie McEleney55 James Murray57 George Doherty59 Gerald Doherty61 Miss Hannah Doherty63 James McGinley65 All Cash Stores, LtdLondonderry Corporation12 A Sherrin (house & shop)14 Lawrence Meehan16 Mrs M Henderson18 James Doherty20 James Friel22 Sarah Friel24 Mrs Margaret Doherty26 James … [Read more...] about The streets of Derry in 1957
HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — Family and friends are mourning a couple killed in a fiery chain reaction crash while driving to their wedding in Pittsburgh. Kathryn Schurtz, 35, and her fiance Joseph Kearney were driving on Interstate 78 on Wednesday when they encountered heavy traffic from an earlier crash, state police said. A tractor-trailer was unable to stop and police said it pushed the couple’s vehicle into another tractor-trailer. Their vehicle and two trucks caught fire. Schurtz and Kearney were killed and three others were hurt, state police said. Schurtz lived in Jersey City, New Jersey, and was head of platform partnerships for Oracle Data Cloud in New York City. Her obituary says she graduated from Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. She then attended George Washington University, where she received her liberal arts degree before earning an MBA from Notre Dame. Her mother was a former Fanwood, New Jersey, councilwoman, according to the town’s … [Read more...] about Couple killed in crash driving to their wedding
Loved ones are mourning a New Jersey couple who died in a chain reaction crash on I-78 while on the way to their wedding. Kathryn Schurtz, 35, and her fiancé, Joseph Kearney, were driving on I-78 westbound in Windsor Township, Berks County, on Wednesday around 2:30 p.m. when the accident occurred. Traffic was heavy at the time in both westbound lanes due to an earlier crash at mile marker 32.5. A tractor-trailer was traveling westbound and was unable to stop for the traffic ahead. It struck the couple’s vehicle which was then pushed into the back of another tractor-trailer, setting off a chain reaction crash that consisted of three more tractor trailers. The couple’s vehicle and two of the tractor-trailers caught fire. Schurtz and Kearney were both killed in the crash while three other people were hurt. Schurtz was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and grew up in Fanwood, New Jersey. She graduated from Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. She then … [Read more...] about NJ Couple on the Way to Their Wedding Die in Crash
Area voters will head to the polls on Tuesday for a midterm election that could see the balance of power shift toward the left in the U.S. Congress.Pennsylvania, and specifically the suburbs of Philadelphia, will play an important role in the future makeup of the Congress, with several races key to the Democrats' effort to flip the U.S. House. Nationwide, Democrats need a net gain of 23 seats to retake the majority.Suburban women voters, who oppose President Donald Trump in large numbers according to polls, are considered the key voting bloc in the midterms.One thing is for sure: Philly-area voters will be sending a congresswoman (from District 5) and perhaps a second as well (from District 4) to Washington to break up the current all-male congressional delegation from Pennsylvania.RELATED STORY: Pennsylvania Supreme Court unveils new congressional mapThere are other big races in the state, including for governor, and a multitude of contested seats in the state … [Read more...] about 2018 Pennsylvania general election: What you need to know