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Ted Kennedy

By adamg - 8/26/09 - 11:43 pm

NECN reports his body will lie in repose at the Kennedy Library on Thursday and Friday, with a funeral Mass on Saturday morning at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica - the Mission Church - on Tremont Street on Mission Hill. He will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Complete schedule.

By adamg - 8/26/09 - 3:05 pm

Although better known for his role in such areas as health care, Kennedy was also involved in high-tech issues, from his then pioneering Web site to his support for net netrality, Michael Morisy writes.

Via Jenny Mackintosh.

By adamg - 8/26/09 - 2:38 pm

Editor and Publisher reports how Globe editor Marty Baron stopped the presses after somebody woke him to tell him about Ted Kennedy early this morning.

By adamg - 8/26/09 - 1:19 pm

David Bernstein runs down the various options, depending on what the legislature and the governor do about an election to fill Ted Kennedy's seat.

By adamg - 8/26/09 - 10:25 am

The Phoenix reports that both the Kennedy Library on Columbia Point and the JFK Birthplace on Beal Street in Brookline have books for the public to sign, which will be presented to the Kennedy family.

By adamg - 8/26/09 - 8:25 am

The Globe reports Kennedy died last night at his Hyannis home.

Georgy: I heaved a deep sigh:

... Yes, it was inevitable that Kennedy was near the end of his life; there is only so much modern medical science can do against a malignant brain tumor. What I didn’t expect, though, was the sense of loss I felt as I sat down and began to scan the headlines about his death, at the age of 77. ...

Live coverage from NECN:

President Obama: An important chapter in our history has come to an end:

By karenz - 8/26/09 - 2:05 am
By adamg - 8/20/09 - 10:25 am

The Globe reports on a letter from Ted Kennedy to Deval Patrick, House Speaker Bob DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray, asking they work to change state law to let Patrick appoint somebody quickly to his seat after he dies, to let Massachusetts have a full voice in the current health-care debate.

The legislature changed the way a Senate vacancy is filled in 2004, to prevent Mitt Romney from appointing a senator in the event John Kerry was elected president.

Jay Fitzgerald finds Kennedy's request profoundly sad:

... To know of anyone slowly dying of cancer is profoundly sad. It's so difficult for everyone concerned to say good-bye. The Kennedy family is handling this with a lot of dignity. ...

BN Cordeiro finds Kennedy's request appalling:

... I wish Senator Kennedy a long & healthy life after a victorious battle with cancer. I also am appalled, but not surprised, by the political games being employed by the Democrats in order to hold onto a dynastic seat. Be it by family or by political party it appears that the fix is in to hold fast to a seat about which they feel entitled. This is not about Senatorial representation for Massachusetts but rather Democratic control of the US Senate. This is about ensuring the next US Senator is acceptable to the liberal Democrat ruling elite. ...

Kennedy's full letter.

By adamg - 3/12/09 - 9:46 am

Rob Sama has four words for the news that 20% of federal omnibus earmarks for Massachusetts are for remembering the Kennedys: Oh My F-ing God!!!

By adamg - 3/4/09 - 11:40 am

NECN posts British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's speech announcing Ted Kennedy is now an honorary knight:

By adamg - 2/22/09 - 3:52 pm

He won't talk to the Globe for its weeklong eulogy, but he will talk to the New York Times:

... He considers unnecessary what his son Representative Patrick J. Kennedy of Rhode Island calls "the premature eulogizing," or what Mr. Biden terms "a bordering on an obituary," that has accompanied his life in recent months.

"Obviously I've been touched and grateful," Mr. Kennedy said in a phone interview Friday from the rented home in Miami where he has spent most of the winter. "Beyond that, I don't really plan to go away soon." ...

Via the Outraged Liberal, who wonders what sort of discussions went on among Globe editors today as they picked up their copies of the Times.

By adamg - 2/19/09 - 8:28 am

With just a handful of online comments on the Chappaquiddick article, the Outraged Liberal wonders: Is anyone reading the Globe series on Ted Kennedy?

... I have not read every word of every segment, although I've tried. I usually get bogged in in the second to last column on the second inside page.

So that's still a lot of words read -- and I am searching for even a nugget of news to justify such a massive expenditure of staff time and space. ...

By adamg - 1/20/09 - 3:09 pm

Was sitting at same table as Robert Byrd, who also collapsed, CNN reports.

By adamg - 1/17/09 - 4:13 pm

Sure, his continued opposition to turbines in the middle of Nantucket Sound is pigheaded and wrong, or as Michael Ball puts it, makes him seem more "the skunk in the garden than the lion in the Senate." But Ball sees the good side in Kennedy's continued fight, no matter how wrong:

... The good result is that this silly and illogical crusade helps humanize Ted.

With all of his accomplishment, Ted slips far too comfortably into the Super-Lawmaker cape. Seeing him on the side of the imps and reactionaries seems to make him more approachable. He can be a jerk with a blind spot, just as I and likely you can. ...

By adamg - 6/10/08 - 2:35 pm

Tony posts video of Ted Kennedy after his sailing excursion yesterday.

By adamg - 6/3/08 - 8:55 am

Teddy Kokoros predicts.

By adamg - 5/22/08 - 1:33 pm

Michele McPhee explains to the Kennedy haters why Ted Kennedy is just that.

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