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Jan. 22, 2013 Bills ask state to turn three buildings over to Salem
Jan. 22, 2013 Court could be named for retired judge
Jan. 18, 2013 A Great Tribute” Ceremony marks Salem's designation as Guard birthplace
Jan. 14, 2013 Housing Officials React to Governors Regionalization Proposal
Jan. 12, 2013 Law Names Salem Birthplace of National Guard
Dec. 19, 2012 Newtown Tragedy Sparks Gun Debate
Nov. 23, 2012 Area Tries to Prepare for Vague Law
Nov. 8, 2012 Thank you Salem - Back to Work
Sept. 28, 2012 State Official Power Plant will be Cleaned Up
Sept. 19, 2012 Power Plant Public Hearing Attracts Crowd in Salem
Aug. 21, 2012 Local Reps say they’re busy despite free ride
Aug. 10, 2012 Power Plant Deal Came Down to the Wire
Aug. 4, 2012 Salem Guaranteed Funds, Cleanup in Energy Bill
Aug. 4, 2012 Driscoll: Plant Deal a Huge Plus
July 31, 2012

Plant to be Cleaned up by 2017

July 30, 2012

Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Power plant Cleanup

July 20, 2012

Keenan Bends the Rules

July 19, 2012

Cleaning up Salem Harbor

July 19, 2012

Power-plant law must have ironclad rules for cleanup

July 19, 2012

All eyes on power-plant provision in pending energy bill

July 17, 2012

Patrick addresses energy group as negotiators work on reform bill

July 16, 2012

Berry Offers Support for Salem Power Plant Bill

June 25, 2012

State House News – House advances energy bills

June 10, 2012

New Life for Furlong Park

Apr. 4, 2012

Rep. John Keenan speaks on Future of Salem Power Plant at North Shore Chamber 4/4 Breakfast

Mar. 27, 2012

Political Robocalls don’t Deserve Special Dispensation

Mar. 12, 2012

Partners Health care Promotes Healthy Living with Gift to Tackle Obesity

Mar. 2, 2012

Beacon Hill Briefing – Powering Up Cost Containment

Mar. 2, 2012

Concerns with Utility Performance Being Addresses on Several Fronts

Mar. 1, 2012

Our View Good for Salem

Mar. 1, 2012 J Michael Ruane Center Grant Opening
Feb 21, 2012 Legislatures loath to enact hikes for the MBTA
Feb 3, 2012 Plan for Power Plant Site Deserves Encouragement
Feb 1, 2012 Plant May Be Sold
Jan 28, 2012 Most Local Lawmakers in Favor of Hand Held Device Ban for Drivers
Jan 10, 2012 State must Maintain Support for Affortable High Education
Jan 3, 2012 Legislature Weighs Ways to Lower Student Loan Costs
Dec. 1, 2011 House Reflects on Session Accomplishments as Holidays Near
Dec. 1, 2011 Governor Announces Capital Spending Plan
Nov. 29, 2011 Officials tour construction site of new Salem State library
Nov 23, 2011 Group Issues Annual Warning about Unsafe Toys
Nov 17, 2011 Bill Aims to End Rash of Metal Thefts
Nov. 16, 2011 Local Reps say Gaming Bill to Bring Jobs, Money
Oct 21, 2011  Making License Plates Easier to Recall
Oct 10, 2011 Redistrict Panel May Release New Maps
Sept 30, 2011 Students Get The Message, Don't Text and Drive
Sep 22, 2011 Reps Support Cautious on Pension Reform
Sept. 6, 2011 Keenan Buffeted by Battle on Wind
Sept. 1, 2011 Salem Residents get Free Passes to Science Museum
Aug 26, 2011 August tax holiday has local support
Aug 25, 2011 Supporters say gambling will boost both economy and tourism
Aug. 24, 2011 Great Summer for Seniors
Aug. 9, 2011

State Rep John Keenan Discusses Green Technologies in MA

July 27, 2011 Governor to Honor Ayube at Signing
July 23, 2011 Salem to get Charging Stations
July 7, 2011 Rep Keenan meets with Climate Riders
July 5, 2011 Salem Protected From Plant Tax Loss
July. 2, 2011 Salem Plant Protected from Tax Loss 7/2/2011
July. 2, 2011 Historic House to Host Reading of Seven Gables
May 3, 2011 Budget was Good Effort all Around  5/3/11
Apr. 18, 2011 Rep Keenan talks about Nuclear Power, Salem Coal Plant
Apr. 27, 2011 Salem News Editorial: Keenan is right to look at Big Picture
Apr. 8, 2011 Representative Keenan Announces 30% Increase to Chapter 90 Road Repair Funding
Mar. 25, 2011 Keenan calls for NE Nuke Meetings
Jan. 28, 2011 Keenan Named Chairman of Telecommunications Utilities and Energy Committee
Dec. 22, 2010 Keenan to Ring the Bell for the Salvation Army at Wal-Mart in Salem
Nov. 15, 2010 Fourth Annual Artists Under the Dome
Nov. 12, 2010 Representative Keenan’s Remarks – Veterans Day 2010
Nov. 6, 2010 John Keenan Joins John Keenan at the State House
Sept. 23, 2010 Plummer Boys Shoot Hoops with City and State Officials
Aug. 11, 2010 It’s Official Salem is the birthplace of the National Guard
July 27, 2010 Marina’s New Ram will Really Float Your Boat
July 23, 2010 Local News: Mayor by Day Radio Personality by Night, All Time Leading Rusher
July 16, 2010 Salem Harborwalk Opens Amid Appreciative Crowd
July 9, 2010 House OK’s Salem State Push for University Status
June 26, 2010 Neighbors Celebrating Clinic News
Apr. 21, 2010 Anti-Defamation League Community Service Award Recipient for Anti-Bullying Bill
Apr. 4, 2010 Keenan Announces Salem Sound Coast Watch Grant
Mar. 24, 2010 Keenan Joins Colleagues Votes to Preserve Jobs Through Film Tax Credit
Mar. 19, 2010 Stimulus Grant Awarded to Salem Business
Mar. 18, 2010 Rep. Keenan Joins Colleagues Passes Anti-Bullying Bill
Mar. 9, 2010 Keenan Files bill to Amend Lien Statute
Mar. 8, 2010 Film Tax Credits Are Creating Jobs and Stoking Our Economic Engine
Mar. 1, 2010 Keenan Joins Colleagues Passes Bill Banning Assault on Correctional Officers
Feb. 24, 2010 Keenan announces new healthcare plan for small business
Feb. 10, 2010 Residents asked to nominate their favorite Massachusetts places
Feb. 9, 2010 Rep Keenan and MASSPIRG praise Obama Administration for high speed rail
Jan. 29, 2010 Legislative Leaders Form New Cultural Caucus
Jan. 8, 2010 Keenan named to BCEC Convention Partnership
Dec. 7, 2009 Rep Keenan hosts Framingham Rep
Sept. 21, 2009 Rep Keenan welcomes chairman Naughton
Apr. 2, 2009 Passes legislation to preserve the division of Insurance Board of Appeals
Apr. 2, 2009

Representative Keenan announces Chapter 90 Transportation Funding

Mar. 21, 2009 The Show Must Go On
Jan. 9, 2009

Representative Keenant hanks voters

Feb. 12, 2009 Representative. Keenan named tourism chair
Jun. 20, 2007 Keenan Named To Council of State Government's 2007 Toll Fellowship Program
Mar. 29, 2007 Pangallo to work on Donoghue campaign in 5th Congressional District
Mar. 23, 2007 Salem's elected officials and Project Bread convene Salem Summer Food Summit
Mar. 14, 2007 Rep. Keenan announces new investments in north shore cultural tourism
Mar. 6, 2007 Rep. Keenan to file bill closing sex offender loophole in wake of abuse case
Feb. 15, 2007 Rep. Keenan announces state seeking municipal and MBTA police applicants
Feb. 7, 2007 Rep. John Keenan announces new State House contact information
Jan. 30, 2007 Representative Keenan appointed to committees for 185th legislative session
Jan. 26, 2007 Rep. Keenan addresses tourism group
Jan. 22, 2007 Rep. Keenan joins tobacco control caucus
Jan. 18, 2007 Keenan, Mayor Driscoll react to announcement that Massachusetts will join RGGI
Jan. 15, 2007 Keenan urges constituents to apply for financial aid to help pay for college
Jan. 12, 2007 Rep. Keenan outlines legislative priorities for 2007-2008
Jan. 3, 2007 Representative Keenan sworn in for second term
Jan. 2, 2007

Representative Keenan reacts to Constitutional Convention outcome

Nov. 11, 2006 Representative Keenan delivers remarks at Salem Veterans’ Day event
Nov. 2, 2006 State awards Salem over $150,000 to repair Willows seawall
Oct. 25, 2006 Rep. Keenan reacts to Lombardini confirmation to Parole Board
Oct. 4, 2006 House approves funding for veterans and public safety
Sept. 25, 2006 State cultural grants to benefit Salem organizations
Sept. 19, 2006 Representative Keenan reacts to primary victory for Deval Patrick
Sept. 18, 2006 House, Senate Send Tough Sex Offender Bill to Governor’s Desk
Aug. 16, 2006 Rep. Keenan urges community groups to apply for Toxic Use Reduction grants
Aug. 3, 2006 Rep. John Keenan to ride in 16th Pan Mass Challenge
Aug. 1, 2006 As session ends, Keenan and Berry secure funding to repair McCabe Marina
July 27, 2006 Senator Berry Press Release: Veto overide to secure funding for nursing programs
July 27, 2006 Representative Keenan urges colleagues to support Big Dig Investigative Commission
July 27, 2006 House Approves Tax Relief for Massachusetts Military Families
July 26, 2006 House approves sales tax holiday for August 12-13
July 25, 2006 House passes bill giving Massachusetts elders equal choice
June 30, 2006 Keenan reacts to proposal to broaden statute of limitations on sex crimes
June 26, 2006 Representative Keenan speaks about service at Salvation Army dedication ceremony
June 22, 2006 Representative Keenan offers remarks at inaugural voyage of new Salem Ferry
June 7, 2006 Representative Keenan to address Salem Chamber Breakfast Meeting – June 13
June 6, 2006 Representative Keenan welcomes two interns for summer 2006
May 29, 2006 Representative Keenan participates in 2006 Salem Memorial Day ceremonies
May 25, 2006 Rep. John Keenan receives backing of social workers
May 19, 2006 House passes streamlined permitting bill to spur economic eevelopment
May 17, 2006 Representative John Keenan announces summer 2006 district office hours
May 12, 2006 Representative John Keenan cosponsors alternative fuel legislation
May 4, 2006 Salem companies receive $232,940 in workforce training grants
Apr. 28, 2006 House votes to boost school aid to Salem to over $11.5 million
Apr. 5, 2006 Teen Pregnancy Prevention Funding will benefit Salem
Apr. 4, 2006 Health Care Reform Consensus Reached; Historic Bill to win approval this week
Mar. 29, 2006 House to lift lottery cap, send historic levels of local aid to cities and towns
Mar. 16, 2006 Representative Keenan announces state seeking parole officers, firefighters
Mar. 7, 2006 Representative Keenan visits proposed LNG terminal site in Boston Harbor Islands
Mar. 7, 2006 Representative Keenan calls for support for historic preservation plan
Mar. 1, 2006 Rep. Keenan urges Salem taxpayers to take advantage of new heating deduction
Mar. 1, 2006 Representative Keenan reminds Salem homeowners about “Nicole’s Law” deadline
Feb. 17, 2006 Returning Veterans Now Eligible for Cash Bonus from State
Feb. 16, 2006 Expansion of Salem/Beverly Water Board Signed into Law
Jan. 31, 2006 Berry and Keenan Salem Council on Aging to receive $42,106 State grant
Jan. 18, 2006 Representative John Keenan announces financial aid available to help pay for college
Jan. 12, 2006 Nellie Stirgwolt begins internship in Representative John Keenan’s office
Jan. 11, 2006
House passes tough anti-gang and witness protection legislation
Dec. 28, 2005 Representative Keenan tours food bank
Dec. 13, 2005 Representative Keenan announces district office hours for Winter and Spring of 2006
Nov. 30, 2005 Keenan reacts to latest developments as Salem court project moves forward
Nov. 22, 2005 Sen. Berry, Rep. Keenan greet Salem's Mayor-Elect at state house
Nov. 15, 2005 Rep. Keenan delivers floor speech in opposition to reinstatement of the death penalty
Nov. 11, 2005 Representative John Keenan applauds enactment of veterans’ benefits package
Nov. 10, 2005 Representative Keenan named to sub-committee on parenting issues
Nov. 10, 2005 Rep. Keenan looks forward to working with Salem’s next Mayor Kim Driscoll
Nov. 9, 2005 House passes $80 million energy efficiency and heating assistance bill
Oct. 25, 2005 Representative Keenan moderates popular forum on historic preservation in Salem
Oct. 20, 2005 Representative Keenan announces funding for Salem in latest House budget bill
Oct. 7, 2005 Salem wins big with House economic stimulus package, says Representative Keenan
Sept. 23, 2005 Rep. John Keenan and Denis Guyer file legislation to protect elderly from abuse
Sept. 2, 2005 On Labor Day Weekend, Rep. Keenan urges passage of Minimum Wage Bill
Sept. 1, 2005 Legislators Launch Statewide Tour in Salem
Aug. 18, 2005 John Keenan announces District Office hours for Fall and Winter 2005
Aug. 4, 2005 Representative John Keenan to ride in 15th Pan Mass Challenge to combat cancer
July 21, 2005 Mercedes MacDonald takes summer internship in office of John Keenan
July 20, 2005 John Keenan makes first floor speech, calls for override of veto of SSC funding
July 18, 2005 Representative Keenan reacts to funding announcement for Salem court project
July 15, 2005 Rep. Keenan files legislation to recognize historic celebration of Arbella fleet arrival
July 14, 2005 Representative Keenan offers principled stand against state-sponsored executions
July 12, 2005 Keenan votes for job growth, encourages film industry business in Massachusetts
July 8, 2005 Representative Keenan tours GPS post-release tracking facility for sex offenders
July 6, 2005 Representative Keenan, House vote to Protect Public Safety, Public Health
June 30, 2005 Rep. John Keenan thanks Massachusetts’ soldiers and veterans on the Fourth of July
June 12, 2005 Keenan Reflects on Sacrifice at Salem Firemen’s Relief Association Memorial Service
June 12, 2005 Rededication of Roger Conant Statue, Rep. Keenan reflects on historic preservation
June 2, 2005 Representative John Keenan announces district office hours for Summer 2005
May 30, 2005 Representative John Keenan speaks at Memorial Day ceremony in Salem
May 26, 2005 Representative John Keenan reacts to Salem Harbor Station agreement
May 19, 2005 John Keenan Hosts Community Roundtable on Workforce Housing in Salem
May 13, 2005 Representative John Keenan offers remarks at Salem Firefighters Retirement dinner
May 12, 2005 John Keenan Offers Remarks at Salem Theatre Company Opening Night Reception
May 5, 2005 John Keenan Offers Remarks at 25th Anniversary Celebration of Salem Harbor CDC
May 2, 2005 Rep. John Keenan Reacts to House Passage of Amended FY06 State Budget
Apr. 13, 2005 Rep. John Keenan Speaks to Destination Salem About Importance of Tourism
Apr. 5, 2005 Representative John Keenan Offers Testimony at Redistricting Reform Hearing
Mar. 22, 2005 Keenan Keynote Speaker at Common Neighborhood Association Annual Dinner
Feb. 28, 2005 Rep. John Keenan Moves into Official Office, Releases New Contact Information
Feb. 21, 2005 Rep. John Keenan to Meet with Salem City Council to Discuss State Budget
Feb. 7, 2005 Representative John Keenan Named to Judiciary, Tourism Committees
Feb. 3, 2005 Announcement of Water Quality Grants in Salem
Jan. 26, 2005 Rep. John Keenan Votes for New State Legislative Rules and Committee Structure
Jan. 13, 2005 Berry & Keenan Announce Salem Council on Aging to Receive $38,949 State Grant
Jan. 13, 2005 Rep. John Keenan Joins Colleagues in Support of Redistricting Reform Legislation
Jan. 12, 2005 Rep. Keenan Announces Spring District Office Hours
Jan. 6, 2005 John Keenan Sworn in as Salem's New State Representative
Dec. 15, 2004 Rep. Elect Keenan Announces Constituent Outreach Plans
Dec. 2, 2004 Rep. Elect Keenan Joins Colleagues in Preparing Legislation for Next Session