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Tribute To John And Susan Burke July 18, 2016
Stephen Lynch, D-MA
"John and Susan were married at Saint Gregory’s Church in Dorchester, MA. on August 6, 1966. Susan attended St. Gregory’s High School and graduated from Boston State Teachers College. John grew up in South Boston, attended Boston Technical High School, graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and served our country in the U.S. Army for three years. Upon his return home, John worked for the Boston Edison Company and was former Congressman Joe Moakley’s Administrative Assistant."
Harriet Tubman March 10, 2016
Barbara Mikulski, D-MD
"Tubman was born into slavery around 1822 in Maryland’s Dorchester County on the Eastern Shore. After 30 years of enslavement, she escaped. But instead of staying up North with her newfound freedom, she returned to the Eastern Shore 13 times to lead her family and hundreds of other slaves to freedom, becoming the most well-known “conductor” of the Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubman was such a central figure in liberating slaves that many simply knew her as Moses."
Recognizing The 50Th Anniversary Of The Nation’S First Community Health Center October 8, 2015
Stephen Lynch, D-MA
"In the 8th Congressional District of Massachusetts we are particularly proud because the nation’s first community health center opened in December 1965 on Columbia Point in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. Drs. Jack Geiger and Count Gibson of Tufts Medical School founded the Columbia Point Health Center in order to meet the needs of the residents of an isolated public housing project, cut off from the City’s health resources. Drs. Geiger and Gibson opened a rural center shortly thereafter in the Delta region of Mississippi. From that start, the community health center program expanded throughout the country. In 1985, Columbia Point Health Center joined with the Neponset Health Center to form Harbor Health Services, Inc. And in 1990, the Columbia Point Health Center moved into a new building and was renamed Geiger Gibson Community Health Center in honor of the founders of the national movement."
Honoring Arthur William “Bill” Bailey, Jr. October 1, 2015
Bill Flores, R-TX
"At the age of 17, Dr. Cooper enlisted in the Navy to serve aboard the USS Dorchester in the South Pacific. Upon returning to the U.S., he used his GI bill benefits to attend medical school in Tennessee."
Every Child Achieves Act Of 2015—Continued July 14, 2015
Barbara Mikulski, D-MD
"Dr. Henry Wagner, the superintendent in Dorchester County over on the Eastern Shore, says that the rural schools on the Eastern Shore would be impacted and that he would have to eliminate teaching positions, reduce reading and math services. And the very services to bring in parents would go by the wayside."

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