- March 3, 2022 - LOWELL SUN
"Local legislators tour housing projects in Devens"
Eldridge made it clear that, no matter what may or may not happen at Vicksburg Square, communities around the state must continue to face the state’s affordable housing crisis head on. Likewise, and while he was impressed with the successes in Devens, Keenan stressed that communities must continue in those efforts.
“As Senate chair of the Joint Committee on Housing, I have appreciated the opportunity to see promising projects promoting more accessible, affordable and equitable housing,” Keenan said. “Communities need to continue to address Massachusetts’ housing crisis.”
- January, 2022 - See John onAbington CAM Community Chat - Abington CAM
- December 13, 2021 - WBZ NEWSRADIO
"VOAMASS Unveils Newly Renovated Men’s Hello House Near Mass And Cass"
For State Senator John Keenan, this cause is personal. He spoke about his father needing this kind of treatment and said these men are real people in need of real assistance.
“They are not dead ends,” Keenan said. “I have talked to so many over the years and I would tell you what has impressed me most is that when somebody goes through treatment and recovery, when you see who they are, it is absolutely amazing.
- August 10, 2022. See John on QATV's State View talking about the MBTA, FY23 Budget, Transportation Bond Bill, Expanding Protections for Reproductive Gender-Affirming Care, Early Childhood Care Education Bill, Economic Development Bill, sports betting legislation at: Senator John Keenan (8/10/22) (qatv.org)
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- January 31, 2022. John on QATV's State View discusses legislation on health care, mental health and substance use, disability rights, education, housing, and more at: Senator John Keenan (qatv.org) .
- April 27, 2022. John on QATV's State View talking about transportation and climate legislation, multiple sclerosis and substance-use bills: Senator John Keenan (4/27/2022) (qatv.org)
- March 9, 2022. John talks about Work and Family Mobility Act, An Act Relative to the Harmful Distribution of Sexually Explicit Images, and more on QATV's State View at: Senator John Keenan (qatv.org)
- John's recent candidate segment on QATV at: Quincy Access Television | See the Difference! | Quincy Access Television (qatv.org)
- July 19, 2022 - BOSTON GLOBE.
‘What good does it do to keep the public in the dark?’ Lawmakers grill state’s top transportation officials in safety oversight hearing
Senator John Keenan, a Quincy Democrat and vice chair of the committee, cited the 2019 outside safety review panel report that found a “culture of blame and retaliation” in which workers did not feel comfortable raising safety concerns to management.
- August 12, 2022 - BOSTON GLOBE
"Revenge porn does real harm to real victims. Why won’t the state Senate act?
Guess he must have missed the words offered on the Senate floor by Senator John F. Keenan, who briefly tried to attach the revenge porn bill to an unrelated bond bill when he said he had indeed heard from his Quincy constituents who told him their stories.
“We probably all have stories, but the fact is, there is not much people can do now under existing law. …It’s a loophole we absolutely should close. We should close it on behalf of all the victims who’ve come forward, and all the victims who have not.”
- June 16, 2022- MASSLIVE.
State Senate passes bill banning prison, jail construction in Massachusetts for 5 years
Keenan said he agrees the state should have fewer correctional facilities and incarcerated people, and should have more diversion and behavioral health programs. But the state does have old facilities, he said, and at some point officials are “going to have to address that.”
“Over the next five years, we should be planning and designing and contemplating that and then look to construction — responsible construction — that’s consistent with all of our goals, which is to limit incarceration,” the Quincy Democrat said.
- September 15, 2022 -WBUR
“The head of the state agency that oversees MBTA safety matters took questions from legislators on Beacon Hill Wednesday, after a federal report found the Department of Public Utilities failed to use its authority to address major issues facing the beleaguered transit system. State Sen. John Keenan . . . told DPU Chair Matthew Nelson that Keenan feels a strong 'sense of urgency' regarding the T. 'Safety doesn't happen overnight, but you know what? ... People die in an instant on our MBTA, and we have to recognize that,' Keenan said."