Representative Ferrante Secures Funds for Local Projects

Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester) joined her colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass a balanced fiscal year 2019 Budget and the House Economic Development Bill which contain funds to support our fishermen, create new opportunities for those seeking a decent living, help protect the most vulnerable members of the Cape Ann community, and…

Our view: Make voter registration easier

There is irony when looking at the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Monday in support of one state’s push to purge voter rolls, contrasted with the effort by a coalition in Massachusetts urging the Legislature to act on a bill to automatically register people to vote when they interact with certain state agencies. We believe voter registration and participation…

Representative Ferrante Joins Sen. Markey to Oppose Offshore Drilling

Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester) joined U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) along with fishing, tourism, and environmental leaders at the New England Aquarium to oppose plans to open up new areas of New England coastline to offshore drilling, including Georges Bank, as proposed by the Trump Administration. “I am glad to join Senator Markey today to…

House Passes Balanced FY18 Budget

Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester) joined her colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives this week to pass a $40.4 billion FY18 budget which represents a commitment to fiscal responsibility. The spending bill protects vulnerable residents through investments in early education and care (EEC), substance addiction initiatives, homelessness programs, and funding to help individuals with developmental…

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MBTA Shutdown Meeting on April 26

I have heard from many Cape Ann residents about how they would be affected by a shutdown in Commuter Rail service to work on the Beverly and Annisquam River rail bridges as well as install federally-mandated safety equipment known as positive train control (PTC). On April 26, at 6:30 pm at Gloucester City Hall, there…

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