Showcasing Cape Ann

Last month, Governor Baker brought his cabinet to Cape Ann, giving our communities the opportunity to showcase local initiatives, highlight areas of concern, and discuss state investments. Senator Bruce Tarr and I started off the day by joining Secretary of Education James Peyser and Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta at Gloucester High School to have…

Investing in a Stronger Cape Ann

Last week, the House of Representatives passed its FY2020 budget, including substantial investments in education, economic development, and local aid, as well as other areas. Here are a few highlights on issues that are especially important to our district because they will have a positive impact on Cape Ann. This year, the House Budget makes a down…

Investing in the Future

Today, the Massachusetts House and Senate sent an important supplemental budget to Governor Baker. Priorities include the stability of the Commonwealth’s economy, supporting our neighbors in the Merrimack Valley, improving roads and bridges, and addressing gun violence and mental health services. While interest rates continue to rise and some have forecasted a correction in the…

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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…

A Busy Week

I am pleased to share with you an update on a very busy week that will set the tone for this legislative year. Monday began in earnest, preparing for two 100+ participant events in Boston. The first was an industry-led rally to preserve the film tax credit. More than two hundred blue collar employees from…

Thank you!

As we kick off our new legislative session I would like to thank the citizens of Cape Ann for their support and confidence in me. I hope all are staying safe and warm in this difficult weather. Please check my Facebook page for updates as we work through this together. I have filed new bills…

Happy Memorial Day

Today, Memorial Day, we remember all of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and for each of us. This morning, I participated in Gloucester’s Memorial Day service agreeing with each speaker that today is a day to remember the sacrifice of each solider and each soldier’s family. However, I added another item…

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