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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…

State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante to attend Boston Women’s March

Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester) will be attending the Boston Women’s March for America on Saturday, January 21st. The Boston Women’s March for America is a non-partisan event to show “solidarity with communities most affected by the hate, intolerance and acts of violence being perpetrated throughout the nation.” The march is one of over 300 planned…

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…

Wicked Tuna in the House

It isn’t every day that I get to share our Cape Ann celebrities with my colleagues at the State House but when I do it makes for a very special day. Captain Hollywood and Captain Monte paid us a visit and received a rousing welcome in the Chamber when Speaker DeLeo introduced them to the…

Gloucester Youth: Engaged and Active

I recently met with members of the Gloucester Youth Council and members of the Gloucester SADD at the State House when they came in to the People’s House to talk with me and share their concerns about substance abuse. They visit with me every year on Kick Butts Day, an event where students from all…

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