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Fresh Garlick – Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Fresh Garlick – Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Thursday, November 04, 2022   It is an honor to stand with such good men... Senator Paul Feeney - and MDTC Chair Steve Teehan - thank you for your service to the people of Medfield, your support, and friendship!   District Updates    The temperatures are dropping and many of us are thinking about turning on the furnace. I share...

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Fresh Garlick – Thursday, November 03, 2022

Fresh Garlick – Thursday, November 03, 2022

Thursday, November 04, 2022   Dear Friends and Neighbors,   Today, the House and Senate passed a $3.7 billion economic development bill that will ease the financial strain brought on by challenging economic conditions and close out the 2022 fiscal year. This bill will provide relief for rising energy costs, allocate funding for the...

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Fresh Garlick – Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Fresh Garlick – Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Tuesday, October 25, 2022     Dear Friends and Neighbors,   Wishing everyone who celebrates a very Happy Diwali, may the festival bring you all peace, joy, and prosperity. This year, Diwali, the festival of lights, falls on Monday, October 24 in accordance with the lunar calendar and celebrations tend to last for five days. On...

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Fresh Garlick – Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Fresh Garlick – Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Dear Friends and Neighbors,   The month of October is recognized nationally as Disability Employment Awareness Month. This month, we celebrate contributions individuals with disabilities have made to the American economy and workplace, spread awareness, and educate about disability employment issues. In the spirit...

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Fresh Garlick – Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Fresh Garlick – Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Tuesday, October 11, 2022    Dear Commissioners,   It is with great sadness that we inform you of the heartbreaking news that our friend, colleague, ally, and leader on disability rights, Paul Spooner, passed away unexpectedly over the weekend. As a member and treasurer of the Commission on the Status of Persons with Disabilities, Paul...

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Fresh Garlick – Tuesday, October 04, 2022

Fresh Garlick – Tuesday, October 04, 2022

Tuesday, October 04, 2022 Dear Friends and Neighbors,   You may know that I serve as Chair of the permanent, funded Commission on the Status of Persons with Disabilities. The Commission is hiring our first employee – a Program Director! The Program Director will be the primary program support for the Commission as we continue this important...

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Heating Cost Assistance Programs

Dear Neighbors,   The temperatures are dropping and many of us are thinking about turning on the furnace. I share your concern about high heating costs this winter and would like to share with you information that may help ease the financial burden of paying heating costs this winter.   Utility payment plans Massachusetts’ investor-owned...

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Fresh Garlick – Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Fresh Garlick – Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Tuesday, September 27, 2022     Dear Friends and Neighbors,   Celebrating and supporting the Charles River Center is a family event! On Sunday, My family and I participated in the Charles River Center's 5K run/1 mile walk held in Needham. The Charles River Center's mission is to empower and support people with developmental...

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Fresh Garlick – Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Fresh Garlick – Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Tuesday, September 20, 2022     Dear Friends and Neighbors,   Today, in my office, I joined Town, state, and development stakeholders to discuss the proposed redevelopment of Medfield State Hospital. This 334-unit project will not only construct 85 affordable units but will also preserve parts of the historic Medfield State...

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Fresh Garlick – Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Fresh Garlick – Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Tuesday, September 13, 2022     Dear Friends and Neighbors,   Today, I attended a Needham Housing Authority meeting to discuss ways that we may all work together to serve Needham residents on the critically important issue of access to quality housing. The Needham Housing Authority's mission is "to provide decent, safe, and...

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