Photo montage of Denise Garlick in action around district
Photo montage of Denise Garlick in action around district

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Below are the most recent issues of Representative Garlick’s newsletter, “Fresh Garlick.” If you would like to receive this electronic newsletter via email, please .

Rep. Garlick Education Budget Speech

Rep. Garlick Education Budget Speech

Wednesday, April 24, 2023   "Good afternoon to all my colleagues, what tremendous energy in this chamber. I wish to deliver your remarks on the consolidated A, the education budget through the leadership of the speaker and the dedication and commitment of the chair of Ways and Means, and the considerable advocacy and dedication of the...

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Garlick Press – Friday, March 19, 2024

Garlick Press – Friday, March 19, 2024

Friday, March 19, 2024         Next Wednesday, April 24th marks the beginning of the House budget debate for the Fiscal Year 2025 budget (we are starting on a Wednesday to allow for the observance of Passover). This budget cycle, 1495 amendments were filed in the House. The House Ways and Means Committee budget is funded at...

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Garlick Press – Thursday, April 11, 2024

Garlick Press – Thursday, April 11, 2024

Thursday, April 4, 2024 It was with a profound sense of my heritage as a second-generation Greek American that I accepted an invitation from President Biden to attend a reception at the White House to celebrate Greek Independence Day! My Dad, Angelo Collatos, died nearly 37 years ago. He was once a little boy who entered first grade able to only...

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Garlick Press – Thursday, April 4, 2024

Garlick Press – Thursday, April 4, 2024

Thursday, April 4, 2024     Greater Boston Project Needham High School Students Medfield High School "Kick Butts" Day Needham High School SALSA I have seen the future and it was at the State House Tuesday! Sen. Rausch and I hosted students from Needham High School participating in the Greater Boston Project, which is a 12th-grade...

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Garlick Press – Thursday, March 28, 2024

Garlick Press – Thursday, March 28, 2024

Thursday, March 28, 2024   Dear Friends and Neighbors, Happy Spring! The months of March, April, and May bring us sun, showers, and Town Elections. I wish to express appreciation to every voter who takes the time to contemplate issues and concerns, evaluate candidates, and vote! I also wish to express gratitude to the individuals,...

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Garlick Press – Thursday, March 21, 2024

Garlick Press – Thursday, March 21, 2024

Thursday, March 21, 2024     District Updates   Needham Plugged In is hosting a free Pathways to Music monthly Open Mic on Thursday, March 21st from 6-8:30 PM at the Center at the Heights at 300 Hillside Ave in Needham. All ages, all abilities, and all musical skills are welcome. There will be free pizza, along with puzzles and...

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Garlick Press – Thursday, March 14, 2024

Garlick Press – Thursday, March 14, 2024

Thursday, March 14, 2024     District Updates   Needham Registration for the Go with the Flow Mosaic Workshop on Tuesday, March 19th is now open. The workshop will be held at the Center at the Heights from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM. The workshop will help create a public art installation for a plaza in Needham. The project will be led by...

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Thursday, March 7, 2024     District Updates   Needham The Needham Community Council hosts "Nurturing Hope and Resilience in Children and Teens During Troubled Times" on Wednesday, March 13th. This FREE event will be held from 7 PM to 8:30 PM at the Broadmeadow School. This workshop will be presented by Dr. Robert Brooks, a...

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Garlick Press – Thursday, February 29, 2024

Garlick Press – Thursday, February 29, 2024

Thursday, February 29, 2024     Legislative Updates     Yesterday, I joined my colleagues on legislation that will enable the Commonwealth to leverage the interest earned by the Stabilization Fund, which currently stands at a historically high balance of $8.2 billion, to bolster our ability to compete for federal funds and pay...

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Garlick Press – Thursday, February 22, 2024

Garlick Press – Thursday, February 22, 2024

Thursday, February 22, 2024     Presidential Primary Early Voting     Needham Early voting for the Presidential Primary will be available in the Select Board Chambers at Needham Town Hall from Saturday, February 24th to Friday, March 1st for all registered voters of the Town of Needham. In-person Early Voting Hours: Saturday,...

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