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 .

Garlick Press – Friday, January 5, 2024

Friday, January 5, 2024 2024 Report to the Community Happy, healthy new year to you and yours! Please join me for my annual “Representative’s Report to the Community”. I will share the work for constituents, our Towns of Needham, Dover, and Medfield, and the Commonwealth. Most importantly, I will listen and learn as we discuss your issues and...

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Garlick Press – Thursday, December 21, 2023

Garlick Press – Thursday, December 21, 2023

Thursday, December 21, 2023 May these days of family, friends, and neighbors bring you joy and hope. May the days approaching the New Year bring some time for rest and reflection. In a country and world in turmoil, the problems seem so daunting but we can heal the world by working on our own piece and trusting that others will work on theirs....

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Garlick Press – Thursday, December 14, 2023

Garlick Press – Thursday, December 14, 2023

Thursday, December 14, 2023 Event Highlight - Needham Public Schools State House Art Show Last Wednesday, we invited young artists from the Needham Public Schools to an art showcase in my State House office featuring their art pieces. Among the crowd were family, friends, school administrators, and art teachers. It is truly amazing to see what...

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Garlick Press – Thursday, December 7, 2023

Garlick Press – Thursday, December 7, 2023

Thursday, December 7, 2023     I join with family, friends, neighbors, and all Jewish people who light the candles of Hanukkah. We are living in a truly terrible time of darkness including the rise of antisemitism which is pure hate. It cannot and must not be tolerated. May the candle lights be flames of hope that we will all work together...

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December 1st – Needham Older Adults Resource Fair

December 1st – Needham Older Adults Resource Fair

Save the date! On December 1st from 11 AM to 2 PM, Representative Denise Garlick will be sponsoring a resource fair for older adults in Needham at the Center at the Heights. There will be vendors from local organizations like BID-Needham, HomeWell Care Services, and Senior Safety, as well as our own Council on Aging. Refreshments will be...

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Garlick Press – Thursday, November 29, 2023

Garlick Press – Thursday, November 29, 2023

Thursday, November 9, 2023     District Updates     Needham Needham Youth & Family Services seeks nominations for the Patrick and Patricia Forde Good Person Memorial Award. The Forde Award recognizes a Needham adult who helps make the community a better place to live through their volunteer work. The recipient will be a...

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Garlick Press – Thursday, November 9, 2023

Garlick Press – Thursday, November 9, 2023

Thursday, November 9, 2023     District Updates     Needham The Housing Needham Advisory Group (HONE) will be hosting an interactive community workshop today, Thursday, November 9th from 7-9 pm. The workshop will be held both in-person at Powers Hall and virtually via Zoom. Attendees will learn about multi-family zoning,...

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Garlick Press – Thursday, November 2, 2023

Garlick Press – Thursday, November 2, 2023

Thursday, November 2, 2023     District Updates     Needham The Exchange Club is helping the New England Center for Homeless Veterans in downtown Boston and is asking for donations. The New England Center for Homeless Vets has asked for Large, Extra Large, and XXL underwear bottoms for men and all sizes of tops and bottoms for...

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Garlick Press – Thursday, October 26, 2023

Garlick Press – Thursday, October 26, 2023

Thursday, October 26, 2023     District Updates   Needham Needham Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, October 28. From 10 am to 2 pm at the Needham Police Station, you can safely dispose of unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Needles, thermometers, inhalers, medical waste, or illegal drugs will not be...

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Garlick Press – Thursday, October 19, 2023

Garlick Press – Thursday, October 19, 2023

Thursday, October 19, 2023   Yesterday, I voted in the affirmative on An Act Modernizing Firearm Laws, a violence prevention bill that would update our gun safety laws. Here in Massachusetts, we have one of the strongest gun safety laws in the country and one of the lowest rates of death by gun violence. However, new technology and recent...

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