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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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Fresh Garlick – Thursday, September 8, 2022

Fresh Garlick – Thursday, September 8, 2022

Thursday, September 8, 2022   Dear Friends and Neighbors,   Beginning a new school year brings energy and motivation to do our best. Working with Dan Gutekanst, Anne Gulati, and their superintendent and school business office colleagues, H596 An Act relative to school operational efficiency, which I sponsored in the House of...

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Fresh Garlick – Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Fresh Garlick – Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 Dear Friends and Neighbors,   This past June, I voted in the affirmative on the VOTES Act in order to expand access to voting. With the Primary Elections coming up soon, I would like to share how this law will affect voters. The voter registration deadline for all elections is now ten calendar days before the date of...

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Fresh Garlick – Thursday, July 28, 2022

Fresh Garlick – Thursday, July 28, 2022

Thursday, July 28, 2022 Dear Friends and Neighbors,   Today, I am proud to announce the passage of Statewide Accelerated Public Health for Every Community (SAPHE) 2.0 in the House. The SAPHE 2.0 Act, which I sponsored, is a transformational bill that will guarantee public health services to ALL Massachusetts residents. This bill will...

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Fresh Garlick – Friday, July 22, 2022

Fresh Garlick – Friday, July 22, 2022

Friday, July 22, 2022 Dear Friends and Neighbors, This week I joined my colleagues in the House to vote in the affirmative on An Act driving clean energy and offshore wind. This sweeping bill is a transformational step forward and establishes Massachusetts as the leader in clean energy through a robust offshore wind program, advancements in solar...

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Memorial Day 2022 Remarks

Memorial Day 2022 Remarks

On Monday, May 30, 2022, I joined Gold Star Families, veterans, Town leaders (elected and staff), public safety personnel, friends, neighbors and children in Needham, Dover and Medfield to commemorate Memorial Day. Below is a video clip and text of the remarks I presented at the Town of Needham's Memorial Day Ceremonies:   REMARKS OF STATE...

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Fresh Garlick – Friday, May 13, 2022

Fresh Garlick – Friday, May 13, 2022

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The month of May is recognized nationally as Mental Health Awareness Month. As many of us know, over the last three years there has been a striking increase in the rates of mental health symptoms experienced by both young people and adults. Despite these known increases, we continue to see individuals and families...

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