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The Garlick Press – Monday, December 21, 2020

The Garlick Press – Monday, December 21, 2020

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I know so many of you are working hard to keep yourselves, loved ones and our community safe. Integral to this process is your ability to get a test as needed and participate in contact tracing as necessary. I wanted to share with you resources for accessing testing in our community and across the Commonwealth. Please...

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The Garlick Press – Thursday, December 17, 2020

The Garlick Press – Thursday, December 17, 2020

Dear Friends and Neighbors, If today, you have had enough to feed your family and yourself you are a fortunate resident in our Commonwealth. Friends and neighbors many of whom are children throughout Massachusetts are hungry.To meet this food insecurity crisis  there were many provisions included in the FY2021 budget to support programs to feed...

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Rep. Garlick Joins Legislators Testifying on Impacts of Pesticides

Rep. Garlick Joins Legislators Testifying on Impacts of Pesticides

December 10, 2020 Michael Moore, Chair Pesticide Board Subcommittee Department of Public Health 305 South Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 John Lebeaux, Commissioner Department of Agricultural Resources 251 Causeway Street Boston, MA 02114 Re: Scientific Review of the Impacts of Neonicotinoid Pesticides on Pollinators Dear Pesticide Subcommittee...

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The Garlick Press – December 14, 2020

The Garlick Press – December 14, 2020

Dear Friends and Neighbors, As the current legislative session comes to an end, I wanted to take a moment to explain to you the process legislation are moving through at this moment. As we enter the final weeks of the year, conference committees that have been negotiating differences in legislation between the House and Senate will begin filing...

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The Garlick Press – Thursday, December 10, 2020

The Garlick Press – Thursday, December 10, 2020

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Over the last month we have continued to see positive news regarding the progression of a COVID-19 vaccine. With multiple vaccine's seeking approval, the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan for Massachusetts was released on Wednesday. This plan takes place in three phases with the goal of distributing the vaccine...

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The Garlick Press – Monday, December 7, 2020

The Garlick Press – Monday, December 7, 2020

Dear Friends and Neighbors, At the State House above the doorknob of my office door to the hallway is a postcard with the following quote from Mary Anne Radmacher, “Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow." Our families, schools, local businesses, the Needham YMCA,...

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Rep. Garlick Letter on MBTA’s Service Reduction Proposal

Rep. Garlick Letter on MBTA’s Service Reduction Proposal

December 4, 2020 Secretary Stephanie M. Pollack Department of Transportation 10 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116 RE: Forging Ahead Legislative Comments Joseph Aiello, Chair MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board 10 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116 Dear Sec. Pollack, Chair Aiello, and members of the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board: We write today...

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Rep. Garlick Votes for Reproductive Justice

Rep. Garlick Votes for Reproductive Justice

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Thank you for taking the time to contact me regarding reproductive justice in Massachusetts. I wanted to update you that today, I voted in the affirmative to pass the FY2021 Budget Conference Committee Report, which include language that will reduce barrier to reproductive health care for women in the Commonwealth. The...

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The Garlick Press – Thursday, December 3, 2020

The Garlick Press – Thursday, December 3, 2020

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The MBTA is proposing a plan to cut services on the Needham line. The proposal is called “Forge Ahead” and is a response to decreased ridership due to COVID -19 restrictions. I am alarmed by this proposal because it seems to be a long-term solution for what we all hope, with the promise of a vaccine, is a short-term...

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