Dear Friends and Neighbors,
There is a woman just like me in the Ukraine. She loves her husband, is so very proud of her adult children and adores her grandchildren. She does meaningful work in a community surrounded by friends and neighbors. I am horrified by the horror she feels as she watches as her country is invaded and I am terrified by the terror she is feeling for the safety of her loved ones. She will be murdered tonight because of the actions as a craven despot searches for old glory and new powers.
There is no justification for this war and no excuse for the killing of innocents. I stand with our President and all those who condemn and seek to hold Putin accountable.
- In Needham, Town leaders are inviting community members to join them for “Connections: Cops & Community”, a three-part discussion series on policing in Needham that will help foster greater understanding and dialogue between police and the community. The first discussion in the series is, “History of Policing: Then and Now”. This discussion will take place on Tuesday, March 1 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at the Center at the Heights. To register for the series, click here.
- In Dover, the Town has purchased 2,000 COVID-19 rapid test kits for residents. If you were unable to pick up tests during the drive-up distribution events, test kits can be picked up in the Board of Health office Monday – Thursday from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For COVID-19 information in Dover, click here.
- In Medfield, the electronic recycling day will take place on March 12, 2022 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Transfer Station. This is for Medfield residents only and a Medfield transfer station sticker is required. For more information, click here.
- Through the American Rescue Plan Act, the Commonwealth has made $75,000,000 available to support small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds will be distributed through the “New Applicant Grant Program” and the “Inclusive Grant Program”. Applications for these grant programs close on April 4, 2022. To learn more about these programs, click here.
- The Department of Public Health issued a reminder to residents that there are free treatment options available that can be used to prevent severe illness and hospitalization from COVID-19. Treatment is available for people who are at increased risk of severe disease that test positive for COVID-19 and are experiencing symptoms (even mild ones). For more information on treatments available in Massachusetts, click here.
- Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are free, safe, and effective against COVID-19 and are available to individuals who live, work, and study in Massachusetts. To find a vaccine clinic, click here.
- Individuals age 18 and older are eligible to receive any vaccine or booster
- Individuals ages 12-17 are eligible to receive a Pfizer booster
- Individuals ages 5-17 are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine
- Massachusetts is now offering digital vaccine cards through the MyVaxRecords tool if you received your vaccine in the Commonwealth. MyVaxRecords utilizes your vaccination records from the Massachusetts Immunization Information System. To access your digital vaccine card, click here.
If you are in need of information, resources, or support please visit my website for a list of resources regarding unemployment assistance, food assistance, housing, and mental health. Additionally, for town specific information visit the Towns of Needham, Dover, and Medfield‘s websites.
If you are in need of assistance, my office is still accessible by phone and email so please contact my office and we will get back to you.