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Dear Friends and Neighbors,
This year as we approach July 4th, I am filled with the energy of going forth! It is with feelings of great respect for the suffering, hardships and uncertainty of so many people during the Massachusetts State of Emergency and continuing for many in the present, with an acknowledgement of lessons learned and with hope for health, strength, prosperity and resilience in our families, community, Commonwealth and country. Let’s “Go Fourth” together!
Yours in Service,
District Update
  • In Dover, the Town and I are working with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and Colonial Water Company on the recent occurrence of water discoloration for residents whose water is supplied by CWC. Regular testing has indicated that there are no health or safety concerns, but the Town is encouraging residents to contact CWC to report any episodes of water discoloration.

Community Cloves of Garlick


  • The Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization (MEMO) is holding its summer concert series on July 8, July 22, August 5, and August 19. The concert on July 8 will begin at 6:00 PM and is free to all.

Legislative Updates

  • On Wednesday, I joined with my colleagues in the House to overturn the Governor’s veto of requiring a new Holyoke Soldiers’ Home to be built under a project labor agreement. This is one section of H.96 An Act Financing the Reconstruction of the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, which the House passed on April 29.


  • On Tuesday, members of my office attended a virtual briefing on the prevalence of arborviruses, namely EEE, in the Commonwealth. Massachusetts will likely be in the midst of an outbreak this summer and discussed the efforts that have been made to reduce the number of mammal-biting mosquitoes carrying disease. Efforts include surveillance, risk calculation, and ultimately larvicide and adulticide.

Statewide Updates

  • The Paid Family and Medical Leave Act fully took effect today, July 1 for Massachusetts workers that need time off from work to care for themselves, a new child, or a seriously ill or injured family member. With the final piece taking effect, workers are now able to take up to 12 weeks of job-protected paid leave to care for a seriously ill or injured family member.


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.
Phone: 617-722-2380
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