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Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I am the House chief sponsor and I testified on H.3152 An Act to modernize participation in public meetings in front of the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. I filed this legislation to require that all public meetings have an alternative means of public access, whether through telephone or the internet.
Despite the myriad challenges during the COVID-19 public health crisis, one positive has emerged: Remote participation in public meetings by board members and attendees. The remote option has increased participation in public meetings across the Commonwealth and has proven itself as a secure and successful tool to promote diverse, equitable and inclusive participation in our democracy. As public meetings return to in-person, I strongly support providing the public an option to view and provide comments remotely.
For more information on this bill, click here.
Yours in Service,
Local Updates
  • In Needham, the Needham High School Class of 2021 will celebrate their graduation with a rolling rally car parade on June 5 at 9:00 AM. All Needham community members are encouraged to line the parade route and cheer on the new graduates. For more information, click here.
  • In Dover, the Dover-Sherborn High School celebrates its graduation tonight. Congratulations to the members of the Class of 2021! To watch a tribute for the graduating class, click here.
  • In Medfield, the Medfield High Class of 2021 will celebrate their graduation with a rolling rally car parade on June 5 at 1:00 PM. Medfield community members are encouraged to help with the event or to support the effort with donations. For more information, click here.
Statewide Updates
  • Mass vaccination sites in the Commonwealth will begin to close over the next several weeks. Gillette Stadium, the Hynes Convention Center, the Reggie Lewis Center, Natick Mall, and the Doubletree in Danvers will finish operations by the end of June. For more information, click here.
  • The Department of Public Health has released guidance to stay safe this summer. This guidance includes information on preventing tick and mosquito bites, water and pool safety, window safety, and car safety. For more information, click here.
Reopening Updates – Phase 4: New Normal
  • Massachusetts is fully reopen as of May 29, 2021. For information on the Massachusetts Reopening Plan, click here.
  • If you are in need of resources, information, or support, please visit my website for a list of resources. Additionally, our local boards of health, the Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control are continuing to maintain websites with the most updated information regarding COVID-19 that you can access here:
Please remember social distancing and wearing a mask is the most effective tool to contain the spread of COVID-19.
In addition to these updates, my office is still accessible so please continue to reach out and we will get back to you.
Phone: 617-722-2380
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