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Dear Friends and Neighbors,
The Governor has lifted the Covid-19 restrictions with the exception of hospitals, congregate care facilities, and transportation. The Massachusetts “State of Emergency” will expire on June 15 because of hard work and sacrifice of so many residents.
As we begin navigating our lives without state-imposed restrictions, we all face a myriad of personal decisions, as do our family members, friends and neighbors. In our day-to-day life we do not know all the circumstances and dilemmas in the lives of others. As we embrace our Commonwealth’s resilience let us do so with respect and honor the decisions of others.  Massachusetts is strongest when we come together in support for each other and our community.
Yours in Service,
Local Updates
  • In Needham, the Needham Human Rights Committee is launching “Countdown to Juneteenth”. Between June 1 and June 19 the NHRC will be posting daily action items on its Facebook page regarding Juneteenth and Black history. For more information, click here.
  • In Needham, the Needham High School Class of 2021 will celebrate the end of the school year with a 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 Building Committee shared an update on the Community Center. This update includes information for the upcoming Special Town Meeting. To read the update, click here.
  • In Medfield, volunteers are still needed for the Party in the Park for Medfield High School Seniors on June 5. They are seeking volunteers to help chaperone from 1:30PM – 4:00 PM or 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM. For more information, click here.
Local Calendar
  • In Needham,
  • the Planning Board is meeting tonight, Tuesday, June 1 at 7:15 PM via Zoom. The agenda for this meeting includes a discussion about planning studies to undertake this year. For the meeting information, click here.
  • the Needham Domestic Violence Action Committee is meeting on Wednesday, June 2 at 9:00 AM via Zoom. The agenda for this meeting includes updates on REACH and advocacy/policy discussion. For the meeting information, click here.
  • In Dover,
  • the Open Space Committee is meeting tonight, Tuesday, June 1 at 7:30 PM via Zoom. The agenda for this meeting includes Open Space and Recreation Plan update and updates from the Open Space Committee. For the meeting information, click here.
  • the Community Center Building Committee will be holding a public forum on Wednesday, June 2 at 7:00 PM via Zoom. This is an opportunities to learn more about the project before the Special Town Meeting. For the meeting information, click here.
  • In Medfield,
  • the Board of Selectmen is meeting tonight, Tuesday, June 1 at 7:00 PM via Zoom. The agenda for this meeting includes a discussion on the Medfield Local Rapid Recovery Program and a discussion on the Senior Tax Work Off Program. For the meeting information, click here.
  • the Affordable Housing Trust and the Planning Board will be holding the Housing Production Plan 2021 Kick-off Meeting on Thursday, June 3 at 7:30 PM via Zoom. This meeting will include a discussion about housing needs, priories, and strategies. For the meeting information, click here.
Statewide Updates
  • The Registry of Motor Vehicles has announced new initiatives to provide additional flexibility to its customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. RMV customers will continue to be served by appointments only at open Service Centers and customers who are unvaccinated will be required to wear a face covering for transactions. For more information, click here.
  • Effective Saturday, May 29, all remaining COVID-19 restrictions in Massachusetts are lifted, including the face covering order. Consistent with CDC guidelines, face coverings will be mandatory for individuals on public and private transportation, in healthcare facilities, and indoors at school for K-12 and early education providers. Non-vaccinated individuals are advised to continue wearing face masks. 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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