NEWSLETTERS

10/01/21 TRAM'S TAKE NEWSLETTER

So much is happening in our district!  These past two weeks I have felt so fortunate to be able to attend a variety of activities in our community, from fall festivals to Eagle ceremonies. I hope you’ve been able to get outside and enjoy everything our towns have to offer, too.

9/17/21 TRAM'S TAKE NEWSLETTER

September brings back to school, and back to hearings in the State House. We’ve already been busy with more than a dozen hearings, some of them at the same time. But we’ve also been enjoying the beautiful weather, and looking forward to some upcoming Festivals in the district.

8/27/21 TRAM'S TAKE NEWSLETTER

I hope that you have enjoyed some relaxation time this summer. I’ve been catching up on my emails, responding to constituents, working on legislation, and watching the Olympics and Paralympics. Wow! There are amazing athletes in the world, especially those who have overcome physical obstacles to compete.

7/30/21 TRAM'S TAKE NEWSLETTER

The legislature has been busy in the last few weeks, wrapping up budget overrides and other legislation before August, when legislators will be spending more time out and about in our respective districts. We’ve held hearings in my committees: Labor and Workforce Development; Municipalities and Regional Government; and Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery, and we just heard public testimony for the Commission on Structural Racism in the Probation Service. 

 

7/10/21 TRAM'S TAKE NEWSLETTER

I have good news to report!  Yesterday the House voted on the final state budget as reconciled by the Conference Committee.  Included in the budget is one of my bills, An Act to promote safety for victims of violent crime and human trafficking, which helps victims who  have been helpful in an investigation or prosecution of serious crimes the certification form they need to help them apply for a U-visa or a T-visa.

The budget also includes over $600,000 in the special project funding for our district!  Now it goes to the Governor's desk for his signature.  I am grateful to my colleagues for supporting this budget; it's time to invest in our communities!

6/29/21 TRAM'S TAKE NEWSLETTER

PRIDE Month is winding down, but the Fourth of July is almost here! Let's enjoy the glory of summer while being mindful of precautions still in place for COVID-19, including wearing masks in certain locations (like hospitals and public transportation) and continuing to work or meet remotely in many instances.  My office hours will continue remotely; every first Friday of the month, 10-11am (including this Friday), or third Tuesday at 5-6pm. Sign up for office hours online at this link.

6/11/21 TRAM'S TAKE NEWSLETTER

June has been a busy month so far!  I want to congratulate all of the students who graduated from Andover High School, North Andover High School, Tewksbury Memorial High School, Masconomet Regional High School, Greater Lawrence Technical High School, Essex Technical High School, Phillips Andover, Brooks School, and all of the other local schools.  The Class of 2021 was forged in fire these past two years; you have proven that you can overcome obstacles and succeed.

5/28/21 TRAM'S TAKE NEWSLETTER

Starting tomorrow, May 29th, people who are fully vaccinated can resume most activities without face coverings. All industry COVID-19 restrictions and capacity limits will be lifted. Face coverings are still required for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in the following settings: public and private transportation, including rideshares; transportation hubs like train stations and airports; inside K-12 public schools and childcare programs; inside health care facilities including nursing homes, rest homes, hospitals, urgent care, behavioral health clinics; congregate care settings; and health and rehabilitative day services.

5/14/21 TRAM'S TAKE NEWSLETTER

May has been a month of big changes in the weather, in the State House, and in the COVID-19 pandemic -- all of them hopeful. That’s why we are switching back to our Tram’s Take newsletter instead of the COVID-focused newsletters of the past year. We will still have all of the COVID information you need. But there is a lot more happening at the State House as we, like the rest of the Commonwealth, get back to business. 

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