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How to Protect Your Data in Light of the Equifax Cyber Theft

Earlier this month, consumer credit reporting agency Equifax reported a cyber attack affecting the data of approximately 143 million Americans. The scope of the data breach combined with the character of the data stolen amounts to an unprecedented cyber theft – here’s more information and tips on how to keep your data safe: What happened […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Barbara L’Italien Opens Congressional Exploratory Committee

State Senator Launches Committee to Explore Run for 3rd District Seat ANDOVER, MA — State Senator Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover) today announced the launch of an exploratory committee for the 3rd Congressional District of Massachusetts. She becomes the first woman and only elected official to take this step toward a run to succeed Congresswoman Niki Tsongas. […]

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Sen. L’Italien providing school supplies to students in need

August 28, 2017 The Office of State Senator Barbara L’Italien is supplying sack packs containing school supplies to students in need in the 2nd Essex and Middlesex District this back-to-school season.                 The colorful drawstring bags contain essential items including pens, pencils, erasers, and crayons. The bags themselves […]

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Delivering for the District: MBTA Halts Monopole Project

MBTA WI-FI MONOPOLE PROJECT WILL NOT ADVANCE Local Activism, Led by Senator L’Italien, Halts Harmful Project August 10, 2017 BOSTON – The MBTA today announced that it will reject the proposed implementation of approximately 320 seventy-foot Wi-Fi monopoles along the Commuter Rail, in more than 60 communities including Andover. “This is a huge win for […]

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AG FUNDS SUMMER YOUTH JOBS IN LAWRENCE Over $18,000 Awarded in Grant Funding for Lawrence Organizations to Hire Young People BOSTON – The Office of Attorney General Maura Healey earlier this month awarded grant funding to 70 organizations across the state to fund summer jobs for local youth focused on health and well-being, including $18,744 […]

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Senate Passes Bill to Provide Municipalities More Options to Adjust Property Taxes

Senate Passes Bill to Provide Municipalities More Options to Adjust Property Taxes Expands local options to help low income seniors, military personnel, and the disabled. BOSTON – Today the Massachusetts Senate approved a bill that provides better flexibility to cities and towns on property tax abatements. An Act improving real property tax abatements, application deadlines, […]

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Legislature Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

On July 21st, 2017, the Massachusetts Legislature passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act which guarantees reasonable accommodations and safety measures for pregnant workers. The legislation makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against, refuse to employ, or terminate an individual due to pregnancy or a condition related to pregnancy, including lactation or the need […]

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Lowell Sun: Lawmakers pushed to back earlier dyslexia screening

Lawmakers pushed to back earlier dyslexia screening By Colin A. Young, State House News Service UPDATED:   07/12/2017 07:49:50 AM EDT BOSTON — Parents, educators and medical professionals pushed lawmakers Tuesday to support earlier screening for dyslexia so that children can receive the additional help they need before falling behind their peers. “We know that […]

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