- Barbara Jessel
Why I Support Barbara
As an influential and respected legislator, Barbara L'Italien has been extremely effective helping Boxford with issues including stabilizing regional transportation aid for Masco, Community Preservation Act refinement and funding, reforming the Essex Regional Retirement Board, and taking steps to provide safe drinking water for those who live in the I-95 corridor.
- Louise Kress
Why I Support Barbara
As Vice-Chair of Ways and Means Barbara played a crucial role in getting the state to fund a study of the salt shed issue in Boxford.
It has taken years to get the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to address this issue, and it is because of Barbara that we are finally making headway.
- Chuck Costello
Barbara's work with Republican colleagues was instrumental in passing important legislation necessary to find a solution to the I-95 salt issue. She has demonstrated an ability to rise above political bickering and work with both sides to get things done.
- Peter Perkins
Barbara's bipartisan style is what makes her so effective. By working with both sides she was able to help us with the Route 133 reconstruction project, which benefited Republicans and Democrats alike.
- Mary Anne Nay
As State Representative, Barbara L'Italien was active and quickly responsive to the needs of our senior citizen population.
Barbara will always feel an intimate connection to Boxford, having spent three of her college years providing overnight care for Anna Nason, an accomplished art teacher and member of one of Boxford’s long-time families.
Barbara holds regular office hours at the Boxford Senior Center and works with Masconomet High School each year to arrange a State House internship for a Boxford student.
Top Priorities for Boxford
Solving the Boxford salt shed problem that is causing ground water contamination.
Working with the local delegation and FEMA to facilitate payment to reconstruct a culvert damaged in the March floods.
Advocating with the School Building Authority to seek reimbursement for school roof replacement costs.
Accomplishments for Boxford
- Education Funding – $1,555,974
- General Aid – $411,171
- Advocating with School Building Authority to consider paying for school roof replacement
- Language in the FY11 budget for determining how and why the watershed was contaminated and to create a clean-up plan
- Volunteer firefighter equipment
- Cargill Fields purchase
- Highway Safety Grant
- Community Policing Grant
- Working on repair of Parker River culvert on route 133
- Resurface of route 97
- Reconstruction and repaving of Route 97
- Renovation of historic Lincoln Hall as a community space
- Directed a neighborhood towards information regarding appeal of an inappropriate 40B development