Creation of Special Education Caucus

MA State Representatives Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover) and Tom Sannicandro (D-Ashland)announced today the formation of a Special Education (SPED) Caucus in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate, which they will co-chair. The Special Education Caucus is made up of a bi-partisan group of legislators who are interested in issues of funding and advocacy surrounding special […]

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Andover Council on Aging Grant

L’ITALIEN ANNOUNCES STATE GRANT TO SUPPORT ANDOVER COUNCIL ON AGING BOSTON – State Representative Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover) announced this week that the Andover Council on Aging (COA) has received a Formula Grant through the Executive Office of Elder Affairs for fiscal year 2006. The Andover COA will receive $29,614 to employ an Adult Social Day […]

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Methuen Council on Aging Grant

L’ITALIEN ANNOUNCES STATE GRANT TO SUPPORT METHUEN COUNCIL ON AGING BOSTON – State Representative Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover) announced today the Methuen Council on Aging (COA) has received a Formula Grant through the Executive Office of Elder Affairs for fiscal year 2006. The Methuen COA will receive $48,181 to coordinate bilingual outreach, volunteer, and social services. […]

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Georgetown Council on Aging Grant

L’ITALIEN ANNOUNCES STATE GRANT TO SUPPORT GEORGETOWN COUNCIL ON AGING BOSTON – State Representative Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover) announced this week that the Georgetown Council on Aging (COA) has received a Formula Grant through the Executive Office of Elder Affairs for fiscal year 2006. The Georgetown COA will receive $5,424 to support the meal site coordinator […]

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Boxford Council on Aging Grant

L’ITALIEN ANNOUNCES STATE GRANT TO SUPPORT BOXFORD COUNCIL ON AGING BOSTON – State Representative Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover) announced this week that the Boxford Council on Aging (COA) has received a Formula Grant through the Executive Office of Elder Affairs for fiscal year 2006. The Boxford COA will receive $6,046 to employ a part-time outreach worker […]

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DISAGREEMENT EVIDENT OVER REGULATING VACCINES THAT CONTAIN MERCURY

DISAGREEMENT EVIDENT OVER REGULATING VACCINES THAT CONTAIN MERCURY By Amy Lambiaso STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE amy.lambiaso@statehousenews.com STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 14, 2005 – Health care providers would have to clear their shelves of certain flu and tetanus vaccines under legislation being pushed by lawmakers and parents who believe there is a correlation between vaccines that […]

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HEAT Legislation Passed to Assist with the High Cost of Winter Heating

HEAT legislation passed to assist with the high cost of winter heating: http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/seslaw05/s1050140.htm  $800 income tax deduction for home heating expenses for individuals who make less than $50,000 per year/families up to $75,000. Tax credit of up to $600 for the purchase of energy-saving products such as high-efficiency furnaces, home insulation, new window installation, etc. […]

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Boxford Recycling Grant

TARR, HILL, L’ITALIEN ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE GRANT ENHANCING BOXFORD RECYCLING PROGRAM BOSTON – Senate Minority Whip Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester), Representative Bradford Hill (R-Ipswich) and Representative Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover) said today that the Town of Boxford has received a Municipal Recycling Grant administered through the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Boxford will receive 3,190 consumer […]

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North Andover Local Funding

TORRISI AND L’ITALIEN ANNOUNCE GRANT SUPPORTING NORTH ANDOVER COUNCIL ON AGING BOSTON – Representatives David Torrisi (D-North Andover), and Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover) announced today the North Andover Council on Aging (COA) has received a Formula Grant through the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. The Council advocates for older adult and works to identify and meet […]

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Signing of Autism Medicaid Waiver Bill

Representative Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover) today announced that the House of Representatives passed House 4177 – An Act to Maximize Federal Reimbursement for Special Education Services for Children with Autism. The legislation is now on its way to the Senate for engrossment. This bill directs the Commonwealth to apply for a Medicaid waiver to maximize federal […]

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