Methuen Council on Aging Grant

BADDOUR, BROADHURST AND L’ITALIEN ANNOUNCE GRANT SUPPORTING METHUEN COUNCIL ON AGING BOSTON – Senator Steven A. Baddour (D-Methuen), Representatives Arthur J. Broadhurst (D-Methuen) and Barbara A. L’Italien (D-Andover) announced today the Methuen Council on Aging (COA) has received a Formula Grant through the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. The Methuen Senior Center has been awarded […]

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North Andover Council on Aging Grant

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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Bill Eliminimating Statute of Limitations

L’Italien Co-Sponsors Bill to Eliminate Statute of Limitations for Sex Offenses L’Italien co-sponsored legislation to protect victims of sexual assault which was signed into law The bill would remove the statutes of limitation for the criminal prosecution of those charged with certain sexual offenses, including those against children. Currently, there is a fifteen-year limitation for […]

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Reopening of Bradford Fire Station

REPRESENTATIVE L’ITALIEN ANNOUNCES REOPENING OF BRADFORD FIRE STATION On the morning of October 06, 2004, the Bradford Fire Station opened for full-time business for the first time since July of 2003.  For the past six months, the station has only been open about two days per week and in the six months prior to that, […]

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Predatory Home Lending

Supports Protections from Predatory Homeowner Lending Specifically, this bill will: Set limits on the financing of points and fees. Prohibit prepayment of fees and penalties. Bar lenders from increasing the interest rate, if a borrower defaults. Forbid lenders from charging fees for modifying a loan’s terms. Ban mandatory arbitration for the settlement of disputes. Exclude […]

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Minors in the Workplace

Vote to Protect Minors in the Workplace   State Representative Barbara L’Italien voted in favor of legislation strengthening protections to all Massachusetts children, under the age of 18, in the workplace.   Facts of the bill are as follows: Took steps to further streamline the child work permit process. Strengthens Massachusetts child labor laws. Strengthens […]

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Representatives Support Health & Human Services Salary Reserve

Representative Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover) and Representative David Torrisi (D-North Andover) announced today that the House of Representatives unanimously overrode Governor Romney’s veto of line item 1599-6901, Health & Human Services Salary Reserve. The provision will provide $20 million to increase the salaries of approximately 30,000 health care and human service workers across the Commonwealth. Representative […]

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Bipartisan Effort Expands Community Care For Elders

Representatives Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover) and Barry Finegold (D-Andover) announced yesterday that the House unanimously approved Medicaid reforms that will help seniors who wish to remain in their communities and stay out of nursing homes. Implementation of the proposed change in Medicaid eligibility is expected to save the state at least $12 million annually by expanding […]

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Merrimack Valley Legislators Call for Equity in Funds

Representative L’Italien led the fight for a more equitable distribution of funds for the Connecting Activities Program in the Merrimack Valley. The program, which helps students gain employment experience and improve MCAS scores, was disproportionately funded in comparison with similar programs across the state. Haverhill- Led by State Representative Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover), the Merrimack Valley […]

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Legislator Votes To Protect Minors In The Workplace

Representative L’Italien voted in favor of legislation to strengthen child protections in the workforce and streamline the work permit process. The legislation updates antiquated statutes and increases penalties against those who violate child labor laws. North Andover – State Representatives Barbara L’Italien (D- Andover) voted in favor of legislation strengthening protections to all Massachusetts children, […]

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