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Your Tewksbury Today: L’Italien Honors TJ Callahan’s Pub Owner Dawn Callahan of Tewksbury With Unsung Heroine Award

L’Italien Honors TJ Callahan’s Pub Owner Dawn Callahan of Tewksbury With Unsung Heroine Award                Dawn Callahan, owner of Tewksbury institution TJ Callahan’s Pub, was one of several women from across the Commonwealth honored on Wednesday at The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 14th Annual Unsung Heroines of […]

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Your Dracut Today: Helen Dunlap of Dracut Named As An Unsung Heroine

Helen Dunlap of Dracut Named As An Unsung Heroine              (Photo from Helen Dunlap’s Facebook page.) Helen Dunlap of Dracut was honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2017 class of Unsung Heroines. State Rep. Colleen Garry (D-Dracut) recommended Ms. Dunlap for this recognition […]

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Newburyport News: Services sought for autistic patients

Services sought for autistic patients Many don’t qualify for state services By Christian M. Wade Statehouse Reporter BOSTON — When Beth Homand applied a decade ago for mental health counseling for her son, who has Asperger’s syndrome, she was turned down. Because her son’s primary diagnosis was autism, and his IQ level was higher than […]

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L’ITALIEN SECURES FUNDING FOR STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA, ALZHEIMER’S AWARENESS, MEDICALLY NEEDY CHILDREN, AND MORE IN SENATE BUDGET

BOSTON, MA: The Massachusetts State Senate today passed the state budget, which included several amendments sponsored by 2nd Essex and Middlesex Senator Barbara L’Italien, D-Andover. After three long days of debating budget amendments, the upper legislative chamber settled on a document to pass on to conference committee with the House. Among those amendments adopted into […]

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L’Italien hosts activist forum with 150+ attendees from across Merrimack Valley

LAWRENCE, MA: Over 150 people attended a political engagement in Lawrence this morning, hosted by State Senator Barbara L’Italien, D-Andover. Titled “Let’s Get Organized! Building a Grassroots Coalition of Activists in the Merrimack Valley,” the forum for local activists drew people from across the Merrimack Valley, from Westford to Georgetown, to New Hampshire, to the Relief’s […]

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L’Italien endorses Jay Gonzalez for Governor

BOSTON – Thursday, April 27, 2017– Democrat for Governor Jay Gonzalez received an endorsement Wednesday from State Senator Barbara L’Italien, D-Andover. One of the first state legislators to endorse in the gubernatorial, her endorsement comes only weeks after Gonzalez officially announced his candidacy for Governor. “I’m an enthusiastic and early supporter of Jay because I […]

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Beacon-Villager: Chelmsford agency hosts forum on disabilities

Chelmsford agency hosts forum on disabilities By Margaret Smith msmith@wickedlocal.com Monday Posted Mar 13, 2017 at 9:27 PM Updated Mar 14, 2017 at 9:18 AM Times are changing for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as those on the autism spectrum, or Down syndrome, or brain injuries. Their needs are as varied as the […]

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Andover Idling Trains: Meeting Recap

Late last month, I reached out with an update on the ongoing issue of idling trains in Andover – an issue that I know has been a significant burden for many of your families, for which I have been working diligently with partners at all government levels to find a fast and effective solution. I […]

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Idling Trains in Andover: Update & Next Steps

Over the past few months, many Andover residents have been increasingly affected by the ongoing issue of idling Pan Am trains. Thank you to everyone who reached out to my office to raise awareness about this problem – I know this is causing a significant burden for many of your families, and you must be […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $5.2 Million Loan to Fund Lawrence Drinking Water Infrastructure Improvements

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration announced on January 23rd that 70 projects, impacting 44 communities across the Commonwealth, are eligible to receive $580 million in 2% interest-rate loans to fund construction and planning projects designed to improve water quality, upgrade or replace aging drinking water and wastewater infrastructure and cut treatment plant energy use and […]

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