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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Andover Townsman: L’Italien works to preserve health insurance for children

By Christian M. Wade CNHI State Reporter Jan 26, 2017 BOSTON – A health care program that covers children from low- and moderate-income families could dry up, potentially leaving millions uninsured, without renewed federal support. Lawmakers in Massachusetts are bracing for that possibility, should Congress let funding lapse or tighten eligibility rules for the Children’s Health […]

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L’Italien’s Andover Town Yard Mitigation Fund Bill Signed by Baker

BOSTON – Governor Baker signed into law S2511, An Act creating a municipal services facility mitigation fund for the Town of Andover. As Andover prepares to move its public works yard, the legislation sponsored by State Senator Barbara L’Italien, D-Andover, allows for the creation of a fund to collect revenue from future use of the […]

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Supporters pack Sen. L’Italien’s campaign kickoff at The Chateau in Andover

Sen. L’Italien officially launched her re-election campaign June 8 at The Chateau restaurant in Andover. The turnout was overwhelming and incredibly appreciated — nearly 200 people including dozens of supporters from each of her communities – Lawrence, Andover, Tewksbury and Dracut. There was also a great turnout from the senator’s friends in North Andover, Methuen […]

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Sen. L’Italien Announces Re-Election Campaign

I want everyone to know that I am running for re-election for the Second Essex & Middlesex District! I turned in 597 certified signatures – double the amount required – to the Secretary of State’s Office and will appear on the Democratic Primary Ballot and November 8th General Election Ballot. It has been an incredible honor and […]

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Young People Pack Lawrence Forum To Discuss Important Issues

Sen. L’Italien To Bring Concerns Back To Senate To Shape State Policy, New Laws   More than 120 young people and community leaders packed the Lawrence Public Library auditorium on April 26 for a forum hosted by Sen. Barbara L’Italien to hear about issues that matter most to Merrimack Valley millennials.   Millennials — roughly […]

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