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Falco Advocates for MFN at State House

John Falco, Vice-Chair of the Medford School Committee, spoke at a rally at the Massachusetts State House on Tuesday, April 1st advocating the need for continued support for the Children’s Trust, a state agency dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and promotion of healthy families. For the past 15 years the Medford Family Network […]

In Support of Pay Equity

- State Senator Patricia Jehlen & Lisa Gurgone, Home Care Aide Council On April 8, Pay Equity Day, we again observed that women earn, on average, 79 percent of men’s pay. One reason is that “women’s work” — caring for the sick, elders, and young children — is far underpaid given the skill, effort and […]

Sen. Jehlen Celebrates National Healthcare Decision Day with Game Night

If you become sick or hurt, do your loved ones know what kind of care you want? Senator Patricia Jehlen is helping community members start an important conversation about end-of-life issues by holding a game night featuring My Gift of Grace, a game that helps everyone have a conversation that is often put off until […]

Senator Jehlen Chairs First In Nation Commission on LGBT Seniors

Senator Patricia D. Jehlen (D-Somerville) and Representative James O’Day (D-West Boylston), co-chairs of the Massachusetts Commission on LGBT Aging, convened the commission’s first meeting on April 2nd, 2014. Created in an outside section in the FY2014 budget, the LGBT Aging Commission is the first statewide commission in the country to focus on the needs of […]

Senator Jehlen Announces New Units of Supportive Housing Funded Statewide

Communities across the state are reaping the benefits of legislation filed by Senator Patricia Jehlen that passed in 2012, An Act Relative to Community Housing and Services. This legislation increased the state’s focus on the development of permanent supportive housing, determining numeric benchmarks for the creation of supportive housing, and establishing a target of 1,000 […]

Sciortino: I Have Learned So Much in Role as Legislator

State Representative Carl Sciortino, a Medford Democrat, is stepping down from elected office after nearly a decade in office to lead the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. He released the following statement to supporters today: I am writing to you to share some news. After serving in the legislature for over nine years, I have […]

Rep. Sciortino to Resign Elected Office to Lead AIDS Action Committee of MA

AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts announces today that it has named Carl Sciortino its Executive Director. Sciortino, a state representative from the 34th Middlesex District, will resign from elected office Friday, April 4. “Carl’s entire career has been defined by his work on social justice issues and his advocacy on behalf of those infected, affected, […]

Donato Participates in Legislative Advocacy Day for the Blind

Representative Paul J. Donato (D-Medford, Malden) and his colleagues met with Steven M. Rothstein, President of the Perkins School for the Blind during BLIND legislative advocacy day at the State House. Pictured left to right: Rep. John Scibak (D-South Hadley), Rep. Donald Wong (R-Saugus), Steven Rothstein, Rep. Paul J. Donato and Rep. Nick Collins (D-South […]

Senate Passes Transportation Bond Bill

The Senate on Thursday passed a bill authorizing $13 billion in capital spending over the next five years to fund improvements to the Commonwealth’s transportation system, Senator Patricia Jehlen announced. This crucial legislative package provides funding authorization for key projects across the state. Most notably, the bill includes authorization of $1.3 billion in state funding […]

Sen. Jehlen Gives Update on Transportation Issues

State Senator Patricia Jehlen (D-Somerville, Medford) provided updates on several important issues relating to transportation in her latest newsletter. The Senate recently unanimously passed a transportation bond bill. According to Sen. Jehlen, the bill includes all of the money needed for the Green Line Extension- $1.3 billion. “After over a decade of work by residents, […]