Entries by Jason Lewis

Legislators Submit Letter to MBTA, Keolis Expressing Serious Concerns over Commuter Rail Service Cuts

Joined by a number of legislative colleagues, Senator Jason Lewis submitted a letter to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Keolis Commuter Services, the private operator contracted to operate the commuter rail lines, expressing serious concerns over announced service cuts, made without meaningful public input, to the commuter rail schedules for the Haverhill and […]

Senator Jason Lewis to Host Forum on Substance Abuse and Opioid Addiction

Continuing his “Community Conversations” issue discussions, Senator Jason Lewis is excited to announce the fifth forum in the series, which will focus on the latest developments at the state, regional, and local levels to combat substance abuse and opioid addiction in our communities.  “Community Conversations” are issue discussions that are being held in each community […]

Senator Jason Lewis Commends Release of Foundation Budget Review Commission Report

Having long recognized the urgent need for reform of the Commonwealth’s Chapter 70 school funding formula, Senator Jason Lewis applauds the recent release of recommendations by the Foundation Budget Review Commission (FBRC).  The FBRC, consisting of a diverse range of legislators, state administrators, educators, and business leaders, was created by the Legislature to review the […]

Column: Supporting Our Veterans

With Veterans Day upon us and with the holiday season approaching, we owe it to recall the sacrifices made and give thanks to the troops who are serving our country today and the veterans who have served in the past.  Joined by the sacrifices made by their families, their bravery and selflessness have made possible […]

Column: A Pivotal Time for Energy Policy in the Commonwealth

Earlier this month we held our most recent Community Conversation discussion forum on the future of energy policy and the environment in our communities and the Commonwealth.  This topic is particularly timely given the discussions occurring on Beacon Hill right now regarding the formulation of a comprehensive energy bill that will help guide energy and […]

Senator Jason Lewis Holds Forum on Energy and Environmental Priorities

Senator Jason Lewis held a public forum on energy and environmental priorities at the Jenks Center in Winchester as a part of his ongoing Community Conversations issue discussion series.  The forum was attended by over 60 area residents.  Featured speakers included Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton, Environmental League of Massachusetts Executive […]

Column: Expanding Efforts to Prevent Opioid Addiction

I recently attended the first annual recognition night of the Stoneham Substance Abuse Coalition.  This organization, like similar coalitions in many of our communities, brings together parents, students, educators, law enforcement, healthcare providers, and elected officials to combat the scourge of substance abuse and addiction, particularly among young people.  For me, the highlight of the […]

Senator Jason Lewis Raises Concerns at Hearing on Homeowners Insurance Rate Hikes

At a recent hearing of the Massachusetts Senate’s Post Audit and Oversight Committee, Senator Jason Lewis voiced concerns to Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner Dan Judson over recent large increases in homeowner’s insurance rates and a lack of transparency in the Division of Insurance’s process for evaluating carriers’ rate increase requests. The Division of Insurance (DOI) recently […]

Senator Jason Lewis to Host Forum on Energy and Environmental Priorities

Continuing his “Community Conversations” issue discussions, Senator Jason Lewis is excited to announce the fourth forum in the series, which will focus on exploring the future of energy policy and the environment in the Commonwealth and in our cities and towns.  “Community Conversations” are issue discussions that are being held in each community of the […]

Column: The Contributions of Immigrant Entrepreneurs

I participated recently in a fascinating event organized by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and the Immigrant Learning Center.  Entitled “Immigrant Entrepreneurs Revitalizing Malden,” it was a walking tour of the City of Malden’s downtown, featuring stories shared by immigrant small business owners as we moved from shop to shop. I was struck by the […]