Entries by Office of Senator Jason Lewis

Senator Jason Lewis Testifies Before Education Funding Commission

The Massachusetts Foundation Budget Review Commission recently held its first public hearing, and Senator Jason Lewis was pleased to deliver testimony to the Commission on behalf of the 5th Middlesex state senate district. The Foundation Budget Review Commission will enable a careful and thorough examination of current educational needs and best practices, an important step […]

Column: Supporting Our Veterans

With Veterans Day occurring this week and with the holiday season approaching, we should keep in mind and give thanks to the troops who are serving our country today and the veterans who have served in the past.  These are the self-sacrificing men and women who, along with the sacrifices of their families, have made […]

Column: Supporting Our Senior Citizens

Since 1930, the life expectancy for the average American has gone up from about 60 years to approaching 80 years.  As our life expectancies grow higher, we must do all we can to ensure that our senior citizens remain integrated in the fabric of our community.  From housing to healthcare to transportation and more, we […]

Melrose Awarded $500,000 Development Grant Through State MassWorks Program

The Melrose state legislative delegation of Senator Jason Lewis and Representative Paul Brodeur are pleased to announce that the City of Melrose has been awarded a $500,000 grant through the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development’s MassWorks program. The $500,000 grant is committed to the Essex Street revitalization project, which will create safer […]

State Senator Jason Lewis and Wakefield Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Marianne Cohen on Main Street Small Business Walk

State Senator Jason Lewis was recently joined by Wakefield Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Marianne Cohen on a “Main Street Business Walk” to meet some of Wakefield’s entrepreneurs and small businesspeople, and to hear directly from them the challenges that their businesses face and how state & local government can continue to be a productive […]

Senator Jason Lewis Reads to Children at the Malden Public Library

Senator Jason Lewis recently joined several of his youngest constituents at the Malden Public Library for the library’s weekly story time.  Senator Lewis and the kids read “Lulu the Big Little Chick” by Paulette Bogan, “Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie” by Herman Parish and Lynne Avril, and “Construction” by Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock.  Senator […]

Column: Combatting the Opioid Abuse Crisis

Opioid abuse and addiction in the Commonwealth has reached crisis level, and we need to take aggressive steps to prevent and treat addiction.  With no community and no family immune to the reach of this epidemic, it is critically important that we engage all members of our community to be informed and take action. That […]

State Senator Jason Lewis, Mayor Robert Dolan, and Melrose Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Joan Ford Mongeau on Main Street Small Business Walk

State Senator Jason Lewis was recently joined by Melrose Mayor Robert Dolan and Melrose Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Joan Ford Mongeau on a “Main Street Small Business Walk” to meet some of Melrose’s entrepreneurs and small businesspeople, and to hear directly from them the challenges that their businesses face and how state & local […]