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Malden Teacher Jennifer Hedrington is 2021 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year

MALDEN – Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley today announced that Jennifer Hedrington, a seventh-grade math teacher at Ferryway School in Malden, is the 2021 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year. The Massachusetts Teacher of the Year Program is the state’s top award for educators and annually recognizes excellence in teaching […]

Winchester Awarded State Grant for Shared Streets & Spaces

Winchester’s state delegation, Representative Michael S. Day, Senator Jason Lewis and Senator Patricia Jehlen, announced that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) recently selected Winchester as a recipient of funding under MassDOT’s Shared Streets and Spaces grant program. Shared Streets and Spaces is a quick-launch/quick-build grant program administered in response to the detrimental economic and […]

Malden Awarded State Grant for Shared Streets & Spaces

Malden’s legislative delegation and city leaders announced that the City of Malden was selected for the latest round of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Shared Streets and Spaces grant program. As a response to the economic and community impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Shared Streets and Spaces quick-launch/quick-build grant program provides for cities […]

What Voters Need to Know Before the November 3 Election

With more options than ever available for you to cast your vote this fall, here’s all of the information you need in order to safely and conveniently vote! Voting options for the November 3 General Election: Vote By Mail If you are a registered voter, expect to receive an application to vote with a mail-in […]

Senate Passes Bill to Limit Use of Step Therapy

On July 30, with the support of Senator Jason Lewis, the Massachusetts State Senate passed legislation to limit the use of step therapy, or ‘fail-first’ protocols that too often direct patients to cheaper medications rather than those more suitable to treat their conditions. An Act relative to step therapy and patient safety gives doctors more […]

Sen. Lewis Supports Passage of Bills to Advance Women’s Health & Reduce Health Disparities

On July 30, 2020, the Massachusetts State Senate unanimously passed three bipartisan bills to increase birth options and safety for pregnant women in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. One bill establishes a commission to address racial inequities in maternal healthcare; another increases options for safe, professional birthing care by licensing midwifery; and the third bill creates […]

Malden Legislators Announce Completion of Safety Improvements to Notorious Fellsway-Highland Intersection

On Friday, August 7, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) activated the traffic signal at the newly completed intersection at Fellsway East and Highland Avenue in the City of Malden. Malden’s legislative delegation and local leaders heralded the completion of the major safety improvements at the intersection. This intersection improvement project will have […]

Mass. Legislature Passes Breakfast After the Bell Legislation to Fight Childhood Hunger

On July 27, the Massachusetts Legislature gave final approval to legislation to fight childhood hunger and boost participation rates in school breakfast programs in schools with high percentages of students from low-income families in the Commonwealth. The bill, An Act regarding breakfast after the bell, would require all public K-12 schools with 60 percent or more students […]