Rep Mirra Votes for Clean Energy Bills

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The House of Representatives voted on four major energy bills last week, all of which passed and were voted on favorably by Representative Mirra. Among the bills was “one that would update the Green Communities Act to give homeowners more options when it comes to energy technologies such as renewable, storage, electric vehicle charging; another […]

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House Unanimously Passes Opioid Bill

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House bill seeks to build on 2016 law by expanding treatment options BOSTON – In an attempt to address the growing state opioid crisis, State Representative Leonard Mirra, R-West Newbury, is supporting legislation to expand Massachusetts’ comprehensive 2016 opioid law by increasing treatment options for individuals suffering from drug addiction. House Bill 4725, An Act […]

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Department of Public Health launches campaign to highlight the dangers of vape pens and e-cigarettes

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Educating parents on the new look of nicotine addiction BOSTON (July 11, 2018) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health today launched its first statewide public information campaign to educate parents of middle and high school-aged children about the dangers of vape pens and e-cigarettes. The campaign, The New Look of Nicotine Addiction, seeks to […]

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House Approves Proposal to Boost Education Funding

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Bill will help communities address special education, health insurance costs BOSTON – State Representative Leonard Mirra, R-West Newbury, is backing a proposal to deliver additional education aid to cities and towns to help address rising special education and health insurance costs. House Bill 4730, An Act relative to findings of the Foundation Budget Review Commission, […]

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Back to School Backpack Brigade


The MA National Guard is hosting an upcoming event of interest to all Veterans, Military Families, Active Duty, and Survivor Families. Join the National Guard from 12-3pm at the Wellesley Armory as Operation Homefront Northeast distributes free backpacks with school supplies to military children entering Grades K-12. There will be activities, crafts, education information, and […]

August 11, 2018

College Knowledge Nights


The Massachusetts National Guard is hosting several upcoming events of interest to all Veterans, Military Families, Active Duty, and Survivor Families. College Knowledge Nights are coming soon. The events will provide plenty of information and wonderful resources for those interested in attending college. All Military community Families with someone interested in going to college – traditional […]

August 1, 2018

July Office Hours


Join Representative Mirra on July 24th at the Council on Aging in Georgetown, MA for office hours from 11am-12pm. Stop by to share your concerns, ask questions, or just say hello. We look forward to seeing you there! If you can’t make it on the 24th, feel free to contact our office at 617-722-2803 or […]

July 24, 2018

Rep Mirra Votes for Clean Energy Bills


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The House of Representatives voted on four major energy bills last week, all of which passed and were voted on favorably by Representative Mirra. Among the bills was “one that would update the Green Communities Act to give homeowners more options when it comes to energy technologies such as renewable, storage, electric vehicle charging; another […]

July 17, 2018

House Unanimously Passes Opioid Bill


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House bill seeks to build on 2016 law by expanding treatment options BOSTON – In an attempt to address the growing state opioid crisis, State Representative Leonard Mirra, R-West Newbury, is supporting legislation to expand Massachusetts’ comprehensive 2016 opioid law by increasing treatment options for individuals suffering from drug addiction. House Bill 4725, An Act […]

July 12, 2018

House Approves Proposal to Boost Education Funding


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Bill will help communities address special education, health insurance costs BOSTON – State Representative Leonard Mirra, R-West Newbury, is backing a proposal to deliver additional education aid to cities and towns to help address rising special education and health insurance costs. House Bill 4730, An Act relative to findings of the Foundation Budget Review Commission, […]

July 12, 2018

Mirra Supports State Funding for Dredging


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Check out this section of an article featuring Representative Mirra by Christian M. Wade of the Gloucester Daily Times. Read the full article here. State Rep. Lenny Mirra, R-West Newbury, said the cost of dredging projects is a budget-buster for many communities, and state funding is critical. “It’s an absolute necessity,” Mirra said. “The rivers need […]

July 11, 2018

House approves sales tax holiday for August 11-12


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Representative Mirra supports tax relief measure for consumers BOSTON – Massachusetts residents would receive a temporary reprieve from the state sales tax for the first time since 2015, under a House proposal designating a two-day sales tax holiday on August 11 and 12. State Representative Leonard Mirra, R-West Newbury, supported the proposal, which was adopted […]

July 11, 2018

Weather Update: Prolonged Heat


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Below and attached is updated forecast information from the National Weather Service concerning the continuing high heat indices and humidity. From the National Weather Service: Continuing today into this week … Today: Heat Advisory remains in effect and has been expanded into portions of eastern MA and central RI. Another hot one today with temperatures in […]

July 2, 2018