Should MA institute a tax on vehicle miles traveled?

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Representative Mirra joined this debate and wrote an answer for the Boston Globe, arguing that Massachusetts should not institute a tax on vehicle miles traveled. Read the full article here.

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Green Friday

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Baker-Polito Administration Declares November 23, 2018 as “Green Friday” Declaration Made to Recognize Massachusetts’ Christmas Tree Farms and Nurseries BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration has declared Friday, November 23, 2018 as “Green Friday” to encourage people across the Commonwealth to visit their local farms and nurseries for Christmas trees, holiday plants, and holiday decorating needs.  […]

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Community Preservation Act

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Representative Mirra was featured in a recent article from the Gloucester Daily Times concerning funding for the Community Preservation Act, which helps maintain public parks and preserve historic buildings. “We absolutely need to put more money into this program,” said Rep. Lenny Mirra, R-West Newbury, who backed the legislation. “It’s an extremely popular program and […]

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Warning About Unofficial Registry Websites

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The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles sent out a PSA regarding unofficial registry website. Please see the information below and be cautious when navigating the web. The official MassDOT RMV website is Mass.gov/RMV and is the only site that should be used when trying to renew a license or registration, schedule a road test, or process […]

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West Newbury Bicentennial Celebration


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West Newbury is preparing for its Bicentennial Celebration next summer, and the planning committee has announced two events in February to kick off the festivities. In honor of the town of West Newbury’ incorporation on February 18, 1819, a black tie gala will be held on February 23 at the Groveland Fairways. Tickets are $120 […]

November 5, 2018

National Adoption Month


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November is National Adoption Month, and Representative Mirra is hosting a Waiting Child Portrait in support. Our Waiting Child is Eddie, age 12, who is still waiting for adoption. The Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to provide adoptive homes for children and teens in foster care. MARE works with […]

November 5, 2018

$10M for Program to Reduce Violence


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Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill last week authorizing a series of pilot programs that will grant money to high-crime areas of Massachusetts. Representative Mirra was among 40 legislators who signed Representative Andy Vargas’s letter to the Governor this past summer requesting $20 million for a program specifically aimed at gun violence prevention. Crime and […]

October 31, 2018

West Newbury Receives IT Grant


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The Baker-Polito Administration awarded the Town of West Newbury a Community Compact IT grant this past month. The funds from this grant will go towards consolidating the regional school district’s Student Information Systems (SIS) and data management systems into one centralized data management program. Congratulations, West Newbury! You can read more about the grant program […]

October 29, 2018

Candidates Night


The League of Women Voters will be hosting a Candidates Forum on October 17th at Masconomet High School Auditorium from 7:30-9pm. The forum will provide an opportunity for local folks to hear from the candidates running for state office.

October 17, 2018

Lenny Mirra: A Common Sense Candidate


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Thank you to Allan Jason for the Letter to the Editor in the Newburyport Daily News today. Allan emphasized the need for bipartisanship at the State House and commended Representative Mirra for his work on preventing gun violence with Moms Demand Action and Gun Owners Action League. You can read the full article here. Representative […]

October 17, 2018

October Office Hours


Join Representative Mirra on October 16th 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 16th, feel free to contact our office at 617-722-2803 or […]

October 16, 2018

Rep Mirra Endorsed by Mass Voters for Animals


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Massachusetts Voters for Animals has endorsed Representative Mirra as a community leader who truly cares about animal welfare and is a strong state house advocate for animal protection and the prevention of cruelty. Rep. Mirra has cosponsored several pieces of legislation to protect the welfare of animals in the Commonwealth, including banning ivory and rhino horn […]

October 15, 2018

Bridge on Main Street in Newbury rehabilitated using $360,000 grant


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NEWBURY – Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito today joined Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, members of the Massachusetts Legislature, municipal officials, and local leaders to celebrate the completion of the project to rehabilitate the bridge that carries Main Street over the Parker River in Newbury, which is the first project completed through the Baker-Polito Administration’s Municipal Small […]

October 3, 2018

Red Flag Legislation


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GUN ISSUES – On February 1, 2018 Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to ban bump stocks, which are attached to semi-automatic rifles to increase the weapon’s rate of fire to mimic an automatic weapon.  The ban on bump stocks was included as part of a supplemental budget that was signed into law […]

September 28, 2018