State Health Officials Alert Residents About Potential Measles Exposure

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Those exposed or developing symptoms are urged to contact their healthcare provider. BOSTON (April 1, 2019) -The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed that a person was diagnosed with measles in greater Boston on Sunday, March 31, 2019. During the infectious period, the individual went to locations where other people may have been […]

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Rep Mirra Votes to Fill Funding Gaps for Women’s Health Clinics

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Representative Lenny Mirra joined his colleagues in the House last week to allocate funding for private health clinics in anticipation of loss of federal funding. Read the full article from the Gloucester Daily Times here.

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House Votes to Counteract Changes to Title X

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Legislation sets aside $8 million to offset federal funding cuts March 27, 2019 – (BOSTON) – Representative Lenny Mirra joined his colleagues in the House today, passing legislation, which provides $8 million available to women’s reproductive health organizations in Massachusetts to offset the loss of federal funding through the Trump Administration’s changes to the Title […]

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MassDOT Informational Meetings

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Beginning in 2019, MassDOT will restart its rehabilitation of the Tobin Bridge and begin rehabilitation of the Chelsea Viaduct which together carry Route 1 through Chelsea, over the Mystic River, and into Boston. MassDOT is undertaking outreach on these projects under a unified approach known as the Tobin Bridge/Chelsea Curves Rehabilitation Project. Given the regional […]

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Representative Mirra supports $30M in home heating assistance for low-income seniors and working families


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BOSTON – State Representative Lenny Mirra, (R-West Newbury), recently joined with his colleagues to allocate $30 million in funding for home heating assistance for low-income elders and working families. The funding, which will help to offset federal cutbacks in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), was included as part of a $135 million […]

February 27, 2019

Storm Warning Wednesday – Thursday


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DATE: February 27, 2019 TIME: 1:00 PM SUBJECT: Winter Weather Forecast Wednesday –Thursday Situation The National Weather Service is forecasting a plowable snow event beginning late this afternoon and continuing through the early morning hours on Thursday.  While the onset is forecast to begin late this afternoon, there may be impacts to the Thursday morning […]

February 27, 2019

AG Healey Announces Summer Job Postings


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AG HEALEY OPENS GRANT APPLICATION FOR SUMMER JOBS FUNDING Program Funds Summer Jobs for Young People Across the State BOSTON –Attorney General Maura Healey today opened the fifth annual application period for grant funding for summer jobs for youth across Massachusetts. The Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Grant Program will use health-care related settlement funds from […]

February 27, 2019

Legislators Host Local Students at State House


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From Georgetown Wicked Local: On Valentine’s Day, state representatives Tram Nguyen, D-Andover; Christina Minicucci; D-North Andover; Leonard Mirra, R-West Newbury; Frank Moran, D-Lawrence; and David Robertson, D-Tewksbury, and state senators Diana DiZoglio, D-Methuen, and Barry Finegold, D-Andover, along with staff, hosted over 70 students from Andover High School, Brooks School, Lawrence High School, Masconomet Regional […]

February 27, 2019

Important Data Security Information


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Please see below for a comprehensive guide to protecting your identity online and securing your credit files. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 617-722-2803, email Beverly.Stables@mahouse.gov or fill out a contact form here. 1.  Introduction The ever growing presence of the internet in our daily lives can prove very beneficial, allowing […]

February 26, 2019

Winter Weather Advisory


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Ongoing Wind Event + Winter Weather Wednesday Situation MEMA continues to monitor a sustained wind event affecting the Commonwealth.  Winds are not forecast to be as extreme as yesterday, however gusts reaching 40-50 MPH are possible.  There is a continued risk for down trees/limbs, and continued power outages.  Winds may also limit the ability for […]

February 26, 2019

Prescription Drug Theft


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Check out this article from the Gloucester Daily Times regarding prescription drug theft in the Commonwealth, including legislators’ efforts to prevent such activity. State Rep. Lenny Mirra, a West Newbury Republican, said there needs to be a better system for tracking the theft of opioid medications that are finding their way into the illicit drug […]

February 25, 2019

MassDOT Advisory: Haverhill – I-495 North


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Daytime left lane closure on Tuesday, February 26 HAVERHILL – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that there will be a daytime single left lane closure on I-495 northbound in Haverhill between exit 48 and exit 49 on Tuesday, February 26. This left lane closure will be in place from 6:00 a.m., to […]

February 25, 2019

Facial Recognition Moratorium


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Representative Mirra was featured in an article by Christian M. Wade of the State House News Service on a facial recognition moratorium. Rep. Paul Tucker, D-Salem, a former police chief, said he wants the state to establish guidelines for use of the technology, but he doesn’t support a ban. “That would tie the hands of […]

February 22, 2019

February Gun Violence Working Group


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On Monday night, Representative Mirra hosted his monthly Gun Violence Working Group meeting at the Haverhill Innovation Hub. On the agenda: gun violence research conducted at Boston University by Dr. Mike Siegel. Dr. Siegel discussed the factors that seem to contribute the most to reducing gun violence, such as universal background checks, and some of […]

February 6, 2019