Kicking off the West Newbury Bicentennial Celebration

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Last Saturday Representative Mirra joined the town of West Newbury in their celebration of the town’s 200th birthday. This celebration brings the community together to celebrate their town’s rich history and establishment. To kickoff the celebration, the town was invited to a delicious pancake dinner, followed by a town picture in front of the Grandstand. […]

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Legislature Advances Fair Share Act

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June 12, 2019 – (BOSTON) – During a constitutional convention this week, Representative Lenny Mirra and their colleagues of the Massachusetts Legislature voted to amend the Massachusetts Constitution to place an additional 4 percent tax on annual taxable income in excess of $1 million to generate revenues for transportation and educational investments. The revenue generated […]

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Combined Sewage Overflows in the Merrimack River

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Thank you to the Board of Selectmen in both Groveland and Newbury for allowing me to bring attention to the problem of Combined Sewage Overflows in the Merrimack River, as well as all the work myself and other legislators are doing on Beacon Hill to make sure all our residents are safe and healthy. To […]

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Representative Mirra supports hands-free cell phone driving bill to improve road safety

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BOSTON – Saying it will improve safety and reduce fatalities on Massachusetts roadways, State Representative Lenny Mirra, R-West Newbury, joined with his colleagues to support legislation mandating hands-free cell phone use while driving. House Bill 3793 bans the use of a hand-held phone while operating a motor vehicle, and imposes fines ranging from $100 to […]

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AG Healey Announces Summer Job Postings


Community Resources

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


Community Resources, Uncategorized

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


Storm Updates, Uncategorized

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


District Issues, Uncategorized

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

Freezing Rain Warning


Storm Updates

MASSACHUSETTS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY SITUATIONAL AWARENESS STATEMENT DATE: February 6, 2019 SUBJECT: Freezing Rain and Ice Accumulation Tonight Through Tomorrow Situation The National Weather Service is forecasting that a mainly freezing rain event with some sleet mixed-in will develop starting between 6 and 9 PM this evening. Freezing rain will continue through Thursday morning before […]

February 6, 2019

Rep. Mirra Announces 2019-2020 Committee Assignments


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Beverly Stables, 617-722-2803 BOSTON – House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) has appointed State Representative Lenny Mirra (R-West Newbury) to three key legislative committees for the 2019-2020 session. Mirra has been named as the Ranking Minority Member for both the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses […]

February 4, 2019