Health Connector Open Enrollment

Community Resources, Uncategorized

The Massachusetts Health Connector’s Open Enrollment began on November 1, 2018 and ends on January 23, 2019. For coverage effective starting January 1, 2019, members must select a plan and pay by December 23, 2018. Plan selection and payment after December 23, 2018 will be effective beginning February 1, 2019. Update your information. Eligibility determinations due […]

November 9, 2018

West Newbury Bicentennial Celebration


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


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


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


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

Lenny Mirra: A Common Sense Candidate


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

Rep Mirra Endorsed by Mass Voters for Animals


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


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


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