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  • Klemens Myer writes: I submitted the following complaint to the MBTA this afternoon. I have redacted his name from this posting. I received the following email last night from one of my patients, a man in his 70s who travels to Dialysis Clinic Inc./Boston, 35 Kneeland Street at Tufts Medical Center, for hemodialysis treatments every […]
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  • Mary Mahony writes: Hi Will, I am writing to you in support of [the legislation] that bans gestation crates and veal crates. I am also very concerned about the Farm Bureau Bill. If passed they are not at all financially neutral and again, this could determine the fate of many animals in a very negative […]
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  • People have been asking how I feel about the flood of children coming across the border from Central America and the Governor’s offer to house some of them in Massachusetts. Clearly, it’s a tragedy that so many children would be feel the need to run away from desperate home conditions to a strange land. Homeland […]
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  • Nayla Rathle writes: Dear Senator Brownsberger, I hope you read my guest commentary in the Belmont Citizen Herald of last week regarding corruption of politics and the MaydayPAC. I would like to hear your thoughts. Thank you. Nice job, Nayla. I like anything that will help elect candidates who really want to work for the […]
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  • Yesterday, the Senate took up its version of the gun bill and moved it on to a conference committee with the House. The draft is about keeping guns out of the wrong hands and protecting against the harms of gun violence.
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  • Athena Health is offering grants for local health care improvements.
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  • The Senate on Thursday passed legislation to reduce the impact and prevalence of gun violence in Massachusetts. The bill calls for stricter background checks, enhanced penalties, new gun-related crimes, increased protections in schools, among other provisions designed to overall ensure a safer Commonwealth. “This bill takes the necessary steps to reduce the impact of gun violence in the Commonwealth,” Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth) said. “By supporting tighter regulations and increasing protections for our schools and children, we are helping to ensure a safer, more secure environment in our communities.”
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  • Yesterday, after a hearing that lasted all day, the Senate moved forward a proposal to protect access to reproductive health clinics.
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  • The Senate on Wednesday passed legislation to enhance public safety and remove barriers to access reproductive health care facilities in Massachusetts. This action follows the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down buffer zones across the nation, including the existing 35-foot buffer zone that was passed by the Legislature in 2007. “This bill takes a responsible approach to address the public safety concerns while also meeting the concerns of the Court,” Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth) said. “It is a resolution that will restore the basic rights that all women are entitled to when it comes to how they take care of their health and, most importantly, it restores the privacy and respect that all women deserve when they are accessing health care.”
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  • House and Senate conferees reached an agreement on a new sentencing structure for juveniles convicted of first degree murder.
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  • Chris DeLorey comments: Hi Will - I hope you will vote to lift the charter cap in underperforming districts (H4108). there are over 40,000 children on waiting list right now and you and I both know the main reason to vote against this is political. Our kids in Belmont have a great headstart and our […]
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  • Jonathan Kamens asks: In the news today is yet another story of a woman being raped on campus (this time at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York), reporting the rape to the college rather than the police, and being victimized again as a result. This is hardly the first instance of this, and […]
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