In January, Massachusetts legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation considered a number of bills: The full list of bills is here: https://malegislature.gov/Events/EventDetail?eventId=2342&eventDataSource=Hearings I urge you to oppose the major bills: S.1807*, S.1808*, S.1809*, S.1859, S.1879, S.1900, H.3069, H.3072, H.3073. * Filed by Will B. Also in the mix are a few bills that may or may […]
The Senate will soon consider legislation regulating Uber and other ride matching companies. Although I have real sympathy for individuals who have money tied up in taxi medallions, I will not support legislation that will hamper the transition to the superior new model. I welcome feedback on every facet of this industry transition, but I am particularly interested in feedback on the issue of passenger security.
Celebrating the Courage of Community is the theme of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute’s 20th Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace taking place on Sunday, May 8. The walk begins at Town Field Park at Fields Corner in Dorchester and ends with a peace rally at Boston City Hall. There are multiple ways to participate from walking as an individual, creating a team, and fundraising virtually, to being a sponsor or making a donation. You can find all the details at this link. Wear purple if you walk!
The Watertown Community Foundation is now accepting applications for two 2016 spring grant programs. The application deadline is April 6.
Last week, the legislature reached agreement on legislation to control opioid drug abuse. The bill does a lot and I was pleased to support it. Compromises were reached on many of the key issues discussed on this site over the past few months.
Once a person has paid a penalty for a crime, we should let them put their past behind them. Last week, the legislature took one small step in that direction by raising the monetary threshold that divides misdemeanor larceny from felony larceny.