Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Sound The Alarm to Save Lives

Every day, 7 Americans perish in a home fire. Most occur in homes that lack working smoke alarms. You can cut the risk of being killed in home fire by half with a working detector. That’s why I'm helping to Sound the Alarm. You can have free smoke alarms installed in your Lawrence, Andover or North Andover on May Saturday the 4th. To learn more visit

American Red Cross of Massachusetts


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Get Ready For The Gloucester Pride Stride Annual Walk

This two-mile walk begins and ends at Gloucester's Stage Fort Park at Noon on Sunday, April 28th. I hope to see you there.

90% of every donation goes directly to the organization designated by the walker, 10% helps fund the event and 2 annual scholarships. Last year they raised more than $42,000 for nonprofit organizations and community groups across Cape Ann!


Do You Shout Out For Trout?

If you do, then you will be happy to know that 2019 spring stocking has started! The state’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife is underway stocking 500,000 trout across the state.

You can get daily stocking updates, including detailed maps, at


Monday, April 22, 2019

Earth Day 2019

Today the world marks the anniversary of the Earth Day celebration which began in 1970. The idea grew from the efforts of U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson. His ambition -- foster greater awareness of our environment and create opportunities for us to share knowledge to be better stewards of our planet.

A lesser known, but vitally important tool in our work to protect our environment here in Massachusetts, is Article 97 of the state's Constitution. In 1972 voters adopted Article 97 as a new amendment to the Constitution to safeguard the people's right to a clean environment.

In part it says - "The people shall have the right to clean air and water, freedom from excessive and unnecessary noise, and the natural, scenic, historic, and esthetic qualities of their environment; and the protection of the people in their right to the conservation, development and utilization of the agricultural, mineral, forest, water, air and other natural resources is hereby declared to be a public purpose."

Happy Earth Day!


Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter

I would like to wish you a wonderful and happy Easter - one that I hope will be spent with friends and family. Perhaps we can also take a moment out of our day to think of those who are working today proudly serving our nation in uniform. Happy Easter!


Saturday, April 20, 2019

Massachusetts School of Law Animal Law Day

Congratulations to Dean Coyne and Dean Sullivan for another successful Animal Rights Law Day at the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover. A great opportunity to promote animal welfare in our state.


Friday, April 19, 2019

Spring In The Air

Harbingers of Spring at the State House - the Legislative budget process in full swing and the cherry trees in total blossom surrounding General Hooker in front of my office. Note too the hawk (above the MA flag) whose been seen over the building lately.