Monday, May 20, 2019

Gloucester Job Fair Tuesday

Tomorrow's job fair will have more than 32 employers at the Kyrouz Auditorium at Gloucester City Hall from 10 AM to 1 PM.  Parking for this event is available at the 14C2/Harbor Parking Lot, near Gloucester House Restaurant. MassHire will offer Rapid Response Services for National Fish and Seafood displace workers.

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with employers with a variety of available jobs!  


27th Annual #Rockport Emergency Medical Service Day

EMS Day featured great displays and demonstrations which included Rockport’s Ambulance, Fire, Harbor, Police and Forest Fire Services, the Coast Guard and TALLY'S TRUCK CENTER INC.

Thanks to everyone who participated, and who serves every day on behalf of public safety!


Friday, May 17, 2019

MassDOT Advisory: Newbury – I-95 Northbound Exit 56

Temporary daytime off-ramp ramp closure on Saturday

NEWBURY – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced there will be a temporary closure of the I-95 northbound Exit 56 (Scotland Road) off-ramp on Saturday May 18, from approximately 8 a.m., to 3 p.m.

This closure is necessary to allow crews to safely and effectively conduct construction operations. Travel lanes on the I-95 northbound mainline will not be impacted during these operations.

Throughout this time, travelers on I-95 northbound seeking to utilize the Exit 56 off-ramp will be detoured to Exit 57 (Route 113) and then directed to reverse direction onto I-95 southbound.

Signs, traffic control devices, temporary detour signs and variable message boards will be used to guide drivers through the work zone. MassDOT encourages drivers to reduce speed and use caution while approaching and traveling through the work zone and to allow for extra time through this area. All work is weather dependent and is subject to change without notice.

For more information on traffic conditions travelers are encouraged to:
• Dial 511 and select a route to hear real-time conditions.
• Visit, a website which provides real-time traffic and incident advisory information, and allows users to subscribe to text and email alerts for traffic conditions.
• Follow MassDOT on Twitter @MassDOT to receive regular updates on road and traffic conditions.


Thursday, May 16, 2019

O’Malley School of Gloucester Visits the State House

Today, we had a great visit at the State House from the 8th Grade students from the O’Malley School in Gloucester. They were led by their teacher, Jennifer McKay as part of their civics class. Currently, they learning about local, state and federal government and their first stop today was the Massachusetts State Senate.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

North Shore Health Project 30th Anniversary

Last night at the Beauport Hotel, the North Shore Health Project presented their 10th Annual Health Activist Award to Governor Charlie Baker.

The Health Project is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary this year and they wanted to recognize the efforts that Governor Baker has made to put our state in a leadership role of fighting the opioid and heroin epidemic. We have , doubled spending on prevention, education, treatment, and recovery and he has signed two major bills that have served as models for other states. The Health Project continues to be a vital service agency for the Cape Ann area and greater Essex County.

The program included presentations by Representative Ann Margaret Ferrante, Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken and me. Congratulations Governor.


Monday, May 13, 2019

Sudden Closure of National Fish And Seafood Harms Cape Ann Families

150 families have been directly impacted by the surprising and unwelcome news of the immediate closure of National Fish & Seafood’s Gloucester facility. Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken has reached out to Governor Charlie Baker and his administration, Representative Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante and I to marshal resources to aid all of those who are being impacted.

The state’s Office of Business Development has activated its Rapid Response team to help navigate the process of filing unemployment insurance claims, connections with career resource centers, and more. First steps include:
* Informing them of their eligibility and benefits as laid off workers
* Answering their questions about job search and unemployment insurance
* Registering and refer them to One Stop Career Centers
* Conducting a survey of employee needs (such as retraining and skills upgrading)
* Orieningt them to the content and timetables of the various on-site services

In addition, the Mayor has points of contact Jim Destino, her Chief Administrative Officer at and Jill Cahill, Community Development Director at

The leaders of the Fishing Partnership Support Services have activated resources to help with insurance information. More information will be developing and I will update this page shortly.


Saturday, May 11, 2019

North Reading Selectmen Retirement

Serving in elected public office as a local official takes tireless effort and boundless commitment, two attributes, of many, possessed by Michael Prisco and Bob Mauceri who retired this week from the North Reading Selectboard.

Very appreciative of their many years of dedicated service to North Reading.