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From the Office of Senator Boncore: Bill to Collect Vital Public Health Data, Establish COVID-19 Diversity Task Force

The Massachusetts State Senate has passed bipartisan legislation to promote equity and transparency as the Commonwealth continues to confront the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill, An Act Addressing COVID-19 Data Collection and Disparities in Treatment, would increase the amount of statewide, publicly available data as it relates to the coronavirus, and establish a task force to Read More…

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From the Office of Senator Boncore: Student Opportunity Act

The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed the Student Opportunity Act, an unprecedented $1.5 billion new investment in Massachusetts K-12 public education. Assuming inflation, over time the bill could provide an estimated $2.2 billion.  The Student Opportunity Act significantly helps school districts that serve high concentrations of low-income students. At the same time, school districts across the Read More…

Government

Take a Look at the Candidates Vying for State Senate Seat

It was 2007 when Anthony Petruccelli took the reins as the State Senator of the First Suffolk and Middlesex district in Massachusetts. This past December, after 16 years in the legislature, the East Boston Democrat decided to conclude his stretch at the beginning of 2016. Since Senator Petruccelli announced his plan to resign, several candidates have joined the race to fill Read More…

Government People

Anthony Petruccelli Resigns State Senate Seat; Special Election Likely

After a 16 year career in the Massachusetts Legislature, State Senator Anthony Petruccelli announced on Friday that he will be resigning his Senate seat in January 2016. The Senator will be assuming a role with Kearney, Donovan & McGee, P.C., a government relations and lobbying firm located on Court Street in downtown Boston.  “I love my job as a Read More…

Government

Redistricting Proposal Results in Little Change for North End / Waterfront House and Senate Districts

A committee of Massachusetts legislators has proposed new district lines for House and Senate representation based on shifts in population and an increase in minority populations. Changes here in the North End / Waterfront are minor with the neighborhood continuing to stay entirely in the House 3rd Suffolk District and Senate First Suffolk and Middlesex Read More…

Government

Petruccelli Solidly Wins State Senate Race Against Addivinola

Election results for the State Senate 1st Suffolk & Middlesex District race are in with incumbent Democratic State Senator Anthony Petruccelli showing a solid win against Republican challenger, Frank Addivinola, Jr. In addition to the North End, the district includes Beacon Hill, Cambridge, East Boston, Revere and Winthrop. With 100% of the precincts reporting, Petruccelli Read More…

Government

Republican State Senate Candidate Frank Addivinola Interview, Part 3

Angelica and Frank Addivinola, Jr. This is the third and final part of an interview series with the Republican candidate for State Senate, Frank Addivinola, Jr. who is running against Democratic incumbent State Senator Anthony Petruccelli for the First Suffolk Middlesex District. In addition to the North End, the district includes Beacon Hill, Cambridge, East Boston, Revere and Winthrop.

Read Part 1 and Part 2 of my interview with Frank Addivinola, Jr. and the interview series with Sen. Petruccelli: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

In this third part of the series, Frank Addivinola, Jr. talks about libraries, development, public safety, parks, technology, heritage and how he is differentiating his campaign in the State Senate race.

Government

State Senate “Degree-Gate” Investigation by Globe

Andrew Ryan of the Boston Globe investigates the college degree records of incumbent State Senator Anthony Petruccelli (Democrat), finding he does not have a degree from the University of Rochester as previously listed on his website. “Petruccelli, 38, attended the college from 1991-1995, but records show he did not graduate and “does not have a Read More…

Government

Republican State Senate Candidate Frank Addivinola Interview, Part 1

This is the first part of an interview series with the Republican candidate for State Senate, Frank Addivinola, Jr. who is running against Democratic incumbent State Senator Anthony Petruccelli for the First Suffolk Middlesex District. In addition to the North End, the district includes Beacon Hill, Cambridge, East Boston, Revere and Winthrop. You can read Read More…