Wednesday, March 27, 2013
State Sen. Jamie Eldridge represents Westborough.
Wednesday, March 27
By State Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) Governor Patrick’s growth agenda goes to bold lengths to move our Commonwealth forward and invest in the future of our communities. We can’t afford to watch from the sidelines as our roads, bridges and public transportation systems decline, nor can we turn a blind eye to the rising cost of higher education that is deterring tomorrow's bright minds from following their dreams. The years of cuts to Chapter 70 education funding, special education, regional school transportation and local aid have hurt the quality of education in our schools and divided residents in each community. Governor Patrick has proposed to change that with a revenue proposal that is fair and progressive by shifting the burden of …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Legislation spurred on by the death of a Hudson dog named Phantom would protect animals in abandoned buildings.
A Marlborough resident's efforts to find justice for a lab that died after being abandoned in a foreclosed property have culminated with the filing of a bill to protect animals in similar situations. "This is the bill that I want. I have been praying for this bill for two years and I am very, very happy. I want this law passed. I don’t want this to happen to any other dogs," said Lyn Gorka, a local real estate agent and animal rights advocate, who had spoken out for such a bill after being moved by the story of 2 year-old Phantom, who died after being abandoned in a foreclosed apartment. Gorka said abandoned animals in foreclosed properties is ongoing and being reported by other area brokers. "I want this to be called Phantom's Bill," she…
Monday, January 14, 2013
He encourages constituents to contact him.
Monday, January 14
To the Editor: I want to thank all of the residents who attended any one of the four Town Hall meetings that I held over the past month, after my re-election in November. I was pleased with the concerns expressed by my constituents, as well as the positive discussions that were generated out of these conversations. The Town Hall meetings were held in Ayer, Westborough, Marlborough and Acton, to ensure that residents from each geographical area of the 14 communities of the Middlesex and Worcester District had the opportunity to attend a meeting and express their opinions on legislative and budgetary concerns. The topics raised at the meetings included increasing local aid, transportation infrastructure improvements, reducing unfunded …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Clean Water Action says the legislation would have been 'the weakest bill of its kind in the country.'
Monday, January 7
By Elizabeth Saunders, Massachusetts director and Cindy Luppi, New England director Clean Water Action It’s the beginning of a new year, a time for reflecting on the previous year. This year, we don't have to look too far back to recognize one of the year’s pivotal struggles to protect children’s health. In fact, it reached its climax on New Year’s Eve in the mostly empty halls of our Legislature. A weak bill that would have accomplished little itself and prevented future efforts to reduce our exposure to toxic mercury was stalled, thanks to the leadership of some very committed legislators including Sens. Jamie Eldridge and Sonia Chang-Diaz and Reps. Ellen Story and Frank Smizik. These heroes recognized that passing this bill would land…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Join Patch at 7:30 p.m. for livestreaming of the Acton Patch and ActonTV debate between Jamie Eldridge and Dean Cavaretta.
Middlesex & Worcester District Democratic state Sen. Jamie Eldridge and Republican challenger Dean Cavaretta will be debating live on Patch at 7:30 tonight. Click on the box above to watch the debate live. You can also watch the debate on any ActonTV channel (Comcast Channels 8, 9 and 99 and Verizon Channels 40, 41 and 45).
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Patch and ActonTV will co-sponsor a live debate in October between the candidates at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the ActonTV studio.
Patch & ActonTV announce the joint sponsorship of a live debate between incumbent Massachusetts state Sen. Jamie Eldridge and challenger Dean Cavaretta scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 at ActonTV studios, 16 A Craig Road, Acton. Both candidates are campaigning for the seat in the Middlesex & Worcester District which serves Acton, Ayer, Boxborough, Devens, Harvard, Hudson, Littleton, Maynard, Marlborough, precinct 3 in Northborough, Shirley, Southborough, Stow, precincts 2, 3, and 5 in Sudbury and Westborough. ActonTV will telecast the debate live on all its channels: Comcast Channels 8, 9 and 99 and Verizon Channels 40, 41 and 45 – while Patch will provide live coverage of the event. Longtime Acton Town Moderator Don MacKenzie …