State

U.S. Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy Visits Fall River

Donna Motta September 15, 2017 Comments Off on U.S. Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy Visits Fall River

U.S. Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III, visited Fall River’s anti-poverty agency Citizens for Citizens, Inc. today. Kennedy represents the Fourth Massachusetts District, which includes the city. During his visit, Kennedy honored James E. Dolin,

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No Tax Free Weekend In Massachusetts

Donna Motta August 8, 2017 Comments Off on No Tax Free Weekend In Massachusetts

It looks like there will be no sales tax free weekend in Massachusetts for the second year in a row. While Governor Charles Baker has tried to push legislation through to continue the traditional

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Governor Baker Signs Compromise Pot Bill

Donna Motta July 31, 2017 Comments Off on Governor Baker Signs Compromise Pot Bill

Here is a press release explaining the legislation that was designed to ensure safe access to marijuana and recently signed into law by Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker. Governor Baker Signs an Act to Ensure

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Remember To “Buckle Up” In May

Donna Motta July 31, 2017 Comments Off on Remember To “Buckle Up” In May

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has signed legislation deeming May Seat Belt Awareness month. Former Fall River City Councilor Mike Miozza requested that State Representative Alan Silvia push for the legislation to remind drivers and

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Fall River Businesses Hurting with No Sales Tax Weekend

Donna Motta June 26, 2017 Comments Off on Fall River Businesses Hurting with No Sales Tax Weekend

The Bristol County Chamber of Commerce is pushing for the no sales tax weekend to take place this summer. The tradition was abandoned by the state last year, and according to Chamber President Rob

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Time To Take A Hard Look At Proposed Bay State Budget

Donna Motta April 3, 2017 Comments Off on Time To Take A Hard Look At Proposed Bay State Budget

State legislators are gearing up to consider the $40.5 billion dollar state budget proposed by Governor Charlie Baker for fiscal year 2018. That amount is an increase of $1.65 billion, or 4.3 percent, over

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Seatbelt Awareness Campaign

Donna Motta March 23, 2017 Comments Off on Seatbelt Awareness Campaign

A state representative per the request of former city councilor Mike Miozza is working with the governor to proclaim June as Seatbelt Safety Awareness month. This in light of the fact that Miozza lost

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Social Workers Plan To March In Boston

Donna Motta March 20, 2017 Comments Off on Social Workers Plan To March In Boston

Beacon Hill in Boston will be the primary site of the so called, “March for Social Work Values,” event held each year by the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. The

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State Legislature Is Working On Marijuana Legislation

Donna Motta January 24, 2017 Comments Off on State Legislature Is Working On Marijuana Legislation

Massachusetts Senator Mike Rodrigues says the legislature is scrambling to draw up rules and regulations regarding the fact that marijuana is now legalized for recreational purposes in the Bay State. The new law went

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New Marijuana Law Delayed by Six Months

Donna Motta December 30, 2016 Comments Off on New Marijuana Law Delayed by Six Months

Even though voters decided during the last election to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker recently signed a law pushing back the schedule for retail marijuana operations in the

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