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This month I announced the  24 pieces of legislation that I am sponsoring this session. I have also been appointed by the Senate President to be the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Housing, the Senate Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee, and a member of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, Municipalities and Regional Government joint committee, Revenue joint committee, Juvenile and Emerging Adult Justice committee, and Children Families and Persons with Disabilities joint committee! I am proud to continue my work on housing policy in this role. 
Black History Month
My remarks on Black History Month at the Revere Human Rights Commission
Thank you Beam Center, artist Shervone Neckles, & Museum of Science, Boston for recognizing through art, the work of Black inventor Lewis Latimer who pioneered the process that made lightbulbs accessible to all.
I was honored to speak at the Warren-Prescott School for Black History Month!
Thank you, Representative Bud L. Williams, Wellness Collaborative, & Mindful + Melinated for hosting a successful 1st Annual Advocacy Day for Black Women’s Health & Wellness!

When I think of legislation, I think of you because you are me. Great to be on the panel with Brandy Fluker Oakley State Representative 12th Suffolk District, Senator Liz Miranda, & State Rep. Chynah Tyler.
My remarks on maintaining remote participation in the Senate.
The Sumner Tunnel will now only be closed for 2 months this summer July-Aug, & 2 months next summer.

Weekend closures have had a massive impact on the North Shore. I'm pleased MassDOT is creating a working group on mitigation for emergency response & traffic impacts.
Did you Know?
In 2013 over a dozen formerly enslaved people from Revere were commemorated by the City Revere for the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. 
Bostonian Phillis Wheatley was the first African-American woman to publish a book of poems! She made waves in the literary world.
Job Worrow, who was born into slavery, served as a Revolutionary soldier and then lived as a free man. He lived to be 100, and was a resident of Revere.
Revere Senior Water Discount
Attention Seniors in Revere: From February 1st-September 1st 2023 the City of Revere is accepting applications for the Senior Water Discount Program.

More information can be found:, by calling 781-286-8145, or by visiting Revere City Hall.
Virtual Office Hours will be continuing on February 28th from 5:30-6:30pm and March 14th from 6pm-7pm!
Horas de Oficina Virtuales continuarán este febrero 28th de 5:30PM a 6:30PM y martes 14th de 6:00pm a 7:00pm! 
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Love was in the air across the 3rd Suffolk District! My heart was warmed being with everyone in community on Valentines' Day! 💘 Thanks for the dance Councilor Steve Morabito!
Thank you Treasurer Deborah Goldberg for inviting me to moderate an informational panel on the new resources!
Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg launched a one-stop-shop for Small Businesses, that contains resources on business plans, technical assistance, training & grants:
Decades in the making, the new East Boston Police Station has ample space for community & represents what good policing is about: protecting community, serving community, & building community. Thank you to the Mayor, the City of Boston, and the Boston Police Department.
So thankful to speak to The Greater Boston Interfaith Organization tonight about the work I'm doing in the Massachusetts Senate on housing justice!
In the News 

Thank You, Senator Edwards - Revere Journal
SenEdwards Speaks to Human Rights Commission About Black History Month- Revere Journal
Senator Edwards and Representative Connolly Launch Housing for All Caucus- Revere Journal
Edwards Files 24 Pieces of Legislation in the 193rd Legislative Session - East Boston Times
Activists seek greater input in development - Bay State Banner
Sumner Tunnel to shut down for two months this summer - Boston Herald

Eversource catered to Kendall Square, rode roughshod over East Boston - Boston Globe


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