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Happy Holidays! 

      'Tis the season for family, thanks, giving back, and all-around holiday joy. I hope this season brings abundance, joy, and love. As we approach this new year, I reflect on the amazing opportunities to represent you!

      Next year so many glass ceilings are broken! I am proud to be alongside the state's first all-female Governor and Lieutenant Governor!
Some of my remarks from the EFSB Hearing in November 
The decision this past month by the EFSB to approve the East Boston Substation is short-sighted, lacks an EJ perspective, and is wrong. This was a decision for the next administration to make.

The community has spoken over and over again. No one supported the substation other than Eversource & the EFSB, they ignored evidence of racial bias, alternative locations, and rushed this to benefit corporate greed.

I can’t wait for 6 of the members to be replaced by Gov-elect Maura Healey. Maybe the new members won’t just show blind loyalty to Eversource.
Energy prices this winter will be as high as they have ever been due to conflict abroad. We have prepared a list of energy-saving tips & financial resources for anyone struggling to pay their heating bill. Everyone should be able to stay warm this winter. Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office if you require any assistance:
Financial Resources: 

Residents of Revere & Winthrop can apply for fuel assistance through CAPIC, click here for application information, or call: (617) 884-6130.

Boston residents can find information for fuel assistance here

You can also apply for fuel assistance through Eversource & National Grid.

For Eversource click here, or call 800-592-2000
For National Grid click here for fuel assistance, and here for electric assistance, or call 1-800-233-5325 for questions about your gas bill, and 1-800-322-3223. 

Click here for an FAQ about utility bills
Visit or dial 211 for more information on how to get help on your utility bills
I will be celebrating my birthday and one year since my election to the Senate on December 13th at 6pm at the ReelHouse on New St in East Boston. I hope you can join me!
Thank you to the Boston Athletic Association and Boston's Children's Hospital for working towards a healthier Eastie! Had a wonderful time at the first Neighborhood Fitness Series run/walk!
It was a beautiful day for the annual Halloween Bike Parade in Winthrop! Thank you Julia Wallerce & Bike Winthrop for organizing & congratulations to the costume contest winners!
🍂 Thanksgiving! 🍁
Thank you to United Way Mass Boston for providing over a thousand Thanksgiving meals to families in Eastie, the North End & Charlestown!
Thank you Rabbi Nevo of the Jack Satter House for hosting an interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration! Great to see Mayor Brian Arrigo , Councilor Ira Novoselsky, and Councilor John Powers!
Had a wonderful time with the Madaro Family Foundation Thanksgiving lunch & at the Revere-Winthrop & Eastie-Southie Football Game! Congratulations to Winthrop & Eastie!
I was proud to receive a Golden Bridges Award for stewardship of Boston-Irish partnerships from Donegal County Council, Derry City & Strabane District Council in Ireland.
Congratulations to all of El Mundo Bostons Latino 30 under 30 awardees! Congratulations to my friend Juan Jaramillo!
Loved being back in person for the first time with seniors at the
Action for Boston Community Development  North End/West End Senior Center!
I was happy volunteer at the East Boston Community Soup Kitchen! Thank you to Sandra & all of the volunteers that do the work every week!
Honored to attend Revere’s Veteran’s Day services & join with the Revere community to memorialize the sacrifice of Staff Sgt Charles McMackin who was finally returned home in April.
I was glad to attend the Revere Patriot's Senior Night vs, Lynn!
Had a great time at the Winthrop Women’s Health Forum! Thank you JC Monahan for your inspiring keynote! Thank you to Former House Speaker Bob DeLeo and Commonwealth Clinical Services for years of support. Shoutout to East Boston Neighborhood Health Center for sponsoring the flu shots!
In the News 
Sen. Edwards Receives Golden Bridges Award for Work on Boston-Irish Partnerships- Revere Journal

State clears East Boston substation for construction without 14 local environmental permits- WBUR

Watch out for broken glass- Politico

Edwards and Turco Call on MBTA To Keep Point Shirley Bus Service - Winthrop Transcript

Andrea Campbell will be Massachusetts’ first Black woman Attorney General - GBH

Question 4 passes, allowing for immigrant driver’s licenses, AP says - Mass Live


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