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I hope your holiday season was filled with light, warmth, family, and friends. I've continued my advocacy against the ill-considered Eversource Substation. This month I hosted virtual office hours and worked with colleagues and stakeholders to craft policies, regarding labor, housing, and the environment.
Transition Committees

I was proud to be asked to serve on the transition teams of Attorney General-Elect Andrea Campbell, Auditor-Elect Diana DiZoglio, and District Attorney Kevin Hayden. I am eager and ready to help guide these capable officials as they enter their first full terms and to continue my service in the Senate.

Back Bay & the North End 
Despite the cold, I was warmed by the company of so many friends, neighbors, and colleagues, at the Santa Drop in the North End, the Menorah Lighting in Copley Square, and the Tree Lighting on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. 
East Boston 
In East Boston, I had a wonderful time at the Mayor's Trolley tour and the Orient Heights Tree Lighting! I want to also thank you VROCC for hosting a beautiful & brilliant celebration of Dia De Las Velitas. 
In Revere, I dropped off a few children's coats at the 7th Annual Coats for Kids Drive, said hello to Santa at Revere's Annual Tree Lighting, and had a lovely time visiting with Seniors at the Rosetti-Cowan Senior Center's annual Holiday Party. Thank you Rabbi Lior Nevo for hosting a Menorah lighting at Revere City Hall.
In Winthrop, I had a wonderful time at the Winthrop Police Departments Holiday Celebration, and my staff had a chance to stop by the Winthrop Mother's Out Front Holiday party!
Thank you Treasurer Deborah Goldberg for inviting me to moderate an informational panel on the new resources!
Last month Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg launched a one-stop-shop for Small Businesses, that contains resources on business plans, technical assistance, training & grants:
Starting today North Suffolk Community Services has launched a 24/7 Behavioral Health Emergency Hotline serving Charlestown, Chelsea, East Boston, Revere, and Winthrop!

☎️: 888-309-1989

Comenzando desde hoy North Suffolk Community Services a lanzado una linea de telefono de emergencia para salud mental para residentes de Charlestown, Chelsea, East Boston, Revere, y Winthrop.

Para ayuda, llame al: ☎️ 888-309-1989
Si tiene preguntas:
Energy prices this winter will be as high as they have ever been due to conflict abroad. The Attorney General's Office has 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 with your utility bills
Thank you Greater Boston Visitors & Convention Bureau for having me speak at your annual meeting. As a Councilor, I proudly sponsored a tourism ordinance that grew funds for hotels & the entertainment industry from $7 million to $26 million. Congratulations to my constituent Leverett Wing President & CEO of Commonwealth Seminar on your election to the board of GBVCB, incredibly proud of you. 
Proud to stand in solidarity with Airport workers as they strike for fair working conditions. I’m inspired by the courage of Swissport USA workers, like the man at the podium, who walked out under threat of termination. 
Proud to have joined Gov. Charlie Baker, Rep. Adrian Madaro, and Rep. Jeffrey Turco for the ribbon cutting of North Suffolk Community Services’ new facility in East Boston! This new facility will serve people suffering from mental illness & substance use disorder. I also want to thank Brett Fiore for sharing his story of overcoming addiction and starting his own company.
Congratulations to the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of East Boston & Boston Scores on breaking ground on their new Family & Youth Development Center!
 I met with Mothers Out Front Massachusetts' Downtown Boston & East Boston Chapters to talk about environmental legislation, stopping pollution from idling cars at Logan, and clean composting!
Thank you to the team & volunteers at the East Boston Community Soup Kitchen for bringing light and a little holiday spirit to our families!
My staff was happy to return to their old elementary school, visit with students & talk about what it’s like to work in the State House!
In the News 
Renters who do nothing wrong still get evicted. Should they have the chance to wipe their records clean? - GBH

Gov. Baker Signs Firefighter Bill Spearheaded by RFD Captain Kevin O’Hara - Revere Journal

MA Energy Board Approves Eversource Substation, Putting EJ Community at Risk - Union Of Concerned Scientists

Edwards Secures State Funding Money for Community Projects - East Boston Times
Reforms slow to take hold at Zoning Board - The Bay State Banner

Edwards Secures Over $170,000 for Winthrop in State Budget; $2 Million in State Funding for Region - Winthrop Transcript
Logan Airport workers strike for a day over alleged unfair labor practices, wage theft -
Boston moving toward giving residents voice in 'participatory budgeting' - Commonwealth Magazine

Boston rolls out participatory-budgeting proposal - Boston Herald
Hayden Announces Transition and Community Advisory Committee - East Boston Times

Massachusetts Auditor-Elect DiZoglio Names Transition Team - Framingham SOURCE

Winthrop: A Year in Review - Winthrop Transcript

Andrea Campbell rolls out transition team - Boston Herald


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