Beacon Hill Roll Call – Regular weekly report – Nov. 22, 2013

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Beacon Hill Roll Call
Volume 38 – Report No. 47
November 18-22, 2013
Copyright © 2013 Beacon Hill Roll Call. All Rights Reserved.
By Bob Katzen

THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records the votes of local representatives and senators on five roll calls from the week of November 18-22.

ALLOW EARLY VOTING (H 3772)
House 142-10, approved and sent to the Senate a bill that allows Bay State voters to vote up to two weeks before a presidential primary or election. Another key provision allows people to register to vote online.

Supporters said it is time for Massachusetts to join the 19 states that allow online registration and the 32 that allow early voting. They argued both changes will increase voter turnout.

Some opponents said they are Continue reading Beacon Hill Roll Call – Regular weekly report – Nov. 22, 2013

2014 Nominations for Director’s Awards Extended and Interviews with 2013 Winners

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May is Preservation Month in Somerville each year and an opportunity to publicize, and celebrate all of the historic features in our community. One significant part of this month is the Preservation Awards Program which is uniquely different from other communities’ award program because it involves

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