Representative Barber Leads Successful Effort to Ensure Meal Sites for Children Continue to Operate throughout the Summer

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BOSTON– Representative Christine P. Barber (D-34th Middlesex) of Somerville and Medford, led an effort along with Hannah Kane (R-11th Worcester) and Jay Livingstone (D-8th Suffolk District) that resulted in the extension of children’s meal sites throughout Massachusetts for the entire summer. Continue reading Representative Barber Leads Successful Effort to Ensure Meal Sites for Children Continue to Operate throughout the Summer

FLY FLAGS AT HALF-MAST TO RECOGNIZE OPIOID DEATHS

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By Bob Katzen

Team Sharing, a Massachusetts-based organization comprised of parents who have lost a child to an opioid overdose, is urging Gov. Baker and other governors across the nation to fly flags at half-mast on August 31, International Overdose Awareness Day, in memory of all the people who have died from an overdose. Continue reading FLY FLAGS AT HALF-MAST TO RECOGNIZE OPIOID DEATHS

Somerville School Committee, STA Paraprofessionals Reach Tentative 3-Year Agreement

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SOMERVILLE, MA — The Somerville School Committee and the Somerville Teachers Association (STA) Paraprofessionals Unit C reached a tentative agreement yesterday on a 3-year contract that reflects the City’s and District’s commitment to equity and the important role that Paraprofessionals play in our schools supporting and working with classroom teachers. Continue reading Somerville School Committee, STA Paraprofessionals Reach Tentative 3-Year Agreement

Somerville’s Phase II Reopening Schedule Matches State’s Timeline and Increases Safety Measures

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City-Required Site Safety Plans, Contact Tracing Requirements, and Cleaning Protocols Added to Enhance Safety and Sustainability of Reopening

Creative Sidewalk Expansion Efforts, Proposed Expedited Permitting Underway to Support Outdoor Dining Continue reading Somerville’s Phase II Reopening Schedule Matches State’s Timeline and Increases Safety Measures