February 2021

February 28, 2021

WWLP: Senator Jo Comerford and MBLLC give Black Excellence Award to Vince Jackson

February 26, 2021

MassLive: ‘Textbook case study of structural racism’: Lawmakers press Baker administration on COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The Recorder: Selectboards push for increased focus on local COVID-19 vaccination sites

February 25, 2021

The Sun: In the hot seat, Charlie Baker, PrepMod CEO called before coronavirus oversight committee

WWLP: Governor Baker, state, and health officials testify in hearing on COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The Recorder: State officials discuss water infrastructure funding

Boston Herald: Charlie Baker, PrepMod creator testify on Massachusetts coronavirus vaccine rollout issues

Boston Herald: PrepMod creator calls for ‘all hands on deck’ after Massachusetts vaccine website woes

The Recorder: Safety barriers to be installed at French King Bridge in 2022

WBZ-TV: Mass. Governor Grilled By State Lawmakers On COVID Vaccine Rollout

The Salem News: 50,000 available vaccine appointments quickly snatched up

February 24, 2021

Boston.com: Ahead of hearing, COVID-19 oversight committee co-chair disputes Charlie Baker’s ‘false choice’ on vaccine rollout

Western Mass Politics & Insight: The 413’s Jo Comerford Has a Starring Role in Next Episode of Vaccine Drama…

Boston University News Service: Gov. Baker unveils vaccine outreach funding, new appointment openings ahead of COVID-19 committee testimony

Framingham SOURCE: Gov. Baker & Healthcare Secretary Sudders To Testify at COVID Vaccine Oversight Hearing Thursday

February 22, 2021

The Boston Globe: ‘We don’t have any good answers.’ Local leaders frustrated with Baker’s decision to stop sending doses to local vaccination sites

The Boston Globe: Legislature drops deference to Baker as it more stridently questions vaccine rollout

The Sun Chronicle: Attleboro state lawmaker files bill to modify ‘high-stakes’ MCAS

February 20, 2021

Metro West Daily News: Political Notebook: Plenty more vexation over state vaccination

February 19, 2021

Daily Hampshire Gazette: COVID-19 committee wants to hear directly from Baker

MassLive: Homeowners with crumbling foundations could get tax break, fee waivers under Sen. Anne M. Gobi’s pyrrhotite bill

NBC Boston: Baker to Attend Mass. Vaccine Rollout Oversight Hearing, Lawmaker Says

The Recorder: Beacon Hill Roll Call: Feb. 8 to Feb. 12, 2021

February 18, 2021

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Volume overwhelms state vaccination website

Boston Herald: Charlie Baker furious over Massachusetts coronavirus vaccine website crash: ‘My hair’s on fire!’

Boston Herald: Dems pitch wealth tax despite pledge for no new taxes by House leadership 

The Eagle Tribune: Angry Baker promises vaccination site improvements

Boston.com: Charlie Baker is under fire — again — for COVID-19 vaccine signup problems

February 17, 2021

Boston Herald: Massachusetts legislature to hold oversight hearings on state’s ‘confusing’ coronavirus vaccine roll out

February 15, 2021

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Legislators get new committee assignments; Comerford to co-chair joint panel on pandemic response

Amherst Bulletin: Around Amherst: Businesses get boost from state Winter Pivot grants

New England Public Media: Three Western Mass. Legislators Tapped To Head New Committees On Beacon Hill

February 13, 2021

MassLive: Northampton’s Jo Comerford to serve as Massachusetts Senate leader on COVID

February 12, 2021

MassLive: State to halt shipments of first COVID-19 vaccine doses to Western Massachusetts hospitals, lawmakers say

The Recorder: Whately officials talk pot approval, school budgets, police reform with legislators

The Recorder: Senators sponsor state bill to ban Native American mascots

The Recorder: Legislators hear concerns on French King Bridge safety: ‘We’ve got to focus on life’

February 11, 2021

MassLive: Massachusetts food banks receive $13.2M in grants to combat hunger

February 10, 2021

Public News Service: MA Lawmakers Urged to Pass End-of-Life Options Act

The Recorder: Comerford, Whipps taking comments on French King Bridge safety barriers

The Reminder: Legislators insist for larger Soldiers Home

February 9, 2021

MassLive: UMass tightens COVID restrictions while smaller schools stick to their plans

February 5, 2021

MassLive: Native American mascots under spotlight as Massachusetts bill proposes eliminating their use in public schools

February 4, 2021

MassLive: New Massachusetts bill would create mobile vaccination program, multilingual campaign to increase access

February 3, 2021

Patch: MA State Dinosaur Will Be Revealed Thursday

February 2, 2021

The Recorder: Area legislators push governor for equitable access to vaccine: ‘Our region is forgotten’

February 1, 2021

MassLive: With one mass COVID vaccine site west of Worcester, state legislators call for more options in Western Massachusetts

January 2021

January 31, 2021

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Vaccine hunt: ‘A wild goose chase’

January 29, 2021

WWLP: Tax assistance program seen as difference maker

WWLP: State senator calling for mass vaccination sites in Franklin, Hampshire counties

January 28, 2021

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Local health departments say they could use many more COVID-19 vaccine doses

MassLive: Western Mass. to get 3,000 more COVID vaccine doses per week as legislators demand ‘fair share’

The Berkshire Eagle: Berkshires lead in vaccine administration, even amid statewide registration, supply issues

Framingham SOURCE: Rep. Lewis Re-Files Legislation To Support Student Mental Health Hotline

MassLive: ‘Should have been done yesterday’: Legislators call for better COVID vaccine registration system; governor says hotline in the works

The Recorder: Officials, advocates seek to solve confusing, frustrating vaccine signup

January 27, 2021

WWLP: House examining gaps in MA COVID-19 approach, Comerford says Baker has left districts “high and dry”

January 24, 2021

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Northampton Community Music Center buoyed by $98K state grant

January 22, 2021

The Recorder: Four area towns in state’s highest-risk category with COVID-19 case numbers

January 18, 2021

The Recorder: Lawmakers talk environmental reform, hope for 2021

January 15, 2021

The Recorder: Gov. OKs commission to recommend new state seal, motto

The Recorder: Beacon Hill Roll Call: Jan. 4 to Jan. 8, 2021

January 14, 2021

The Boston Globe: With a new flag, Massachusetts would fly a symbol of ‘slaughter and attempted genocide’ no more

January 13, 2021

The Boston Globe: Local leaders say state leaving them in the dark about vaccination clinics and more

January 8, 2021

The Recorder: Local legislators speak to planned bills, focus in 2021

The Recorder: Beacon Hill Roll Call: Dec. 28, 2020 to Jan. 1, 2021

January 7, 2021

The Recorder: ‘A monumental shift’: Pioneer Valley activists, politicians hail Georgia election results

January 6, 2021

MassLive: Massachusetts lawmakers pass bill that takes steps to change state seal and motto, following decades of protests from indigenous activists

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Bill lets Hampshire County towns off the hook for $5.8M in pension liabilities

MassLive: House approves Senate bill abolishing Hampshire Council of Governments, pay agency debts including $5.8M pension liability

January 5, 2021

WWLP: Amherst Area Chamber announces winter grant to help small businesses

January 4, 2021

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Valley legislators hail state climate bill for raising bar

January 1, 2021

The Recorder: Beacon Hill Roll Call: Dec. 21 to Dec. 25, 2020

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