Acton Beacon: Discovery Museums could use state funds for new math exhibit

By Molly Loughman A new exhibit focused on math education for children may be possible using $150,000 in state funding, which Acton Discovery Museums CEO Neil Gordon is grateful local lawmakers recently fought to get. Discovery Museums in Acton is getting its $150,000 earmark after state lawmakers overrode Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of the funding […]

Littleton Independent: Funding secured for Littleton playground: Castle in the Trees

LITTLETON– State Rep. James Arciero and State Sen. Jamie Eldridge were invited to the Littleton Board of Selectmen meeting on Aug. 10 as a gesture of gratitude after successfully overriding a veto by Gov. Charlie Baker for $100,000 in funding earmarked for the reconstruction of the town’s Castle in the Trees playground. “We are beyond […]

Wicked Local Hopkinton: MetroWest lawmakers push to restore budget perks

BOSTON – Lawmakers will push to restore money in the state budget for projects around MetroWest that were rejected by Gov. Charlie Baker, ranging from a program to help special education students in Holliston to a new commission focused on boosting development in the region. Baker, a Republican, eliminated $38 million worth of earmarks before […]

Fifty Plus Advocate: State officials visit constituents at 35th Senior Conference

By Ed Karvoski Jr. Hudson – State officials shared vital information with hundreds of guests at the 35th annual Senior Conference, held April 23 at Hudson High School. The free conference for constituents in the Middlesex and Worcester District was hosted for the seventh year by state Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton. “The Senior Conference is […]

Boston Herald/Cape Cod Times: Time to soften approach to nonviolent drug crimes

As co-chairmen of the Massachusetts Legislature’s Harm Reduction and Drug Law Reform Caucus, we applaud Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants for his powerful call to end mandatory minimums for nonviolent drug offenses. As anyone can tell from the opiate crisis affecting every Massachusetts community, the data are disturbing. Though the number of prisoners […]