Entries by Rich Haggerty

Woburn State House Delegation Unveils New Boston Street Bridge to be Named “Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge”

Woburn – Representative Richard M. Haggerty (D-Woburn), Senator Cindy F. Friedman (D-Arlington, and Representative Michelle L. Ciccolo (D-Lexington) are proud to announce that the planned New Boston Street Bridge in Woburn will be designated the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge. The original bridge located on New Boston Street was demolished in 1978 after being declared unsafe […]

Legislature Returns COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave to Governor’s Desk

BOSTON – On Thursday, May 20, 2021, Senator Cindy F. Friedman (D-Arlington), Representative Rich Haggerty (D-Woburn), Representative Michelle Ciccolo (D-Lexington), and their colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature gave final legislative approval to a bill to guarantee COVID emergency paid leave to workers, as well as avoid drastic unemployment insurance rate increases paid by employers. The […]

Haggerty secures $65K for Woburn in House budget

BOSTON – Representative Richard M. Haggerty (D-Woburn) secured $65,000 in state funding allocations for the City of Woburn as part of the Fiscal Year 2022 House budget. Haggerty filed several amendments on the City’s behalf which were included in the House budget, which was engrossed in the early morning hours of April 29. Final approval […]

Jones, Haggerty secure $120K for Reading in House budget

BOSTON – House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) and State Representative Richard M. Haggerty (D-Woburn) have secured $120,000 in state funding earmarks for the Town of Reading as part of the Fiscal Year 2022 House budget. Jones and Haggerty co-sponsored a series of amendments on the town’s behalf, four of which were […]

Joint TUE Committee Tours RMLD Battery Site

Reading – On Friday, April 23, 2021, new Chairman Jeffrey Roy and six members of the Joint Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy (TUE) Committee of the Massachusetts legislature toured the Reading Municipal Light Department’s (RMLD) Minuteman Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in North Reading. The tour provided an opportunity for TUE members to see how the […]

House approves Conservation Land Tax Credit expansion

BOSTON – House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) and State Representative Richard M. Haggerty (D-Woburn) were part of a successful bipartisan effort to secure language in the proposed Fiscal Year 2022 House budget that will help preserve open space in Massachusetts by raising the annual cap on the state’s Conservation Land Tax Credit. […]

Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce awarded $24,745 state Travel & Tourism Recovery Grant

BOSTON – Local legislators joined with Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce Board President Josh Harrington today to announce that the Chamber has been awarded a $24,745 state grant under the newly created Travel & Tourism Recovery (TTR) Grant Pilot Program. The funding will be used to support the Chamber’s development of a “Shop The Readings” […]

Rep. Haggerty Announces Upcoming Virtual Office Hours

BOSTON – State Representative Richard M. Haggerty (D-Woburn) has announced upcoming virtual office hours to be held next Friday. The forum will be held via the Zoom video conference app, with the abilities to dial-in via the app and through phone. The virtual format of the community office hours will allow members of the community […]

Haggerty Joins House in Passage of AAPI Community Support Resolution

SUPPORTING ASIAN AND ASIAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITIES IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS WHEREAS, 23 MILLION ASIAN AMERICANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS ACCOUNT FOR 7 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION IN THE UNITED STATES AND 7.5 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION IN MASSACHUSETTS, OVER 2 MILLION ASIAN AMERICANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS NATIONALLY CONTINUE TO WORK ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE […]