Entries by Rich Haggerty

Governor signs Reading senior property tax exemption bill

Governor Charlie Baker has signed legislation to extend the town of Reading’s senior property tax exemption program for another three years. Filed on behalf of the town by House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading), Representative Richard M. Haggerty (D-Woburn) and Senator Jason M. Lewis (D-Winchester), House Bill 4243 was signed into law […]

Haggerty files bill honoring Medal of Liberty recipients

Representative Richard M. Haggerty (D-Woburn) has filed legislation alongside House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading), creating a new distinctive registration plate to honor recipients of the Massachusetts Medal of Liberty. House Docket 4731 would allow individuals who were awarded the Medal of Liberty to obtain a special registration plate free of charge […]

“Our Shared Future”

Today Rich is releasing his campaign video, “Our Shared Future.” “I’ve spent my life’s work representing these two communities in one role or another over the course of the past two decades, first as a business leader, later as a member of the City Council and ultimately as City Council President – and that’s why […]

Voices With Haggerty: Thaddeus Baxter

This episode of “Voices with Haggerty” features Thaddeus Baxter, a veteran of the United States Army, a firefighter, and a father of two kids in the Woburn Public Schools. “Every time I see him, he makes himself available to talk to us about veterans’ rights, or about anything the veterans need, whether it’s on the […]

Voices With Haggerty: Suzanne Fee

We are excited to launch “Voices With Haggerty”, a video series highlighting constituents’ experiences and interactions with Rich. We hope you enjoy the series and find a connection with these constituents! Our first “Voices with Haggerty” features Suzanne Fee, a long-time Woburn resident and mother of two kids in the Woburn Public School system. “When […]

For Woburn City Councilor, Learning About Bag Ban Is Elementary

WOBURN, MA — Woburn City Council President Rich Haggerty spent time with some of his younger constituents Tuesday. Haggerty, who is running for state representative, visited a third grade class at Woburn’s Malcolm White Elementary School. There, the students read essays they had written in support of a plastic bag ban for Woburn. “Visiting with […]

Daily Times Chronicle: Haggerty to join race for Dwyer’s State Rep. seat

WOBURN – City Council President Richard Haggerty became the second high-ranking elected official to declare his candidacy for the State House seat being vacated by State Rep. James Dwyer (D-Woburn). Hoping to mirror Dwyer’s political trajectory in 2009 from a sitting alderman to new state legislator, Haggerty, 38, the longest serving City Council president in […]