News + Events2021-09-09T13:08:37-04:00


Officials Celebrate Smithsonian Exhibit Coming to Hull this Fall

(BOSTON) - On Friday morning, State Representative Joan Meschino (D-Hull) joined legislative colleagues State Senator Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester), State Senator Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth), and State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester), local officials, and Smithsonian personnel for a reception celebrating the partnership between Mass Humanities and the Smithsonian and the first two stops of the traveling exhibit, “Crossroads: Changes in Rural America,” in Essex and Hull. The “Crossroads” exhibit explores how rural American communities changed in the 20th century. Since 1900, the percentage of Americans living in rural areas has . . . Read More

September 26th, 2022|Categories: Other Topics|

Hull Receives $3 Million for Nantasket Ave Seawall Reconstruction

(BOSTON) - Last week, it was announced that Hull will receive $3 million for the reconstruction of the Nantasket Avenue sewall. This award is part of $19.2 million in total grant funding awarded this year through the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ (EEA) Dam and Seawall Program. "As sea levels continue to rise and storms intensify, our coastal infrastructure must be strengthened to protect our residents," said State Representative Joan Meschino (D-Hull). "This funding to repair the Nantasket Avenue Seawall is critical to our ongoing efforts . . . Read More

September 13th, 2022|Categories: Budget and Grants, Energy + Environment|

Representative Joan Meschino Kicks Off Hiring Process for New Aide; Applicants Welcome

The Office of State Representative Joan Meschino (D-Hull) is currently hiring for the position of Legislative Aide. Interested candidates should submit a resume, a brief cover letter, and a short writing sample (3-5 pages) to the Representative's Chief of Staff, Geordie Enoch, at The office will be accepting applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The full job description is here: SUMMARY: The Legislative Aide (LA) plays a central role in the office of Representative Meschino. The LA is responsible for legislative, office and . . . Read More

September 1st, 2022|Categories: Other Topics|

Clean Energy and Climate Bill Signed Into Law

(BOSTON) - On August 11, An Act driving clean energy and offshore wind was signed into law.  The legislation aims to reshape the way the state connects to offshore wind power, kickstarting a transition to renewable energy sources and aiding the Commonwealth in its efforts to hit its target of net-zero emissions by 2050.  The goals set forth by the Next Generation Climate Roadmap committed the Bay State to reducing carbon emissions by at least 33 percent by 2025, at least 50 percent by 2030, at least 75 . . . Read More

August 12th, 2022|Categories: Energy + Environment|

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Veterans’ Home Governance Legislation

BOSTON - This week, State Representative Joan Meschino (D-Hull) joined her legislative colleagues in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to pass An Act relative to the governance, structure and care of veterans at the Commonwealth’s veterans’ homes, which makes key reforms to the governance structure of the state’s veterans’ homes, ensures that both homes are federally licensed as health care facilities, mandates increased state management, and provides independent oversight and accountability of veterans’ homes management. Following the tragedy at the Holyoke Veterans’ Home in 2020, which resulted in the . . . Read More

July 29th, 2022|Categories: Seniors + Veterans|

Massachusetts House Passes Legislation to Establish an Effective and Equitable Local Public Health System

BOSTON - This week, State Representative Joan Meschino (D-Hull) joined her colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass legislation designed to strengthen local and regional public health and ensure that every resident has access to foundational public health services, regardless of where they live, through the Department of Public Health’s (DPH) State Action for Public Health Excellence (SAPHE) program established by the Legislature in 2020.  Across the Commonwealth, there are hundreds of local public health boards with varying degrees of expertise and bandwidth depending on the . . . Read More

July 29th, 2022|Categories: Public Health|
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