State Rep. Liz Malia (D-Jamaica Plain) organized a site visit of the Massachusetts Wind Blade Testing Center (WTTC) in Charlestown for Jamaica Plain Mothers Out Front members. During the site visit, conducted in partnership with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, the members learned about wind technology and relevant industry policies and laws in Massachusetts. “I take energy and environmental issues very seriously, and I will continue to be a champion for aggressive and robust clean energy policies,” said Rep. Malia. “I’m proud to represent an actively engaged constituency who help to inform our state policies for a livable climate. They make up the strong, local advocacy voice, and I appreciate their interest and efforts.”
The WTTC offers a full suite of certification tests for turbine blades up to 90 meters in length.
Two grants that will fund the creation of a new path around Jamaica Pond and a pedestrian walk from the Cabot Estates into Jamaica Pond Park will be discussed at a meeting on Thursday night. The grants will also provide funding for landscaping. The Jane Addams-Ellen Swallow Richards-Harriet Tubman Institute is presenting a Celebration of Jamaica Pond Park on Thursday, Jan. 18th at the First Church in Jamaica Plain (6 Eliot St.) at 7 pm. The meeting is free and open to the public.
State Rep. Liz Malia's team are hosting a Town Hall meeting on Friday to discuss and demonstrate Involved, a new community app available to all Massachusetts government representatives. The online app is being used to provide elected officials with feedback from their constituents. Currently, Malia is using the app to help inform her decisions and has a current poll wanting feedback about the Safe Communities Act. The Involved app works by elected officials creating a question and sending the question to the community. The service will alert you of the question via email or the Involved app.
This legislative session, the Massachusetts Legislature is tackling criminal justice reform. Presently, our penal system is riddled with policies that ruin lives for non-violent offenses, do nothing to prevent future imprisonment, and make it nearly impossible for people to get and stay on a path to future success and employment. Back in 2010, many of you saw how complicated unpacking the issues that need reform can be, and it is no simpler as the legislature tries again to fix unjust laws. Taking on criminal justice reform requires us to have an honest conversation about race, economic opportunity, and access to behavioral healthcare. I'm considering all of these factors and more as I work with my colleagues to create a humane justice system.
State Rep. Liz Malia and District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley would like to thank Roche Bros., Stop & Shop, Fernandez Spa, Il Panino Cafe & Grill, Blue Frog Bakery, Read Boston, our District E-13 Community Service officers, Boston Tenant Coalition, the many loyal volunteers like Bette Jo Green and Jo Ann Whitehead, our wonderful summer interns, and the manager and residents of the South Street neighborhood who made 23rd Annual South Street Summer Hotdog Nights possible and successful! Additional thanks go to the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators and Cradles to Crayons for donating back-to-school backpacks and supplies. The cookouts were held at 5:30 pm every Tuesday (weather permitting) June through August. The event builds community by bringing residents, neighbors, and public safety officials together, and helps to provide a safe and healthy space for all attendees to interact one hot dog at a time.