Senator Joan B. Lovely
State Senator
2nd Essex District


March 28, 2017

 Senator Lovely Preparing for Commonwealth Conversations Tour on the North Shore

(Boston) – On Tuesday, April 11, the Massachusetts State Senate will hold its Commonwealth Conversations tour on the North Shore bringing Beacon Hill to Main Street for a second consecutive session. The tour will see Senators from districts across the state join in meetings and events to better understand the lives and concerns of people from the North Shore.

“It is crucial that the Senate hear from different constituencies across the state on issues they feel strongly about,” stated Senator Lovely. “This tour welcomes all members of the North Shore to have a conversation with the Senate and provide feedback on a wide range of issues and concerns, so we can work to continue improving the communities we represent.”

The goal of the tour is to foster civic engagement and discourse while helping each senator learn more about issues in and outside of their own districts. The North Shore visit will be hosted by Senators Joan Lovely, Ken Donnelly, Tom McGee, Jason Lewis, and Sal DiDomenico. Joining them at each stop will be Senate President Stan Rosenberg and other Senators from across the state.

The tour will include events on a number of issues including the downtown revitalization of Malden and a meeting with ROCA on their mission to disrupt the cycle of incarceration and poverty of high-risk young men and mothers. There will be two additional events open to the public. The first is a BARR Roundtable Forum on transportation followed by a Town Hall meeting hosted by Senator Lovely at Higgins Memorial Middle School in Peabody.

The BARR Roundtable Forum on transportation starts at 12pm and is being held at the Lynn Museum located in Lynn. The Town Hall meeting at Higgins Memorial Middle School in Peabody begins at 6:30pm.

“I encourage anyone who can attend these public events on the tour to come and make their voices heard,” stated Senator Lovely. “These events are most effective when residents attend and voice their opinions and concerns on the important issues facing our Commonwealth.”

To follow along with the tour and get more details, event times and locations, visit the Commonwealth Conversations website.