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190th General Court in session

This month, we have many stories on activities at the State House and in the 10th Norfolk District. The new session of the Massachusetts General Court opened with great ceremony on January 4, and you can view photos from the session by clicking here.

Bill filing was underway immediately and over 5,700 items were filed by members of the House and Senate. Over the next two years, each of those bills will receive a public hearing before a committee, and begin the navigation through the legislative process. I filed 24 bills focusing on education, manufacturing, economic development, public safety, commuting, and consumer protection. You can find more details on the bills by clicking here.

In addition, all legislators are waiting to learn about committee and leadership assignments which are expected to occur in February.

As always, I thank you for your continued support and friendship, and look forward to working with you over the next two years. 

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Franklin Police post opioid stats online

The Franklin Police Department believes in openness, transparency, and honesty about the problems our community faces. The department has been working closely with the SAFE Coalition to educate and help those who suffer from the disease of addiction.

Consistent with this belief, the department is posting information about the current state of the opioid crisis. The website provides data on the number of responses the Franklin Police have made to reported overdoses, and the general locations where they have responded. No specific information about individuals will be provided.

You can find the data by clicking here.
Franklin Official Video
This month, I was sworn in for a third term as a State Representative. It's exhilarating to say the least, and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve in this capacity. What makes it so special is knowing that I represent two great communities: Franklin and Medway.

I saw this video about Franklin and it hit the nail on the head about what makes this job so great. Thank you Jamie Barrett for bringing this song to life and thank you Chris Flynn for your video work that put faces to the names. And thank you to the citizens of Franklin and Medway for making this possible and for your support and friendship over the years. 

New SAFE manual

This "What to do now" manual from the SAFE Coalition is a valuable resource to families seeking support and guidance with the opioid epidemic. The resource guide will help by putting such people in touch with services that can assist them.

An online version of the manual can be found by clicking here. It will also be distributed by First Responders in the area to leave with the addicts and families they encounter. It is one more tool in the arsenal to curb the disease of addiction and save lives.

The Other Talk

Norfolk DA Michael Morrissey is bringing a presentation from Caron Student Assistance Program called The Other Talk to Franklin on Wednesday, April 12. The program will take place in the FHS Lecture Hall (on the 2nd floor) from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  The format for this will be a 2-hour evening presentation for parents of high school upperclassmen.  

Student alcohol and drug use is an undeniable problem, but many parents have difficulty broaching the subject. In particular, parents of college students frequently doubt their abilities to impact their children’s choices.

To encourage parents to address the topic of alcohol and substance abuse head on, Caron SAP designed The Other Talk, a program that helps parents of soon-to-be college students communicate accurate, healthy and practical messages to their children regarding college alcohol and drug use.

The program is open to the general public and admission is free.

RMV opens in Franklin

Rep. Roy was delighted to join the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) and AAA Northeast (AAA) for the grand opening of RMV services in Franklin. The Franklin location now offers select RMV license and registration services convenient to area residents.

MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Erin Deveney and representatives from AAA were joined by local and elected officials to share remarks about the new Registry services available at the Franklin location.

At the Franklin location, AAA members can perform select transactions includ­ing: driver’s license and ID renewals, duplicate licenses or IDs, registration renewals, duplicate registrations, duplicate titles, and registration transfers. AAA offers its members weekdays and Saturday RMV transac­tion options. For more information, click here.

ADDP award

Rep. Roy was honored to have been selected as the Representative of the Year by the statewide Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers. Rep. Roy was honored for his consistent support for community integration of people with developmental disabilities; and for his understanding and compassion for family members, direct support professionals and the agencies that assist people with disabilities to maintain lives in a community setting.

Rep. Roy joined Sen. Jen Flangan, the Senate honoree, at a State House ceremony on January 24.

Gary Blumenthal, President/CEO of ADDP called Roy and Flanagan "effective and dedicated elected officials. They both possess deep knowledge about the programs that are in each of their districts; and each have worked diligently to be responsive in support of community needs."

With the award, Rep. Roy received "Boston at Dusk," a painting done by Julie Murray, a member of the disability community. "It was a thrill to receive this honor from such a dedicated group of individuals committed to community integration for those with differing abilities," noted Roy. "And the painting is something I will treasure forever." 

MetroWest Visitors Bureau

Rep. Roy was delighted to join the MetroWest delegation for the celebration of the 5th Anniversary of the MetroWest Visitors Bureau.

Over the past 5 years, the Bureau has given life to our region. Thanks to its work, we are on the map and the word is out on our restaurants, museums, parks, theaters, farmers markets, cultural festivals, hotels, hiking and biking trails, the arts and a whole lot more.

Thanks to the Bureau’s work, visitors to Metrowest in 2015 spent close to $1 billion, a true boost to economic development in our area. And this spending has also contributed to local and state tax revenues. The ability to thrive and share stories like this is dependent on the good work of groups like this, who help spread the word.

Thank you to the Visitors Bureau for the collaborative efforts at promoting our region and sharing resources which is key to our continued success.

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