­

Representative Aaron Vega announces Civil War Preservation Grant

Rep. Aaron Vega (D – 5th Hampden) announces the availability of matching funds for the preservation of historic objects, sites, and document collections that are significant to the history of the Civil War. The Massachusetts Sesquicentennial Commission of the Civil War is accepting applications until April 1, 2014. “As I continue my work to support our Veterans [...]

By |March 6th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Representative Aaron Vega announces Civil War Preservation Grant

State Rep. Vega will run again

Photo Credit: JeffreyB HOLYOKE – Fifth Hampden State Representative Aaron Vega, in front of a crowd of supporters and media at Heritage State Park, announced his intention to run for re-election Thursday. Rep. Vega began his remarks with a nod to the sunny weather, a welcome break from weeks of frigid temperatures. Incumbent [...]

By |February 20th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on State Rep. Vega will run again

House Passes Supplementary Budget, Freezes Unemployment Insurance Rate

Legislation Highlights Commitment to Providing for Neediest Citizens while Aiding Businesses and Municipalities BOSTON – State Representative Aaron Vega (D-Holyoke) joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass legislation that, for the fifth consecutive year, freezes a scheduled increase in the unemployment insurance (UI) assessment paid by all employers. The bill also [...]

By |February 18th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on House Passes Supplementary Budget, Freezes Unemployment Insurance Rate

Governor announces education grants; Holyoke receives $195,000

On Friday, Governor Deval Patrick announced additional funding to support early career education and intensive English Language instruction for students in Gateway Cities as part of the Administration’s Gateway Cities Education Agenda. This funding will further the Patrick Administration’s efforts to close persistent achievement gaps and build a 21st century public education system that prepares [...]

By |February 18th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Governor announces education grants; Holyoke receives $195,000

State Rep. Vega to announce re-election campaign

HOLYOKE - Fifth Hampden State Rep. Aaron Vega will hold a press conference on Thursday, February 20, to announce his re-election campaign plans. The event will be at 10 a.m. at Heritage State Park, where two years ago Vega launched his first campaign for the Fifth Hampden Seat. "I've enjoyed my first legislative session serving [...]

By |February 3rd, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on State Rep. Vega to announce re-election campaign

Open Office hours at Senior Center and Library

Come sit down with your State Representative at his open office hours. The second Monday of the every month, Aaron Vega will be holding office hours at the following times and locations: 11:30 - 12:30 Holyoke Senior Center, 575 Beech Street 4:30 - 6 p.m. Holyoke Public Library, 3rd floor, 250 Chestnut Street Aaron's staff [...]

By |January 29th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Open Office hours at Senior Center and Library

Holyoke Health Center receives grant from Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund

HOLYOKE - Fifth Hampden State Representative Aaron Vega is pleased to share the news that the Holyoke Health Center and its partners is one of 9 community-based partnerships to be funded through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund.  “As a former board member of the Health Center, I am especially proud [...]

By |January 29th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Holyoke Health Center receives grant from Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund

Representative Vega announces $500K for Holyoke Medical Center

Funds from Health Policy Commission will promote health care affordability, quality, and efficiency in 28 communities across Massachusetts Holyoke – January 13, 2014 – State Representative Aaron Vega today announced that the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) has awarded Holyoke Medical Center a total of $500,000 to enhance the delivery of efficient, effective health care in the city. [...]

By |January 13th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Representative Vega announces $500K for Holyoke Medical Center

State Representative Vega Looks Back on His First Year at the State House

(Holyoke) (Boston) At the beginning of the new year, State Representative Aaron Vega is reflecting on the year just past. "I was honored in my first year as State Rep to support important legislation around Higher Education investment, job creation and transportation financing," said Vega, who is preparing for the second year of his first [...]

By |January 13th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on State Representative Vega Looks Back on His First Year at the State House

State Rep’s Office Looks to 2014

(Holyoke) - Representative Aaron Vega writes: As we come toward the end of 2013 I am encouraged by the accomplishments in my first year in office as the State Rep from Holyoke. My role has allowed me to meet and work with great people on issues we care deeply about. As State Representative I have [...]

By |January 9th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on State Rep’s Office Looks to 2014