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Holyoke shelter, police, officials pledge to work to stop domestic violence

This article originally appeared on MassLive.com Updated at 6:57 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 to add the Womanshelter/Companeras 24-hour crisis-support line: (413) 536-1628 or toll free at (877) 536-1628. HOLYOKE -- Despite awareness events like Thursday's, police here are on a pace to make more arrests for domestic violence this year than last, Police Chief [...]

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Aaron Vega, Donald Humason invite residents to celebrate Holyoke at the State House

This article originally appeared on MassLive.com HOLYOKE -- While the State House is located in Boston, it will celebrate Holyoke for a day in September. State Rep. Aaron Vega, state Sen. Donald Humason and the Holyoke Art League will host a Holyoke Day at the State House on Thursday, Sept. 24. The day will commemorate that [...]

By |September 10th, 2015|General|Comments Off on Aaron Vega, Donald Humason invite residents to celebrate Holyoke at the State House

Holyoke State Rep. Aaron Vega explains his opposition to lifting charter school cap

This article originally appeared on MassLive.com HOLYOKE — As the Massachusetts Senate readies to debate its version of a bill to lift a cap on charter school spending in the state's lowest-performing school districts, State Rep. Aaron Vega of Holyoke explains why he voted against a similar measure in the House. House Bill 4091, “An Act Relative [...]

By |July 14th, 2014|General|Comments Off on Holyoke State Rep. Aaron Vega explains his opposition to lifting charter school cap

Holyoke-Area Lawmakers to Hold Joint Office Hours

For more information contact Aaron Vega or Pat Duffy   413-650-2727 Staff from the offices of Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congressman Richard Neal, and State Senator Donald Humason will join State Representative Aaron Vega in public office hours on Monday, May 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Holyoke Public Library at 250 Chestnut Street in the Group Study Room [...]

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Photos from ‘An Evening At Sage Farm’

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House Approves Transportation Bond Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Aaron Vega or Pat Duffy 413-650-2727 Legislature Sends Transportation Bond Bill to Governor Reaffirms Commitment to Investing in Local Aid and Sustainable Transportation (BOSTON) – State Representative Aaron Vega (D – 5th Hampden) joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature today to enact a $12.766 billion transportation finance bill to bolster [...]

By |April 22nd, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on House Approves Transportation Bond Bill

House, Senate Pass VALOR Act II

Legislation strengthens 2012 VALOR Act and enhances commitment to Commonwealth’s veterans (BOSTON) – Representative Aaron Vega (D – Fifth Hampden) joined his colleagues in the Legislature to pass the VALOR Act II which builds upon existing legislation to expand opportunities and services for military personnel, veterans and their families. “I’m proud to continue supporting our veterans,” said [...]

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63rd St. Patrick’s Parade: Another great day to be in Holyoke

Despite a cooler day, the 63rd Holyoke St. Patrick's  Parade was another great day in Holyoke. Joined by my colleagues: Rep. Paul Mark; Rep. Angelo Puppolo; Rep. Tom Conroy; Rep. Brian Ashe; Hampshire Register of Deeds Mary Olberding; and Mike Lake, candidate for Lieutenant Governor, we joined the thousands of marchers and tens of thousands [...]

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GMO Labeling Law

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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 [...]

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