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Holyoke domestic violence awareness event also honors survivors: video

This article originally appeared on MassLive.com HOLYOKE -- Karen B. Cavanaugh said the domestic violence awareness event Thursday (Oct. 1) was to remember not only the killed but also the survivors. "We are celebrating those victims and survivors who were able to leave abusive relationships and live independent, violence-free lives," Cavanaugh, executive director of Womanshelter/Companeras, [...]

By |October 2nd, 2015|General|Comments Off on Holyoke domestic violence awareness event also honors survivors: video

Legislators recognize Hispanic Heritage Month in Boston

This article originally appeared on MassLive.com BOSTON — Local Latino state representatives were in Boston Wednesday to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. State Rep. Jose Tosado (D-Springfield), State Rep. Carlos Gonzalez (D-Springfield) and State Rep.Aaron Vega (D-Holyoke) joined others from across the state to sign a resolution recognizing September 15 to October 15 as Hispanic Heritage [...]

By |October 1st, 2015|General|Comments Off on Legislators recognize Hispanic Heritage Month in Boston

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 [...]

By |October 1st, 2015|General|Comments Off on Holyoke shelter, police, officials pledge to work to stop domestic violence

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

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