Carolyn Dykema - Precinct 2

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Representative Carolyn C. Dykema


Contact:  Leah Robins, Legislative Aide 
Office of Representative Carolyn Dykema 
(617) 722-2210 
leah.robins@state.ma.us

Rep. Dykema Named Legislator of the Year by Today by MA VSOA

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Tuesday, 15 February 2011 20:38

Rep. Dykema Named Legislator of the Year by MA Veterans Service Officers Association

Today, Representative Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) was honored to receive the Legislator of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Veterans Service Officers Association (MA VSOA)

“I’m very honored to receive this award,” said Representative Dykema.  “Veterans Service Officers are on the front lines, every day, advocating for our veterans and their families. I’m proud to be working alongside them to support the men and women who have served our country in uniform.”

Rep. Dykema was a co-sponsor and advocate for passage of the Veterans Home of the Brave bill that was signed by Governor Patrick in 2009. Provisions in the bill will increase housing and employment supports for returning service members .  She also serves as a member of the Joint Committee on Veterans & Federal Affairs and on the Subcommittee on Access to Veterans Healthcare Services which held statewide hearings this past session.

“Having the legislature and a Representative like Representative Dykema helping Veterans in this Commonwealth is a great, great support and hopefully Veterans understand and know that,” said Sidney Chase, the former Director of Veterans Services in Cape Cod and a member of MA VSOA.

“This is a fitting tribute to Representative Dykema for her tireless efforts on behalf of the Commonwealth’s veterans,” said Secretary of Veterans’ Services Coleman Nee. “It is an honor to work with Representative Dykema and we are extremely grateful for her continued support both in the community and in the Massachusetts legislature."

Each city and town in Massachusetts has a local veteran service officer that is available to meet with veterans and provide assistance and support.   Representative Dykema’s staff is available to provide additional support for local veterans and VSOs in securing veterans benefits.  Veterans in need of assistance can find their local VSO on town websites or can contact Representative Dykema’s office at 617-722-2210.

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State Representative Carolyn Dykema serves on the Joint Committee for Veterans & Federal Affairs and represents the towns of Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway (pct. 1), Southborough (pct. 2 & 3) and Westborough (pct. 2).

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Rep. Dykema Votes in Favor of Anti-Bullying Bill

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Monday, 22 March 2010 23:24

Prohibits Bullying and Cyber-bullying

MAR 19, 2010. BOSTON – Last night, State Representative Carolyn Dykema joined her colleagues in the House of Representatives in passing legislation to prohibit bullying and cyber-bullying. The bill requires school staff to report bullying, while also requiring schools to develop a bullying prevention plan and integrate bullying prevention instruction into their curriculum.

“The outpouring of support for this bill has been tremendous,” said Rep. Dykema. “It was very meaningful to vote for a bill that will help put a stop to bullying, an issue that clearly touches so many lives.”

The bill prohibits bullying at school, including at school-sponsored events, on school busses and at school bus stops, as well as the use of electronic devices to carry out cyber-bullying. The bill also bans bullying or cyber-bullying that takes place outside of school if the bullying affects the school environment.

In an effort to protect against incidents of bullying across the Commonwealth, the bill requires schools to add bullying prevention instruction to their curriculum and offer information about bullying prevention to parents. It also provides for the training of teachers and staff in the identification, prevention, and response to bullying among students.

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State Representative Carolyn Dykema represents the towns of Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway (pct. 1), Southborough (pct. 2 & 3) and Westborough (pct. 2).

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Rep. Dykema's School Transportation Bill Receives Favorable Report

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Tuesday, 02 March 2010 00:00

REP. DYKEMA’S SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION BILL RECEIVES FAVORABLE REPORT 

Boston— Representative Carolyn Dykema is pleased to announce that a bill she filed last January, H.3658, An Act Relative to School Transportation, has been reported favorably out of the Joint Committee on Education as part of a consolidated bill that establishes a commission on school transportation concerns.

The assessment of bus fees, which was the subject of Representative Dykema’s bill, is among the issues that will be scrutinized by the new commission.  In addition to addressing the question of fees, the commission will investigate regional school and special education transportation and propose ways to manage school transportation more cost-effectively. Specific cost saving measures to be looked at include optimization of bus routing through the use of shared software, collaboration among school districts, and outsourcing transportation administration to a third party.

“As towns struggle to balance their school budgets, the state needs to play an active role in proposing strategies for controlling the high cost of school transportation,” saidDykema. “This commission will be charged with providing actionable solutions and I hope the bill will come up for a vote soon so the commission can start its work. It’s especially good news that the commission will also look into concerns raised by my constituents related to the assessment of fees.”

A report of the Commission’s findings and recommendations would be due by the end of 2010. The bill must be passed by both the House and the Senate before the Commission can be established.

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State Representative Carolyn represents the towns of Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway (pct. 1), Southborough (pct. 2 & 3) and Westborough (pct. 2).

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Rep. Dykema Office Hours for March 2010

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Saturday, 27 February 2010 00:00
REPRESENTATIVE DYKEMA TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS
Boston— Representative Carolyn C. Dykema will hold office hours in all towns of the 8th Middlesex District in March.  Any resident who would like to speak with Representative Dykema and is unable to attend office hours should contact her office at (617) 722-2210 or email her aide at leah.robins@state.ma.us to set up a personal appointment.
Holliston
Friday, March 26th, 10:30-11:30 am
Coffee Haven
76 Railroad Street
Holliston, MA 01746
Hopkinton
Friday, March 26th, 9:00-10:00 am
Hopkinton Gourmet
43 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748
Medway
Friday, March 19h, 8:00-9:00 am
Coffee Sensations
116 Main Street
Medway, MA 02053
Southborough
Friday, March 5th, 11:30-12:30 am
Mauro’s Village Cafe
2 Main Street
Southborough, MA 01772
Westborough
Friday, March 5th, 10:00-11:00 am
Harry’s Restaurant
149 Turnpike Road
Westborough, MA 01581
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State Representative Carolyn Dykema represents the towns of Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway (pct. 1), Southborough (pct. 2 & 3) and Westborough (pct. 2).

Boston— Representative Carolyn C. Dykema will hold office hours in all towns of the 8th Middlesex District in March.  Any resident who would like to speak with Representative Dykema and is unable to attend office hours should contact her office at (617) 722-2210 or email her aide at leah.robins@state.ma.us to set up a personal appointment.  

Holliston: Friday, March 26th, 10:30-11:30 amCoffee Haven76 Railroad StreetHolliston, MA 01746

Hopkinton: Friday, March 26th, 9:00-10:00 amHopkinton Gourmet 43 Main StreetHopkinton, MA 01748

Medway: Friday, March 19h, 8:00-9:00 amCoffee Sensations 116 Main StreetMedway, MA 02053

Southborough: Friday, March 5th, 11:30-12:30 amMauro’s Village Cafe2 Main StreetSouthborough, MA 01772

Westborough: Friday, March 5th, 10:00-11:00 amHarry’s Restaurant149 Turnpike RoadWestborough, MA 01581

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State Representative Carolyn Dykema represents the towns of Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway (pct. 1), Southborough (pct. 2 & 3) and Westborough (pct. 2).

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Rep. Dykema Announces New Health Plan Option for Small Business

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Thursday, 25 February 2010 00:00

REP. DYKEMA ANNOUNCES NEW HEALTH PLAN OPTION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Boston – Rep. Carolyn Dykema (D – Holliston) today announced a new plan launched by the Massachusetts Health Connector to help small business owners control the dramatically rising costs of employee health insurance.

“The crushing cost of health insurance has been is a recurring theme in my conversations with small businesses,” said Rep. Dykema. “Health insurance costs are unquestionably one of the major hurdles to economic expansion and job creation, and our small businesses have been particularly hard hit. While I continue to advocate for broad reform, I am pleased that the new Business Express plan will offer our small businesses some needed relief.”

The new Business Express program is for small businesses with 50 or fewer employees. For some businesses with five or fewer employees, the savings may be more than $300 per employee per year. Select network plans may offer savings that range from 10 to 15 percent.

Employers will be able to select from an array of options offered by major carriers including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, CeltiCare, Fallon Community Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Health New England, Neighborhood Health Plan and Tufts Health Plan.

Small business owners can find out more about the plan by calling a broker or going to the Health Connector’s website, www.mahealthconnector.org or call Health Connector’s customer service line at 1-877-MA-ENROLL (1-877-623-6765).

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State Representative Carolyn is a member of the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business and represents the towns of Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway (pct. 1), Southborough (pct. 2 & 3) and Westborough (pct. 2).

 

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