postheadericon Beacon Hill Blotter: We are all in this together

One of the most significant responsibilities of a State Representative is to connect people who are in need with experts and organizations that provide various forms of assistance to our residents.  As listeners of WATD are aware, I recently co-hosted a program entitled “We Are All in This Together” that highlighted services of local, regional, and state organizations to help folks during these difficult economic times.
The recent program occurred at the Council on Aging in Marshfield.  I am presently scheduling a similar program for Scituate for those who wish to come.  Here are some resources for those in need of services:

Fuel Assistance/Energy Conservation:
*Judy Sansone, Marshfield Council on Aging, 781-834-5581
*Pat Daly, South Shore Community Action, 508-747-7575
*Diane Lopes, NStar, 781-441-3875
*Don DiNunno, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, 508-580-0100

Food Assistance:
*Jim Hewitt, Marshfield Food Pantry, 781-837- 0359
*Jim Trubia, Department of Transitional Assistance, 508-732-3100
*Nancy Tellier, Marshfield Food Service, 781-319-3812

Housing Assistance:
*Jack Mather, Marshfield Housing Partnership, 781-834-1051
*Elaine Dolan, Marshfield Housing Authority, 781-834-4333
*Joe Madaio, Neighborhood Housing Services, 508-587-0950
*South Shore Housing, Kathleen Facchini, 781-422-4222

Career Training Assistance:
*Ken Elliott, Plymouth Career Center, 508-732-5300
*Russell Abbatiello, One Life at a Time, 781-681-7003
*Michael Aguiar, Citizens for Citizens, 508-679-0041

General Assistance:
*Bill Dodge, Marshfield Veterans Services, 781-834-5576
*Bitsy Bullock, Sowing Seeds, 781-837-8287
*Diana DiGiorgi, Old Colony Elder Services, 508-584-1561
*Judy Sansone, SHINE program (health insurance needs of elders) 781-834-1051
*Libby Bates, Marshfield Assessor, property tax relief, exemptions for elders, 781-834-5585
*Barry Cornwall, AARP income tax counselor
*Ruth Fry, Marshfield Public Schools Homeless Liaison, 781-834-5025 ext. 48111

Each of these experts are dedicated folks who want to help residents of our Commonwealth.  However, there may be issues/questions that are outside of their area of expertise.  If there is an outstanding question that you have please feel free to contact me directly at 617 722 2140 or by email at



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