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Dear Neighbors,

I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve the people of Medford, Somerville, Winchester and Cambridge as state senator.

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Nov 12 2014 Intern with the Office of Senator Jehlen
Patjehlen.org
The Office of State Senator Patricia Jehlen Intern Job Description Responsibilities Include: Constituent Services -Draft constituent response letters   -Assist in resolving constituent cases Communications -Maintain Press Clippings: Find all articles about/...
Nov 6 2014 Senator Patricia Jehlen Recieves GREY2K 2014 Leadership Award
The Somerville News Weekly
BOSTON – On Saturday, October 11, the board of directors of GREY2K USA Worldwide announced awards to key lawmakers in five states. State Senator Patricia Jehlen was awarded the 2014 Leadership Award for her hard work supporting the campaign to end dog racing this year...
Oct 6 2014 No program for inmates at life’s end
Boston Globe
James Flowers has spent nearly 50 years in prison for murdering a Springfield liquor store clerk. But these days, he spends most of his time in a hospital bed, immobile, mute, and suffering from end-stage dementia. At least one doctor has said the 72-year-old has only...
Sep 21 2014 Senator Jehlen Appointed to Foundation Budget Review Commission
Inside Medford
Senate President Therese Murray has appointed Senator Patricia Jehlen to the Foundation Budget Review Commission. The Commission will consider what our schools need in order to help all children get a quality education, and how the state can meet those needs. “As...
Sep 4 2014 New Orange Line Stop Opens Amid Fanfare
Somerville Journal
    Applause filled the air and cameras snapped as an train barreled into the MBTA’s first new rapid transit station in a quarter century – the Orange Line station at Assembly Square in Somerville.     "Right on time,"...
Sep 4 2014 Home Care Workers Around the Country Demand Higher Wages
PolicyWorks
Home care workers joined fast food workers in a cross-country protest for better wages on September 4. In at least six major cities -- Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, and Seattle -- home care workers demonstrated alongside fast food employees to  demand a...
Aug 27 2014 Governor Patrick Signs Home Rule Petition To Increase Somerville's Residential Tax Exemption To 35%
City of Somerville
SOMERVILLE - It's official. Homeowners who live in their Somerville property will now receive the highest property tax exemption in the state after Governor Deval Patrick signed new legislation this week that had previously been approved by the Somerville Board of Aldermen...