Dear Neighbor,

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

This website is one of many ways I try to stay in touch.

Of course, you’re also welcome to call, email, or visit my staff and me at the State House, or make an appointment to get together in the district.

Latest News

Sep 18 2018 Jehlen, Connolly announce funding for East Somerville pedestrian infrastructure
Somerville Journal
State Sen. Pat Jehlen of Somerville and State Rep. Mike Connolly of Cambridge recently secured $95,000 in funding for improvements to Somerville’s Kensington Underpass in the Fiscal 2019 state budget. Jehlen and Connolly filed successful amendments in the Senate and...
Sep 10 2018 Crumbling concrete, leaking roofs, and busted elevators: the state of the T
Boston Globe
By Adam Vaccaro GLOBE STAFF  SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 The elevators at Aquarium Station have been out of service for months, roped off from passengers. Corroding ramps at the commuter rail station in Winchester are patched with plywood, and exposed rebar peeks...
Aug 31 2018 Mass. cannabis commission shouldn’t let towns shake down pot retailers
Boston Globe
It’s just pot — not a pot of gold. The state’s new marijuana law limits how much lucre municipalities can extract from retailers, and for good reason: If cities and towns make it too pricey to operate retail businesses, fewer will open. And those retailers...
Aug 29 2018 Officials Disagree on Cities and Towns Negotiating With Marijuana Shops
By Mike Manzoni Published at 8:44 PM EDT on Aug 29, 2018   The Cannabis Control Commission and Massachusetts lawmakers who oversee marijuana policy can't agree on whether the commission is allowed to review the required agreements between cities and towns and...