Senator DiZoglio Fighting to Reinstate Merrimack River District Commission

Senator DiZoglio Fighting to Reinstate Merrimack River District Commission

In the Fiscal Year 2020 Senate Budget, State Senator Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) passed legislation to create a Merrimack River District Commission, an inclusive commission of local stakeholders — from sewage management professionals to environmentalists to elected officials — as well as representatives from state agencies, to assess the current health of the Merrimack and to […]

Addressing the Opioid Crisis ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Addressing the Opioid Crisis ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Every day we hear a news report or read of a new statistic about the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts. We all know people – loved ones, friends, neighbors or colleagues – who have been affected by addiction. Here in the Merrimack Valley, I remain committed to addressing the impacts of opioids […]

My Work on This Year’s Budget ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

My Work on This Year’s Budget ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

June, 2019 Hello Valley Patriot Readers, After a spirited week of debate, the Massachusetts State Senate has delivered a state budget for the 2020 Fiscal Year. The budget will now go to Conference Committee, where members of the House and Senate will collaborate on combining their respective proposals into a final budget by the start […]

My Commitment to Education ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

My Commitment to Education ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Dear Valley Patriot Readers, As you read this, there is one conversation that is taking place in every city and town across the Commonwealth; it is a conversation that is of great importance and will impact every resident as community leaders contemplate budgets and residential tax rates. This hot topic is education funding. The current […]

My Goal for Local Community Development & Business ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR DIZOGLIO

My Goal for Local Community Development & Business ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Dear Valley Patriot Readers, Think for a moment of the last local business you visited. Maybe you stopped by the corner store to pick up milk, went to your local pizzeria for dinner, or picked up a new snow shovel before the last snowstorm at the Mom & Pop hardware shop. Whatever it was, your […]

Sunlight is the Best Disinfectant ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Since the start of this legislative session, I have filed dozens of bills that seek to make Massachusetts a better place to live and work. On Thursday, I gave my first speech on the floor of the Senate about the need to eliminate taxpayer funded silencing agreements, known as non-disclosure agreements […]

Senate Approves DiZoglio Bill Banning Non-Disclosure in Sexual Claims

Senate Approves DiZoglio Bill Banning Non-Disclosure in Sexual Claims

Minicucci Explains Why She Voted NO Last month State Senator Diana DiZoglio, (D-Methuen) made significant changes to Senate rules banning non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) regarding incidents of sexual assault, harassment, or discrimination. The rule change, proposed by Senator DiZoglio, was passed unanimously during a formal session of the Senate. In addition to banning NDAs, the rule […]

DiZoglio to Chair Senate Committee on Community Development and Small Business

DiZoglio to Chair Senate Committee on Community Development and Small Business

(BOSTON) — On Thursday, State Senator Diana DiZoglio, D-Methuen, was named the chair of the Community Development and Small Business, as well as the vice chair of the committees for Municipalities and Regional Government and Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. In addition, DiZoglio will sit on the committees for Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, […]

Senate Adopts DiZoglio Rule Banning Use of Nondisclosure Agreements In Sexual Claims

Senate Adopts DiZoglio Rule Banning Use of Nondisclosure Agreements In Sexual Claims

BOSTON — The Massachusetts State Senate has unanimously passed a change to senate rules banning nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) regarding incidents of sexual assault, harassment, or discrimination. The rule change, proposed by Senator Diana DiZoglio, D-Methuen, was passed Thursday during a formal session of the senate as part of a customary rules package which is debated and passed at […]

IN Y OUR CORNER WITH SENATOR DIZOGLIO ~ A Column Just for Readers of The Valley Patriot!

IN Y OUR CORNER WITH SENATOR DIZOGLIO ~ A Column Just for Readers of The Valley Patriot!

EDITOR’S NOTE – This month, Methuen resident Diana DiZoglio was sworn in as a State Senator in Boston, replacing Senator Katy Ives of Newburyport. Ives chose not to run for reelection last year to spend more time with her family. We want to thank Senator Ives for her six years in the senate and for […]

DiZoglio Financial Literacy Bill Signed into Law

DiZoglio Financial Literacy Bill Signed into Law

Just days after being sworn in as a state senator, financial literacy legislation sponsored by State Senator Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) has been signed into law. Under DiZoglio’s bill, An Act relative to financial literacy programs in schools, the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is directed to develop standards and objectives on personal […]

Minicucci to Replace DiZoglio on Beacon Hill

Minicucci to Replace DiZoglio on Beacon Hill

 ColuMBIA GAS, CHANGING EDUCATION FUNDING ARE TOP PRIORITIES By: Tom Duggan, November, 2018 North Andover native Christina Minicucci – a Democrat – defeated Republican Ryan Losco earlier this month to replace outgoing State Rep. Diana DiZoglio representing Methuen, North Andover, Haverhill, and Lawrence. We caught up to Minicucci the day after the election to find […]

DiZoglio, Iannuccillo Trade Emails With Town Manager on Gas Work Done by Feeney Brothers in North Andover

DiZoglio, Iannuccillo Trade Emails With Town Manager on Gas Work Done by Feeney Brothers in North Andover

State Representative Diana Dizoglio and Register of Deeds M. Paul Iannuccillo each sent a letter to North Andover Town Manager Andrew Maylor concerning the gas repair work done by utility contractor, Feeney Bothers in the town of North Andover, after Feeney was thrown out of both Lawrence and Andover citing safety concerns.  Manager Maylor did […]

Lawrence Mayor Endorses Minicucci For State Rep. to Replace DiZoglio

Lawrence Mayor Endorses Minicucci For State Rep. to Replace DiZoglio

LAWRENCE, MA – Calling her a “woman who gets things done,” Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera announced that he is supporting local businesswoman Christina Minicucci (D-North Andover) for the open 14th Essex State House seat. The seat is currently held but being vacated by State Rep. Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) who is running for State Senate this […]