The DiDomenico family feeling proud of their father, husband and gentleman

Senator Sal shown on inauguration day at the State House with his wife, Tricia, his two sons, Sal to the left of his father and Matthew, to the right of his mother. And lest we should forget, there’s the Senate President in the center, Karen Spilka.

By Josh Resnek

Sal’s kids were toddlers when he first got elected to the State Senate.

They are no longer toddlers, but strong, good looking young men with their lives stretching before them like an endless dream.

Matthew is a senior at Everett High School heading to college.

He, like his brother Sal, an Everett High School junior, has spent his entire school experience in the Everett Public Schools.

Matthew doesn’t yet know where he will attend college, but it will be a finer institution as he is an honors student and a member of the National Honor Society, and a bright young man interested in his community, his friends, and his family.

“I think he will tend to gravitate to the law,” his father said of his son Matthew Monday afternoon.

“He’s a great, great kid,” he added with pride and humility.

“He and his brother have flourished in the public schools of Everett. We’re a public school family. My boys have been well served by their teachers, their principals and by the system itself during their journey.”

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DiDomenico secures $65 Million in Funding

Special to the Leader Herald

Senator Sal DiDomenico has announced he has secured several legislative achievements and over $65 million in funding for local organizations, municipalities, and projects in his District and throughout Massachusetts. These massive investments and new programs will provide critical support to non-profit organizations, promote new public projects, and empower residents of all backgrounds.

“This is a victory for taxpayers, every man, woman and child in the district, and it is a victory for a better life for all of us,” DiDomenico told the Leader Herald.

The legislative victories and allocated funding were passed thanks to DiDomenico’s amendments filed in the fiscal year 2023 state bud- get, the economic development bill, the ARPA spending bill, also known as An Act relative to immediate COVID-19 recovery needs, and the transportation infrastructure bond bill, also known as An Act relative to Massachusetts transportation resources and climate.

“One of my top priorities is providing essential resources for people in my district and across the state, especially for those most in need,” said DiDomenico, Assistant Majority Leader of the Massachusetts Senate. “I am so proud to have secured $65 million for organizations and programs that provide vital services for our residents. This funding will create new opportunities for people of all ages in our communities and support projects that will improve lives and protect our public spaces.”

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DiDomenico Secures $1M in Funding for Massachusetts Early Intervention Programs

BOSTON– Senator DiDomenico recently announced the inclusion of an additional $1M in state funding for the Commonwealth’s Early Intervention (EI) programs. This funding was secured by Senator DiDomenico during this year’s budget discussions via an amendment he filed to the Senate budget. Massachusetts Early Intervention programs serve infants and toddlers under the age of three who have developmental delays, who have been diagnosed with certain developmental conditions, or who are at risk of developing developmental delays.

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DiDomenico and McGonagle do the right thing

A recent bill filed by State Senator Sal DiDomenico and supported in the House by State Rep. Joe McGonagle to allow those who owe the Registry of Motor Vehicles fines an opportunity to pay them back over time instead of having their licenses revoked is big news as far as we consider it.

This is the type of bill that separates Senator Sal and Rep. Joe from the pack of big feeling public officials who think it is OK to take away a person’s license to drive because they owe money to the registry.

If this hasn’t happened to you, think about it – losing your license to drive because you owe state fines.

It tends to ruin the lives of near person this happens to, and it is wrong, wrong, wrong, for the state to have the right to suspend a driver’s license or registration because you can’t pay the fine in one lump sum the way a millionaire can pay for his boat fees or golfing membership.

If this has happened to you, you know how devastating a situation you find yourself in.

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Sweeping Covid-19 recovery bill signed

Senator Sal DiDomenico and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature passed $627 million in funding for a sweeping economic recovery and development bill, providing critical support to businesses, investments in infrastructure, and creation of new jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill was signed into law on January 14, 2021.

An Act Enabling Partnerships for Growth is a COVID-19 relief and recovery package that provides support to the restaurant and tourism sectors, small businesses, and those who have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The bill also creates a Future of Work Commission, establishes protections for student loan borrowers, and ushers in zoning reforms to encourage affordable housing development in our communities.

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