Thank you for visiting my website. On this site you will find news related to my work at the State House and in the district, information about our state government, and updates on key issues.
I am honored to represent the 14th Norfolk District in the state legislature and I appreciate all of the constituents who call, email, and visit my office to let me know about the legislation they support and the issues that concern them. I encourage any resident who has a question or concern related to state government to contact me by phone at (617) 722-2070, by e-mail at Alice.Peisch@mahouse.gov, or by mail at State House, Room 473G, Boston, MA 02133.
Statement from Representative Peisch (June 2, 2020):
"I appreciated hearing from my colleagues in the Black & Latino Caucus about legislative solutions to combat police brutality, promote justice, and ensure equity for all of our citizens. I pledge to work with the Caucus and all of my colleagues in the Legislature to effectuate long overdue progress for marginalized populations in our Commonwealth."
Statement from Representative Peisch (May 31, 2020):
"I stand in solidarity with those in my district, in the Commonwealth, and across the country who are rising up to demand justice and equality. In the face of tragedy and pain, I remain hopeful as I witness our citizens protest peacefully. While we continue to seek nationwide dialogue and action on these vital issues, it is important to remember that the United States is in the grips of a public health emergency. Please continue to practice social distancing and take the necessary steps to protect yourselves and your loved ones as you exercise your rights of speech and assembly."
Notice about COVID-19 ("Coronavirus")
** Please visit the Commonwealth's website for COVID-19 updates and information by clicking here.
UPDATE (June 15, 2020): Governor Baker has announced pop-up testing sites for COVID-19 on June 17th and 18th for those who attended large gatherings/protests over the last few weeks. Check this link for more info and to find a testing site near you.
UPDATE (May 22, 2020): The Reopening Advisory Board issued this helpful one-page sheet explaining what can re-open during Phase I.
UPDATE (May 20, 2020): The Baker Administration announced a four-phase re-opening plan for the Commonwealth, with Phase I beginning on Monday, May 18th. For details on the re-opening plan, please click here. To find out if your business can open, or when your business might be allowed to re-open, please visit the Administration's site by clicking this link.
UPDATE (March 30, 2020): The Baker Administration announced an online portal for the donation of Personal Protective Equipment ("PPE") from businesses and individuals in Massachusetts. Please click here for more information.
UPDATE (March 23, 2020): Governor Baker orders all non-essential businesses and residents to stay at home, effective Tuesday, March 24th at 12:00PM. Please click here for more information.
Additional Notice Regarding State House Office Operations:
Out of an abundance of caution and based on guidance from health officials, my State House office will be closed for the time being. My staff and I will be working remotely, checking emails and voicemails on a consistent basis. Please excuse any delayed responses; we will do our best to respond in a timely manner.
If you believe you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please call your doctor’s office or hospital’s emergency room prior to traveling to those locations to ensure they have the capacity to receive possible COVID-19 patients.
Please follow the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s guidelines on preventing the spread of this illness:
Finally, if you are a resident of the 14th Norfolk District and have questions or concerns related to COVID-19, please contact your town’s local board of health as they have the most up-to-date information pertaining to your community.
Wellesley Board of Health: https://wellesleyma.gov/370/Board-of-Health
Weston Board of Health: https://www.weston.org/159/Board-of-Health
Wayland Board of Health: https://www.wayland.ma.us/board-health
Message from the MA Department of Public Health:
Although the risk of the novel coronavirus to Massachusetts residents remains low, and the risk of the flu is high, people are advised to take many of the same steps they do to help prevent colds and the flu, including:
District Office Hours
NO Office Hours - Please remember to practice social distancing!
Local Transportation Projects:
UPDATE on the Allston Multimodal Project. At this time MassDOT and the project development team have narrowed the design options of the project and outlined the potential impacts of the design options. They have released three options, you can find detailed information about them at this link:
At this time, we are years away from this project breaking ground, but I will continue to monitor the development of a final option and advocate at the appropriate time for the interests of those who commute into Boston from this area. I am interested in your reaction to the three proposals and encourage you to share your thoughts with me. Ultimately, there will be a need to ensure that commuting capacity is maintained during the long period of construction, but until the final plan is approved, exactly what will be needed to maintain capacity cannot be known. I have certainly communicated to DOT and Secretary Pollack my concerns regarding the impact on commuters from the Wellesley, Weston, Wayland area and the need to address that.
MassDOT is accepting feedback on how the three options compare against both the project purpose and need. They will be hosting a public information meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, October 20, at 6:30 p.m., to further explain the design options under consideration. The public is welcome to join the meeting by phone: 877-853-5257, Webinar ID: 965 1293 2141, Passcode: 710477.
Public comment is being taken until the end of the day on October 30 and can be sent to: I-90Allston@state.ma.us.
State House News
The House of Representatives will hold informal sessions on Monday, October 19th and Thursday, October 22nd.
There are no hearings scheduled at this time.