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.
Notice about COVID-19 ("Coronavirus")
** Please visit the Commonwealth's website for COVID-19 updates and information by clicking here.
UPDATE: Governor Baker announced more details regarding the upcoming phases for vaccine eligibility. To see when you will become eligible, and to preregister for your appointment, please visit this link.
UPDATE: The Baker Administration unveiled a new website on Feb. 12, 2021 that allows eligible individuals to sign up for vaccination appointments. You can visit the site by clicking here.
UPDATE: The Baker Administration continues to update it's COVID-19 websites, including a site dedicated to information about COVID-19 distribution in Massachusetts. You can visit that website by clicking here.
UPDATE: 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: 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: 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: 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:
***NEW: Email Newsletter Updates
Instead of my traditional biannual hard copy newsletter updating my constituents on what's been going on at the State House, my office will now be sending more regular updates via email. Please click here to see the inaugural newsletter! If you would like to be added to the email distribution list, please email Mary.Cecconi@mahouse.gov.
District Office Hours
Due to the continuing public health concerns, Representative Peisch will not be holding in-person office hours. If you would like to set up a virtual meeting or phone call with Representative Peisch, please click here to schedule or call (617) 722-2070.
State House News
The House of Representatives will meet in informal sessions on Monday, September 20th and Wednesday, September 22nd. There will be a full formal session on Thursday, September 23rd with roll calls expected to begin at 1:00PM. You can watch the session at www.malegislature.gov.
The Joint Committee on Education will be holding a hearing on bills related to accountability and assessments on Monday, September 20th at 11:00AM. You can livestream the virtual hearing by clicking here.