October 15th 2015 BOSTON – Representative David K. Muradian, Jr. (R-Grafton), Senator Ryan Fattman (R-Webster), and Senator Michael Moore (D-Millbury) were excited to welcome members of the Northbridge Council on Aging (COA) and the Senior Center to the State House in Boston recently.
The group of 17 seniors from the COA, accompanied by Director elly Bol, as well as Assistant Director Jennifer DeLuca, was treated to a tour of the building, led by Representative Muradian, which included a rare outing to the South Lawn to see the statue of President John F. Kennedy. Also visible from that portion of the grounds is a replica of the Liberty Bell, which stands on the left side of the steps of the Bullfinch Front of the State House.
The group also took a trip to the Senate Chamber, Senate Reading Room, and the Great Hall. Although the House was in full formal session that day, which ordinarily would preclude a visit to the House Chamber floor, the group was treated to a seat in the House seats during a preliminary informal session. Representative Muradian also provided lunch as well as a question and answer session following the tour.
“It was wonderful to welcome another great group of seniors from Northbridge to the State House, especially after the overwhelmingly positive response from the group that we welcomed in July,” stated Rep. Muradian. “It was a busy day in the House due to the full formal session going on, which I hope offered a unique experience to my Council on Aging friends. It was especially fascinating to be able to walk the grounds of the South Lawn and see the JFK statue which was only opened to the public this past March.”
“It’s always a pleasure having constituents into the State House to see the legislative process and hear from them about concerns in the district,” stated Senator Fattman. “It was a great opportunity to get together with them and my colleagues to discuss the issues of the day.”
“The State House is a living museum where visitors walk through corridors, chambers, and grounds once occupied by some of our Nation’s most prominent historical figures,” stated Senator Moore. “Welcoming the Northbridge seniors to the Senate Chamber was particularly exciting, given the Chamber’s unique historical significance. I encourage all residents to take advantage of the free tours offered by the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office.”
Any constituent who wishes to speak to Representative Muradian or his staff please call (617) 722-2240.