Press Releases

(Boston) - Representative Harold P. Naughton, Jr. is pleased to announce that he will be co-sponsoring the 2nd Annual Armed Forces Day event on Saturday May 21, 2016 from 9am to 10:30am.  The event honors all service men and women, active or retired and will take place at SAC Park, 438 Lake Street, Shrewsbury.  Naughton will be joined by other Central Massachusetts legislators.  The event is open to all active and retired military personnel and members of the public who would like to participate in honoring those who have served.

“I am honored to once again have the...

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(Boston) – State Representative Harold P. Naughton, Jr. is pleased to announce that he will be sponsoring a “Community Substance Abuse Awareness Forum” on May 10th from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Clinton High School Auditorium.  The event will consist of two parts; an hour of helpful resource tables hosted by various substance abuse organizations, companies, and stakeholders, and then a panel consisting of experts in the field of substance abuse, public safety, and public health.  The event will be co-sponsored by the Clinton Police Department and The Item newspaper....

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In my opinion, working with our youth is one of the most important aspects of being a State Representative. Often times this might be overlooked because they cannot vote; however it is crucial we, as elected officials, maintain these connections because they are our Commonwealth’s future. It is vitally important that we give our children the best education possible, as well as offer them guidance and direction so they can lead a successful life.    
 
This past Friday, February 12th, I got the chance to participate in Clinton Middle School's Annual Career Day and...

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As many of you know, our region as well as the entire Commonwealth is facing an ongoing substance abuse and opioid crisis. To combat this multifaceted issue, the Legislature is doing what they can now to help. That is why I was proud to join my colleagues in passing a comprehensive substance abuse prevention and education bill that will aid our local communities, schools and healthcare facilities in various aspects of this public health epidemic.
 
This past week, I was given the opportunity to directly join the fight against substance abuse by being invited to be a member of...

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(BOSTON) – Representative Harold Naughton, Jr. joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass legislation that prohibits individuals under the age of 18 from using a tanning bed. Tanning beds are classified in the most dangerous group of cancer-causing agents by the World Health Organization, and this change reflects the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recommendations regarding tanning devices.

“I am proud to join my colleagues in getting this important piece of legislation passed and to Governor Baker’s desk,” said Representative Naughton. “Going...

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(Boston) - State Representative Harold P. Naughton, Jr. has been appointed to the Central Massachusetts Opiate Task Force led by Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early.  The Task Force was established by District Attorney Early in March 2015 as a way to bring together local law enforcement, government leaders, healthcare professionals, and experts in the field of substance abuse. The Task Force’s mission is to increase the capacity in fighting the ongoing substance abuse crisis that Massachusetts currently faces.

“I am honored to be appointed to the...

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(Boston) – State Representative Harold P. Naughton, Jr. joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass substance addiction legislation that creates a new standard to evaluate and treat patients who present in emergency rooms with an apparent overdose. This new best practice, which will be covered by insurance, is designed to ensure the proper assessment and discharge of patients who seek voluntary treatment. 

The bill limits first-time opiate prescriptions to seven days for adults and all opiate prescriptions for minors to seven days, with exceptions...

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(BOSTON) – State Representative Harold Naughton, Jr. joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass legislation that updates its public records laws and enhances accountability measures. The legislation enumerates a timeframe and process in which requested documents must be produced and ensures that judicial remedies can be sought.

“This legislation further enhances the public’s access to their government,” said Representative Naughton. “Through this bill’s passage in the House, we are ensuring transparency and accountability across local and state...

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(Clinton) - Harold P. Naughton, Jr., State Representative for the 12th Worcester District, House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, and member of the U.S. Army Reserve, has returned home from his third military deployment with the U.S. Army Reserve.

Naughton was called to active duty in the middle of June at which time he was sent to Southwest Asia where he served the majority of his deployment. While serving overseas, Naughton worked as a legal advisor to two different task forces within the U.S. Central Command and worked within an...

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(Clinton) – The following statement is from State Representative Harold P. Naughton, Jr.:

“This evening, after speaking with representatives from Kinder Morgan, Inc. I am pleased to announce that the Northeast Energy Direct- North Worcester Lateral pipeline project has been revised and will no longer impact our areas. The proposed construction of a natural gas pipeline jeopardized the environmental integrity of conservation lands, private lands, homes, and businesses in Berlin, Boylston, and Northborough. I want to thank the residents of these areas for your input throughout this...

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