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July 19, 2013

DiZoglio hosts Methuen, North Andover Senior Centers at State House

BOSTON — State Rep. Diana DiZoglio, D-Methuen, recently hosted a tour of the Massachusetts State House for the Methuen and North Andover Senior Centers.

More than 40 residents of the senior centers participated in the visit, as they toured both the State House and State Library, gathered for a photo atop the building’s Grand Staircase and spoke with area lawmakers over coffee and pastries.

Joining DiZoglio with the seniors were State Sens. Bruce E. Tarr, R-Gloucester, and Kathleen O’Connor-Ives, D-Newburyport, and State Reps. Linda Dean Campbell, D-Methuen, and Frank A. Moran, D-Lawrence.

“I spent all of last year door-knocking and visiting with residents in the district, so I thought it’d be fun to host them here at the State House,” said DiZoglio. “While we were able to discuss issues of serious concern, we were also able to have good times, given all of the extra joy the seniors brought in their visit. They brightened up my day.”

“I’ve never been to the State House before, so this is quite an experience,” said visitor June McDonald. “This place is so big, I imagine I’d get lost in it on my own.”

“Over the years, I’ve visited Boston all the time, but I never got around to coming to the State House,” said visitor Frank Stallone. “This was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.”

Entrants sought for Jimmy Fund Walk

BOSTON — The 25th annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai is seeking walkers. Set for Sunday, Sept. 8, the one-day fundraising event to fight all cancers offers four routes: the 26.2-mile route starting from Hopkinton; the 13.1-mile route from Babson College in Wellesley; the 5-mile route from Boston College; and the 3-mile route from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. All routes end at the Copley Square finish line in Boston. Participants will walk to raise more than $7 million to support lifesaving adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber. The fundraising minimum is $300 for walkers age 13 and older and $100 for children 12 and younger. Participants enter the discount code BOSTON for $5 off the registration fee. To register for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk on Sept. 8, or to support a walker, visit JimmyFundWalk.org or call (866) 531-9255.

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