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James B. Eldridge Senator

D Acton
James B. Eldridge

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Boston, MA 02133
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Marlborough , MA 01752
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Bill Docket Bill Title
S.20 SD1564 For legislation relative to the preparation of certain ballots in the city of Boston
S.36 SD1688 For legislation to bring child support home
S.39 SD1376 For legislation to ensure continuity of health coverage for children
S.43 SD892 For legislation to prevent homelessness among recipients of transitional assistance
S.54 SD1413 For legislation to ensure access to basic health care for children and young adults
S.55 SD4 For legislation to improve quality in early education and care by family child care proviers
S.58 SD515 For legislation relating to anti-human trafficking and protection
S.66 SD86 For legislation to enhance opportunities for housing among recipients of transitional assistance
S.82 SD124 For legislation to protect and improve the emergency aid to the elderly, disabled and children
S.90 SD991 For legislation relative to community preservation
S.124 SD1785 For legislation to create a civil legal action to be enforced by the Attorney General of the Commonwealth
S.136 SD697 For legislation to reduce unwanted communications from creditors to protect the peace and privacy of residents
H.142 HD2420 Relative to the disclosure of certain information by the Disabled Persons Protection Commission
H.143 HD2425 For legislation to make certain changes in the law relative to the authority of the Disabled Persons Protection Commission
H.144 HD2433 For legislation to further define the authority of the Disabled Persons Protection Commission
H.150 HD703 Relative to waiting lists for services of the Department of Mental Retardation
H.152 HD997 Relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers
H.154 HD1071 Relative to the humane treatment of disabled persons
S.157 SD542 For legislation to prohibit the sale of lottery tickets on credit.
H.169 HD3938 Relative to services for homeless individuals and families receiving assistance under the program of emergency aid to elders, disabled and children
H.176 HD3945 For legislation to replace the words “mental retardation” in the General Laws with the words “developmental disabilities"
S.176 SD983 For legislation relative to authorizing the direct shipment of wins
H.177 HD3949 For legislation to establish a system for tracking the unmet service needs of persons with developmental disabilities
H.188 HD3905 Relative to the continuation of eligiblity for medical benefits for certain children
H.199 HD731 Providing for an investigation and study by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to creating and expanding access to opportunity in low-opportunity communities
S.200 SD452 For legislation to clarify and enhance privacy protections for electronic health records
S.223 SD904 For legislation to improve augmentative and alternative communication opportunities for children with disabilities
H.231 HD3406 For legislation to further regulate the collection of debt by creditors
S.235 SD2040 For legislation to establish a consistent funding source for reinvestment in vocational education infrastructure and programs
S.269 SD1776 For legislation to amend regional school transportation funding
S.275 SD1067 For legislation relative to the special education circuit breaker
S.278 SD1968 For legislation to fulfill the promise of education reform adequate funding for student success
S.307 SD353 For legislation to supervize the personal care attendant program
H.333 HD1819 Relative to economic development and fiscal accountability
S.341 SD1995 For legislation to establish election day registation
H.341 HD1166 For legislation to establish a commission on international trade policy and international trade agreements
S.353 SD591 For legislation relative to the agreement among the states to elect the president by national popular vote.
S.388 SD1696 For legislation to promote healthy communities and the environment
S.389 SD1706 For legislation to create environmental justice
S.391 SD1001 For legislation to establish a 0% interest program for the state revolving loan fund for water and sewer projects and establishing 3:1 leveraging for such projects.
S.406 SD671 For legislation to update the animal control laws of Massachusetts
H.407 HD2362 Relative to including personal financial literacy in the math curriculum for all school grade levels
S.442 SD1912 For legislation for a healthy Massachusetts: safer alternatives to toxic chemicals
S.447 SD1306 For legislation to protect consumers from unsolicited loans
S.451 SD1384 For legislation to ensure access to lifesaving colorectal cancer screenings
H.457 HD3252 Relative to the teacing of physical education in the public schools
S.461 SD1782 For legislation relative to an appeal process of insurance premium surcharges under managed competition
H.479 HD776 For legislation to provide parity for local public school tuition payments for Commonwealth charter schools
H.480 HD2705 Relative to third party payments to school committees
H.482 HD3079 Relative to requiring school districts to develop health programs concerning Irlen syndrome and scotopic sensitivity, so-called
H.486 HD2580 Relative to an English language learner's program in the public schools
H.489 HD2381 Relative to the graduation requirements for special education students
H.493 HD3941 Relative to coursework and a practicum for previously licensed special education teachers and rehabilitation counselors
H.501 HD337 For legislation to establish a pilot grant program relative to "mobile students", so-called
S.502 SD1934 For legislation relative to increasing access to homeowners insurance
S.525 SD1787 For legislation relative to the disclosure of consumer loans
H.530 HD2577 Relaltive to early childhood education and care in the Commonwealth
S.532 SD1400 For legislation to establish a primary care development fund
S.537 SD1677 For legislation to assure equitable health coverage for all children
H.537 HD620 Relative to dementia special care units in long term care facilities
S.549 SD1463 For legislation relative to health care affordability
S.550 SD1524 For legislation relative to shared responsibility in health reform.
H.552 HD1419 Relative to residency requirements in local elections
S.563 SD1226 For legislation to provide coverage for tobacco use cessation under Commonwealth Care
S.567 SD1257 For legislation relative to the hemophilia advisory committee
S.572 SD331 For legislation relative to nursing facility and long term care claims
S.575 SD676 For legislation to increase access to primary care physicians for masshealth patients
H.576 HD421 For legislation to provide for the registration of voters on election days
S.603 SD1982 For legislation relative to equal access to higher education and generating revenue for the commonwealth
S.616 SD426 For legislation relative to creating a loan forgiveness program for direct care human service workers
S.617 SD87 For legislation relative to authorizing municipalities to protect low and mederate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing
S.627 SD1497 For legislation relative to housing rights for victims of domestic violence
H.650 HD2284 For a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to a vacancy in the office of Governor or Lieutenant-Governor.
S.657 SD1316 For legislation to promote local and regional affordable housing planning
H.658 HD1161 Relative to early voting in certain elections
H.660 HD2035 Relative to the agreement among states to elect the President by national popular vote
S.666 SD1309 For legislation to preserve publicly assisted affordable housing
S.680 SD1561 For legislation establishing a temporary workers right to know.
S.688 SD624 For legislation establishing paid sick days
S.698 SD1894 For legislation to modernize and protect the unemployment insurance system
H.725 HD3072 For legislation to prohibit additional incineration of solid waste materials
H.757 HD3093 For legislation to promote safe alternatives to toxic chemicals
S.765 SD1552 For legislation relative to land use.
H.769 HD2798 For legislation to further regulate the recycling of certain materials by multi-family residences within the Commonwealth
S.783 SD970 For legislation relative to community planning
H.798 HD2223 For legislation to prohibit the use plastic bags by retail establishments
S.800 SD1778 For legislation to establish a commission to reduce unnecessary wait time for children with special health care needs
S.810 SD1563 For legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in the Commonwealth.
H.814 HD1985 That the Department of Environmental Management be directed to protect certain lands in the towns of Framingham, Southborough and Sudbury and in the city of Marlborough
S.817 SD286 For legislation to create environmental justice
H.824 HD3956 Relative to requiring recycling in state buildings
H.833 HD3211 Relative to producer responsibility for discarded electronic products
H.834 HD3214 Relative to establishing standards for restoring and maintaining stream flows, water levels and hydrologic regimes that protect natural aquatic life in rivers and streams
S.847 SD1180 For legislation relative to a board of midwifery
S.873 SD1267 For legislation to strengthen health reform
H.888 HD739 Relative to appeals of motor vehicle insurance surcharges
S.890 SD911 For legislation relative to patient safety
H.898 HD2951 That health insurance providers be required to include coverage for diagnostic screening for prostate cancer
S.909 SD1340 For legislation to reduce medication errors in the Commonwealth
S.931 SD566 For legislation relative to the Commonwealth Fusion Center and other intelligence data centers.
H.1019 HD3593 Relative to the disclosure of federal troubled asset relief program (TARP) funds by banks
H.1028 HD1528 Relative to improving asthma health care coverage management
H.1045 HD1755 Relative to the purchasing of debts by collection agencies
S.1063 SD1523 For legislation to continue retirement group membership for law enforcement officials
H.1064 HD1764 For legislation to establish a computerized physician order entry fund within the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy
H.1069 HD856 For legislation to regulate claims for services of patients in nursing and long-term care facilities
H.1084 HD1227 That the Secretary for Administration and Finance and the Secretary of Health and Human Services implement a health reform employer responsibility revenue program
H.1094 HD3328 For legislation to exclude certain retirement funds from countable assets of medical assistance recipients
H.1102 HD2095 For legislation to establish a division of health insurance under the supervision and control of the Commissioner of Health Insurance
S.1109 SD1416 For legislation relative to a minimum pension
H.1127 HD4353 (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Harvard to grant licenses for the sale of wine and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises
H.1130 HD4352 (by vote of the town) relative to the establishment of a wastewater management district in the town of Harvard
H.1232 HD1191 For legislation to protect tenants in foreclosed properties from evictions
S.1240 SD1940 For legislation to improve the fairness of tax laws
H.1242 HD1198 For legislation to remove certain restrictions for applicants of subsidized public housing
S.1245 SD1655 For legislation to improve the earned income tax credit for working families
S.1251 SD1837 For legislation relative to senior citizen property taxes
S.1273 SD1650 For legislation relative to the senior circuit breaker tax credit
S.1277 SD1766 For legislation relative to tax deductions and credits for costs of higher education
S.1278 SD1169 For legislation to increase the property tax deferral for seniors
S.1317 SD658 For legislation relative to 529 college savings plans
S.1331 SD1932 For legislation to establish the local aidstabilization fund
S.1334 SD312 For legislation to allow single family homeowners to deduct their municipal water, sewer and trash fees from their state income tax
H.1346 HD3469 Relative to claims for damages and establishing a claimants trust law
S.1379 SD1762 For legislation to stabilize neighborhoods
S.1388 SD1788 For legislation to require certain disclosures to be made by a tax preparer facilitating the advance of monies prior to the receipt
S.1410 SD1924 For legislation relative to transparency in state revenues and expenditures
H.1416 HD2437 Relative to the authority of the Disabled Persons Protection Commission to seek restraining orders
S.1420 SD1753 For legislation relative to privatization contracts
S.1437 SD1637 For legislation to improve public contracting with Massachusetts farmers
H.1465 HD3462 Relative to judicial discretion regarding immigration status
S.1480 SD1495 For legislation to improve recycling rates in the commonwealth
S.1481 SD1518 For legislation to promote energy efficient lighting, conserve energy, regulate outdoor night lighting, and reduce light pollution.
H.1483 HD1715 Relative to the establishment of a women's correctional facility in Middlesex County
S.1490 SD1372 For legislation to amend utility rate hearings
S.1491 SD1539 For legislation to promote utility system reliability.
H.1499 HD1553 For legislation to include animals in abuse prevention orders
H.1510 HD3480 For legislation to establish a moratorium on foreclosures of certain property and providing for judicial review of all such mortgage foreclosures in the Commonwealth
S.1524 SD556 For legislation to expand energy efficiency in the Commonwealth.
S.1527 SD1511 For legislation relative to the establishment of municipal lighting authorities.
S.1534 SD309 For legislation to establish a cell phone users bill of rights
S.1546 SD1299 For legislation relative to energy efficiency in affordable housing
S.1548 SD160 For legislation to further protect victims from sexually dangerous persons
S.1559 SD502 For legislation to protect and enhance the rights of child and adult victims and witnesses of crime
S.1608 SD1344 For legislation to reform CORI, restore economic opportunity and improve public safety
S.1609 SD1409 For legislation to require just cause for eviction and foreclosed properties
S.1611 SD1913 For legislation to prevent harassment
H.1682 HD3586 Relative to the foreclosure of mortgages for persons on active duty in the armed forces
S.1687 SD389 For legislation relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes
S.1693 SD1627 For legislation to further regulate sex offender registration
S.1697 SD1499 For legislation relative to police pursuits in the commonwealth
S.1705 SD410 For legislation to establish a special commission to examine diversionary justice programs
S.1712 SD731 For legislation to further regulate debt collection
H.1715 HD3235 For legislation to raise the dollar limit of claims filed in small claims court
H.1728 HD431 Relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes
H.1729 HD3209 For legislation to require judicial review of foreclosures on residential mortgages
S.1740 SD1960 For legislation to repeal mandatory minimum sentencing laws for drug offenses
H.1745 HD3877 For legislation to further regulate the performance of abortions and protecting women’s reproductive health
H.1746 HD3885 Relative to consent and counseling for certain pregnant minors
H.1747 HD3900 Relative to housing discrimination against victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault and stalking
S.1751 SD1472 For legislation to establish a moritorium on foreclosures in the commonwealth
S.1756 SD1240 For legislation relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
S.1778 SD1642 For legislation to require judicial foreclosure
H.1778 HD2082 Relative to eminent domain takings
H.1779 HD2224 For a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to eminent domain takings
H.1785 HD3352 Relative to the determination of alimony payments
S.1802 SD315 For legislation to promote consumer rights and enhance exemptions in the small claims courts
S.1805 SD1725 For legislation to establish a foreclosure mediation program
H.1822 HD2348 Relative to personal injuries resulting in death in workers' compensaton cases
H.1856 HD1239 For legislation to establish a greyhound workers’ re-training and support fund to assist displaced commercial dog track workers
H.1886 HD4435 For legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Judith Fitzsimmons, an employee of the Trial Court
H.1891 HD4404 (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Westborough to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises
H.1892 HD4405 (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Westborough to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises to Spyro Economou d/b/a/ Westborough House of Pizza
S.1913 SD2036 For legislation relative to license renewal notifications
H.1935 HD2404 Relative to mental health examinations and services for inmates of certain correctional institutions in the Commonwealth
H.1937 HD2486 Relative to juvenile mental health and substance abuse
S.1957 SD1833 For legislation relative to regional transit authorities
S.1959 SD1070 For legislation relative To fairness and equity In regional transportation planning.
H.1977 HD2710 Relative to potentially dangerous and vicious dogs
H.1986 HD2818 Relative to sustainable land use relative to subdivisions
H.1996 HD2556 Relative to concurrent jurisdiction over the former Devens military base
S.1997 SD1617 For legislation to establish a military service scholarship program
S.2003 SD1919 For legislation relative to the home of the brave
H.2060 HD2681 Relative to the scope of practice by optometrists
H.2080 HD1708 For legislation to establish a board of registration in midwifery
H.2092 HD638 For legislation to promote proper school nutrition
H.2104 HD1938 Relative to mutual aid for local public health emergencies
H.2107 HD1945 For legislation to promote better health in public schools through improved contracting with farms in the Commonwealth
H.2127 HD852 For legislation to establish a health care trust for the preservation of the health care system of the Commonwealth
S.2137 SD2189 For legislation relative to Regional Transit Authorities.
H.2139 HD3936 For legislation to promulgate regulations requiring Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (“MRSA”) screening of high-risk patients
H.2152 HD2114 Relative to the despensing of controlled substances
H.2160 HD3216 For legislation to regulate the medical use of marijuana by patients approved by physicians and certified by the Department of Public Health
S.2289 SD2408 For legislation to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation
H.2307 HD3263 Relative to abolishing superannuation retirement allowances for public employees
H.2542 HD2551 That the State Retirement Board be directed to grant certain creditable service to Ray Silva, a former employee of the Department of Youth Services
H.2592 HD1410 Relative to investment in companies doing business in Burma
H.2681 HD1359 Relative to personal property tax exemptions for telecommunication companies
H.2691 HD3711 For legislation to exempt medical supplies used in monitoring diabetes from the sales tax
H.2728 HD2582 For legislation to expand the renewable energy tax credits to include geothermal energy for non-business residential purposes
H.2729 HD1061 Relative to the taxation of certain small businesses
H.2736 HD3179 For legislation to provide for an income tax deduction for fees paid for participation in a pay as you throw waste disposal program
H.2753 HD2354 Relative to sales and excise tax exemptions for disabled veterans
H.2773 HD3951 Relative to the excise tax imposed on certain tobacco products
H.2812 HD3842 For legislation to provide for an income tax credit for the rehabilitation of residential historic properties
H.2849 HD1530 Relative to the renewable energy income tax credit
H.2907 HD1206 Relative to telecommunication property taxes paid to cities and towns
H.2931 HD2147 Relative to making certain changes in the income tax laws
H.2972 HD3716 That the Secretary for Administration and Finance establish a searchable budget database website that includes revenue, expenditure and funding information
H.3004 HD2276 For legislation to create a hospital disposition fund from the proceeds of sales of state hospitals and the crediting of such proceeds to accountsof the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Mental Retardation
H.3069 HD1115 That energy generating facilities constructed or commencing operation on and after January first, two thousand ten shall not utilize or gasify coal
H.3100 HD1193 Relative to the cost of new electrical transmissions
H.3102 HD1545 That the Department of Public Utilities be directed to conduct hearings in areas potentially affected by new electric transmission projects
H.3103 HD1548 For legislation to increase the aggregate capacity of net metering of energy distribution companies
H.3121 HD424 Relative to energy efficient construction
H.3123 HD1162 For legislation to allow customers to refuse to receive telephone directories
H.3125 HD2974 For legislation to expand the definition of "beverage containers" under the bottle bill, so-called
H.3131 HD2077 Relative to consumer choice of electricity from renewable sources
H.3147 HD1145 For legislation to authorize the Massachusetts Historical Commission to release a certain preservation restriction conveyed to the town of Westborough
H.3148 HD3187 That the State Secretary be authorized to publish a history of slavery in the Commonwealth
H.3152 HD1413 For legislation to prohibit the use of hand-held cell phones by persons operating motor vehicles
H.3227 HD2769 For legislation to preserve the right of way for the North/South rail link
H.3306 HD3840 That the Highway Department be authorized to evaluate the feasibility of interchange improvements along Route 2 from the city of Gardner to Route 128
H.3313 HD2401 For legislation to prohibit the issuance of a driver’s license or learner’s permit based on a failure to provide Social Security No. or an acceptable written denial notice by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles
H.3326 HD985 Relative to increasing the tax on gasoline and the raising of fares by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
H.3399 HD336 Relative to veterans' benefits equity for persons discharged from the military based on certain consensual conduct
H.3421 HD1282 For legislation to improve the personal care attendant program
H.3423 HD1372 Relative to child support paid on behalf of current or former recipients of transitional aid to families with dependent children benefits
H.3434 HD1266 Relative to the teaching of health education in schools
H.3436 HD1333 Relative to reducing the size of certain classes and enhancing student opportunity for achievement and results
H.3438 HD1398 For legislation to protect from net loss public lands or easements taken or acquired for natural resource
H.3447 HD1383 For legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of group or individual disability, accident or sickness insurance policies
H.3465 HD1295 Relative to emergency access to mental health services
H.3515 HD1314 Relative to further regulating recycling rates and expanding the bottle bill, so-called
H.3523 HD1260 Relative to the dissemination of certain criminal offender record information
H.3536 HD1365 Relative to the repeal or reform of certain archaic laws
H.3537 HD1248 For a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the subject matter of initiative petitions
H.3538 HD976 For legislation to create the position of "Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts"
H.3547 HD1634 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of methods to develop an index of creative and innovative education in the Commonwealth
H.3559 HD1462 Relative to the continuity of care of mental health treatment
H.3565 HD2189 Relative to establishing an education loan repayment program for legislative and committee staff of the House of Representatives
H.3573 HD1557 For legislation to preserve publicly assisted affordable housing
H.3586 HD1439 Relative to the coordination of mental health care for children
H.3605 HD1621 For legislation to provide the granting of tax abatements for certain military personnel
H.3660 HD2708 For legislation to ensure that high school graduates possess a reasonable breadth and depth of knowledge and skills
H.3665 HD1498 (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative bilingual ballots in the city of Boston
H.3717 HD2750 Relative to the membership of the Health Care Quality and Cost Council
H.3796 HD1501 (by vote of the town) for legislation to regulate the suspension or removal from office of employees of the town of Westborough
H.3809 HD984 Relative to insurance coverage for autism
H.3834 HD1080 For legislation to establish an elderly persons tax relief outreach program for the purposes of assisting elderly residents
H.3846 HD3804 For legislation to provide special, non-recurring payments to certain municipalities for the purpose of providing emergency disaster relief due to the ice storm of December 11 and 12, 2008
H.3874 HD4193 For legislation to provide funding by the Commonwealth for the Ayer, Lunenberg and Shirley School District
H.4232 HD4546 Relative to establishing licensing requirements and protections for certain cottage communities
H.4393 HD4407 Relative to the establishment of residential energy preservation funds by cities, towns and counties
H.4494 HD4858 That the town of Westborough be authorized to remove a certain restriction on a liquor license held by Mandarin Westborough, Inc.
H.4651 HD4981 (by vote of the town) that the town of Northborough be authorized to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises
H.4715 HD4973 (by vote of the town) that the town of Sudbury be authorized to enter into certain wireless facility contracts
H.4718 HD5031 (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Sudbury to enter into long-term lease agreements to provide for certain energy facilities at the landfill located in said town
H.4736 HD5057 (by vote of the town) that the town of Westborough be authorized to issue an additional license for the sale of alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises
H.4741 HD5058 (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the Littleton Electric Light Department to perform certain electrical work
H.4850 HD5094 (by vote of the town) relative to the granting of an easement in the town of Harvard for the construction of housing for elderly persons
H.4857 HD5101 Relative to corporate campaign contributions
H.4885 HD5112 For legislation authorizing the town of Shirley to lease a certain parcel of land for agricultural purposes

State Senator Jamie Eldridge has served as State Senator for the Middlesex and Worcester district since January 2009.

Previously, Senator Eldridge served as State Representative for the 37th Middlesex district, after being elected the only Clean Elections candidate to public office in Massachusetts history in November 2002.

Since then, Senator Eldridge has focused his energies in the House and in the Senate on enhancing public education, stimulating the economy, promoting campaign and ethics reform, protecting the environment, improving public safety, expanding access to health care, and improving public transportation.

Senator Eldridge is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Boston College Law School, where he served as President of the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) for two years. Prior to his election as State Representative, Jamie worked as a public interest attorney with Merrimack Valley Legal Services in Lowell, a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to the poor and the elderly. As a public interest lawyer, he also worked to help low-income residents with issues of housing, Social Security, disability, and unemployment.

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Education & Public Service

  • Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
  • Johns Hopkins University, B.A
  • Boston College Law School, J.D.
  • Acton Housing Authority (elected member/Chair, 2001-2003)
  • Acton Planning Board (associate member, 2001-2002)
  • Mass. House (2003-2008)
  • Mass. Senate (2009-present)
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Middlesex and Worcester -- Consisting of the city of Marlborough and the towns of Acton, Ayer, Boxborough, Hudson, Littleton, Maynard, Shirley, Stow and Sudbury, precincts 2 and 3 all in the county of Middlesex; and the towns of Harvard, Northborough, precinct 3, Southborough and Westborough, all in the county of Worcester.

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