Archive of Past Events
Orders Filed by Linda
& Position on Issues
|In The News
March 3, 2015:
Holyoke Council to consider ballot questions to increase terms, change mayor to city manager
February 11, 2015:
Holyoke residents discuss city issues in citizens forum
January 26, 2015:
Holyoke City Treasurer Jon Lumbra submits resignation effective Feb. 13
January 21, 2015:
Holyoke City Treasurer Jon Lumbra says he will resign by Feb. 14
January 20, 2015:
Holyoke Council opts against immediate slashing of Treasurer Jon Lumbra's pay by $50,000 with committee referral
January 16, 2015:
Holyoke to begin seeking buyer for former Geriatric Authority
January 14, 2015:
Holyoke police called to deal with homeless-family issues at Holyoke Hotel slightly less in 2014 than 2013
January 12, 2015:
Holyoke Council wants Treasurer Jon Lumbra paid only for hours worked
January 7, 2015:
Holyoke voters to consider nonbinding ballot questions on City Council size, switch from mayor to city manager
December 23, 2014:
Holyoke Officer John DiNapoli would prefer the 300 people at candlelight vigil instead be celebrating, daughter JoBeth DiNapoli says
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WARD 5 CITY COUNCILOR
THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE YOU AS YOUR WARD 5 CITY COUNCILOR!
I promise to work hard and do the best job I can for you and Holyoke
VIEW MINUTES from the Feb. 11, 2015 forum
January 15th, 2015
I was so pleased to present this proclamation on behalf of the Holyoke City Council to Dina Levesque today as she celebrated her 100th birthday with her family at our Senior Center!
Dina and her sister and a lovely birthday cake provided by our Senior Center Acting Director to honor Dina's 100th birthday! Very Nice!
"Homeless Hotel" issue
September 19, 2014:
WWLP Ch. 22 Video - Holyoke residents voice concerns over homeless hotels
Recent Press releases:
- NEEDLE EXCHANGE HURTING PUBLIC SAFETY
Holyoke, MA.Today Holyoke Ward 5 City Councilor Linda Vacon announced that she will continue to fight the needle exchange program.
"We need to keep our streets safe. Unfortunately, the needle exchange program that costs taxpayers over $150,000 annually, acts
like a magnet and is bringing more problems into our community.
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More Info on Needle Exchange
Aug. 28, 2012
Holyoke Board of Health Chairwoman Ms. Katherine Liptak, RN, promised me references (during the public meeting) of studies the board utilized to come to their decision in favor of needle exchange. There has been no information forthcoming from the Board of Health at the time of this letter, so I have done some research.
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Needle exchange, an outdated, failed program
Letter to the Editor by Linda Vacon, July 18, 2012
A needle exchange program was approved by the Mayor shortly after City Council meetings ended for the summer. This action is contrary to the campaign rhetoric by our Mayor who promised transparency in our government. The Board of Health appointed by the Mayor voted unanimously to approve this. Is anyone surprised by that?
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Getting to know Linda:
As your Ward 5 City Councilor, I will continue to represent you:
By hearing concerns and ideas from residents.|
By serving on committees to make things happen.
By making informed decisions.
By keeping you informed on issues and decisions that affect you.
Please feel free to contact me by phone 210-6077 (cell) 533-6498 (home) or use the Contact form with any questions
you may have.
Thank you, Linda
4 important local issues, my perspective:
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