9/12 - Letter to UMass
We are writing to express our deep concerns about UMass Memorial Health Alliance’s response to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) dated August 31, 2018, regarding the planned closures of the pediatric unit and the cardiac and pulmonary rehab units at Leominster Hospital, as well as the urgent-care center at HealthAlliance’s Burbank campus in Fitchburg.
8/30 - No backing down in hospital fight
LEOMINSTER -- The crowd of about 20 former patients, current nurses and local leaders gathered on the sidewalk outside UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital's Leominster campus Wednesday evening once again spoke out against the pending closure of some of the hospital's services.
7/23 - Sen. Tran and opponent Chalifoux Zephir divided on raising tobacco age
When it came time for legislators to vote on Bill H. 4784 recently, Sen. Dean Tran made a difficult decision.
The Republican from Fitchburg balanced his thoughts on the topic at hand -- raising the legal age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 -- and voted no.
7/6 - Fitchburg council rips plan to cut Burbank urgent care
FITCHBURG -- The City Council on Thursday decried UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton for announcing the impending closure of its Burbank Campus Urgent Care center without gathering input from the community it serves.
7/1 - Lancaster Day of Action
6/23 - Volunteer Workshop
5/23 - Councilor: Project was not in the city's best interest
I believe elected officials have a responsibility to act on behalf of their constituents, and throughout my eight years as a city councilor I've worked hard to fulfill that responsibility. My recent vote on a requested zoning change reflected overwhelming opposition from the residents of the surrounding neighborhood.
4/4 - Chalifoux Zephir to face Tran again
LEOMINSTER -- At-large City Councilor Sue Chalifoux Zephir submitted nomination papers with the city clerk's office on Tuesday with enough signatures to qualify her for this fall's state Senate race against incumbent Dean Tran.
1/26 - Nomination Papers
Throughout my special election campaign for the Massachusetts Senate last year, people spoke to me about their inability to make ends meet at the minimum wage, how the cost of a college education was keeping them from getting ahead, and about being forced to choose between the job they need and the sick child they love. People should not have to work two or three jobs to earn a living which leaves little time for family.
12/2 - Chalifoux Zephir is advocate for better schools
Sue is a strong supporter of education and for increasing its funding in Boston. I believe that she will work hard to improve the Chapter 70 funding formula that will benefit all schools.
12/2 - Chalifoux Zephir puts families first
Sue Chalifoux Zephir is the only candidate who supports a $15 minimum wage, because no one who works full-time should struggle to feed their family. She also is the only candidate who will stand up for women's health care access and our right to make our own decisions about our families, no matter how much you make or what health insurance you have.
Snapshot About Sue