BROOKLINE, January 30, 2009 – Calling it a direct and timely way to communicate with more people, state Senator Wayne D-Fontana today introduced a free new e-mail briefing.

“The ‘Fontana News and Views’ e-briefing gives me an additional way to reach out to constituents and instantaneously provide information on state legislation, programs, news and local events,” Fontana said. “I plan to use this communications method from time to time to keep people updated and informed.”

The first edition of the e-briefing can be accessed at

Sent by e-mail today, the senator’s first “News and Views” provides information on his new committee assignments, and information on home heating aid for low income families.

Fontana said those who wish to subscribe to the free e-briefings can provide their e-mail address on his website, or call his local district offices in Brookline (412) 344-2551, Kennedy Township (412) 331-1208, or Beechview (412) 343-2080 and provide an e-mail address.