Participation in Countering Violent Extremism

Waqas filed this request with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services of Massachusetts.
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From: Waqas Mirza

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all e-mail communication between Massachusetts Office of Health and Human Services staff and Brandy Donini-Melanson ( concerning Countering Violent Extremism.

All attachments contained within those e-mails.

You may restrict your search from September 1st 2014 to the date my request is processed.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Waqas Mirza


Dear Waqas Mirza,

Attached please find the Executive Office of Health and Human Services' initial response to your public records request. If you have any questions, please contact the undersigned.

Thank you,

Ralph Falcone
Executive Office of Health and Human Services
One Ashburton Place, 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

From: Ciccia, Robert (EHS)

Mr. Mirza,

We issued a response to your request on December 9, 2016, please see the attachment. We have not received a response. If you would like to discuss your request, please feel free to contact me.

If you are no longer interested in these records, we kindly ask that you remove RAO mailbox from this email chain.

Robert A. Ciccia
Assistant General Counsel and Records Access Officer
Executive Office of Health and Human Services
One Ashburton Place, 11th Floor
Boston, MA 02108