Half Staff Flag Alert | Massachusetts | January 31, 2023

Alice K. Wolf, a ground-breaking political leader with a long and distinguished career which included serving as Mayor of Cambridge and State Representative of the 25th Middlesex District, died peacefully at home on January 26, 2023, following a short battle with leukemia.

Wolf was passionate about acting locally to address larger issues of justice. She was instrumental in working with the Cambridge Peace Commission to create a "Peace Curriculum," a program of peace education for the public schools. She led marches and did research to support "economic conversion," trying to convince local companies to convert military-focused enterprises into peace-oriented activities.

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Maura T. Healey has ordered that the United States of America Flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings beginning immediately today until sunset on January 31, 2023, the day of interment, in honor of the life and legacy of former Representative Alice K. Wolf, who passed away on January 26, 2023.