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Extended Hours to Provide Summer Fun for City Youth posted on Jul 6

Last week Governor Baker announced that the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) would be extending the hours of several parks across the Commonwealth. Sports fields, waterfronts, and pools in Boston, Chicopee, Everett, Malden, and Worcester will now stay open and lit later into the   …Continue Reading Extended Hours to Provide Summer Fun for City Youth

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Governor Baker announces Working Group on Opioid Abuse posted on Jun 26

On Monday, Governor Baker announced the findings of the Working Group that he appointed to provide recommendations on the prevention of opioid abuse in Massachusetts. As the Working Group stated, “Over the past decade, more than 6,600 members of our community have died because of   …Continue Reading Governor Baker announces Working Group on Opioid Abuse

Inaugural Community Compacts Signed Ushering in Closer State-Local Partnerships posted on Jun 25

Inaugural Community Compacts Signed Ushering in Closer State-Local Partnerships

Yesterday was an important milestone for local governments here in Massachusetts. After several months spent touring the state and meeting with mayors from dozens of communities, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito returned to Worcester, Gardner, and Agawam to sign the first Community Compact agreements. These Community Compacts,   …Continue Reading Inaugural Community Compacts Signed Ushering in Closer State-Local Partnerships

Governor’s Office Partners with DPH on Opioid Addiction Awareness Campaign posted on Jun 18

Governor’s Office Partners with DPH on Opioid Addiction Awareness Campaign

“Education is an essential part of the cure for this epidemic, starting with parents and their children, who are the most susceptible to not understanding the dangers associated with the misuse of prescription painkillers.” – Governor Baker On Wednesday, June 17, Governor Baker took another   …Continue Reading Governor’s Office Partners with DPH on Opioid Addiction Awareness Campaign

Craisins, Creams, and College Hockey posted on Jun 10

Craisins, Creams, and College Hockey

In a day filled with white lab coats, hard hats, and hairnets, Governor Charlie Baker visited two Massachusetts businesses that have been vital contributors to our state’s unique and vibrant economy. Ocean Spray Cranberries and Garelick Farms, two companies that originated in Massachusetts, produce several   …Continue Reading Craisins, Creams, and College Hockey

Reforming the MBTA, Planning for Next Winter posted on Jun 5

Reforming the MBTA, Planning for Next Winter

The unrelenting snow of this past winter revealed significant problems in our public transportation system, and our legislation “An Act for a Reliable, Sustainable MBTA” includes several reforms to address more overarching issues that have left Massachusetts without the world-class public transportation system it deserves.   …Continue Reading Reforming the MBTA, Planning for Next Winter