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Governor Baker highlights a record $11.5 million investment in the Youth Works Summer Jobs Program

Governor Baker highlights a record $11.5 million investment in the Youth Works Summer Jobs Program posted on Jul 31

Highlighting the importance of early work experience and its correlation to long-term career success, Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday, July 30, met with nearly 100 young people benefitting from the Commonwealth’s YouthWorks summer jobs program. Approximately 4,000 teenagers across the Commonwealth are participating in the YouthWorks program   …Continue Reading Governor Baker highlights a record $11.5 million investment in the Youth Works Summer Jobs Program

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A budget signed, a budget filed, and an MBTA board created posted on Jul 18

A budget signed, a budget filed, and an MBTA board created

On Friday, July 17, Governor Charlie Baker put pen to paper on his first state budget, signing the $38.117 billion budget into law with Lt. Governor Polito, Secretary Lepore, and Secretary Pollack around him. In a break from previous budget cycles, the FY16 plan holds   …Continue Reading A budget signed, a budget filed, and an MBTA board created

Remembering our Vietnam Veterans, Gloucester’s Economic Development, and Listening to Small Business Owners posted on Jul 10

Remembering our Vietnam Veterans, Gloucester’s Economic Development, and Listening to Small Business Owners

On Thursday morning, Governor Charlie Baker visited the City of Gloucester. On his first stop, he headed to the harborwalk section of downtown, visiting both a successful local business and a new business under construction: Cape Pond Ice and the Beauport Hotel. Both businesses are examples   …Continue Reading Remembering our Vietnam Veterans, Gloucester’s Economic Development, and Listening to Small Business Owners

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

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