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Yearly Archives: 2016

In Brief: ALS ONE plate, Nashoba Valley Winery, youth residential center, protections for people with disabilities Posted on Sep 30

In Brief: ALS ONE plate, Nashoba Valley Winery, youth residential center, protections for people with disabilities

New ALS ONE license plate launched Flanked by a mock-up of a new charitable Massachusetts license plate, Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito joined leaders in ALS research and care from across the Commonwealth to celebrate the unity and commitment to work together to expedite   …Continue Reading In Brief: ALS ONE plate, Nashoba Valley Winery, youth residential center, protections for people with disabilities

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito announce investments to further bolster manufacturing workforce Posted on Sep 29

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito announce investments to further bolster manufacturing workforce

Standing before hundreds of leaders and managers from the Commonwealth’s manufacturing industry, Governor Baker and Lt. Governor both spoke to the strong future the industry has here with a hat tip to Massachusetts’s long history of “making things.” On the occasion of the third Advanced Manufacturing Summit,   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito announce investments to further bolster manufacturing workforce

Governor Baker, MBTA launch innovative program to enlist Uber, Lyft to better serve paratransit customers Posted on Sep 16

Governor Baker, MBTA launch innovative program to enlist Uber, Lyft to better serve paratransit customers

On the campus of the Perkins School for the Blind, Governor Baker, Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack, and MBTA managers launched a first-of-its-kind innovative pilot program with ride-share companies Uber and Lyft to save costs and deliver more options for on-demand service to customers of the   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, MBTA launch innovative program to enlist Uber, Lyft to better serve paratransit customers

Baker-Polito Administration program advances public-private partnerships to modernize public housing Posted on Sep 15

Baker-Polito Administration program advances public-private partnerships to modernize public housing

On Wednesday, Governor Baker and Undersecretary Chrystal Kornegay were in Chelsea to launch an innovative new housing program and award its first two grants totaling $600,000. The Partnership to Expand Housing Opportunities program invites local housing authorities with state public housing units to partner with a   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration program advances public-private partnerships to modernize public housing

At Quincy Walgreens, Governor Baker announces medication disposal program Posted on Sep 8

At Quincy Walgreens, Governor Baker announces medication disposal program

Governor Baker, joined by state and local officials, announced that Walgreens is the first pharmacy in Massachusetts to launch a new safe and convenient medication disposal program to reduce prescription drug misuse during a visit to a Quincy store with one of the new kiosks. Walgreens   …Continue Reading At Quincy Walgreens, Governor Baker announces medication disposal program

In Brief: STEM at BHCC, Springfield Rail Car Factory, MassWorks in Plymouth, Seaport Council in Fairhaven, Campus Fire Safety Posted on Sep 2

In Brief: STEM at BHCC, Springfield Rail Car Factory, MassWorks in Plymouth, Seaport Council in Fairhaven, Campus Fire Safety

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito visit STEM Starter Academy Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito both got a chance to visit the first day of the STEM Starter Academy at Bunker Hill Community College on Monday, August 22, 2016. Governor Baker, Lieutenant Governor Polito, House Speaker   …Continue Reading In Brief: STEM at BHCC, Springfield Rail Car Factory, MassWorks in Plymouth, Seaport Council in Fairhaven, Campus Fire Safety

With members of the canine community in attendance, Gov. Baker signs the animal safety legislation Posted on Aug 25

With members of the canine community in attendance, Gov. Baker signs the animal safety legislation

Outside at Ashburton Park, surrounded by both humans and puppies alike, Governor Charlie Baker ceremoniously signed An Act preventing animal suffering and death. This legislation prohibits the confinement of animals to vehicles where they are subject to danger from extreme weather conditions, limits the length animals   …Continue Reading With members of the canine community in attendance, Gov. Baker signs the animal safety legislation

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito visit Concord following tornado hit Posted on Aug 23

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito visit Concord following tornado hit

On Monday afternoon, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined Director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Kurt Schwartz and other MEMA officials in Concord to meet with emergency first responders and to inspect tornado damage resulting from the severe storms that his the   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito visit Concord following tornado hit

New partnership to teach safe opioid prescribing strategies announced; revamped prescription drug monitoring program launched Posted on Aug 23

New partnership to teach safe opioid prescribing strategies announced; revamped prescription drug monitoring program launched

Massachusetts state government rolled out a new version of its prescription monitoring program on Monday, which will be easier for doctors to use and will allow data sharing between states. Gov. Charlie Baker also on Monday announced a new partnership among the state’s teaching programs   …Continue Reading New partnership to teach safe opioid prescribing strategies announced; revamped prescription drug monitoring program launched

At Smolak Farms in North Andover, Governor Baker outlines continued actions on drought Posted on Aug 19

At Smolak Farms in North Andover, Governor Baker outlines continued actions on drought

In response to the current widespread drought across the Commonwealth, Governor Charlie Baker outlined continued actions to be taken by state agencies to assist Massachusetts’ residents, farmers, and municipalities as the region continues to face the effects associated with prolonged drought conditions. Joined by state and   …Continue Reading At Smolak Farms in North Andover, Governor Baker outlines continued actions on drought