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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito celebrate 150 Miles of new trails for walking and biking Posted on Jun 29

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito celebrate 150 Miles of new trails for walking and biking

Continuing to prioritize a high level of access to the Commonwealth’s natural resources, and recognizing the economic, recreational, environmental, transit and public health benefits of a state trail network, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito today announced additional funding commitments to further develop   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito celebrate 150 Miles of new trails for walking and biking

Lt. Governor Polito announces $19M for downtown Worcester housing Posted on Jun 29

Lt. Governor Polito announces $19M for downtown Worcester housing

In Worcester on Wednesday, Lt. Governor Polito announced a $19.8 million funding commitment for the redevelopment of Worcester’s historic Central Building. The commitment, from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and MassHousing, enables the transformation of the vacant downtown Worcester property into 55   …Continue Reading Lt. Governor Polito announces $19M for downtown Worcester housing

Baker-Polito Administration Proposes Life Sciences Initiative Posted on Jun 20

Baker-Polito Administration Proposes Life Sciences Initiative

The Baker-Polito Administration on Monday announced a legislative proposal to bolster Massachusetts’ leadership in the life sciences sector, which would provide up to $500 million over five years for strategic investments in public infrastructure, research and development, workforce training and education, including up to $295 million   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Proposes Life Sciences Initiative

Lt. Governor Polito, state energy officials announce $14 million in Green Communities grant awards Posted on Jun 20

Lt. Governor Polito, state energy officials announce $14 million in Green Communities grant awards

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, joined by state energy officials, awarded $14,043,257 in Green Communities competitive grants to 72 municipalities across Massachusetts to fund clean energy projects. With this announcement, the largest in the program’s seven year history, the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has awarded   …Continue Reading Lt. Governor Polito, state energy officials announce $14 million in Green Communities grant awards

Governor Baker, industry leaders celebrate opening of Fabric Discovery Center Posted on Jun 20

Governor Baker, industry leaders celebrate opening of Fabric Discovery Center

Governor Charlie Baker on Monday joined Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, Congressman Joe Kennedy III, United States Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics James MacStravic, MIT President Dr. L Rafael Reif, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) CEO Dr. Yoel Fink and   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, industry leaders celebrate opening of Fabric Discovery Center

Governor Baker visits Fitchburg’s Monty Tech to see Skills Capital grant in action Posted on Jun 16

Governor Baker visits Fitchburg's Monty Tech to see Skills Capital grant in action

On Thursday, Governor Baker and Housing & Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash visited Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, the recipient of a $136,000 Skill Capital grant from the administration to help build a facility for a new veterinary program. More from the Sentinel & Enterprise: The   …Continue Reading Governor Baker visits Fitchburg’s Monty Tech to see Skills Capital grant in action

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito announce $2.2M in grants to support vocational equipment and programs Posted on Jun 15

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito announce $2.2M in grants to support vocational equipment and programs

Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, along with members of their Skills Cabinet, awarded $2.2 million in Skills Capital Grants to 10 high schools, community colleges and educational institutions that will use the funds to purchase updated equipment and expand skills training programs   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito announce $2.2M in grants to support vocational equipment and programs

Governor Baker at groundbreaking for workforce housing at Beverly Depot Posted on Jun 15

Governor Baker at groundbreaking for workforce housing at Beverly Depot

On Tuesday, Governor Charlie Baker joined state housing and transit officials, local municipal officials and private sector development partners to break ground on 67 mixed-income, transit-oriented rental housing units adjacent to the Beverly Depot Commuter Rail station and garage. More from the Salem News:  Though it   …Continue Reading Governor Baker at groundbreaking for workforce housing at Beverly Depot