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Category Archives: Around the Commonwealth

In Brief: Irish Taoiseach Kenny, Project Repat, MBTA Life Saving Electricians, National Guard Deployment Posted on Mar 23

In Brief: Irish Taoiseach Kenny, Project Repat, MBTA Life Saving Electricians, National Guard Deployment

Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito welcome Irish Taoiseach and Ambassador to State House Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito welcomed Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny to Massachusetts on Monday, March 13th. Taoiseach Kenny, who was accompanied by Irish Ambassador to the United State   …Continue Reading In Brief: Irish Taoiseach Kenny, Project Repat, MBTA Life Saving Electricians, National Guard Deployment

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito convene cabinet in Merrimack Valley Posted on Mar 7

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito convene cabinet in Merrimack Valley

On Friday, March 3, Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, and their cabinet secretaries convened on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Lowell for their weekly cabinet meeting. In addition to the cabinet meeting, they attended several events and meetings throughout the Merrimack   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito convene cabinet in Merrimack Valley

Governor Baker launches Black Advisory Commission Posted on Feb 28

Governor Baker launches Black Advisory Commission

Governor Baker along with Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and representatives from across the Commonwealth celebrated Black History Month with the swearing-in ceremony for the Black Advisory Commission. Chaired by Deborah Enos, former CEO of Neighborhood Health Plan, the newly-formed commission will advise the Governor and   …Continue Reading Governor Baker launches Black Advisory Commission

U.S. News and World Report: Massachusetts is #1 Posted on Feb 28

U.S. News and World Report has named Massachusetts the best state in the nation. JUST REVEALED: Massachusetts has been ranked the #1 state in the U.S., according to the 2017 @usnews #BestStates list pic.twitter.com/sE2Y0HWwFZ — CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) February 28, 2017 In a top 5 that   …Continue Reading U.S. News and World Report: Massachusetts is #1

In Framingham visits, Lt. Governor Polito highlights Mass2-1-1 service and STEM learning at Framingham State Posted on Feb 24

In Framingham visits, Lt. Governor Polito highlights Mass2-1-1 service and STEM learning at Framingham State

On Wednesday, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito was in Framingham for a number of events, including highlighting the resource hotline Mass2-1-1, marking the grand re-opening of one of the state’s largest food pantries, and seeing some of what Framingham State has to offer for students in   …Continue Reading In Framingham visits, Lt. Governor Polito highlights Mass2-1-1 service and STEM learning at Framingham State

Lt. Governor Polito talks small bridges, best practices, and partnerships in Western Massachusetts Posted on Feb 22

Lt. Governor Polito talks small bridges, best practices, and partnerships in Western Massachusetts

  Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito took a trip out to Berkshire County on Thursday to meet up with local officials to discuss issues and upcoming plans for the western region of the Commonwealth. The trip included a tour of small businesses in Pittsfield, MA, the   …Continue Reading Lt. Governor Polito talks small bridges, best practices, and partnerships in Western Massachusetts

In Brief: Health Connector’s record enrollment, Justice Elspeth Cypher nominated to SJC, MBTA passes snow test Posted on Feb 10

In Brief: Health Connector's record enrollment, Justice Elspeth Cypher nominated to SJC, MBTA passes snow test

Governor Baker marks Health Connector’s record enrollment and strong customer service On Monday, Governor Baker visited the Health Connector team as they announced the results of The Connector’s recent Open Enrollment period that ended last week. The Connector successfully managed the highest enrollment totals of the   …Continue Reading In Brief: Health Connector’s record enrollment, Justice Elspeth Cypher nominated to SJC, MBTA passes snow test

In Brief: Budget Proposal Unveiled, Drinking Water Infrastructure, Haverhill 3-1-1, Complete Streets Posted on Jan 31

In Brief: Budget Proposal Unveiled, Drinking Water Infrastructure, Haverhill 3-1-1, Complete Streets

Though the annual State of the Commonwealth address certainly was the capstone of the week, Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito made other important announcements, including the release of the administration’s budget proposal for the next fiscal year, and the awarding of the next round of   …Continue Reading In Brief: Budget Proposal Unveiled, Drinking Water Infrastructure, Haverhill 3-1-1, Complete Streets

In Brief: Shannon Grants, Career Education, Human Trafficking, DOC Auto Tech, Lahey Hospital, LG on Cape Cod Posted on Jan 13

In Brief: Shannon Grants, Career Education, Human Trafficking, DOC Auto Tech, Lahey Hospital, LG on Cape Cod

Nearly $6 million in grants awarded to combat gang violence On Tuesday, Governor Baker and Secretary of Public Safety and Security Dan Bennett were joined by members of law enforcement, legislators, and community organizers as $5.7 million in competitive grant funds was released to communities and local   …Continue Reading In Brief: Shannon Grants, Career Education, Human Trafficking, DOC Auto Tech, Lahey Hospital, LG on Cape Cod

At Animal Rescue League, Governor Baker highlights regulatory reform progress Posted on Oct 4

At Animal Rescue League, Governor Baker highlights regulatory reform progress

Nikki the rabbit and Mischief the cat were two of the animals introduced to Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito, and Administration and Finance Secretary Kristen Lepore during a visit to the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) on Monday. State officials were there to highlight significant changes   …Continue Reading At Animal Rescue League, Governor Baker highlights regulatory reform progress