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Category Archives: Around the Commonwealth

Where broadband internet changes everything Posted on Jul 5

Where broadband internet changes everything

In May 2017, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined Berkshire County leaders to tour downtown small businesses that are benefiting from upgrades made by Charter Communications and the Massachusetts Broadband Institute’s (MBI) Last Mile Infrastructure Grant Program. The program and investments in broadband   …Continue Reading Where broadband internet changes everything

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

An annual spring tradition, Governor Baker and local students stock trout at Jamaica Pond Posted on Apr 28

An annual spring tradition, Governor Baker and local students stock trout at Jamaica Pond

Governor Charlie Baker joined Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton, Department of Fish and Game Commissioner George Peterson, local legislators, City of Boston officials and students from Mary Curley Elementary to help the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife stock Jamaica Pond in Boston with   …Continue Reading An annual spring tradition, Governor Baker and local students stock trout at Jamaica Pond

Baker-Polito Administration Proposes Modernizing the Laws that Govern Explicit Images Posted on Apr 26

The Baker-Polito Administration filed legislation modernizing the laws governing the distribution of sexually explicit images and empowering District Attorneys with additional tools to protect children. Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced the filing of An Act Relative to the Harmful Distribution of   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Proposes Modernizing the Laws that Govern Explicit Images

Governor Baker launches council to guide administration policy to support healthy aging Posted on Apr 14

Governor Baker launches council to guide administration policy to support healthy aging

At MIT AgeLab in Cambridge, Governor Charlie Baker signed an Executive Order establishing the state’s first Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts. The Council will develop a plan to improve public and private efforts to support healthy aging in Massachusetts, to achieve the goal   …Continue Reading Governor Baker launches council to guide administration policy to support healthy aging

#SavingByShaving: Governor Baker gets a haircut to support pancreatic cancer research Posted on Apr 13

#SavingByShaving: Governor Baker gets a haircut to support pancreatic cancer research

For the third year in a row, Governor Charlie Baker got a buzz-cut at Granite Telecommunication’s annual “Saving By Shaving” event to raise awareness for Dana Farber and to support pancreatic cancer research. He was joined by Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton,   …Continue Reading #SavingByShaving: Governor Baker gets a haircut to support pancreatic cancer research

Governor Baker signs legislation doubling Line of Duty Death benefit Posted on Mar 31

Governor Baker signs legislation doubling Line of Duty Death benefit

Governor Baker and the Legislature announced on Tuesday, March 28th, the signing of a mid-year supplemental budget bill that included a provision to permanently double the line of death benefit for families of first responders from $150,000 to $300,000. This comes in the wake of   …Continue Reading Governor Baker signs legislation doubling Line of Duty Death benefit

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