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Category Archives: Around the Commonwealth

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

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

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