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Governor Baker calls for increased penalties for assaulting police officers Posted on Jun 24

If you assault a police officer and cause serious bodily harm, you will face a felony charge if legislation filed by Governor Charlie Baker becomes law. The bill gives the courts an enhanced ability to deal with individuals who have demonstrated a flagrant disregard for   …Continue Reading Governor Baker calls for increased penalties for assaulting police officers

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito tour administration’s innovative reentry pilot program Posted on May 12

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito tour administration's innovative reentry pilot program

At the Boston Pre-Release Center, operated by the Massachusetts Department of Correction, a Baker-Polito Administration pilot program was launched in March to help inmates nearing release or parole to gain knowledge and skills that will help them to reenter society, and avoid the criminal justice system. On Tuesday, May 10,   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito tour administration’s innovative reentry pilot program

Governor Baker highlights a record $11.5 million investment in the Youth Works Summer Jobs Program Posted on Jul 31

Governor Baker highlights a record $11.5 million investment in the Youth Works Summer Jobs Program

Highlighting the importance of early work experience and its correlation to long-term career success, Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday, July 30, met with nearly 100 young people benefitting from the Commonwealth’s YouthWorks summer jobs program. Approximately 4,000 teenagers across the Commonwealth are participating in the YouthWorks program   …Continue Reading Governor Baker highlights a record $11.5 million investment in the Youth Works Summer Jobs Program

Extended Hours to Provide Summer Fun for City Youth Posted on Jul 6

Last week Governor Baker announced that the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) would be extending the hours of several parks across the Commonwealth. Sports fields, waterfronts, and pools in Boston, Chicopee, Everett, Malden, and Worcester will now stay open and lit later into the   …Continue Reading Extended Hours to Provide Summer Fun for City Youth

MAP: Our First 100 Days Posted on Apr 16

Despite the historic snowstorms, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito got right to work and spent many of their first 100 days crisscrossing the Commonwealth from North Adams to Nantucket. They addressed chambers of commerce, launched initiatives to combat homelessness and opioid abuse,   …Continue Reading MAP: Our First 100 Days