For the last 14 months, officials from 10 different agencies spanning state government have gotten together to find the “highest and best use” of properties and assets “that literally have been doing nothing for a really long time.” Governor Baker briefed reporters on Thursday about the …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration’s “Open for Business” initiative finds better and smarter uses for state-owned property
The last week of April saw Governor Baker travel to Gillette Stadium to be the first governor to attend the MASSBUYS Expo, review the progress of a major MBTA project on the Framingham-Worcester Commuter Rail Line, as well as announce the grant award recipients for …Continue Reading Governor Baker reviews MBTA rail tie replacement work, awards workforce development grants
Last October, Governor Baker outlined the Administration’s strategy for developing unused or underutilized Commonwealth properties into new opportunities for affordable or market-rate housing, reducing government expenses, or economic development, among other uses. And on Tuesday, February 10, Governor Baker and Boston Mayor Walsh announced one such …Continue Reading Governor Baker moves to leverage vacant or underutilized state land for economic development, affordable housing
On Wednesday, September 23rd, Governor Charlie Baker, MBTA General Manager Frank DePaola and Chief Administrator Brian Shortsleeve visited an MBTA staging facility in Dorchester to review and discuss the progress of ongoing winter resiliency efforts. The team discussed among other topics the implementation of new …Continue Reading Prepping the MBTA for Next Winter
On Thursday morning, Governor Charlie Baker visited the City of Gloucester. On his first stop, he headed to the harborwalk section of downtown, visiting both a successful local business and a new business under construction: Cape Pond Ice and the Beauport Hotel. Both businesses are examples …Continue Reading Remembering our Vietnam Veterans, Gloucester’s Economic Development, and Listening to Small Business Owners
On Thursday, May 28, Governor Baker departed Beacon Hill for Western Massachusetts to tour a major Massachusetts manufacturing company, to visit a prime example of a successful public-private partnership, and to deliver a commencement address. His first stop of the day was the Yankee Candle …Continue Reading Governor Heads West To Address Graduates, Tour Factory, Highlight Collaboration
The MBTA is a major part of our circulatory system. It pumps life throughout our neighborhoods, our cities, and our towns. It carries us back and forth to work, to school, to the hospital, to our parks, to our restaurants and theaters, to our main …Continue Reading Giving the People a Reliable and Affordable MBTA
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