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Governor Baker moves to leverage vacant or underutilized state land for economic development, affordable housing Posted on Feb 10

Governor Baker moves to leverage vacant or underutilized state land for economic development, affordable housing

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

Prepping the MBTA for Next Winter Posted on Sep 24

Prepping the MBTA for Next Winter

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

Remembering our Vietnam Veterans, Gloucester’s Economic Development, and Listening to Small Business Owners Posted on Jul 10

Remembering our Vietnam Veterans, Gloucester’s Economic Development, and Listening to Small Business Owners

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

Governor Heads West To Address Graduates, Tour Factory, Highlight Collaboration Posted on May 29

Governor Heads West To Address Graduates, Tour Factory, Highlight Collaboration

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

Giving the People a Reliable and Affordable MBTA Posted on May 12

Giving the People a Reliable and Affordable MBTA

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