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Category Archives: Around the Commonwealth

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito visit Concord following tornado hit Posted on Aug 23

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito visit Concord following tornado hit

On Monday afternoon, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined Director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Kurt Schwartz and other MEMA officials in Concord to meet with emergency first responders and to inspect tornado damage resulting from the severe storms that his the   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito visit Concord following tornado hit

At Smolak Farms in North Andover, Governor Baker outlines continued actions on drought Posted on Aug 19

At Smolak Farms in North Andover, Governor Baker outlines continued actions on drought

In response to the current widespread drought across the Commonwealth, Governor Charlie Baker outlined continued actions to be taken by state agencies to assist Massachusetts’ residents, farmers, and municipalities as the region continues to face the effects associated with prolonged drought conditions. Joined by state and   …Continue Reading At Smolak Farms in North Andover, Governor Baker outlines continued actions on drought

Lt. Governor Polito helps launch motor vehicle public safety campaign Posted on Jun 28

Lt. Governor Polito helps launch motor vehicle public safety campaign

On June 28, just prior to the long Independence Day weekend, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined the Highway Safety Division of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security to announce a series of education and enforcement campaigns focused on several critical issues: teen driving, bicycle and   …Continue Reading Lt. Governor Polito helps launch motor vehicle public safety campaign

#BakerPolitoCMass: Governor, Lt. Governor and Cabinet Showcase Central Massachusetts Posted on Jun 24

#BakerPolitoCMass: Governor, Lt. Governor and Cabinet Showcase Central Massachusetts

Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and their cabinet secretaries convened in Worcester on Friday, June 24, for their weekly cabinet meeting, before hitting the roads of Central Massachusetts to showcase initiatives, announce grants, and gather feedback as part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s commitment to making every part of   …Continue Reading #BakerPolitoCMass: Governor, Lt. Governor and Cabinet Showcase Central Massachusetts

Gov. Baker, Lt. Gov. Polito announce grants to support community development Posted on Jun 22

Gov. Baker, Lt. Gov. Polito announce grants to support community development

Among the cities and towns receiving a piece of $28 million from the Community Development Block Grant program was Easthampton, and City Planner Jessica Allan told MassLive.com that it’s “a really wonderful way to improve neighborhoods that have a higher concentration of low- and moderate-income neighbors.” Governor Baker   …Continue Reading Gov. Baker, Lt. Gov. Polito announce grants to support community development

Governor Baker: Remember, appreciate and honor the sacrifice Posted on May 30

In honor of Memorial Day, the Baker-Polito Administration released the following video from Governor Charlie Baker’s remarks at the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund Memorial Day Ceremony last Thursday. Along with Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Mayor Marty Walsh, Secretary Francisco Urena, and President of the Massachusetts   …Continue Reading Governor Baker: Remember, appreciate and honor the sacrifice

Governor Baker reviews MBTA rail tie replacement work, awards workforce development grants Posted on May 3

Governor Baker reviews MBTA rail tie replacement work, awards workforce development grants

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

Governor Baker makes addiction, manufacturing, vocational education visits Posted on Mar 17

Governor Baker makes addiction, manufacturing, vocational education visits

On Tuesday, March 15, Governor Charlie Baker took part in a roundtable to discuss reforms contributing to opioid treatment initiatives with his Opioid Working Group at Hope House in Boston. Later, the Governor traveled to the SouthCoast to tour the largest men’s tailored clothing manufacturer   …Continue Reading Governor Baker makes addiction, manufacturing, vocational education visits

ANNOTATED: Governor Baker’s “State of the Commonwealth” Address Posted on Jan 29

ANNOTATED: Governor Baker's "State of the Commonwealth" Address

“Mr. Speaker. Mr. President. Members of the House and Senate. Fellow Constitutional Officers. And Members of the Governor’s Council. “Mr. Chief Justice and Members of the Judiciary. Members of the Cabinet and my Administration. “Senators Warren and Markey. Members of Congress. Sheriffs. District Attorneys. Mayors.   …Continue Reading ANNOTATED: Governor Baker’s “State of the Commonwealth” Address

Tweet Stream: Baker-Polito Administration’s #WMass Cabinet Meeting and Visits Posted on Dec 20

Tweet Stream: Baker-Polito Administration's #WMass Cabinet Meeting and Visits

Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and cabinet secretaries convened in Springfield on Friday, December 18, for their weekly cabinet meeting, followed by a series of events across Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire counties showcasing regional initiatives and seeking community input as part of Governor   …Continue Reading Tweet Stream: Baker-Polito Administration’s #WMass Cabinet Meeting and Visits