Monthly Archives: August 2016

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National Parks Service Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Today, Massachusetts joined other states across the nation in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. A special birthday party, complete with a cake, balloons, children’s activities and live music, was held at Columbus Park in Boston, overlooking the Boston Harbor Islands. Michael Creasey, Superintendent of National Parks […]

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Governor Baker Signs Economic Development Legislation in Massachusetts

Today, Governor Charlie Baker signed comprehensive economic development legislation into law, providing up to $1 billion in new investments in communities, workforce training, and innovation across Massachusetts, and deepening the state’s economic competitiveness. The new economic development law, An Act Relative to Job Creation and Workforce Development (H. 4569), advances […]

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Governor Baker Signs Comprehensive Energy Diversity Legislation in Massachusetts

This week, Governor Charlie Baker signed comprehensive energy diversity legislation into law at the State House with Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, legislative leaders, and energy and environment stakeholders. Proponents hailed it as a continued effort to stabilize electric rates, ensure a diversified energy portfolio for the Commonwealth, and embrace advanced […]

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Massachusetts Celebrates Farmers’ Market Week, August 7-13

Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed August 7-13, 2016 “Massachusetts Farmers’ Market Week” “in recognition of the positive contributions Massachusetts’ farmers’ markets have on agriculture and public health in the Commonwealth.” Read the Governor’s Proclamation here. The week-long event coincides with the 17th National Farmers’ Market Week as the United States […]

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Massachusetts Cheering for the Olympic Games

Olympian Sean Furey of Metheun, Massachusetts  Photo Credit: AP/Matt Slocum The Olympic Games have finally arrived.  Tonight, the opening ceremonies of the XXXI Olympiad take place in Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium.   Half a million spectators are in Brazil for the Games, and millions more are tuning in from all […]

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Massachusetts Expands Apprenticeship Opportunities

Photo courtesy of Greater Boston JACT Last week the Baker-Polito Administration’s Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced $200,000 in grant funding to expand and diversify apprenticeship opportunities and strengthen existing programs in Massachusetts. The funds came from the ApprenticeshipUSA State Accelerator Grant, issued by the United States Department […]

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