Yearly Archives: 2021

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Drought Conditions Improve in Several Regions of Massachusetts

Due to several significant rain events occurring throughout most of Massachusetts during late April and early May, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Kathleen Theoharides today announced that conditions have improved in the Northeast and Southeast Regions of the Commonwealth, and declared Level 0-Normal Conditions in each region while the […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Reopening of Additional Phase 4 Industries to Go Into Effect May 10th

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that Massachusetts will move forward in the Commonwealth’s reopening plan to reopen certain outdoor Phase 4 industries effective May 10th, as previously announced. The Administration continues to take steps to reopen the Commonwealth’s economy with public health metrics continuing to trend in a positive direction. On March 22, Massachusetts loosened […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates COVID-19 Business Relief Program, Awards Final Round of Grants

Today, Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, legislators and key partners celebrated the success of the Baker-Polito Administration’s COVID-19 business relief program administered by the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC). Gathering in person at the family- and minority-owned Panela Restaurant in Lowell, […]

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Massachusetts Clean Water Trust to sell $355 million in Green and Sustainability Bonds

The Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office announced today that the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust (the Trust) will be selling $355,470,000* State Revolving Fund Series 23A and Series 23B Bonds on April 28th and 29th. The proceeds will be used to finance projects across Massachusetts that adhere to the environmental and health […]

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State Environmental Officials Plant Tree in Fitchburg to Celebrate Earth Week Through Greening the Gateway Cities Program

On Earth Day, EEA Secretary Kathleen Theoharides and DCR Commissioner Jim Montgomery joined State and City officials in Fitchburg for a tree planting ceremony with the Greening the Gateway Cities Program.  As part of its celebration of Earth Week in the Commonwealth, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Kathleen Theoharides […]

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On Earth Day, Governor Baker Signs Comprehensive Climate Change Legislation

Governor Charlie Baker today signed comprehensive climate change legislation that codifies into law the Baker-Polito Administration’s commitment to achieve Net Zero emissions in 2050 and furthers the Commonwealth’s nation leading efforts to combat climate change and protect vulnerable communities. The new law, Senate Bill 9 – An Act Creating a […]

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Massachusetts Announces New Destination Development Capital Grant Program for Tourism Venues

The Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) through the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) has announced the FY22 Destination Development Capital (DDC) Grant Program.  This new competitive grant program will award funds to strengthen the economy of Massachusetts through destination development projects that enhance tourism sustainability, […]

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