Michael Quinlin Editor
Bio:
Michael Quinlin is Executive Director of the Commonwealth Marketing Office, which promotes Massachusetts as an ideal place to live, work, study and visit. He is editor of Massitsallhere.com.

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Francois-Laurent Nivaud is new Executive Director of Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

Francois-Laurent Nivaud, a respected leader in the Massachusetts hospitality industry, became the new Executive Director for the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism earlier this week. When making the announcement, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash said, “Travel and tourism touch every part of the Commonwealth, supporting local economies […]

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Boston Marathon Showcases Massachusetts at its Finest

(Photo Courtesy of the Boston Athletic Association) This weekend, Massachusetts welcomes the world for the 120th running of the Boston Marathon, considered one of the premier athletic competitions in modern history. Over 30,000 runners from the United States and 98 other countries are expected to compete on Monday, April 18, […]

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Bountiful Massachusetts Celebrates Agriculture Day

(Assabet Valley culinary arts students with Governor Charlie Baker at Agriculture Day) Locally-grown food took center stage this week as Massachusetts celebrated Agriculture Day at the State House. The annual event is a collaborative effort between the Massachusetts Promotion Board, Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation and Federation of Massachusetts Farmers Markets. […]

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Massachusetts Plans for 400th Anniversaries in Cities and Towns

(EOHED Secretary Jay Ash and the Plymouth 400 Board of Directors. Image Credits: Denise Maccaferri Photography) History matters in Massachusetts, as evidenced by the Massachusetts 400 Forum held in Plymouth last week, where 150 state and elected officials, tourism leaders, educators, cultural activists and international representatives gathered to make plans for […]

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Governor Baker’s Hydropower Legislation Receives Bipartisan Support

(EEA Secretary Matthew Beaton speaks about Hydropower Generation) The Baker-Polito Administration’s efforts to diversity Massachusetts’ energy portfolio by procuring cost-effective hydropower generation received support last week from three former secretaries of Energy and Environmental Affairs: Maeve Vallely-Bartlett, Rick Sullivan, and Ian Bowles. The three former officials met with Governor Charlie […]

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BAKER-POLITO ADMINISTRATION GRANTS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AWARDS FOR 12 PROJECTS

(Photo: Aegis Energy Service is increasing its workforce as it expands operations in Holyoke.) The Commonwealth’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) approved 12 projects for participation in the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP). These economic development projects are expected to create 393 new jobs and retain 1,026 jobs throughout Massachusetts, […]

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MASSACHUSETTS AWARDS $21 MILLION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONSTRUCTION

(Photo by Nichol Figueiredo, Town of Framingham Public Information Officer) On Friday, March 11, 2016, the Baker-Polito Administration announced more than $21 million in affordable housing awards, including $10.6 million from the Housing Preservation and Stabilization Trust Fund (HPSTF), to create 312 new units of supportive housing for homeless individuals […]

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