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Massachusetts Returns to Normal Conditions After Above Average Rainfall Totals

With the Commonwealth continuing to experience above average rainfall totals during the month of September, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides has declared all regions in the state at Level 0-Normal Conditions, including the Cape Cod region, which was previously declared at a Level 1-Mild Drought. Due to the […]

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October is Cranberry Month in Massachusetts

Photo Courtesy of Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association Governor Charlie Baker declared October as “Massachusetts Cranberry Month,” continuing the Commonwealth’s support of cranberry farmers and encouraging Massachusetts residents to purchase locally produced cranberry products. As the oldest cranberry growing region in the country, Massachusetts today has approximately 13,000 acres of […]

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Massachusetts Announces Winners of the BlueTech Tech + Innovation Grant Program

Earlier this month, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the winners of the BlueTech Tech and Innovation Grant program, a program managed by the Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech). The program was launched with the support of the Commonwealth’s Seaport Economic Council, which partnered with MassTech on the new […]

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Massachusetts Awards $1 Million to Launch, Grow Collaborative Workspaces

This month the Baker-Polito Administration announced $1,075,000 in grants to 28 organizations in 22 communities throughout the Commonwealth to strengthen community-based innovation and entrepreneurship. The sixth round of the Collaborative Workspace Program, administered by MassDevelopment, aims to accelerate business formation, job creation, and entrepreneurial activity in communities by supporting infrastructure […]

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Massachusetts Celebrates 30,000th Greening the Gateway Cities Program Tree Planting

Photo: State officials planted the 30,000th tree as part of Massachusetts’ Greening the Gateway Cities Program As part of Climate Week celebrations in Massachusetts (week of September 20), Governor Charlie Baker joined Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides and state and local officials to plant the milestone 30,000th tree […]

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State Environmental Officials Celebrate Climate Week in Massachusetts

Photo: Environmental officials celebrate clean energy investments at Greater Lawrence Sanitary District, helping to make the wastewater treatment plant a net-zero operation   Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Kathleen Theoharides will participate in events held across the state to celebrate Climate Week in Massachusetts. Additionally, Commissioners within the […]

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Massachusetts Approves Eight Economic Development Projects Supporting Job Growth and Business Expansion

Tropical Products, Inc. (Salem) On September 23, the Commonwealth’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) approved eight projects for participation in the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP). These projects are expected to create 375 net new jobs and retain 370 jobs throughout Massachusetts, while leveraging approximately $130 million in private investment.  […]

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Massachusetts Establishes First-in-the-Nation Commission on Clean Heat

Building on the Baker-Polito Administration’s national leadership on climate change and its commitment to achieving Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050, Governor Charlie Baker today signed an Executive Order which establishes a Commission on Clean Heat to advise the Administration on strategies and policies to achieve deep emissions reductions […]

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Massachusetts Awards $6.7 Million to 14 Coastal Communities for Projects that Benefit Local Economies + Counter Climate Impacts

Rock Harbor, Eastham, Cape Cod The Baker-Polito Administration announced more than $6.7 million in Seaport Economic Council (SEC) grants for 16 projects in 14 coastal communities. The awarded funds will help coastal communities advance projects that benefit commercial maritime industries, improve resident and visitor access to waterfront assets, mitigate the […]

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