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Massachusetts 9/11 Fund Hosts Annual Commemoration on 20th Anniversary of 9/11

On the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, the Massachusetts 9/11 Fund will host the state’s official Annual Commemoration to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11, particularly those with ties to Massachusetts, who lost their lives on that tragic day 20 years ago. The annual commemoration […]

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MassBike Celebrates Bay State Bike Month in September

Massachusetts is celebrating Bay State Bike Month, a month-long celebration of bicycling across the Bay State.  A variety of bike-friendly activities is planned, including the MassCommute Bicycle Challenge being held September 19-26. MassBike and MassCommute  have teamed up to create bike-friendly events to participate in “Rolling Together Again” bicycle challenges. The […]

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Massport, Delta Announce New Route between Worcester + New York, Starting in November

Starting in November,  Delta service will launch a new daily, nonstop flight between Worcester Regional Airport (ORH) and New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA), the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) and Delta Air Lines announced recently. Delta previously served ORH from Detroit (DTW). The airport is also offering free parking for travelers […]

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Massachusetts Awards $21 Million in Climate Change Funding to Cities and Towns

Building on its commitment to creating a more climate change resilient Commonwealth, the Baker-Polito Administration this week announced $21 million in grants to cities and towns through the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program. The grant program provides communities with funding and technical support to identify climate hazards, develop strategies to […]

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Massachusetts Provides Grant Funding to Protect Coastal Water Quality

Neponset River Reservation in Milton, photo courtesy of Swampyyank In an effort to protect coastal water quality and habitat, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $287,640 in grants to support local projects to address polluted stormwater runoff. The grants, provided by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’s (EEA) Office of […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Executive Department Employees

Governor Charlie Baker issued an executive order requiring all Executive Department employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination on or before October 17, 2021. The COVID-19 vaccine is the best and most effective way people can protect themselves, their loved ones and their community from the virus. All Executive Department […]

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State Agricultural Officials Announce Winners of 2021 Massachusetts Tomato Contest

MDAR Commissioner Lebeaux with Kimball Fruit Farms, which placed 1st place for heaviest tomato at the 2021 Massachusetts Tomato Contest. Today, Massachusetts agricultural officials joined tomato farmers from across the state on the plaza of the Boston Public Market for the Commonwealth’s 36th Annual Tomato Contest. Designed to increase awareness of […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Funding to Support Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership

The Baker-Polito Administration announced $313,500 in grant funding to ten municipalities and two regional economic development organizations to support forest stewardship and conservation, trail improvements, and nature-based tourism in the Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership Region. The funding builds upon the Commonwealth’s Shared Stewardship Agreement with the United States Department of […]

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Massachusetts Invests $4 Million in Coastal Resilience Projects

Nantasket Beach, Hull, Massachusetts To help Massachusetts’ coastal communities prepare for severe weather events and the impacts of climate change, including storm surge, flooding, erosion and sea level rise, the Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $4 million in grants to support local planning and management efforts. The funding, awarded by the […]

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