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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $2 Million in Capital Grants to 34 Tourism Destinations

Today, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism Executive Director Keiko Matsudo Orrall to announce $2 million in awards to 34 recipients as part of the Destination Development Capital (DDC) Grant Program, a new competitive grant program created through the economic development bill signed […]

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Massachusetts Announces $1.5 Million in Grants to Support 2021 Summer Nights Initiative

Building on efforts to provide young people in urban communities across the Commonwealth with safe, fun recreational opportunities throughout the summer, the Baker-Polito Administration today announced the award of $1.5 million in funding to support 55 programs at 80 locations through the 2021 Summer Nights Initiative. The expanded Summer Nights […]

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Massport Reports that Three new Ship-to-Shore Cranes Arrive at Conley Terminal

This week, three new low-profile, Neo-Panamax cranes arrived at Conley Container Terminal in South Boston, ending a 10-week journey from Shanghai, China. These cranes, along with a new berth and a deepened Boston Harbor, enable Boston to handle larger ships, providing New England importers and exporters greater access and connectivity […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Completion of Deer Island Recreational Fishing Pier

State and local officials and fishing advocates cut the ribbon on the new Deer Island Recreational Today, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Kathleen Theoharides joined state and local officials, fishing advocates, and youth anglers in Winthrop for a ribbon cutting of the Commonwealth’s new Deer Island Recreational Fishing Pier. […]

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Massachusetts Pollinator Week

Governor Charlie Baker, in support of National Pollinator Week, has declared June 21, 2021 to June 27, 2021 as Pollinator Week in Massachusetts to draw attention to the importance and health of pollinators in the Commonwealth. To celebrate, Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Commissioner John Lebeaux joined state legislators for […]

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Department of Conservation and Recreation Releases Master Plan to Guide Investments in Parkways System

Following a multi-year effort in coordination with advocates, stakeholders, and municipal leaders, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) released a master plan on June 11, 2021 to support strategic maintenance and improvement projects within the DCR parkways system. The DCR Parkways Master Plan  provides detailed data and project concepts […]

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Massachusetts Launches “Mass VaxMillions” Vaccine Lottery Program

The Baker-Polito Administration, Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg and the Massachusetts State Lottery announced the Massachusetts VaxMillions Giveaway for residents who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated residents 18 and older will have the opportunity to enter to win one of five, $1 million cash prizes. Fully vaccinated residents between […]

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

Little Delights Bakery in Lowell Today, the Commonwealth’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) approved eight projects for participation in the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP) and four Vacant Storefront Projects. These projects are expected to create 212 net new jobs and retain 1,105 jobs throughout Massachusetts, while leveraging approximately $219 […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $1 Million in Community Compact Grants

City of Taunton, Photo Courtesy of Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District The Baker-Polito Administration today announced a total of $1 million in grants covering 48 communities and 4 school districts through the Community Compact Cabinet (CCC) Efficiency and Regionalization (E&R) grant program. Including today’s announcement, the Administration has […]

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