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Massachusetts Celebrates Completion of Make Ready Work, Critical to Extending Broadband to “Last Mile” Towns

On March 24, 2022, the Baker-Polito Administration celebrated the completion of Make Ready work, a four-year, coordinated effort to remove the largest obstacle to extending broadband access across 53 “Last Mile” communities in Western and Central Massachusetts. During a roundtable event hosted at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Launches “HireNow” Hiring and Training Employer Grant Program

The Baker-Polito Administration launched a new hiring and training employer grant program, “HireNow,” which will help employers quickly hire and train new workers and get more people back to work. The new program provides eligible employers with a $4,000 per employee grant, which can be used to cover training costs […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Opening of the Green Line Extension

Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and CEO Jamey Tesler, and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak today joined federal, state, and local elected leaders and community partners to celebrate the opening of the first branch of the Green Line Extension (GLX) Project. A ribbon-cutting event was […]

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Boston National Historical Park to Receive $25 Million for Infrastructure Improvements

Boston National Historical Park will receive more than $25 million from the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) to restore the iconic 1902 Dorchester Heights Monument tower and surrounding area known as Thomas Park. When complete, the project will enable visitors to enjoy the improved public green space and spectacular 115-foot […]

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Applications for the Massachusetts Travel and Tourism Season Extension Grant Program are open

(March 15, 2022) – The MA Office of Travel and Tourism announces that the Travel and Tourism Season Extension (TTSE) Grant Program is now open. Applications are due May 16, 2022. The US Department of Commerce Economic Development Agency and the MA Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) […]

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March 2022 is “Maple Month” in Massachusetts

Massachusetts officials have proclaimed March 2022 as Massachusetts Maple Month, a tribute to the sugar producers and small farms whose traditions go back centuries in the Commonwealth. On Friday, March 4, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Commissioner John Lebeaux, state and local officials, and representatives from the Massachusetts Maple […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $2.8 Million from Mass. Manufacturing Innovation Initiative

EOHED Secretary Mike Kennealy  The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $2.8 million in new infrastructure grants through the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative or M2I2 to three growing manufacturers. The three grants were announced by Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy during an event at 99Degrees […]

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UMass Lowell Launches Digital Engineering Course for Hanscom Air Force Base Personnel

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Hanscom Air Force Base announced the creation of a new digital engineering program that will prepare active duty and civilian U.S. Air Force personnel for careers in the rapidly growing field. Offered at the UMass Lowell Research Institute’s Northstar Campus […]

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