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Esplanade Association and Mass DCR present Art Installation Titled “Hatched: Breaking through the Silence”

A new art installation titled “Hatched: Breaking through the Silence,” opens today, January 22, at the Hatch Memorial Shell along the Charles River Esplanade, and runs through February 21, 2021. The project marks the 20th Anniversary of the Esplanade Association’s public-private partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation […]

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AAA Travel Marketplace, New England’s Largest Consumer Travel Show, Goes Virtual, January 30-31

New England’s largest consumer travel show – AAA Travel Marketplace – is taking place virtually on January 30-31, 2021.  It is the first time in its 18 year-history that the popular event will be virtual, because of the pandemic and the halt of traveler’s plans since March 2020. This year’s […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Launches Community One Stop for Growth

Today the Baker-Polito Administration announced the launch of the Community One Stop for Growth, a joint application process that will allow applicants—including municipalities, public entities, community non-profits, and private companies—to use a single portal to access ten different grant programs. Part of the Administration’s ongoing commitment to the Commonwealth’s 351 […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Another $78.5 Million in Additional Grants to 1,595 Businesses Most Impacted by the Pandemic

the Baker-Polito Administration announced $78.5 million in awards to 1,595 additional small businesses in the third round of grants through the COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program administered by the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation. To date, the Baker-Polito Administration has awarded close to $195 million in direct financial support to 4,119 […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Wildlife Habitat Management Grants

Ravenswood Park in Gloucester, The Trustees of Reservations  The Baker-Polito Administration awarded $307,631 to individuals, municipalities and organizations across the state for projects to improve habitat for native Massachusetts wildlife. The grants are provided through the Wildlife Habitat Management Grant Program, administered by the Department of Fish and Game’s Division […]

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Massachusetts Awards Cultural Organization Economic Recovery Grants to 183 Non-Profit Groups

Performance by ANIKAYA Dance Theater Mass Cultural Council, in partnership with the Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development, announced the recipients of nearly $10 million in COVID relief through the Cultural Organization Economic Recovery Grant Program. In total, 183 cultural nonprofit organizations received $9,960,600 to support this sector’s economic recovery from […]

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Massachusetts Releases Roadmap to Achieve Net Zero Emissions by 2050

Building on its ambitious commitment to achieve Net Zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Commonwealth by 2050, the Baker-Polito Administration today released two reports – the Massachusetts 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap Report and an interim 2030 Clean Energy and Climate Plan (CECP) – that detail policies and strategies to equitably and cost-effectively reduce emissions […]

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Massachusetts Announces $668 Million Small Business Relief Package

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration launched a $668 million program to provide financial assistance to Massachusetts small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program in part relies on the pending federal COVID-19 relief bill recently passed by Congress. Regardless of the developments at the federal level, the Baker-Polito Administration will […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $1.2 Million to Help Collaborative Workspaces Expand, Safely Reopen

The Baker-Polito Administration announced $1,205,000 in grants to strengthen community-based innovation and entrepreneurship, awarded to 26 organizations in 18 communities throughout the Commonwealth. The fifth round of the Collaborative Workspace Program, administered by MassDevelopment, aims to accelerate business formation, job creation, and entrepreneurial activity in communities by supporting infrastructure that […]

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