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Massachusetts Declares March as Maple Month

Governor Charlie Baker today declared March as “Massachusetts Maple Month,” continuing the Commonwealth’s support of maple producers and encouraging Massachusetts residents to purchase locally-produced maple products. To kick off Maple Month, state and local officials held a ceremonial sugar maple tree tapping at Sunrise Farm in Colrain on Friday, March […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $3 Million for Local Projects to Enhance the Maritime Economy

Photo courtesy of City of Gloucester The Baker-Polito Administration announced more than $2.9 million in Seaport Economic Council Grants to support nine projects in seven communities. The Seaport Economic Council approved these grants at today’s meeting, chaired by Lt. Governor Karyn Polito at Gloucester’s Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library. These […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $2 Million in Community-Based Grants for Urban Neighborhoods

The Baker-Polito Administration announced $2 million in Urban Agenda Grant Program funding to 23 projects. The program promotes economic vitality in urban neighborhoods by fostering partnerships for growth that capitalize on unique local assets and community-driven responses to challenges. The announcement took place at Black Market in Roxbury, and included […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $260,000 in Grants for the Mohawk Trail Woodland Partnership

The Baker-Polito Administration announced $260,000 in grant funding to support forest stewardship, nature-based tourism and climate education to ten cities and towns and the Franklin Regional Council of Governments through the Mohawk Trail Woodland Partnership Grant Program. This funding builds upon the Commonwealth’s recent Shared Stewardship Agreement with the United […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Grants to Spur Job Creation and Small Business Growth

The Baker-Polito Administration announced $550,000 in grant awards to spur job creation and small business growth across the Commonwealth by lowering the barriers to capital access. Seven organizations received the awards through the Community Development Capital and Microlending programs, a procurement of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $11.6 Million in Climate Change Funding to Cities and Towns

Continuing its historic investment in climate change resiliency, the Baker-Polito Administration today announced $11.6 million in grants to cities and towns through the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program. The popular grant and designation program, created in 2017 as part of Governor Baker’s Executive Order 569, provides communities with funding and […]

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Mass Municipal Association Annual Meeting Draws 1,400+ State & Local Officials

Recently, 1,400+ local officials from across Massachusetts gathered for the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s Annual Meeting & Trade Show at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay. The conference took place on January 24-25, 2020. Considered the largest gathering of local government officials in Massachusetts, the annual […]

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Erin Lynch is named executive director at the MetroWest Visitors Bureau

Photo courtesy of MetroWest News This month, the MetroWest Board of Directors appointed Erin Lynch as the new executive director of MetroWest Visitors Bureau. The bureau represents organizations and businesses in 30 municipalities throughout MetroWest and surrounding communities.  Its mission is to stimulate the MetroWest economy by marketing the region’s […]

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Governor Baker Files Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Proposal

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration filed its Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget recommendation, a $44.6 billion balanced and fiscally-responsible proposal which fully funds the first year of the historic Student Opportunity Act, increases funding for the MBTA and the Commonwealth’s transportation system and helps train 20,000 more workers in skilled trades […]

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MassDevelopment Announces $340,000 in Creative Catalyst Grant Awards for Gateway Cities

MassDevelopment has announced $340,000 in grants to 11 organizations to complete art and other creative-industry projects in Massachusetts’ Gateway Cities. The initial round of these Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) Creative Catalyst Grant awards will support locally initiated, public-facing projects that advance arts- and culture-based economic development and neighborhood revitalization. The […]

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