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Baker-Polito Administration Files $1.7 Billion Fiscal Year 2022 Supplemental Budget

SALEM – The Baker-Polito Administration is filing a Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) supplemental budget that proposes investments in transportation, housing, environmental infrastructure, economic development, child care and education initiatives. The legislation includes approximately $1.7 billion in spending, supported by state tax revenues that exceed FY22 benchmarks through April by $4.23 […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates $4 Million in Travel & Tourism Recovery Grants to 80 Organizations

Today, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy and Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism Executive Director Keiko Matsudo Orrall were joined by Senator Susan Moran, Representatives Matt Muratore and Kathleen LaNatra, and other state and local officials to celebrate a total of $4 million in awards to 80 tourism […]

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Mild Drought Conditions Declared for Southeast and Islands Regions in MA

Following sporadic rainfall totals during the last several months, which has resulted in below average precipitation numbers in eastern Massachusetts, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Bethany Card today declared a Level 1-Mild Drought in the Southeast and Islands Regions of the Commonwealth. All other regions of the state – Connecticut […]

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Massport, Elected Officials + Tourism Partners Celebrate the Return of Cruising in Boston

BOSTON –Today, the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), local elected officials and leaders of the state and region tourism bureaus celebrated the start of the 2022 Cruise Season in Boston, the first full season in two years. The return of cruising to Flynn Cruiseport Boston supports the tourism recovery for the […]

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Massachusetts Celebrates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in May

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in Massachusetts, a perfect time to recognize the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched Massachusetts’ and America’s history and are instrumental in its future success. Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New […]

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Governor Baker Proclaims May as Small Business Month in Massachusetts

A PROCLAMATION Governor Charlie proclaimed May as Small Business Month in Massachusetts, in association with Small Business Administration’s observance of Small Business Week from May 1-7, 2022. WHEREAS, small businesses are the backbone and life blood of local economies in communities throughout the Commonwealth, and serve as job creators and […]

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Governor Baker Joins City of Boston Students at Jamaica Pond for Annual Trout Stocking Program

BOSTON – Today, Governor Charlie Baker and Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Kathleen Theoharides participated in the Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) annual trout stocking program with City of Boston school children and state and local officials to release more than 1,100 state hatchery-raised trout into the city’s […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Files $3.5 Billion Economic Development Legislation

Today, Governor Charlie Baker filed legislation to make $3.5 billion in investments to support Massachusetts’s path forward as the Commonwealth transitions into a post-pandemic world, including projects to strengthen state infrastructure, create jobs and invest in all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The legislation, An Act Investing in […]

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Face Coverings No Longer Required For MBTA, Airport Travelers

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), MBTA and the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) are announcing updates to masking requirements following a U.S. District Court judge’s decision on Monday voiding the national mask mandate covering airplanes and other public transportation. Beginning today, the mask mandate on MBTA vehicles and MBTA properties […]

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Highland Street Foundation’s Spring Week for Children + Families, April 18-22

For April School Vacation Week 2022 (April 18-22), Highland Street Foundation has  partnered with a variety organizations across Massachusetts to provide educational and cultural experiences for children and their families. These include live performances at the Boston Public Library, and free admission to Buttonwood Park Zoo, Cape Cod Maritime Museum, […]

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