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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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Massachusetts Launches the “Let’s Go Out” Campaign to Support Local Restaurants and Encourage In-Person Dining

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the launch of the “Let’s Go Out” campaign, an effort to raise public awareness of the importance of supporting local restaurants across the Commonwealth. The campaign is being led by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) in conjunction with the Executive Office of Housing […]

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Governor Baker Files Legislation to Extend Certain COVID-19 Emergency Measures​

Today, Governor Charlie Baker will file legislation to extend certain emergency measures currently in place via executive orders that are set to expire on June 15 when the State of Emergency will be rescinded. Most restrictions, including limitations placed on businesses, will be rescinded effective May 29 as Massachusetts nears […]

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Massachusetts to Lift COVID Restrictions May 29, State to Meet Vaccination Goal by Beginning of June

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that the Commonwealth is on track to meet the goal of vaccinating 4.1 million residents by the first week of June and all remaining COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted effective May 29. The Commonwealth’s face covering order will also be rescinded on May 29. The […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Applauds Federal Approval of Vineyard Wind Project

The Baker-Polito Administration today applauded the Record of Decision issued by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) granting approval to the Vineyard Wind project and concluding environmental review of the project through the National Environmental Policy Act. The key federal permitting approval allows Vineyard Wind to advance its […]

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Drought Conditions Improve in Several Regions of Massachusetts

Due to several significant rain events occurring throughout most of Massachusetts during late April and early May, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Kathleen Theoharides today announced that conditions have improved in the Northeast and Southeast Regions of the Commonwealth, and declared Level 0-Normal Conditions in each region while the […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Reopening of Additional Phase 4 Industries to Go Into Effect May 10th

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that Massachusetts will move forward in the Commonwealth’s reopening plan to reopen certain outdoor Phase 4 industries effective May 10th, as previously announced. The Administration continues to take steps to reopen the Commonwealth’s economy with public health metrics continuing to trend in a positive direction. On March 22, Massachusetts loosened […]

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