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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 The Commonwealth’s face covering order will also be rescinded on May 29.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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Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates COVID-19 Business Relief Program, Awards Final Round of Grants

Today, Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, legislators and key partners celebrated the success of the Baker-Polito Administration’s COVID-19 business relief program administered by the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC). Gathering in person at the family- and minority-owned Panela Restaurant in Lowell, […]

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Massachusetts Clean Water Trust to sell $355 million in Green and Sustainability Bonds

The Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office announced today that the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust (the Trust) will be selling $355,470,000* State Revolving Fund Series 23A and Series 23B Bonds on April 28th and 29th. The proceeds will be used to finance projects across Massachusetts that adhere to the environmental and health […]

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State Environmental Officials Plant Tree in Fitchburg to Celebrate Earth Week Through Greening the Gateway Cities Program

On Earth Day, EEA Secretary Kathleen Theoharides and DCR Commissioner Jim Montgomery joined State and City officials in Fitchburg for a tree planting ceremony with the Greening the Gateway Cities Program.  As part of its celebration of Earth Week in the Commonwealth, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Kathleen Theoharides […]

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