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MassDOT Announces $500,000+ in Shared Streets & Spaces Program Funding Awards

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced more than $500,000 in awards for the second round of funding in the Baker-Polito Administration’s Shared Streets & Spaces Program. The program, which was launched on June 10, provides technical and funding assistance to help Massachusetts cities and towns conceive, design, and implement […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Over $3.6 Million In Site Readiness Program Grants

The Baker-Polito Administration announced over $3.6 million for 12 projects in its fourth annual round of Site Readiness Program awards. These awards provide vital resources to municipalities, private-sector businesses, and nonprofit economic development entities to help overcome obstacles to developing otherwise prime locations. The funding announced today will finance feasibility […]

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New England Celebrates Bastille Day & Franco-American History

  The Consulate General of France in Boston is leading an online, digital celebration of Bastille Day in the six New England states today, July 14, 2020, celebrating France’s devotion to democratic-republic concepts of liberty, equality and fraternity. The French Cultural Center of Boston and Cambridge is organizing a celebration from […]

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Boston Issues Phase 3 Reopening Guidance for Cultural Venues, Historic Sites, Outdoor Events & Visitor Destinations

Boston Sky Line – Kyle Klein Photography Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced today industry-specific reopening guidance for businesses included in Step One of Phase III of the four-phase Reopening Massachusetts plan, which begins Monday, July 13 in the City of Boston. An interdepartmental working group has published a framework for […]

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National Endowment for the Arts Awards $1.350 Million to 23 Massachusetts Cultural Groups

Twenty-three cultural non profit groups in Massachusetts have received $1.350 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  The awards were announced on July 1, 2020. Among the Massachusetts organizations receiving funds are Boston Symphony Orchestra/Tanglewood Music Center […]

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Massachusetts Regional Tourism Councils Launch SpiritofMA.com Website

Beginning in July, expect to see billboards sending “postcards of love” across the Commonwealth from the state’s own tourism destinations. Over the next three months, statewide digital billboards and MBTA stations will display “With Love From…” postcards from the tourism regions around Massachusetts. It is meant to help restart the […]

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Massachusetts Updates Its Quarantine Guidelines For Visitors from Seven States

All travelers arriving to Massachusetts – including Massachusetts residents returning home – are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days. But beginning July 1, 2020, travelers from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, and New Jersey arriving in Massachusetts are exempt from this directive and need not self-quarantine […]

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Massachusetts State Campgrounds Open on July 1

Beginning on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is reopening agency-managed campgrounds to the public that were temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. DCR began accepting camping reservations on June 22, 2020. Campers can make online reservations by visiting https://www.reserveamerica.com/. Here are the […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Unveils $275M COVID-19 Economic Relief Package to Promote Equity and Economic Growth

EOHED Secretary Mike Kennealy The Baker-Polito Administration unveiled a COVID-19 economic recovery package to generate economic growth amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The $275 million package, designed to promote equity across the Commonwealth, is an update to the Administration’s Act Enabling Partnerships for Growth, the economic development legislation originally filed on […]

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