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Massachusetts Launches “My Local MA” Campaign to Drive Economic Activity and Safely Support Small and Local Businesses

Today, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced the launch of My Local MA, an effort to encourage residents of the Commonwealth to support their local economies by shopping at local Massachusetts businesses and attractions, safely – in person, online, and using curbside pickup or takeout. The “My […]

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Massachusetts Awards Grants for River and Wetland Restoration and Climate Adaptation

Herring River Estuary Restoration Project,Wellfleet, Cape Cod On August 21, 2020, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $798,500 in state grant funds for four ecological restoration projects in the towns of Plymouth, Mattapoisett, Wellfleet, Truro, and Northampton/Easthampton. The four projects help local partners remove aging dams, restore historic wetlands, and improve floodplain […]

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MOTT Issues Digital Guide, Historic Women Trailblazers of Massachusetts

This week, Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) has issued a new digital booklet, Historic Women Trailblazers of Massachusetts, highlighting contributions made by women in the Commonwealth over the past three centuries. The 40-page digital booklet is being released to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving […]

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NOAA AWARDS RESEARCH GRANTS TO FOUR MASSACHUSETTS COMPANIES TO DEVELOP NEW AQUACULTURE & MARINE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY

Photo courtesy of Ward Aquafarms in North Falmouth, MA Congratulations to four Massachusetts companies that received grants from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to support the development of innovative technology for aquaculture, commercial and recreational fisheries, weather prediction, earth and ocean observations and modeling. In total, NOAA awarded […]

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Restaurateurs Promote Boston Black Restaurant Month in August

The Boston Black Hospitality Coalition has initiated an inaugural Boston Black Restaurant Month in August to celebrate Black-owned restaurants and bars throughout the greater Boston area. The 70+ Black-owned restaurants and bars are spread across Boston’s diverse neighborhoods and in nearby cities Cambridge and Somerville. Organizers are urging local residents […]

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Massachusetts Declares Significant Drought Conditions Across the Commonwealth

Due to above normal temperatures throughout July and early August and more than three months of below normal rainfall, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Kathleen Theoharides today declared a Level 2 – Significant Drought in all seven regions of the Commonwealth – the Western, Connecticut River Valley, Central, Northeast, […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Launches Online Platform to Enhance Food System Connections

The Baker-Polito Administration launched the MassGrown Exchange, an online platform designed to facilitate business-to-business connections within the local food system for products and services. The platform was developed following recommendations from the Administration’s Food Security Task Force, which promotes ongoing efforts to ensure that individuals and families throughout the Commonwealth […]

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