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Baker-Polito Administration Releases New Announcements on Childcare, Small Business Tax Relief and Unemployment Insurance Legislation Related to COVID-19

BOSTON – Today, Governor Charlie Baker announced a series of new measures to adapt childcare operations, enhance the Commonwealth’s healthcare system’s capacity, assist small businesses, and support unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 outbreak. Childcare Operations: Governor Baker issued an Executive Order requiring all early education centers and family childcare providers […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Issues New Guidance for Executive Branch Employees

Photo Credit: Sam Doran/SHNS BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today issued new guidelines to Executive Branch employees to ensure core state government functions are able to continue and key services are able to be provided to residents during the COVID-19 outbreak, while protecting the health and safety of the Executive […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $10 Million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund

On Monday, March 16, the Baker-Polito Administration announced economic support for small businesses with a $10 million loan fund to provide financial relief to those that have been affected by COVID-19. The $10 million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund will provide emergency capital up to $75,000 to Massachusetts-based businesses impacted by […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $3 Million for Local Projects to Enhance the Maritime Economy

Photo courtesy of City of Gloucester The Baker-Polito Administration announced more than $2.9 million in Seaport Economic Council Grants to support nine projects in seven communities. The Seaport Economic Council approved these grants at today’s meeting, chaired by Lt. Governor Karyn Polito at Gloucester’s Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library. These […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $2 Million in Community-Based Grants for Urban Neighborhoods

The Baker-Polito Administration announced $2 million in Urban Agenda Grant Program funding to 23 projects. The program promotes economic vitality in urban neighborhoods by fostering partnerships for growth that capitalize on unique local assets and community-driven responses to challenges. The announcement took place at Black Market in Roxbury, and included […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Grants to Spur Job Creation and Small Business Growth

The Baker-Polito Administration announced $550,000 in grant awards to spur job creation and small business growth across the Commonwealth by lowering the barriers to capital access. Seven organizations received the awards through the Community Development Capital and Microlending programs, a procurement of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development […]

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Mass Municipal Association Annual Meeting Draws 1,400+ State & Local Officials

Recently, 1,400+ local officials from across Massachusetts gathered for the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s Annual Meeting & Trade Show at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay. The conference took place on January 24-25, 2020. Considered the largest gathering of local government officials in Massachusetts, the annual […]

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Erin Lynch is named executive director at the MetroWest Visitors Bureau

Photo courtesy of MetroWest News This month, the MetroWest Board of Directors appointed Erin Lynch as the new executive director of MetroWest Visitors Bureau. The bureau represents organizations and businesses in 30 municipalities throughout MetroWest and surrounding communities.  Its mission is to stimulate the MetroWest economy by marketing the region’s […]

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Governor Baker Files Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Proposal

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration filed its Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget recommendation, a $44.6 billion balanced and fiscally-responsible proposal which fully funds the first year of the historic Student Opportunity Act, increases funding for the MBTA and the Commonwealth’s transportation system and helps train 20,000 more workers in skilled trades […]

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