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MassDevelopment Announces $360,000 in Funding for Arts-Based Projects in Gateway Cities

Round one TDI Creative Catalyst Grant project “Main South Grown: Celebrating Food & Gardens in Main South” uses food and art to bring together Worcester growers, restaurants, urban farms, and artists MassDevelopment today announced the availability of $360,000 in funding for a new round of the Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) […]

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Massachusetts Rolls Back Reopening to Phase Three, Step One & Additional Restrictions, Effective December 13

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that effective Sunday, December 13, all communities in Massachusetts will return to Step 1 of Phase 3, of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan. This will reduce indoor capacities across a broad range of sectors of the economy and tighten several other workplace restrictions. The Administration announced […]

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Massachusetts Declares November 27 as Green Friday

The Baker-Polito Administration has declared Friday, November 27, 2020 as “Green Friday” to encourage people across the Commonwealth to visit their local farms and nurseries for Christmas trees, holiday plants, and holiday decorating needs. To celebrate, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Commissioner John Lebeaux participated in a Christmas tree […]

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Massachusetts Launches “Get Back Mass” Campaign Calling for Continued Vigilance, Safety on COVID-19

The Baker-Polito Administration today launched a new public awareness effort to encourage residents to continue to stay safe and remain vigilant. The statewide campaign “Get Back Mass” highlights the critical steps everyone should take – wearing a mask and practicing good hygiene, keeping a safe distance, and getting tested – […]

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Massachusetts Launches $10M COVID Relief Grant Program for Cultural Organizations

(Image: Sarah Slavick, Mass Cultural Council Painting Fellow, ’06 ) The Mass Cultural Council, in partnership with the Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development, has launched the Cultural Organization Economic Recovery Grant Program, which offers grant assistance to Massachusetts nonprofit cultural organizations negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This […]

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Massachusetts Announces $8.7 Million to Support Local Parks, Land Conservation

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced more than $8.7 million in grant awards to municipalities and land trusts to support the acquisition and conservation of over 676 acres of land throughout the Commonwealth. The grants, awarded through four separate grant programs, will fund 46 projects in 35 communities, creating or renovating […]

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Mayflower II Added to the National Register of Historic Places

Plimoth Patuxet Museums (formerly Plimoth Plantation) is proud to announce that Mayflower II, its historic tall ship, has been named to the National Register of Historic Places, the official list of the Nation’s historic structures and places worthy of preservation. Plimoth Patuxet Museums Executive Director Ellie Donovan said, “This recognition affirms […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Targeted Measures To Curb Rising COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a series of targeted measures to disrupt the increasing trend of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Governor Charlie Baker announced these changes at a time where public health data has indicated that cases are rising, with cases up by 278% and hospitalizations up by 145% […]

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