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Governor Baker Signs Comprehensive Energy Diversity Legislation in Massachusetts

This week, Governor Charlie Baker signed comprehensive energy diversity legislation into law at the State House with Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, legislative leaders, and energy and environment stakeholders. Proponents hailed it as a continued effort to stabilize electric rates, ensure a diversified energy portfolio for the Commonwealth, and embrace advanced […]

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Massachusetts Celebrates Farmers’ Market Week, August 7-13

Governor Charlie Baker has proclaimed August 7-13, 2016 “Massachusetts Farmers’ Market Week” “in recognition of the positive contributions Massachusetts’ farmers’ markets have on agriculture and public health in the Commonwealth.” Read the Governor’s Proclamation here. The week-long event coincides with the 17th National Farmers’ Market Week as the United States […]

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Massachusetts Cheering for the Olympic Games

Olympian Sean Furey of Metheun, Massachusetts  Photo Credit: AP/Matt Slocum The Olympic Games have finally arrived.  Tonight, the opening ceremonies of the XXXI Olympiad take place in Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium.   Half a million spectators are in Brazil for the Games, and millions more are tuning in from all […]

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Massachusetts Expands Apprenticeship Opportunities

Photo courtesy of Greater Boston JACT Last week the Baker-Polito Administration’s Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced $200,000 in grant funding to expand and diversify apprenticeship opportunities and strengthen existing programs in Massachusetts. The funds came from the ApprenticeshipUSA State Accelerator Grant, issued by the United States Department […]

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Cheers to the New Dorchester Brewing Company

Photo: Official opening of the Dorchester Brewing Company on July 20, 2016 An old warehouse in Dorchester – one of Boston’s most diverse and culturally rich neighborhoods – is now the site of the sparkling new Dorchester Brewing Company, which opened this week. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joined various state […]

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Massachusetts Adds 1,287 acres of Public Land in Northfield

(Photo of Northfield State Forest courtesy of Glenn Minshall) The Baker-Polito Administration and The Trust for Public Land announced that the state has purchased 1,287 acres of land within Northfield and Warwick from Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH), an independent boarding school located in Gill, Massachusetts. The land will be protected […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Economic Development Awards for 18 Projects

This week the Commonwealth’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) approved 18 projects for participation in the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP). These projects are expected to create 855 new jobs and retain 2,958 jobs throughout Massachusetts, while leveraging approximately $199 million in private investment. Five manufacturing companies and seven projects […]

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Massachusetts Celebrates the Great Outdoors in June

(Photo: Governor Baker at 2016 Capital Campout at Fort Independence) Today, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is declaring June as Great Outdoors Month in Massachusetts. See the Governor’s proclamation below. Governor Baker and First Lady Lauren Baker are participating in the second annual Capital Campout at Fort Independence at Castle Island […]

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