Archive for: May, 2012

MA Celebrates Largest Conservation Restriction On Private Land


Governor Deval Patrick and Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Rick Sullivan on Tuesday joined local, state and federal officials, along with conservationists, to formally dedicate the Paul C. Jones Working Forest and celebrate the protection of 3,486 acres of land in Leverett and Shutesbury. “This successful and historic land conservation effort is the result [...]

Award Announced For Affordable Senior Housing in Paxton


Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today joined Congressman James McGovern at the John Bauer Senior Center to outline recent funding for a Paxton Senior Housing project that will create affordable homes for 50 seniors and create an estimated 69 local construction jobs. The award was made as part of a $105 million investment in affordable housing [...]

Small Business Has A Big Week On Beacon Hill


Late Wednesday evening House Members passed a highly anticipated and comprehensive jobs package with several provisions that will significantly impact the small business community in Massachusetts. The bill could not have come at a more poignant time as Beacon Hill Leaders gathered Wednesday morning to celebrate and recognize the important contributions of small business owners [...]

Worcester Celebrates Milestone For CitySquare Development


Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray on Thursday joined business developers and state, local and federal officials to mark continued progress of the CitySquare development in Worcester. As one of the Commonwealth’s 24 Gateway Cities and the second largest city in Massachusetts and New England, the Patrick-Murray Administration continues to work in partnership with government, academia and [...]

Hoe to Benefit from Boston Consumer Day

Consumer Day

The Patrick-Murray Administration’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation will hold another Consumer Day on May 24 at the State Transportation Building. Consumer Day is an educational initiative by the Office of Consumer Affairs, with the Office and its five agencies bringing consumer information to visitors. The office held its most recent Consumer Day [...]

Career Centers To Host Merrimack Valley Job Fair

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The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced on Monday that the ValleyWorks Career Center and Career Center of Lowell will host a Merrimack Valley job fair on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the UMass Lowell Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell. Admission to the job fair is [...]

MA Medical Society Opposes Legalization of Medicinal Marijuana

medical marijuana

Opposition to the legalization of medicinal marijuana in the absence of scientific studies that demonstrate its safety and efficacy led the list of resolutions adopted by physicians of the Massachusetts Medical Society at the organization’s annual meeting of its House of Delegates on Saturday, May 19 in Boston. The Society’s Annual Meeting brings together hundreds [...]


healthcare money

Governor Deval Patrick announced on Monday that the Obama Administration has approved $628 million to support the Patrick-Murray Administration’s initiative for integrated care and alternative payment models at Massachusetts safety net hospitals. “I thank the Obama Administration and our Congressional partners for supporting this initiative that will help our safety net hospitals adopt cutting-edge methods [...]

Small Business Bill For Vets Announced By Senator Brown


During a veterans forum in Wilmington on Monday, U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) announced that he is introducing the Veterans’ Small Business Opportunity Act of 2012, which updates the Veterans Benefits Code within the Department of Veteran Affairs to further assist spouses of deceased veterans who received benefits under the VA’s service disabled veteran owned [...]

Less Heart Disease And Stroke Deaths For People With Diabetes


Death rates for people with diabetes dropped substantially from 1997 to 2006, especially deaths related to heart disease and stroke, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. Deaths from all causes declined by 23 percent, and deaths related to heart disease and stroke dropped by [...]

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