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NH Department of Health Releases Study on Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act

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The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be holding a public briefing on Friday, November 2, 2012 to release the first of a two phase analysis of the State’s option to expand its Medicaid program. Based on the US Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, states have the option [...]

MBTA to Shut Down at 2pm


All service will be suspended effective 2pm today.  Customers are encouraged to make final MBTA trips as early as possible to ensure safe arrival at their destination. Regularly scheduled service will operate until service is suspended. The safety of customers, employees, and infrastructure is the MBTA’s top priority. Customers are encouraged to check, follow the MBTA [...]

Governor Patrick Announces Preparations for Hurricane Sandy

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Governor Deval Patrick today met with Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray and his cabinet secretaries to discuss preparations for the potential impact of Hurricane Sandy on Massachusetts and announced several steps the state has already taken in anticipation of the storm. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is actively monitoring the storm, coordinating with local public [...]

Patrick-Murray Administration Presents 6th Annual Leading by Example Awards

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Governor Deval Patrick’s Leading by Example Program today recognized state agencies, municipalities, institutes of higher education, a regional planning commission, and two individuals for significantly reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, increased recycling, the use of renewable energy, and other clean energy and environmental quality initiatives. Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Rick Sullivan [...]

Hundreds of events held across the Commonwealth to Celebrate Healthy, Affordable and Sustainable Food

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As part of a national effort to promote healthier dietary choices and fresh locally-grown foods, Governor Deval Patrick today joined students from Codman Academy Charter Public School at the Haley House in Roxbury to proclaim October 24 as Food Day in Massachusetts. Massachusetts Food Day, coordinated by the Department of Agricultural Resources,  brings together hundreds [...]

New MA Public Health Interim Commissioner Announced

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Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. JudyAnn Bigby today announced Dr. Lauren Smith as Interim Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). Dr. Smith has served as DPH medical director since 2007. “As Medical Director, Dr. Smith has led the way on efforts to promote public health in our schools and address [...]

As Hurricane Sandy Nears Florida, FEMA Urges Residents to Prepare for Extreme Weather

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through our regional offices in Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York City and Boston, continues to closely monitor Hurricane Sandy located in the eastern Caribbean Sea about 85 miles south-southeast of the central Bahamas with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour, and remains in close coordination with state emergency [...]

A New Place to Bike in Greater Boston

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Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan and Departmemornt of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Commissioner Edward M. Lambert today joined local elected officials and residents at the Henderson Bridge on the Arlington/Somerville line to celebrate the completion of the Alewife Greenway Bike Path Project. “The Alewife Greenway Bike Path Project is one more example [...]

MassCEC Wins National Award for Solar Hot Water Pilot Program


The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) this week received one of the Clean Energy States Alliance’s (CESA) seven 2012 State Leadership in Clean Energy awards for MassCEC’s Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Pilot Program. The program offered rebates on a first-come, first-served basis to residential and commercial property-owners who install solar panels to power water and space heating in their [...]

Harlem Globetrotters Dribbling Into Massachusetts


Known as innovators of the game of basketball for decades, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters are again introducing something unparalleled in the history of sports and family entertainment, taking kid participation and fun to a whole new level when the Globetrotters come to DCU Center in Worcester on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. For the first time [...]

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