FEMA and Federal Partners Continue Support for Areas Affected by Superstorm

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Today, President Obama visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Response Coordination Center in Washington, D.C. to participate in a briefing with several members of his cabinet, including Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Transportation Secretary Raymond LaHood, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Department of Defense Secretary [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Office Of Consumer Affairs Offers Tips To Stay Safe On Halloween

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Undersecretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation Barbara Anthony offered the following tips to the children, staff and parents from the Transportation Children’s Center on how to stay safe on Halloween. “Halloween kicks off a season of fun holidays and we want to keep an eye out for our smallest consumers” said Undersecretary of Consumer [...]

Report Reveals How Prepared Mass. Students are for College

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The Patrick-Murray Administration announced that Massachusetts students continue to outperform the nation on the ACT test, an annual predictive indicator of college and career readiness for many high school graduates. According to this year’s ACT results, Massachusetts 2012 graduates had an average composite score of 24.1 out of a possible 36, higher than five years [...]

Veterans Charity Ordered to Stop Alleged Deceptive Fundraising


A court ordered a veterans charity and its professional fundraisers to stop a number of alleged deceptive practices in their efforts to raise money, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced this week. The preliminary injunction, issued Thursday, was obtained in conjunction with a lawsuit filed by the AG’s Office against a Somerset charity, Bay State Vietnam Veterans, Inc. [...]

Energy Loans, Grants Still Available for Tornado Victims


ReBuild Western Massachusetts officials are urging owners of homes and businesses damaged by last summer’s tornadoes to take advantage of its program, which provides loans and grants to building owners for energy efficient upgrades. The deadline to register is October 1, 2012. Since its launch last fall, the ReBuild Western Massachusetts program, funded by the [...]

Division of Banks to Hold Hearing on New Foreclosure Regulations


As the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Division of Banks prepares to issue rules that require lenders and servicers to take reasonable steps to avoid foreclosure for certain mortgage loans, a public informational hearing will be held on August 29th to gather input on the regulations. The upcoming regulations are part of legislation signed by Governor Deval Patrick [...]

State and Federal Scientists to Study Seafloor Aboard Research Vessel

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As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s commitment to ocean research and management, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary (EEA) Rick Sullivan today announced that a team of state and federal coastal scientists will begin a week-long research trip aboard a federal research vessel to study the ocean floor. The research project is fully federally funded, with no [...]

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