MASSACHUSETTS NEWS

MASSACHUSETTS NEWS

Business, Entertainment and Technology News from Massachusetts, USA

MASSACHUSETTS NEWS

MASSACHUSETTS NEWS
Business, Entertainment and Technology News from Massachusetts, USA
MassCEO

Massachusetts State Allocation Revives MassCEO, Promoting Employee Ownership

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Following a meeting with state officials at the Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD), the Massachusetts Center for Employee Ownership (MassCEO) is pleased to announce it has secured $50,000 in state funding for its annual operating budget.
SunRa Solar Staying Ahead in Massachusetts Market

SunRa Solar Staying Ahead in Massachusetts Market with Solar Battery Storage Solutions

FORESTDALE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- SunRa Solar, Inc. adds battery storage as an option for new solar energy system installations and as a retrofit for existing systems. The company is responding to the needs of Massachusetts homeowners to overcome reliability concerns.
The Technoskeptic Survey

New Visual Survey from The Technoskeptic Shows Over 27 percent Occupied with Devices

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- More than a quarter of people in America's public places are somehow occupied with digital devices. That's according to a new visual survey by The Technoskeptic. The magazine examined behavior at various urban crossroads across the country, categorizing different modes of digital distraction. The results make up the cover story of their summer issue, available nationally beginning June 24.
Keto and Co

Keto and Co Launches Wholesale Grocer Program at 2019 Summer Fancy Food Show

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Keto and Co, maker of the #1 best-selling brownie mix on Amazon, announces the launch of its grocery wholesale program. With this expansion, Keto and Co will bring its popular line of delicious, delightfully low-carb foods right to the grocery store shelf.
Lupus Insight Prize

2019 Lupus Insight Prize Awarded to Dr. Ignacio Sanz: Recognizes Studies of Harmful Immune Cells

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Lupus Research Alliance has awarded its 2019 Lupus Insight Prize to Ignacio Sanz, MD, for discovering that certain little-understood immune system cells are a major source of the harmful proteins that promote lupus symptoms. His work could spark new treatments for the disease and help doctors determine which patients could benefit from current drugs.
HomeWiz, an HVAC and electrical service company

HomeWiz Expands Service Area from Boston to New Hampshire and Southern Maine

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- HomeWiz, an HVAC and electrical service company based in Belmont, Massachusetts, is pleased to announce that the company is now licensed in New Hampshire and Maine, and will begin to serve residential customers in the Greater New Hampshire and Southern Maine Seacoast area.
Cornerstone Ranch, Princeton, MA

Cornerstone Ranch in Massachusetts is Horse’n Around this Spring – with Ice Cream!

PRINCETON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Cornerstone Ranch, Princeton, MA with land in Rutland, celebrates summer serving up delicious local, premium ice cream, pony rides, horse drawn rides, farm tours, and trail rides. New expansion features ice cream flavors named after horses!
Boston - Walk with Us to Cure Lupus

Lupus Research Alliance joins Boston Bruins at the liveliest lupus walk Boston has ever seen

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Join the Boston Bruins at the liveliest lupus walk Boston has ever seen! The lupus community will gather for the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) Boston "Walk with Us to Cure Lupus" 9 a.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019 in DCR's Baxter Park at Assembly Row in Somerville, Mass.
SUNRA SOLAR - Massachusetts

Solar Energy, Battery Storage, Electric Vehicles are the Future in Massachusetts, says SunRa Solar

FORESTDALE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- SunRa Solar, a seasoned solar energy system installer serving Eastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod, is announcing their new strategy to expand product offerings aimed at Massachusetts homeowners. By widening their solar panel portfolio, refining options to add battery storage and electric vehicle chargers, and simplifying processes, the company expects a greater number of Massachusetts families will find their own path to energy savings and self-sufficiency.
MA Senator Elizabeth Warren

Mass. Congressional Delegation Announces Over $61M in AmeriCorps Funding for Commonwealth

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), along with U.S. Representatives Richard Neal (D-Mass.), Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.), William Keating (D-Mass.), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-Mass.), Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Lori Trahan (D-Mass.), today announced that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will receive a total of $61,358,349 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
Governor Charlie Baker

Mass. Gov. Baker Signs Executive Order Reaffirming Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- This past week (April 10), Mass. Governor Charlie Baker signed an Executive Order Reaffirming and Reconstituting the Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced the Executive Order and the 2019 Action Plan at a meeting of the Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.
Holmes Legacy - The Doctor's Cases

Boston University’s ‘Holmes Legacy’ Staged Reading Unveils Virtual TV Series at WBUR CitySpace

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Sherlock Holmes fans! Boston University writers created a new TV series based on Stephen King's "The Doctor's Case" short story. "Holmes Legacy: The Doctor's Cases" is a six-episode drama about an older Dr. John Watson, who uses his memories of Sherlock Holmes to foil a new Moriarty and protect present-day London. Experience the live staged reading by professional actors at WBUR's CitySpace from 12-3 p.m. on April 27-28, 2019.
Lift and Care Systems Inc

Lift & Care Systems Adds Wheelchair to Car Transfer Devices to 2019 Service Line-up

LAKEVILLE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Lift & Care Systems is proud to carry Access Unlimited's Multi-Lift and Glide n Go wheelchair to car transfer devices. The Access Unlimited Multi-Lift is designed to be used primarily with cars, but it can also be used for vans, trucks or SUVs.
Sue Connell at Cornerstone Ranch

Cornerstone Ranch Expansion in Princeton MA Preserves Land and More than Doubles Space

PRINCETON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Cornerstone Ranch started out 18 years ago with 24 acres in Princeton. A recent land acquisition of 31 acres in Rutland more than doubles the size of this woman-owned and operated business.
Best Friends Pet Hotel

Best Friends Pet Hotel Opens New Facility in Tyngsborough MA Focused on Fun, Safe and Relaxing Pet Care

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Best Friends Pet Hotel is inviting pet-owning families to the new facility's grand opening celebration on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will offer free pet portraits with digital downloads, treats for pets at the Best Friends Treat Truck, refreshments for all guests, dog demonstrations, and tours of the new facility offering the latest in pet care.
UHP Member Nick Giovinazzo

Inclusive Fitness Approach Strengthens People of All Abilities at Unified Health & Performance (UHP)

LANCASTER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Unified Health & Performance (UHP), a distinctive fitness center located in Lancaster, Massachusetts aspires to be a presence in inclusive athletics. Founded in 2016 with a mission to enable people with and without disabilities to train alongside one another, UHP members encompass a wide range of athletes with personal fitness goals including those from high school and collegiate sports programs, marathon runners, and individuals.
TEDx KenmoreSquare

Inaugural TEDx KenmoreSquare 2019 conference aims to Forge the Future in Boston

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- What do sharks, marathons, dizziness, and pornography have in common? These are just some of the topics that speakers will cover at the inaugural TEDxKenmoreSquare. For the past year, organizers have been curating the event, to be held at Hotel Commonwealth on April 5, 2019.
Institute for Global Innovation

Institute for Global Innovation announces 2019 Awards for Neural Networks, AI and VR apps for Sustainability

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- For four years, governments, private industry, and academia have striven to find effective solutions for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as defined by the U.N. at the 2015 Plenary Session in New York. Now a new approach is being pioneered by the Institute for Global Innovation, a worldwide NGO which seeks to scour the globe for the most efficient technologies to solve these challenges, according to IGI Directors Soani Gunawan, Amy Chang, and John Toomey.
Lift and Care Systems Inc

Lift & Care Systems Works with Homes for Our Troops to Install SureHands Body Support Systems in Massachusetts

LAKEVILLE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Lift & Care Systems is proud to have a working relationship with, Homes for Our Troops, a non-profit organization that has a mission to build and donate specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.
Mira Alto founder Krista Sturgeon

Mira Alto Foundation in Boston Presents Eating Disorders and Body Positive Awareness Week Feb 11-16

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Please join in a historical first! The nonprofit, Mira Alto Foundation will be celebrating this amazing 'Eating Disorders and Body Positive Awareness Week.' This marks the first time an LGBTQ+ focused organization has shed light on the epidemic of eating disorders within their community.
Moduline Cabinets

Moduline Cabinets Shares 3 Tips for 2019 to Optimize Garage Storage and Organization

BROCKTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Moduline Cabinets shares tips for assessing storage space and increasing its efficiency in the new year. Our military-grade aluminum cabinets fit any garage and workshop to maximize organization. Our high-quality aluminum cabinet systems are used by garage enthusiasts and professionals for over twenty-five years.
Jim O’Hare of VLP

Continuing Its Growth in Boston area, VLP Law Group Welcomes Partner Jim O’Hare to Corporate Practice Group

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Jim O'Hare has joined the firm's Corporate Practice Group as a partner based in the Boston area. Mr. O'Hare brings over 30 years of experience as a trusted adviser to companies, investors, management teams and boards of directors.
Bindable and EPIC

Bindable and EPIC announce investment round with Motive Partners and Wafra

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Bindable, an insurance technology company whose goal is to transform the affinity distribution of insurance, today announced an investment from EPIC Holdings, the corporate parent overseeing investments across the entire EPIC platform, including EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, and a Wafra advised fund, in conjunction with Motive Partners, a global private equity firm focused on investing in financial technology companies.
Southwick's Zoo Winter Wonderland

Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon, Mass. announces new 2018 Winter Wonderland event and community outreach program

MENDON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Southwick’s Zoo is excited to announce their new 2018-19 Winter Wonderland event and community outreach program. We are eager to give back to our communities by offering visitors to our Winter Wonderland event a $5 discount on admission for bringing an unwrapped toy, canned good or non-perishable item.
Ndex Systems

Ndex Systems announces breakthrough in consolidating data for reporting to clients on investment and fixed indexed annuity accounts

BOSTON, Mass./Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Ndex Systems today announced the launch of a major enhancement in its ability to generate consolidated reports for portfolios that include indexed annuities and insurance accounts.
iTrinegy

iTrinegy Showcases New 10G Virtual Appliance at VMworld Europe 2018

WALTHAM, Mass. and BARCELONA, Spain /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- iTrinegy, the Virtual Test Network Specialists, announced at VMworld Europe today, the availability of 10G capable versions of its Flex Network Emulator range. These latest additions will enable enterprises to scale their Virtual Test Environments with a highly realistic replica of real-world networks in which they can verify application performance and have confidence that changes to existing, or the addition of new services, are fit for purpose.
Levy Konigsberg LLP

Levy Konigsberg LLP Wins $43.1M Lung Cancer Verdict in Boston for Tobacco and Asbestos Exposure Case

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- On October 12, 2018, a jury in Boston awarded $43.1 million dollars in a historic lung cancer trial involving both tobacco and asbestos claims. The case began in June of 2015 when Levy Konigsberg LLP, and its co-counsel Shepard Law, filed the case on behalf of Louis E. Summerlin and his wife Joanna M. Summerlin, against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company ("Reynolds"), Philip Morris USA, Inc. ("Philip Morris") and numerous companies who manufactured and sold asbestos-containing products with which Mr. Summerlin worked as a brake mechanic.
Moduline Cabinets

Moduline Cabinets Chosen by NY Yacht Club American Magic Racing Team

BROCKTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Moduline Cabinets, a leading high-alloy aluminum cabinet manufacturer, was recently chosen by the New York Yacht Club American Magic racing team to outfit their work containers. The team is a combination of The New York Yacht Club and Bella Mente Quantum Racing Association. They will compete in the upcoming 36th America's Cup in New Zealand in 2021.
Clean PVC LLC

Clean PVC LLC Announces Certification Platform for PVC-Based Products

ANDOVER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Clean PVC LLC, an environmental consulting organization, today announced the launch of its Clean PVC(R) Certification program. The program identifies flooring, wallcovering, upholstery, and other PVC-based products that have been found safe via REACH compliance for use in sustainable building projects. REACH is a regulation adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from risks posed by chemicals.
Brian Lichtlin, CEO of Advalent

Advalent Announces Launch of Network 360 to Drive Multi-Dimensional Provider Performance in Value-Based Care Contracting

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Advalent, a market-leading healthcare technology company focusing on payer solutions announced today the launch of a new network contracting and analytics product - Network 360(TM). Designed for payers and risk bearing healthcare providers, Network 360 is a breakthrough analytics platform that analyzes network, enables value-based contracting, and manages both upside and downside risk.
Governor Charlie Baker

Mass. Gov. Baker Nominates Susan Sard Tierney to the Barnstable Probate and Family Court

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- This week, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker nominated Susan Sard Tierney, a Probate and Family Court Judge assigned to the Suffolk Division of the Probate and Family Court, to the Barnstable Probate and Family Court. Judge Tierney had been a Barnstable County family practitioner for almost two decades before being nominated by Governor Baker in May of 2017 and confirmed by the Governor’s Council in June of that year.
ADVALENT CORPORATION

Medvensys Analytics is acquired by Advalent Corporation

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Advalent Corporation, a claims administration and medical management platform for complex value-based care products and Medvensys, a leading cloud-based analytics technology in clinical and financial outcomes for healthcare organizations announced today that they have entered a definitive agreement whereby Advalent has agreed to acquire Medvensys.
Carpe Diem Technologies

Carpe Diem Technologies Receives Mass. Grant for Nanoimprinted Lithography (NIL) Next-generation Tech

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Carpe Diem Technologies, Inc. is the recipient of $2.1 of $7 million in new Advanced Manufacturing Awards (M2I2) announced by Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker on July 12, 2018.
CAPACITY

RightHand Robotics and Capacity LLC Partner for NJ Fulfillment Center Tech

SOMERVILLE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Capacity LLC, trusted leaders in order fulfillment, e-commerce, and electronic data interchange (EDI), has partnered with the robotic piece-picking experts at RightHand Robotics. The collaboration will integrate the Massachusetts-based company's RightPick automation system into Capacity's fulfillment solution offering, creating a new competitive edge for its clients.
Brian Lichtlin, CEO of Advalent

Advalent Corp. Partners with Novus Healthcare, Closing the Gap in Value-Based Care

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Advalent Corporation signed a partnership in early 2018 with Novus Healthcare to identify patients who could benefit from value-based care and implement that approach using Advalent's Value-Based Care Platform and Novus' population health management programs.
Mark Richey Woodworking in Newburyport

State-of-the-art Mark Richey Woodworking in Newburyport Nearly 100% off the Power Grid with Green Energy

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The recent addition of Mark Richey Woodworking's 500-kW solar array marks the company's place as one of the greenest architectural millwork firms in the U.S. Mark Richey Woodworking (MRW) is a national model in manufacturing with the continual use of its 600-kilowatt wind turbine and solar array allowing the 130,000 square foot facility to operate entirely from renewable energy.
Massachusetts-based SunBug Solar

Massachusetts-based SunBug Solar Becomes a Certified B Corporation

ARLINGTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- SunBug Solar, a local solar installer in Arlington, Mass. is proud to announce it is now a Certified B Corporation. In so doing, SunBug joins the global movement of people using business as a force for good. B Corps are important because they inspire all businesses to compete not only to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world.
Governor Baker Releases Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Mass. Governor Baker Releases Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Proposal with $40.9 Billion Budget

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- This past week, the Baker-Polito Administration filed its Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) budget proposal, a $40.9 billion spending plan that invests historic funding levels for local communities, provides tax relief to working families, and increases funding for education, substance misuse, and mental health services.
MA Senator Elizabeth Warren

Mass. Sen. Warren Presses Labor Secretary for Answers Following Reports Dept. Hid Damaging Analysis of Proposed Tipping Rule

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Thursday, in Washington, D.C., United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Alexander Acosta, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), expressing concern about reports that DOL leadership hid from the public a damaging analysis showing that its proposed rule allowing employers to collect their workers' tips would cause workers to lose billions of dollars in pay.
Governor Charlie Baker

Mass. Governor Baker Appoints Dr. John Christian Kryder to 2018 Health Policy Commission

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Mass. Governor Charlie Baker this week announced the appointment of Dr. John Christian Kryder to the Health Policy Commission (HPC), an independent state agency that develops policy to reduce health care cost growth and improve the quality of patient care. Dr. Kryder is a primary care physician who has served in numerous management roles over the last three decades and will fill the board seat designated for a primary care physician.
Carpe Diem Technologies

Carpe Diem Technologies Issued NIL Patent – System and method for fabricating miniature structures on a flexible substrate

FRANKLIN, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Carpe Diem Technologies has been issued Patent US9804488 for the production of products incorporating NIL features. The system is entitled "System and method for fabricating miniature structures on a flexible substrate." The patent's key claims facilitate roll-to-roll or flexible panel manufacturing of very precise complex devices - inexpensively.
FILM: Dead in the Water

Massachusetts Premiere Set for ‘Dead in the Water,’ Documentary Film on ‘Relentless Destruction’ of Ground Fishing Industry

ROCKPORT, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- A documentary film dealing with the devastating impacts of federal regulations on the lives of New England ground fishermen, "Dead in the Water," produced and directed by Rockport native and professional filmmaker David Wittkower, will be screened for the first time in public in Rockport, Massachusetts on Nov. 18.
A Man Wearing a Dress - book

Glenn Koenig Celebrates Release of Book, ‘A Man Wearing a Dress’ with Book Signing at Arlington Center

ARLINGTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- After three years of work, first time author Glenn Koenig is celebrating the publication of his first book, "A Man Wearing a Dress" (ISBN: 978-0998583303) now available from publisher Message Rain. He plans to host a book release party on Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Robbins Library, 700 Mass. Ave., in Arlington Center.
ECHO Connection CEO Andrea Barnes

ECHO Connection CEO Andrea Barnes speaking at Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- ECHO Connection, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to educating the world, hosting collaborative platforms, and providing hope for those in need of cannabinoid-based therapies, announced today that it has appointed Andrea Barnes as its new CEO and President. Barnes will be speaking about the charity's work in guiding families seeking the therapeutic effects of cannabinoids by connecting them with resources that can help at the 4th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBE) in Boston.
Bernard Walsh

Florida Attorney Bernard Walsh Honors Legacy of America’s Most Famous Trial Lawyer at Melvin M. Belli Society Seminar

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Attorney Bernard F. Walsh from the Bradenton Florida office of Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh, joined with fellow trial lawyers from around the United States in honoring the legacy of America's most famous trial lawyer, Melvin M. Belli.
SunBug Solarize MASS

SunBug Solar Completes Massachusetts Solarize Campaign Out of its New Office

WESTFIELD, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- SunBug Solar is proud to announce the completion of the sign-up phase of the Solarize Windsor, Cummington, Goshen and Worthington (Solarize Mass WCGW) initiative. Solarize Mass WCGW is part of a Solarize Mass, a partnership between the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Green Communities Division of the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) that encourages the adoption of small scale solar in Massachusetts communities.
WORLDAPP

WorldAPP Secures Financing Round to Fuel Growth in Process Optimization

BRAINTREE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- WorldAPP, a leading provider of mobile data collection and process optimization software today announced that it has completed financing round with Providence-based Bay Capital Investment Partners. The transaction amount was not disclosed by the company.
Simplifile

New Legislation: Massachusetts Jurisdictions Now Able to Electronically Record Land Court Documents

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Simplifile, a leading provider of real estate document collaboration and recording technologies for lenders, settlement agents, and counties, announced that it is now electronically recording Land Court documents in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the first time.
Boy Scouts Knox Trail Old Colony

Mass. Boy Scouts of America, Knox Trail Council and Old Colony Council Approve Merger

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Following their respective Special Council Meetings, the Knox Trail Council and the Old Colony Council announced today the approval of their consolidation and merger to form a new Boy Scout Council. This new council will serve youth and young adults from the metrowest to southeastern Massachusetts.
Gov. Charlie Baker

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Over $850K in Massachusetts Community Compact Grants

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- This past week, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded over $850,000 in Community Compact Cabinet grants to 38 municipalities and 8 school districts across the Commonwealth. These grants will assist municipalities in exploring and implementing efficiency and regionalization initiatives.
Boston Massacre Art

Artist-historian Don Troiani Recreates Infamous Boston Massacre in New Master Painting

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Nationally renowned Southbury Connecticut artist-historian Don Troiani has unveiled his painting of the momentous Boston Massacre. That encounter on a cold March night set forth a series of antagonistic events that climaxed in the start of the American Revolution 5 years later.
MA Senator Elizabeth Warren

Mass. Sen. Warren Weighs in on Lawsuit Seeking Thousands of Emails Between Scott Pruitt and Fossil Fuel Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Today, Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) weighed in on a lawsuit filed today by the Oklahoma law firm Hall Estill and the Oklahoma American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the Center for Media and Democracy against Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's nominee for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator.
Governor Charlie Baker

Baker-Polito Administration Signs Contract to Boost Patient Care at Bridgewater State Hospital in Mass.

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Baker-Polito Administration has announced that it has signed a contract with Correct Care Solutions to provide clinical patient care at the Bridgewater State Hospital. Correct Care Solutions (CCS) was selected based on its extensive experience in treating individuals with serious behavioral health needs and for its specific knowledge of the Bridgewater State Hospital facility.
Gov. Charlie Baker

Mass. Gov. Baker Pens Letter to Federal Government on Immigration and Refugee Executive Order

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- This past Friday, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly regarding the recent impacts on the Commonwealth from the immigration and refugee executive order and offered proposals for consideration when addressing future immigration reforms.
Governor Charlie Baker

Mass. Governor Baker Signs Electric Vehicle Promotion Legislation – SB 2505

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Today, in a bipartisan effort to promote the sale and use of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) in the Commonwealth, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker signed Senate Bill 2505, An Act Promoting Zero Emission Vehicle Adoption. The legislation works to increase access to ZEV charging stations for the general public by prohibiting owners of public charging stations from charging users a subscription or membership fee and requiring the use of payment options available to the general public.
Governor Charlie Baker

Massachusetts Awarded $2M New Skills for Youth Grant to Improve Career Education

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Baker-Polito Administration announced today that the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. have selected Massachusetts as one of 10 states to receive a $1.95 million grant to strengthen and expand high-quality career-education pathways for students.
Shannon Community Safety Initiative

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $5.7M to Combat Massachusetts Gang Violence

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Today, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker and Secretary of Public Safety and Security Dan Bennett announced the release of $5.7 million in competitive grant funds to communities and local partners to bolster their efforts combatting gang violence. The awards were made to 15 communities and 11 research partners through the Shannon Community Safety Initiative, which targets gang violence in the Commonwealth.
Baker Signs Bill Enabling Worcester Biomanufacturing Site

Mass. Gov. Baker Signs Bill Enabling Worcester Biomanufacturing Site

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachuetts Newswire/ -- This past week, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation to facilitate the transformation of unused state-owned land in Worcester into a site for biomanufacturing. An Act Authorizing the Transfer of Certain Parcels of Land in the City of Worcester to Promote Economic Development (H. 4774).
Governor Charlie Baker

Mass. Governor Baker Nominates Michaela C. Stewart to the Juvenile Court

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- This past week, Mass. Governor Charlie Baker has nominated Michaela C. Stewart, an attorney dedicated to child welfare and juvenile law, to serve as an Associate Justice of the Juvenile Court.
SunBug Solarize MASS

SunBug Solar selected as installer for upcoming Solarize Mass program for western Massachusetts towns

ARLINGTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- SunBug Solar has been selected as the installer for the upcoming Solarize Mass program for the western Massachusetts towns of Windsor, Cummington, Goshen, and Worthington. The installer selection process was highly competitive, and SunBug Solar was unanimously chosen by town representatives from a competitive pool of eight solar providers.
James Phinney Baxter Lecture Series

James Phinney Baxter Lecture Series at the Boston Public Library Launches Nov. 10

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Cameron Baxter Films announces the premiere of their film "Seeds of Freedom: A Vision for America" which is the inaugural event for the James Phinney Baxter Lecture Series at the Boston Public Library on Thursday, November 10 at the Central Library in Copley Square. The film is written, directed, and produced by Andrew Cameron Bailey and Connie Baxter Marlow of Cameron Baxter Films LLC.
Lender Price Announces Kevin Costner

Lender Price Announces Kevin Costner Appearing at 2016 MBA Annual Convention in Boston

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Lender Price, the emerging leader in real-time, competitive mortgage analytics and product pricing & eligibility (PPE) solutions complete with full mobile functionality and advanced business intelligence, today announced that its original investor, Best Picture Oscar winning director and Emmy Award winning actor Kevin Costner, will appear at its 2016 MBA Annual Convention exhibit in Boston on October 23-26.
Colson Gallery

Griffin Museum of Photography at Colson Gallery Grand Opening Announced in Easthampton

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Announcing Colson Gallery at Eastworks and The Griffin Museum at Colson Gallery - opening in September 2016: The Pioneer Valley's newest dedicated photography gallery and a satellite location for The Griffin Museum of Photography is due to open at Eastworks in Easthampton in Suite 246. There will be a gallery preview all day during the Easthampton Artist Walk on September 10 and a Grand Opening from 5 - 8 p.m. on September 16, 2016.
Uplift Senior Citizens

Unique New Service for Boston Senior Citizens is Launched

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Helping seniors stay emotionally engaged and interested in the outside world is an important part of healthy aging. Now, a new program called Uplift Senior Citizens is offering social engagement as a service to help improve the social and emotional well-being of senior citizens.
Dan Houston

Daniel Houston of EPIC to Present at American Gas Association’s Risk Management Committee Meeting

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Senior Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management and Principal Daniel Houston will present at American Gas Association's (AGA) Risk Management Committee Meeting on Monday, July 25 at 2:45 p.m. at the Aloft Boston Seaport in Boston, Mass.

WHAT'S NEWS