MASSACHUSETTS NEWS

MASSACHUSETTS NEWS

Business, Entertainment and Technology News from Massachusetts, USA

MASSACHUSETTS NEWS

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

ACANA Plays Major Role in Shaping DOT Policy

BOSTON, Mass. -- Recently, the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued the most significant policy change concerning the air charter brokerage industry since 2004. The Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA), in keeping with its mission to protect the business interests of members and to foster a compliance disposition relative to the various regulatory agencies, played a pivotal role in shaping this recent policy shift.

MEDIA ALERT: Microsoft and ElectionMall.com Press Availability June 4

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- What: Press Availability with Microsoft and ElectionMall. Who: Stan Freck, Director of U.S. Public Sector Cloud Services at Microsoft and Ravi Singh, CEO and Founder of ElectionMall.com. 10am EDT, Friday June 4, at the Personal Democracy Forum Conference 2010, The Graduate Center - B. Altman Building - Breakout C, The City University of New York.

Meet Annual Hazardous Waste Training Mandates

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Lion Technology Inc., a nationally recognized regulatory compliance training firm, will present its two-day Hazardous/Toxic Waste Management workshop series during the month of July and August. The course is designed for compliance professionals who must be trained annually under the RCRA hazardous waste regulations. Workshops will be held in South Eastern US states during July and August, 2010.

Multimodal Hazmat Shippers Learn Latest Regulations at Lion Technology Workshop

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) have stepped up enforcement to reduce undeclared and illegal hazmat shipments via airline, truck, rail, and ship. Undeclared shipments of hazardous materials are predominately aerosols and flammable liquids (e.g., paint and paint-related materials), as well as batteries, fireworks, dry ice, perfume products, and cigarette lighters.

Ely Winter Festival Announces 2011 Dates

ELY, Minn. -- The Ely Winter Festival board has announced the dates of the 17th annual Festival to be February 3 - 13, 2011. The 10-day Festival will include events for the whole family, outdoors enthusiasts, art lovers, and even those who think that they don't enjoy winter weather.

ReThinkHaiti Symposium

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- In a show of support to the victims of the 12 January disastrous earthquake which devastated several main towns in Haiti, Palm Beach County Haiti Relief Coalition (PBC/HRC) is proud to announce a Call to Action Symposium to bring help and support to the many victims of this catastrophe.

Patrick-Murray Administration Hosts Regional Economic Summit To Accelerate Recovery, Create Jobs In Northeast Mass.

DANVERS, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's continuing efforts to promote job growth across the Commonwealth, Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray,...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Awards $4.49 Million In Recovery Funds For Public Housing Energy Upgrades

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Massachusetts Recovery Plan to secure the state's economic future, Governor Deval Patrick today...
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Mass. Gov. Patrick Highlights Early Success Of Historic Accelerated Bridge Program

WORCESTER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ --Governor Deval Patrick today toured the Interstate 190 Bridge over Route 12 in Worcester to highlight the early success of...

Mass. Patrick-Murray Administration Pushes Measures To Lower Health Care Costs During Three Days Of Hearings

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Continuing Governor Deval Patrick's efforts to provide relief to Massachusetts small businesses and families from high health care costs,...

Gov. Patrick Highlights 'Aging Agenda' with Experts, Providers and Massachusetts Seniors

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today met with an audience of seniors, service providers, aging experts and advocates to talk about...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Celebrates $32 Million In Federal Funding For Broadband

EAST SANDWICH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today joined state and local leaders on Cape Cod to celebrate a $32 million federal...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Celebrates New Umass Law School With Students, Faculty

DARTMOUTH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today visited with students, faculty and administrators who will represent some of the inaugural class and...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Pushes To Lower Health Care Costs For Massachusetts Small Businesses, Families

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Continuing his efforts to provide relief to Massachusetts small businesses and families from skyrocketing health care increases, Governor Deval...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Awards $2.5 Million Grant To Spur Economic Growth In Hopkinton

HOPKINTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Continuing his push to create jobs and spur long-term economic development throughout the Commonwealth, Governor Deval Patrick today announced...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Nominates Three As Clerk Magistrates Of The Westborough, Attleboro And Stoughton District Courts

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced the nomination of MaryAnn Pozzessere as Clerk Magistrate of the Westborough District Court, Mark E....

Mass. Gov. Patrick Signs Historic Education Reform Bill to Close Achievement Gaps, Transform Massachusetts Public Schools

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Delivering on his promise to transform public education in Massachusetts and give all children the chance they deserve to succeed,...

Mass. Gov. Patrick, Congressman Olver Announce Groundbreaking For State's First Rail Project Funded Through ARRA

LEOMINSTER /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's Massachusetts Recovery Plan, Governor Deval Patrick today joined Congressman John Olver and local elected...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Highlights State's Investment In Essex North Shore Agricultural and Vocational Tech School

DANVERS /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today visited the Essex Agricultural and Technical High School to highlight the state’s investment in the Essex...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Appoints Marian Mcgovern Superintendent of The Massachusetts State Police

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced he has appointed Deputy Superintendent Marian J. McGovern as the next Superintendent and Colonel of...

Mass. Governor Celebrates Funding for the Mattapan Community Health Center

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Today, Governor Deval Patrick visited the Mattapan Community Health Center to celebrate the center's receipt of $11.5 million in federal...

With Winter Approaching, Mass. Gov. Patrick Highlights Cost-Saving Energy Programs

HYDE PARK /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- With winter fast approaching, Governor Deval Patrick today joined community action groups and representatives from statewide utility companies to...

$5.5 Million Announced To Help Mass. Communities Impacted By December 2008 Ice Storm

DANVERS /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Funds to help reimburse 165 communities across the Commonwealth for storm expenses. Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today announced the release...

Mass. Gov. Patrick, Congressman Markey, Speaker Deleo & Mayor Ambrosino Announce Wonderland Parking Garage Project Moving To Construction In 2010

REVERE /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick, Congressman Ed Markey, Speaker Robert DeLeo and Mayor Tom Ambrosino today announced plans to construct the Wonderland...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Announces Results of Massachusetts IT Industry Study

WATERTOWN /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute study underscores technology sector as key component of state’s innovation economy. Governor Deval Patrick today...

Transportation reform results in deal with UBS to avoid $71 million payment

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- After months of negotiations, Governor Deval Patrick today announced that the Administration has reached agreement with financial institution UBS that...

Holyoke Computing Center: Collaboration with MIT, UMASS, BU, EMC, Cisco & Accenture

HOLYOKE /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today joined University of Massachusetts President Dr. Jack Wilson, Holyoke Mayor Michael Sullivan, leaders from MIT, Boston...

Massachusetts partners with U.S. Department of Energy to educate engineers of tomorrow

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Patrick-Murray Administration today announced the 2009 “Real World Design Challenge,” an innovative partnership to enhance science, technology, engineering, and...

Governor Patrick Unveils Reforms To Reduce Health Insurance Costs For Small Businesses

QUINCY /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Standing alongside business leaders and small business owners, Governor Deval Patrick today unveiled key recommendations aimed at reducing health care...

Governor Patrick Nominates Accomplished Litigators to the Quincy District and Roxbury BMC Courts

QUINCY /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced the nomination of a career public defender to the Quincy District Court and a Boston-area...

Center for Life Science | Boston: Tsoi/Kobus & Assoc. Win AIA New England Design Award

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Tsoi/Kobus & Associates received a Special Mention award at the American Institute of Architects New England Chapter's 2009 Design Awards...

Governor Patrick Announces Salem Commuter Parking Facility To Move Forward

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of his Massachusetts Recovery Plan to secure the state’s economic future, Governor Patrick today announced the Salem commuter...

Patrick-Murray Administration Announces Awarding of USDA Bonus Award and SNAP Grant to Mass.

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Patrick-Murray Administration announced Monday that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded Massachusetts a High Performance Bonus...

Patrick-Murray Administration Secures Federal Relief For Massachusetts Farmers

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced that United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack has granted the Commonwealth’s request...

Governor Patrick's Letter Regarding Stimulus Investment in Massachusetts

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Attached and inserted below is a letter from Governor Deval Patrick to Chairman James Oberstar regarding the House Committee on...

Governor Patrick Moves to Responsibly Address FY'10 Budget Shortfalls

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Responding to a Department of Revenue (DOR) report that September state revenue collections fell $243 million below budget estimates, Governor...

Lieutenant Governor Murray Recognizes Honoree For Madeline Amy Sweeney Award For Civilian Bravery

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Continuing with the Commonwealth’s annual recognition of heroes on September 11th, Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray today posthumously honored Marie Conley...

Statement of Governor Patrick on the President's Address on Health Care Reform to a Joint Session of Congress

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The following is a statement from Governor Deval Patrick on this evening's address by President Obama to a Joint Session...

Governor Patrick Requests Federal Relief for Massachusetts Farmers

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick is urging United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to issue a disaster declaration in...

Patrick-Murray Administration Releases $7.96 Million For Public Safety, Highlights Municipal Regionalization Efforts

WORCESTER /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Keeping with the Patrick-Murray Administration’s efforts to strengthen partnerships with cities and towns across Massachusetts, Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today...

Patrick-Murray Administration Announces Continued MCAS Improvement

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Tenth graders made across-the-board gains on last year's MCAS exam, and 83 percent of students have already met the state's...

Governor Patrick Announces Efforts To Boost Commonwealth's Clean Energy Workforce

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of his Massachusetts Recovery Plan to secure the state’s economic future, Governor Deval Patrick today announced nearly $1...

Patrick-Murray Administration Announces $200,000 Federal Award Providing Assistance To Homeless Veterans

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Patrick-Murray Administration has announced that the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) has been awarded a U.S. Department of...

Governor Patrick, Congressional Delegation Commit More Than $65 Million In State & Federal Funds To Move Assembly Square Project Forward

SOMERVILLE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -– As part of his Massachusetts Recovery Plan to secure the state’s economic future, Governor Deval Patrick today announced a...

New England Governors Pursuing Joint Regional Vision For High Speed Rail

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -– The New England Governors today announced they are working together on a coordinated regional vision for high speed rail...

Governor Patrick Announces State Will Save $10 Million On Energy Costs

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -– Governor Deval Patrick announced on Thursday that the Patrick-Murray Administration has worked to save an estimated $10 million on...

Massachusetts To Receive $64.3 Million In Federal Recovery Funds For Commuter Rail, Transit Improvements

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -– Massachusetts will receive more than $64.3 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support improvements to public...

Lieutenant Governor Murray Leads Listening Tour with Municipal Cabinet

HARWICH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -– Building on the Patrick-Murray Administration’s commitment to civic engagement and governing for the long-term, Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray...

Tax credit exchange funds to jump start developments, create jobs

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -– Massachusetts will receive $50.8 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to finance new construction and the rehabilitation...
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Governor Patrick Awards Economic Development Grant To Town Of Lenox

LENOX, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of his Massachusetts Recovery Plan to secure the state’s economic future, Governor Deval Patrick announced July 9...

Governor Patrick Nominates Highly Respected Attorney To The Superior Court

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -– Governor Patrick today announced the nomination of Kimberly S. Budd, an experienced criminal and civil practitioner, to the Superior...

Standing with Senate President Murray & Speaker DeLeo, Governor approves comprehensive action to end abuses, restore public trust

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -– Governor Deval Patrick, joined by Senate President Therese Murray and House Speaker Robert DeLeo, today signed landmark pension reform...

Patrick-Murray Administration Receives $185M In Federal Recovery Act Funds For Water Treatment Projects

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -– Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray and state environmental officials today joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson...

Lieutenant Governor Murray Announces A Two Week Statewide Tour On Military And Veterans Issues

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -– Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray on Monday announced the details of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s 2009 MASS Veterans Tour: Massachusetts...

Patrick-Murray Administration To File Bill To Strengthen Protections For Crime Victims

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Following a meeting of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Domestic and Sexual Violence in New Bedford, Lieutenant Governor...
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Governor Patrick Releases Updated Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2010

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -– Governor Deval Patrick today released a new Fiscal Year 2010 budget proposal following a dramatic and unanticipated revenue decline...

Charlie Allen Restorations Project Wins 2009 CHC Historic Preservation Award

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- An 1870s Shingle Style home that was renovated and restored by Charlie Allen Restorations (CAR), the Cambridge, MA-firm specializing...

VHL Family Alliance Announces the First Guide for Kids Dealing with Hereditary Cancer Syndromes: The VHL Handbook Kids' Edition

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The VHL Family Alliance (VHLFA) announced today that the very first "VHL Handbook Kids' Edition" (ISBN: 978-1-929539-02-4) is now...

Governor Patrick Appoints New Secretary of Elder Affairs

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -– Governor Patrick today announced he has appointed Ann L. Hartstein as the new Secretary of Elder Affairs. She...

Gov. Patrick Invites citizens to continue conversation about reform and revenue with the Administration and each other

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -– Governor Deval Patrick today launched an online community forum, inviting citizens to continue the conversation started during the administration’s...

GerrityStone's Architectural Division Unveils Platinum Granite Collection

WOBURN, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- GerrityStone, New England's premier interior and exterior custom stonework specialist, today unveiled its Platinum Collection - a distinctive and...

Governor Patrick Announces Summer Town Hall Meeting Tour

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Keeping to his commitment to encourage civic engagement and to be Governor of the whole Commonwealth, Governor Deval Patrick...

Governor Patrick Takes Steps to Secure Federal Recovery Funding for Broadband Expansion

NEW SALEM, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -– As part of his Massachusetts Recovery Plan to secure the state's economic future, Governor Deval Patrick today held...

Governor Patrick Calls For Department Of Public Utilities To Adopt Cell Phone Ban

BOSTON, Mass. /Masschusetts Newswire/ -– Governor Deval Patrick today called upon the Department of Public Utilities to use its authority for oversight of transportation...

Governor Patrick Joins New Governors’ Climate Coalition to Build Clean Energy Economy

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -– Governor Deval Patrick today announced the formation of the Governors’ Energy and Climate Coalition, a bipartisan group of state...

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