MASSACHUSETTS NEWS

MASSACHUSETTS NEWS

Business, Entertainment and Technology News from Massachusetts, USA

MASSACHUSETTS NEWS

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

Mass. Governor Patrick Announces Appointments To Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced two appointments to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD): attorney Julian T. Tynes as...

Statement of Mass. Governor Deval Patrick On August Job Figures

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick issued the following statement yesterday (Sept. 16) regarding the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development’s...

The 21st Annual Fall Detroit Camper and RV Show is coming to the Rock Financial Showplace

NOVI, Mich. -- The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) is sponsoring the 21st Annual Fall Detroit Camper and RV Show, October 6-10, 2010, at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi (exit I-96 at Beck Road, 1 mile east on Grand River). Over 200 new recreation vehicles will be on display including folding campers, motorhomes, travel trailers, truck campers, park models and fifth wheel travel trailers.

Mass. Gov. Patrick, Congressman Olver Highlight $27 Mil. in Road and Bridge Investments

ORANGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's historic Massachusetts Works program to promote job growth and long-term economic recovery, Governor...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Joins Congressman Olver, Hud Secretary Donovan To Celebrate Kick-Off Of Assisted-Living Housing Construction

GARDNER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick on Monday (Aug. 30) joined Congressman John Olver, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Highlights New Law That Expands Job Opportunities, Protects Public Safety

WORCESTER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Joined by local officials, community leaders and advocates, Governor Deval Patrick on Monday (Aug. 30) highlighted a new anti-crime...
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Mass. Gov. Patrick Highlights State Grant for Community Path In Somerville Maxpak Redevelopment

SOMERVILLE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's historic Massachusetts Works program to promote job growth and long-term economic recovery, Governor...

Fourth Annual High Road to Success Conference to be held in St. Louis October 20 – 22, 2010

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Huckstep and Associates, LLC, a professional consulting and CPA firm based in Springfield, MO, will be co-sponsoring the 4th annual High Road to Success Conference in St. Louis, MO, October 20 - 22, 2010 for nonprofit and human resource professionals using Sage MIP Fund Accounting, Sage Abra HRMS, FAS, and Sage Fundraising 50.

Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast Partners with Oceanside Community Groups to Get More People on Bikes

OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- Event Media, Inc., producer of Bike the Coast - Taste the Coast, a new event scheduled for November 6, 2010, announces partnerships with the City of Oceanside Bicycle Committee, Main Street Oceanside and the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce. These groups, along with the Oceanside Visitors Bureau, are bringing together the cycling and business communities in Oceanside to promote bicycling and offer a festival at the Oceanside Pier with food, drink, music and fun.

California Hazardous Waste Training Presenting in September

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Lion Technology Inc., a nationally renowned regulatory compliance training firm, will present its two-day Hazardous Waste in California workshop series during the month of September. These courses are designed for industry professionals who must assure compliance with California's hazardous waste regulations. Workshops will be held in San Diego on Sept. 13-14; Los Angeles on Sept. 16-17; Bakersfield on Sept. 20-21; and Oakland on Sept. 23-24, 2010.

Memorandum of Understanding ensures shared process and benefits in area of federal waters off Massachusetts and Rhode Island

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced an agreement with Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri to jointly explore the potential development...
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Mass. Gov. Patrick Celebrates Groundbreaking Of Southfield Redevelopment Project

WEYMOUTH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of his historic $4 billion Massachusetts Works program that will put nearly 20,000 people to work across...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Visits Massachusetts Troops Serving In Afghanistan

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- on Friday, July 23, 2010, during the third full day of a Department of Defense trip designed to thank...

Life-Changing Coaching Founder to Speak at Magic Johnson's Life Skills Leadership Conference

CLAREMONT, Calif. -- Life-Changing Coaching announces that Coach Paul has been selected to participate as one of the speakers at this year's Magic Johnson Foundation - Life Skills Leadership Conference, which is being held from Thursday, July 22, 2010, to Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at UCLA.

Beyond Diversity Holds Press Conference on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Programs

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. -- Media Advisory: The need for domestic violence and sexual assault programs to provide more culturally competent services has been recognized as a national concern. During the past two years, more than 25 New Jersey organizations that address domestic violence and sexual assault have participated in the Cultural Competency Technical Assistance Project to improve services to clients from marginalized and underserved populations.

Chasing Happiness: Why Feeling Good Remains Elusive

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Want happiness? While studies indicate that lots of friends, a high paying job, or even passing years may create a higher likelihood of feeling 'happy,' a reliable recipe for lasting happiness remains elusive, says The Gnostic Movement. Lasting happiness will be the focus of a global Gnostic event on July 10 in major cities worldwide.

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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