Author: Manny Malave

  • Baker-Polito Administration Grants $2.8 Million to Communities to End Violence Against Women

    Baker-Polito Administration Grants $2.8 Million to Communities to End Violence Against Women

    Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Public Safety Secretary Dan Barrett announced that $2.8 million had been awarded to community-based organizations and local and college campus police to assist with resolving violent crimes against women, the governor’s office said in a press release Oct. 17 . The grants were provided by the Violence […]

  • Mayor Walsh Makes $14 Million Available for Affordable Housing

    Mayor Walsh Makes $14 Million Available for Affordable Housing

    Mayor Marty Walsh made $14 million available for affordable housing projects on Sept. 15, the mayor’s office said in a press release. The funding will be available through the city’s Department of Neighborhood Development via two $7 million competitive Requests for Proposals, the mayor’s office said. Walsh aims to create 6,500 units of affordable housing […]

  • Baker-Polito Administration to Help With Funding to Affordable Housing Development

    Baker-Polito Administration to Help With Funding to Affordable Housing Development

    Gov. Charlie Baker announced a plan to create or preserve 1,420 rental units, including 1,334 affordable units, across 16 Massachusetts communities on August 15. The Department of Housing and Community Development awarded $31 million in state and federal low-income housing tax credits, which are expected to generate more than $218 million in equity, for the […]

  • Governor Baker signs bill protecting against gender-based wage discrimination

    Governor Baker signs bill protecting against gender-based wage discrimination

    Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a bill that ensures equal pay for comparable work equal salary opportunities for all Massachusetts workers, the Governor’s office said in a press release August 1. The new law, An Act to Establish Pay Equity, aims to protect employees against gender based wage discrimination, the release read. The bill […]

  • State expands addiction program for women at Taunton State Hospital

    State expands addiction program for women at Taunton State Hospital

    Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, and state and local officials announced the addition of 30 new beds at Taunton State Hospital for woman struggling with substance use disorders July 21, the Governor’s office said in a press release. The new beds are part of the hospital’s Women’s Recovery from Addictions Program (WRAP) which […]

  • Governor Baker signs transgender anti-discrimination bill into law

    Governor Baker signs transgender anti-discrimination bill into law

    Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill into law protecting transgender individuals against discrimination in places of public accommodation earlier this month, the Governor’s office said in a press release. The bill, An Act relative to transgender anti-discrimination, was a compromise between the House and Senate, Baker’s office said. The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination will put […]

  • HUD supports low-income job training in Massachusetts

    HUD supports low-income job training in Massachusetts

    HUD awarded $3.4 million to assist public housing agencies offering job training and employment to low-income residents Monday, the department said in a press release. The funding is part of $75 million in grants provided through the department’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program, HUD said. The grants will be used to assist public housing agencies participating in […]