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WORCESTER – It’s not every day a 123-year-old building gets a ribbon-cutting ceremony, but Monday, a collection of local legislators turned out to give Veterans Inc. the keys to the building it has leased for decades.

The action, along with $3 million in new funding, is expected to significantly enhance services available for area homeless veterans.

"This is going to be one jewel that Massachusetts will be very proud of,” Veterans Inc. President and CEO Vincent J. Perrone said Monday morning at a ceremony announcing both the ownership change and a new federal grant.


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WORCESTER – Veterans Inc. is hoping to use an expanded space and new federal funds to become a crown jewel in the veterans’ services community throughout the country.

Buoyed by a $3 million federal grant, announced Monday by U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, a Democrat from Worcester, at a ceremony marking Veterans Inc’s taking full ownership of the old National Guard building on Salisbury Street, the organization aims to become a one-stop center for veterans’ services unmatched by any other in the nation.

“There will be nothing like this in America,” Vincent Perone, a retired Air Force...

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Hudson has been awarded $60K to create healthier communities through the Mass in Motion Municipal Wellness and Leadership Grant Program, part of a statewide effort to implement local policy, systems and environmental change to prevent and reduce obesity, chronic disease and other associated risk factors. Hudson services the areas of Marlborough, Northborough and Framingham.

"Staying active is an essential part of good health," said Senator Eldridge, D-Acton. "This funding will help shape how residents live, work and go to school so that...

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Naughton broke ground in a ceremony to recognize $1.5 million awarded to the project.

State Representative Harold Naughton, Jr. joined local and state officials yesterday at the Riverbridge Village in South Berlin for a ground breaking ceremony in recognition of the $1.5 million grant awarded to the project.

In 2013, the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development awarded the Riverbridge project with approximately $1.5 million in a MassWorks Infrastructure grant to support the construction of the mixed-use village located at the junction of River Road West, Whitney...

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State Rep. Harold Naughton, Jr., a member of the Task Force, offered his full support for the report of the state’s Task Force on School Safety and Security. The report, which was officially released earlier today, was designed as a resource for school leaders and community members to enhance safety and security in preparation for the upcoming school year. 

“Massachusetts was recently ranked number one in the nation for the best academic achievement,” said Naughton. “The release of this report reinforces our commitment to provide the best education for every student in the...

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NORTHBOROUGH – Legislators Monday told selectmen they are hopeful Gov. Deval Patrick will approve $300 million for road improvements town officials say are crucial to a new plan they are developing.

"I think we’ll see the money," Sen. Harriette Chandler, D-Worcester, told selectmen, noting Patrick has made infrastructure a priority for his final year in office.

Patrick last year struck down a proposal from the Legislature to increase Chapter 90 funds – money that goes to pay for paving roads – from $200 million to $300 million statewide.


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WORCESTER — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren visited Veterans Inc. on Grove Street Thursday, speaking with veterans, advocates and politicians about issues facing former service members.

"The more I know, the better I can do my job," she told them during a 20-minute roundtable discussion before touring the facility.

Steven J. Connor, director of Central Hampshire Veterans Services of Northampton, said he would like Ms. Warren to consider having financial assistance services be exempt...

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BOYLSTON — The corner of Mill Road and Sewall Street is now Burkhardt Square after the official dedication of the Navy Airman John "Jay" W. Burkhardt Jr. memorial on Monday.

Burkhardt, who grew up on Mill Road and served as a volunteer fireman for the town, died in a military helicopter crash in June, 1990. He was 21 years old.

It was a brief but, at times, emotional ceremony that Selectmen Chairman James Wood described as impressive in its turnout, which numbered several dozen civilians and members of the Boylston Police Department and the Boylston and West...

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MARLBOROUGH -- The Massachusetts Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force today launched its community support initiative for the Commonwealth's six military installations.

Task Force Executive Director and Policy Advisor to Governor Patrick Adam Freudberg, Major General L. Scott Rice of the Massachusetts National Guard, and Rep. Harold P. Naughton began the event with a discussion about the bases' importance and how communities can support the installations...

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Harold P. Naughton Jr. Legislative View   
Add a commentUpon recently learning of severe flaws and abuse in the Commonwealth’s welfare system, the Massachusetts House took decisive action to deal with an organization in...
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