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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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(Newport, R.I.) - State Representative Harold P. Naughton Jr. was honored for his service in a ceremony at the Newport Naval Station this past Friday by Lieutenant General Jack C. Stultz, Chief of the U.S. Army Reserve.

Naughton, a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve, was presented with the "Warrior Citizen" Award. The award presented to Major Naughton reads the following: "In appreciation for your faithful military service. Your selfless sacrifice and excellent performance of duty are reflective of the Army Warrior Ethos. Your Patriotic service as a true "Warrior Citizen" will never be...

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Sen. Eldridge, D-Acton, and Reps. Danielle Gregoire, D-Marlborough, and Harold Naughton, D-Clinton, announced that the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection awarded Northborough $3,200 for the new Recycling Dividends Program (RDP), which will help cities and towns maximize their current recycling, composting and waste reduction programs.

The RDP payments can be utilized for things such as new recycling bins or carts, public education and outreach campaigns, collection of hard-to-recycle items and establishment of recycling programs in schools, municipal buildings and...

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Representative Naughton celebrates newly restored crosswalk outside of Calliope Theater, Main Street in Boylston

(Boylston) – State Representative Harold Naughton, Jr. made a visit to the Calliope Theater last Friday morning to see the recently restored crosswalk that provides access for pedestrians to cross the busy Route 70 in Boylston. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation restored the crosswalk back in August through funding secured by Representative Naughton in the FY 2014 budget.

“This funding for maintenance is necessary to keeping local pedestrians and...

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(Lancaster) – State Representative Harold Naughton, Jr. is please to announce that he received the official endorsed from the Lancaster Firefighters Association last week in his campaign for re-election in the 12th Worcester District.

“I am honored and humbled to receive this endorsement for the dedicated men and women of the Lancaster Firefighters Association,” said Representative Naughton. “Everyday these brave individuals risk their lives to protect our families and our community. It has been a true honor to represent the Lancaster firefighters, and the entire Lancaster community...

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By Wicked Local

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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Riverbridge Village Project Receives MassWorks Infrastructure Grant, Supports Additional Housing, Increases Access to Retail and Commercial Development

(BERLIN) – 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...

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(Clinton) – State Representative Harold Naughton, Jr. organized a farm tour of the 12th Worcester District to visit local farmers and learn what current and potential state programs and legislation benefits the growing agriculture industry in the area.

Representative Naughton was joined all day by Department of Agricultural Resources Commissioner Greg Watson, as well as Representative Kate Hogan from Bolton. Each farm visited during the tour participates in at least one statewide program offered through the Department of Agricultural Resources, such as Farm Viability Enhancement,...

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Representative Naughton attends Lancaster VFA Grant ceremony, reflects on how funding will benefit firefighters and public safety throughout 12th Worcester District

(Lancaster, MA) – Representative Harold Naughton, Jr. attended the Volunteer Firefighter Grant ceremony at the Lancaster Fire Department today in recognition of the state funding the town received through the Department of Conservation and Recreation. The grant funding through the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Program was awarded to 40 communities, including Berlin, Boylston, Lancaster, and Sterling, to aid in their...

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