Press Releases

(Clinton) – State Representative Harold Naughton, Jr. will be joined by Secretary of the Executive Office of Education Matt Malone at Clinton Elementary School to roll out and discuss provisions of the new school safety and security task force recommendations.

“Secretary Malone, the members of the Task Force, and I worked extensively on putting together a list of comprehensive and deliberate recommendations on how to increase the safety and security of our students, teachers, and school administrators,” said Representative Naughton. “This visit with Secretary Malone will be a great...

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(Boylston) - State Representative Harold P. Naughton, Jr. joined his colleagues in the House to pass a Supplemental budget.  The $77.8 million spending bill seeks to close out fiscal year 2014, which ended July 1st.  The bill includes a provision to appropriate $200,000 for a highway department building in Boylston, which has been in dire need of upgrades for a number of years.

“I am thrilled that we were able to address this vital issue for the Town of Boylston.  The funds provided in this supplemental budget will ensure that the necessary updates to the...

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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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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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