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Sheriff Koutoujian welcomes Attorney General Healey for official tour of Middlesex Jail & House of Correction

BILLERICA, Mass. – Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian recently welcomed Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction for a tour and discussion primarily focused on behavioral health and addiction recovery programs. “Attorney General Healey has been a tremendous leader in addressing the issues of addiction and behavioral health here in the Commonwealth,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “We truly appreciated the opportunity to have the Attorney General visit and spend time speaking with our staff and inmates about the innovative programs we have initiated to address these very issues. I look forward to continuing to work … Continue reading

Mayor Walsh announces second year of Boston’s artist-in-residence program, encourages artists to apply

BOSTON – Friday, June 24, 2016 – Building on his commitment to integrate arts and culture into every aspect of city life, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that applications are now available for the second year of the Boston Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program. This year’s program will expand the size of the artist cohort and increase the length of the residencies for the selected artists. In addition, this year’s selected artists will work in collaboration with Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), through their community centers and citywide initiatives, such as the BCYF Streetworker Program, youth summer programs and leadership development … Continue reading

Baker-Polito Administration breaks ground on Water Pipeline and Hydropower Turbine at Fish Hatchery

BELCHERTOWN – June 24, 2016 – Governor Charlie Baker and Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Matthew Beaton today joined anglers and state and local officials at the McLaughlin Fish Hatchery in Belchertown for a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of a nearly mile-long water pipeline and hydropower turbine that will supply six million gallons of water daily to the hatchery, produce renewable energy and reduce the hatchery’s electric demand. “This project will supply the necessary cold water needed by the Commonwealth’s largest trout hatchery for decades to come, while lowering operational costs, saving energy and producing a renewable … Continue reading