Congresswoman Clark hosts annual Service Academy Fair at Winchester High School

Winchester, MA— On Saturday, September 24, Congresswoman Katherine Clark (MA-5) hosted herthird Annual Service Academy Fair, free and open to all high school students from the Fifth Congressional District, at Winchester High School. Representatives from West Point Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy presented on their respective academies and were available to answer questions from prospective cadets. Additionally, representatives from the office of Congresswoman Clark were available to answer questions from students about the nominating process. “We were inspired to see so many students at our annual Service Academy Fair,” said … Continue reading

Congresswoman Clark Joined Mayor Christenson and community for first ever New England Muslim Festival

Malden, MA— On Sunday, September 25, Congresswoman Katherine Clark (MA-5) joined Mayor Gary Christenson and hundreds of members of the community on City Hall Plaza in Malden for the first ever New England Muslim Festival. The premiere festival was a free family event which included cultural song performances, folk dancing, Arabic calligraphy, and international food tasting. “Thank you, festival director, Mohammed Shadid and Mayor Gary Christenson for bringing us together for the first ever New England Muslim Festival,” said Congresswoman Clark. “While too many aim to divide us with hate and fear, members of our community here in Malden and … Continue reading

Monsignor Neagle Celebrates Two Decades of Affordable Housing for Malden Seniors

MALDEN – In 1996, an apartment building opened on Charles Street in Malden with the goal of providing low-income housing opportunities for seniors and people with disabilities. For many affordable housing developments, twenty years is a long time, often seeing high turnover among residents and management. But for Monsignor Neagle, it is the stability and sense of community that brought more than 70 people together this week as the apartment building celebrated its twentieth anniversary. Monsignor Neagle, which is managed by Maloney Properties, houses about 85 residents in 5 one-bedroom units. At least a dozen residents who attended the 20th … Continue reading

Mayor Walsh Column on Early Education

The Importance of Early Education By: Mayor Martin J. Walsh Equity, coherence, and innovation. These are the goals that Superintendent Tommy Chang and I emphasize as we work to improve Boston Public Schools. We recognize this is not a simple goal. And we understand that there is still work to be done to build an environment that best and individually serves each and every one of our 56,000 students. To reach this goal, we need to look to the very beginning: prekindergarten. We need to make sure all of our students have the tools for success. These tools will lay … Continue reading

City of Boston launches online calculator to predict CPA contribution

BOSTON – Thursday, September 22, 2016 – The City of Boston today launched an online calculator that will give homeowners the ability to enter their address to predict their contribution to the Community Preservation Act (CPA) if the ballot question passes in November. The Community Preservation Act would create a fund to support affordable housing, historic preservation, and open space initiatives in Boston. It would also establish a local Community Preservation Committee to review project proposals and recommend projects to the City Council for approval. “We are committed to creating a city government that is transparent and efficient for our … Continue reading

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Economic Development Awards for 13 Projects

  Job-creation incentives will contribute to Massachusetts businesses to creating 1,299 jobs Worcester – Wednesday, September 21, 2016 – Today the Commonwealth’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) approved the participation of 13 projects in the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP), expected to leverage $708 million in private investment, while creating 1,299 new jobs, and retaining 3,686 jobs throughout Massachusetts. “The Economic Development Incentive Program combines private investments with targeted public incentives to unlock business growth and support dynamic local economies throughout the Commonwealth,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “This program is an integral part of our efforts to create a pro-growth … Continue reading