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Transportation Funding
Transportation Funding
Governor Baker is directing more than $200 million for transportation projects in Southeastern Massachusetts over the next five years, and State Senator Mark Montigny couldn't be more pleased. The New Bedford Democrat admits though, he was getting anxious while waiting for the Governor to unveil the plan...
New Homeless Shelter
New Homeless Shelter
State Senator Mark Montigny has announced a nearly $900,000 grant to help relocate a homeless shelter for men from the Downtown area, to St. Hedwig's Church on Division St. The Sister Rose House is run by Catholic Social Services.  Its new location, St...
Senate Hikes Minimum Wage
Senate Hikes Minimum Wage
The Massachusetts Senate has approved a compromise bill that would hike the state's current $8-per-hour minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2017, but would not tie future increases to inflation. The 35-4 vote on Thursday came less than 24 hours after House and Senate negotiators hammered out a deal on the minimum wage...
Funding For Route 18
Funding For Route 18
A newly passed Conference Committee version of a Transportation Bond Bill includes hundreds of millions of dollars for projects in the Southcoast. The big ticket item of course is $2.3 billion to extend commuter rail service to New Bedford and Fall River...

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