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Senator Warren Raises Concerns About Aggressive and Misleading Marketing of VA Refinance Mortgages, Urges...

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren today raised concerns that certain companies may be aggressively and misleadingly marketing the refinancing of mortgages backed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), generating fees for themselves at the expense of veterans and American taxpayers.

AG Healey Joins State Attorneys General in Responding to Department of Energy Study, Pledging...

Attorney General Maura Healey joined attorneys general from Maryland, New York and California in issuing the following statement in response to yesterday’s release of the Department of Energy (DOE) study on the U.S. electric grid

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $72 Million to Create, Rehabilitate and Preserve Nearly 2,000 Housing Units

Governor Charlie Baker announced $72 million in housing subsidy funds and additional state and federal tax credits to 25 projects in 17 communities for the creation, rehabilitation, and preservation of 1,970 housing units across the Commonwealth, including 402 units reserved for very low-income families and families making the transition out of homelessness, building on the Baker-Polito Administration’s commitment to increasing the production and preservation of affordable housing for all residents

AG Returns $6.3 Million to Homeowners After Investigation of Improper Charges by Insurance Company

Following an investigation and audit by Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office, a major Massachusetts insurance company is paying more than $6.3 million in refunds to more than 4,500 homeowners who were improperly charged for property insurance.

Acton Couple Arrested for Defrauding the Treasury Department of Over $50 Million in Tax...

An Acton couple was arrested today and charged with defrauding the U.S. Treasury Department of more than $50 million in tax free energy grants as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Christopher N. Condron, 45, and Jessica Metivier, 41, were charged in an indictment unsealed today with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States with respect to claims and three counts of wire fraud. They were released on conditions following an initial appearance in federal court in Boston today

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Nearly $1.5 Million In Brownfields Funding For Nine Projects

Baker-Polito Administration announced nearly $1.5 million in Brownfields Redevelopment Fund awards to support the environmental assessment and cleanup of contaminated and challenging sites across the Commonwealth.

Sens. Markey, Warren, and Reps. McGovern, Capuano, and Keating Announce $2.2 million in Grants...

United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey along with Representatives Jim McGovern, Mike Capuano, and Bill Keating announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded five fire departments in Massachusetts nearly $2.2 million in federal grants.

Former Quincy Man Indicted for $1.7 Million Real Estate Fraud Scheme and Ex-Wife Indicted...

A man who had been a fugitive for more than 20 years before his arrest in Florida in April 2017, was indicted yesterday in connection with a $1.7 million real estate investment fraud scheme in Quincy, Mass. His ex-wife was also indicted for lying about the whereabouts of her former spouse prior to his arrest.

Senator Markey Statement on EPA Roll Back of Clean Water Rule

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced their effort to repeal the Clean Water Rule

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $42 Million to Preserve Over 550 Affordable Housing Units

The Baker-Polito Administration announced awards to preserve three affordable housing developments in Worcester and Franklin. The $42 million in tax credit equity and subsidy from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will fund the purchase and rehabilitation of the three developments and will maintain affordability of nearly all 559 housing units. These awards are part of the administration’s strategy to ensure the continuation of existing affordable housing across the Commonwealth

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $42 Million to Preserve Over 550 Affordable Housing Units

The Baker-Polito Administration announced awards to preserve three affordable housing developments in Worcester and Franklin. The $42 million in tax credit equity and subsidy from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will fund the purchase and rehabilitation of the three developments and will maintain affordability of nearly all 559 housing units. These awards are part of the administration’s strategy to ensure the continuation of existing affordable housing across the Commonwealth

Taunton Woman Pleads Guilty to Social Security and Housing Assistance Fraud

A Taunton woman pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston today to concealing information and making false statements in order to receive Social Security disability benefits and Section 8 housing assistance to which she was not entitled.

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Ribbon Cutting at The Heights Amesbury Housing Development

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined local officials in Amesbury to celebrate the ribbon cutting at The Heights Amesbury, a new, mixed-income 240-unit housing development. The project is supported by a 2015 MassWorks Infrastructure Program award of $1.1 million for safety improvements along Route 150. Enhancements include signal upgrades, intersection modifications and new sidewalks to improve walkability and access

Solving the Housing Inventory Crisis and Preventing Homes from Being Treated like Hotels Main...

Over 400 Massachusetts Realtor® -members traveled to the State House on Wednesday to participate in the 32nd annual “Realtor® Day on Beacon Hill.” The annual lobbying day gave Realtors® the opportunity to discuss with their legislators the key issues that impact consumers, housing and the economy. The 2017 keynote address was provided byState Senator Karen Spilka (D – Ashland), Chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee

AG Healey Awards Grants to Expand Opportunity for Women, Minority Workers in the Construction...

Attorney General Maura Healey today announced that her office is awarding $90,000 in grant funding to organizations across the state to promote equal opportunity for women and minority workers and small business owners in the construction industry.

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Senator Warren Raises Concerns About Aggressive and Misleading Marketing of VA...

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren today raised concerns that certain companies may be aggressively and misleadingly marketing the refinancing of mortgages backed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), generating fees for themselves at the expense of veterans and American taxpayers.