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
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.
Governor Baker, State Housing and Transit Officials Break Ground on Transit-Oriented “Open for Business”...
Governor Charlie Baker joined state housing and transit officials, local municipal officials and private sector development partners to break ground on 67 mixed-income, transit-oriented rental housing units adjacent to the Beverly Depot Commuter Rail station and garage
Attorney General Maura Healey today joined a coalition of 11 state attorneys general and the City of New York in filing a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for violating federal law by failing to implement critical energy efficiency standards that would save consumers and businesses an estimated $11.6 billion over a 30-year period.
Today Secretary Jay Ash joined Senator Julian Cyr, Representative Sarah Peake and Town Manager David Panagore to celebrate the ribbon cutting at Commercial Street in in Provincetown. In 2015, Provincetown received a $1.96 million award from the MassWorks program to complete a three-phase street reconstruction and storm-water mitigation plan.
The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has announced its Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program regulations, which will now go through a public comment period. Massachusetts boasts the second largest solar workforce in the country thanks to state initiatives like net metering and the SREC 2 program, and today’s announcement could be a first step in giving residents and businesses confidence in the Bay State’s continued commitment to progress.
Recycling Company Sued for Alleged Illegal Dumping and Destruction of Protected Wetlands at Salisbury...
A New Hampshire-based recycling and renewable energy company, its manager, and its operator have been sued for allegedly damaging protected wetland resources, illegally transporting and storing both solid and hazardous waste, and failing to report releases of hazardous material, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.
The Baker-Polito Administration filed legislation to modernize and secure the Commonwealth’s information technology (IT) infrastructure and services, re-establishing the Massachusetts Office of Information Technology (MassIT) as the Executive Office of Technology Services & Security (EOTSS). Led by a Secretary of Technology, EOTSS will centralize IT infrastructure service across the executive department and review and update policies and procedures governing state cybersecurity, digital platforms and data management
On behalf of current and future home and property owners throughout the country, more than 9,600 REALTORS® traveled to Washington, D.C., in mid-May to advance key real estate issues during the 2017 REALTOR® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.
The owner of two Boston-based construction companies has been indicted on charges of workers’ compensation fraud in connection with failing to obtain workers’ compensation insurance, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today
Massachusetts Democratic Senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren today asked Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to release the remaining ten percent of Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) funds, amounting to approximately $300 million, to help families in Massachusetts and across the nation who need help heating and cooling their homes. construction scheduling
City Launches Healthy Homes Program, $5 Million Housing Rehabilitation Program in Memorial Square and...
The City of Springfield is launching the Healthy Homes Program (HHP), which will make federal housing rehabilitation funds available to owners of 1-4 unit residential properties in the Memorial Square and Six Corners neighborhoods. HHP provides funds for home rehabilitation, abatement of lead, removal of asthma triggers, and improvement of energy efficiency. It is an integrated, whole-house approach that produces sustainable, green, healthy and safe homes.
Three Massachusetts construction companies have been cited more than $600,000 in total in restitution and penalties for failing to pay the proper prevailing wage rate to employees for work performed on public projects as well as other violations of state wage laws, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.
Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined Assistant Secretary for Communities and Programs Juan Vega, Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella, Senator Jennifer Flanagan, Representative Natalie Higgins, and other community leaders to break ground on Leominster’s downtown revitalization project.
The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that the number of closed single-family home sales were up more than two percent over March 2016, with median price also seeing a hike. This is despite the month seeing the lowest number of homes for sale since MAR began recording the data in 2004. Condominium sales and price also rose over last year.