Events & Updates - Representative Joe McGonagle

2024 Low Plate Lottery Announcement

RMV's 2024 Low Plate Lottery

The lottery is now open. You can follow the link below to the specific website for the lottery. The lottery is "online only", there are no paper applications.

Here is the link for the application and the rules related to the lottery:

 

https://www.mass.gov/2024-low-plate-lottery

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OGR Funding Opportunity/Municipal Road Safety (MRS) Grant Program

. On behalf of the Healey-Driscoll Administration, the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research (OGR) is pleased to make available between $5 and $5.5 million as part of the Municipal Road Safety (MRS) Grant Program. This annual program utilizes federal funds awarded to OGR by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to support efforts to address local traffic safety issues. Eligibility requirements and key dates are detailed below.

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ABCD Free Summer Program: ABCD'S Youth Engaged in Action (YEA!) Program

Free summer program for 13 years old's

Enroll now and earn a $100 gift card!

Program runs for two weeks:

July 22nd - August 2nd

Apply by June 28th

 

Empower Young Leaders with YEA!:

Advocacy, Action, and Financial Wellness

ABCD'S YEA! program (Youth Engaged in Action) is a two week course designed for income-eligible middle school 13 year old's. YEA! builds on their ability to become young leaders through awareness, advocacy and the opportunity to take action.

Throughout the session, they will learn how government works, how to take positive action on challenges that face our community, and how financial wellness is important for themselves and their communities at large.

To sign up, please contact your nearest ABCD Location. 

Participating neighborhoods include: Allston/Brighton, Dorchester, East Boston, Mattapan, Mystic Valley( Malden, Medford, Everett), Parker Hill/Fenway, Roslindale, Roxbury/North Dorchester, and South End

To Apply or for more info: 

Bostonabcd.org/yea

617.348.6329


Atlantic Hurricane Season is Underway

please find a press release distributed earlier today by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) concerning the start of Atlantic Hurricane Season, which began in June and runs through November 30, 2024.

You can find more information about this announcement on MEMA’s website here.

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MassDEP Funding Opportunity: Technical Assistance Grant Program

Below, please find information on MassDEP’s Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) Program which is now open for applications.

The TAG Program is designed to support communities and citizens’ groups in better understanding the assessment and cleanup work being conducted at contaminated disposal sites in their communities. TAGs will be awarded to selected eligible groups for the purpose of obtaining outside expert advice and technical assistance to review and interpret the planned implementation of site assessment and cleanup response actions, and to enhance public involvement in disposal site assessment and cleanup activities.

 

Applications are due by Friday, September 6, 2024. Written questions on the program should be submitted before July 19th. More information on the grants, including eligible applicants and qualifying uses for funds, can be found on visit MassDEP’s website, found here.

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Planned Closure of Sumner Tunnel this Summer Reduced to One Month - 2024

Additional Weekend Work Minimizes Closure Impact 

 

Discounted or Free Public Transportation Options to be Provided to Drivers  

   

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing the schedule for the upcoming full closure of the Sumner Tunnel as its multi-restoration project continues. What was originally scheduled as a two-month 24/7 closure similar to last year has now been significantly reduced. The tunnel will be closed for work on Friday, July 5 and is expected to be reopened no later than Monday, August 5. There will be additional weekend closures both before and after this month-long closure.  

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MassDEP Paid Internship Opportunities

MassDEP has begun posting paid internship opportunities for the summer/early fall session! All listings can be found on MassCareers and are most easily found by narrowing the search by “Organization” to the Department of Environmental Protection. Please note that priority application review will be given to applicants who submit their materials within the first 14 days.

 

The internships are available for programs in MassDEP’s Boston headquarters as well as in all four regional offices (Worcester, Wilmington, Lakeville, and Springfield). The roles cover a variety of programming and policy areas, including:

Air Quality

 

Environmental Justice

 

Waste Site Cleanup

 

Wastewater Management

 

Wetlands

 

Fiscal & Revenue

 

Water Quality

 

Climate Strategies

 

Watershed Planning

 

The positions are all important in helping ensure environmental protection across the Commonwealth and I would note that they also include roles for those with experience in graphic design and accounting/finance, among other skillsets. Please help us spread the word about these opportunities with students in your district who may be interested.

https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl#

 


Grant Opening: Destination Development Capital (DDC) Grants FY25

The Healey-Driscoll Administration, the Executive Office of Economic Development (EOED), and the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) are pleased to announce the opening of the FY25 grant round of the Destination Development Capital (DDC) Grants.

The competitive grant program will award funds to strengthen the economy of Massachusetts through destination development projects that enhance tourism sustainability and have the potential to increase non-resident visitation. In this round, preference will be given to projects related to climate resiliency, rural communities, cultural districts, and the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution.

 

Applications must be submitted through MOTT’s Online Application Portal. Grant awards are anticipated to be announced in June 2024.

DDC guidelines and information is available here.


MBTA May 2024 Service Alerts

The MBTA today announced service changes in May on the Red, Green, Orange, Kingston, Greenbush, Middleborough/Lakeville, Fairmount, Newburyport/Rockport, and Haverhill lines. The MBTA will continue working to maintain its infrastructure and improve reliability across the system.

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Student Government Day

I was thrilled to meet and spend time with two of Everett High School's finest students, Emerson Pineda Chacon and Sarah Tiberii.  They came to the State House to represent EHS at Student Government Day. I was so honored to meet them and listen to the great stuff they are doing at EHS and their plans for after. Congrats to Emerson and Sarah for this awesome recognition! 📚📕📖

Everett Public Schools, Massachusetts

   


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