Events & Updates - Representative Joe McGonagle

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


April 2024 MBTA Marathon Monday Service Alert

The MBTA announced service information on Monday, April 15, the day of the 2024 Boston Marathon. Every year, the MBTA prepares for the Boston Marathon across all departments in many ways. It supports the annual event with increased service to accommodate spectators and runners, acknowledges the crucial role of public transit during this celebratory time, and expresses sincere appreciation for its ridership and dedicated workforce.


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PSA: Beware of Deceptive and Mimic Websites

RMV Cautions Public to Beware of Deceptive
and Mimic Websites
Customers should only use Mass.Gov/RMV
for online RMV Services

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National Grid Prepared for April Storm to Impact Ma

National Grid is prepared for an April storm to impact Massachusetts Tuesday evening through late Thursday, bringing heavy rain, gusting winds, and potential snowfall into the region.  The primary concerns associated with this storm include heavy rainfall, potential snowfall, and strong gusting winds across Massachusetts, including hazardous wind gusts that could reach up to 60 mph. Strong wind gusts have the potential to damage trees and knock down power wires, causing power outages in impacted locations. The storm is expected to depart by the end of the day Thursday, and calmer weather is expected for Friday.

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Governor's Latino Empowerment Advisory Council Listening Sessions

The Governor's Advisory Council on Latino Empowerment will be hosting Listening Sessions across the state later this spring.

Please see the link below for additional information about when and where the listening sessions will take place in your area:

The Council is seeking input from residents across Massachusetts


Everett Latino Empowerment Advisory Council Listening Session 

548 Broadway, Everett, Ma 02149

April 25th from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. 

2024 MBTA Blue Line Diversion Reminder

Following up on the previous announcement on March 15, the MBTA is today reminding riders that Blue Line service will be suspended between Maverick and Wonderland for three days from April 17-19 and between Airport and Wonderland for nine days from April 20-28. Evening Blue Line service will also be suspended between Bowdoin and Orient Heights each day from April 9-11.

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MVES Legislative Breakfast / MPTC Tour

I had double duty on Tuesday this week meeting with different groups! First was a legislative breakfast at Mystic Valley Elder Services. We discussed MVES's legislative and FY2025 budget priorities, and also listened to consumer success stories. Next I shifted to the Municipal Police Training Committee Lynnfield Academy to tour the facility, meet the staff and observe members of the 5th MPTC Lynnfield Recruit Officer Course during their training day, which includes a member of the Everett Police Department! Great morning with my colleagues both in the Legislature and community. 🍩🚓

Everett MA Police  Mystic Valley Elder Services


FKO Everett Family Showcase Night

Thank you For Kids Only Afterschool for inviting me to this great event! Love seeing these kids and their hard work! The Everett Community is lucky to have you! Great job done by all.