Events & Updates - Representative Joe McGonagle

Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces the Opening of Camping Reservations at DCR Campgrounds

DCR Announces February 2023 School Vacationing Program

MBTA March Service Change

The MBTA announced service changes for March on the Red, Mattapan, Orange, and Green Lines as well as the Haverhill and Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Lines.

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National Grid Kicks off 2023 with New Series of Winter Customers Savings Event

Winter Customer Savings event in Everett on Tuesday, February 21st at the Everett Senior Center, 90 Chelsea Street.


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Health Connector Public Webinar

The Health Connector will be hosting a free public webinar on Wednesday, February 15th at 1 PM for those interested in learning more about Health Insurance Coverage Options for Massachusetts Individuals and Families through the Health Connector.

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • What is the Massachusetts Health Connector?
  • Health and dental coverage types are available to individuals and families.
  • Tips for estimating the cost of monthly premiums.
  • How to get free help with this process through certified, local Navigators.
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Covid-19 Recovery Grants

The COVID-19 RRR Grant will provide $5,000 grants to support volunteer programs across the Commonwealth as they continue to rebuild programming and bring back volunteers that were unable to serve during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 RRR Grants will support volunteer capacity-building initiatives for organizations and will be highlighted during National Volunteer Week 2023.

General Scope of Grant

MSA is offering COVID-19 RRR Grants to organizations that conduct a capacity-building initiative to enhance volunteer programming. Capacity-building initiatives should include activities that help the agency re-engage, re-energize, and/or recognize new and existing volunteers within their organization.

Submission Deadline

Proposals should be submitted via our online grants system by no later than 5:00pm Friday, February 10, 2023

Officials and Residents Celebrate New Wellness Program

RMV Advisory: Crash Report System Replacement

“Request a Crash Report” will be unavailable to the public on between February 5 and February 21

More than 40 RMV transactions will continue to be available online

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New Opportunity: The Community Ambassadors Program

Are you passionate about economic mobility and uplifting others? Interested in helping those around you build generational wealth? Then you’d make a great Community Ambassador for the Office of Economic Empowerment!

The Community Ambassadors Program aims to increase the number of Massachusetts residents who have a deep understanding of financial foundations by creating a network of spokespeople tasked with spreading awareness of economic empowerment initiatives to their communities.

Ambassadors will receive training from OEE and M&T Bank, a certificate of completion, and a $2,500 stipend.


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Grant Application are Open for Family Caregivers

Our Adult Family Care (AFC) team is excited about the many ways we can support you, your loved ones, and those you serve in 2023.

Through Advocates AFC, you can receive:

  • Tax-free financial support
  • Regular visits with a registered nurse and case manager
  • Support in languages such as Cantonese, English, French, Haitian-Creole, Lithuanian, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish

If you know someone who might benefit from Adult Family Care supports, please give us a call at (888) 628-6885 or fill out our online referral form. We look forward to learning more about how we can help!

Advocates Adult Family Care Team
[email protected]

P.S. We're especially excited to share that grant applications to The Fred Gaspari Fund are being accepted until February 15! See below for more details.