Events & Updates - Representative Joe McGonagle

MSBA: "My Ideal School" Contest is Back

We are pleased to announce the MSBA's (Massachusetts School Building Authority) 14th annual "My Ideal School" contest. The primary goal of the "My Ideal School" contest is to promote discussion among students and teachers as to how thoughtful design and construction of schools in Massachusetts supports student engagement and 21st century learning.

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MCSW Girls Empowerment Leadership Initiative Summit

The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women are excited to announce that we are hosting our first in-person Youth Leadership and Advocacy Summit on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST at Girls Inc: 125 Providence St, Worcester, MA 01604.

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Housing Families: Youth Service & Engagement Program

Registration is open for the Spring 2023 session of our Youth Service & Engagement Program (YSEP)! 

YSEP is a free, educational and volunteer program for students in grades 7-12. 

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Massachusetts State Police Cadet Program Registration

Registration for the 2023 Cadet Exam is now open and ends May 5, 2023

The 2023 Cadet Exam will be held on May 20, 2023

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MBTA Speed Reduction

The MBTA is advising riders to plan for additional travel time and longer headways on the Red, Orange, Blue, Green, and Mattapan Lines this week as MBTA engineers continue to perform repair validations and speed verifications following a Department of Public Utilities (DPU) site visit last week. Riders are encouraged to use the T’s Trip Planner tool at for a list of travel options, including bus routes that run parallel to subway service.

DCR Lifeguard Recruitment 2023

the team at the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is working hard to recruit lifeguards and pool and waterfront supervisors for the 2023 summer season. 

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MBTA Spring 2023 Schedule Takes Effect This Month

The MBTA issued its Spring 2023 Service Schedules, which take effect at varying times this month. The MBTA typically adjusts service schedules quarterly to reflect the levels of service being delivered.

For a full listing of all upcoming service changes, please visit

  • Effective March 12, minor departure time changes will take place on the Red, Blue, and Orange lines, and time between trains will be similar to their current frequency. There will be no changes in service to the Green or Mattapan lines. Upcoming subway service schedules are available on
  • Effective March 12, some bus routes will operate with more frequency, one route with less frequency, and some routes will undergo routing or departure time changes. If a route or bus stop is affected by these schedule changes, the MBTA advises riders to use Trip Planner to find the most up-to-date service options. Upcoming bus service schedules are available on each route’s individual webpage available on
  • Effective March 27, East Boston ferry service will resume for the season. Effective Memorial Day weekend, weekend service will also resume between Hingham, Hull, Logan Airport, and Long Wharf. Upcoming ferry service schedules are available on
  • Upcoming spring 2023 schedules for the Commuter Rail will be available soon. There will be no changes in RIDE service.

2023 Student Expression Contest

The Massachusetts Health Council is having a "Mental Health Matters: Student Expression Contest"


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MBTA Proposed VI Policy Changes-Upcoming Public Meeting

The MBTA public engagement team would like to invite you and your communities to join our upcoming public meetings about the proposed Title VI policy changes. The complete list of proposed changes is available at

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Extra Covid Food Funds End Next Week

As you are aware, during the pandemic extra Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits have been available each month to help families buy food (minimum of extra $95/month per household). Due to recent action by the federal government, these benefits are ending February 2023. This means that over 640,000 households in Massachusetts will receive their last extra federal SNAP payment next Thursday, March 2, 2023.

Help spread the word: join DTA’s Twitter Chat using hashtag #BoostYourSNAPMA Tuesday, February 28 at 2pm EST