Events & Updates - Representative Joe McGonagle

MassDEP Grant Opportunity: Diesel & Refuse Truck Electrification

Below, please find today’s announcement on VW or Refuse Truck Electric Solicitation Grant availability – a total of $11.5M is being made available for replacement of (a) an older medium- or heavy-duty diesel vehicle or non-road equipment with an equivalent new electric version or (b) any model year diesel waste or recycling trucks with plug-in hybrid, or fully electric versions.


Information on eligible applicants and projects can be found in the grant guidance. Please feel free to share this information with communities or other entities in your district that may be interested in applying. Completed grant applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on September 26, 2023.


If interested applicants are not eligible to apply for funding through the VW or Refuse programs, they may qualify for other MA Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP) funding – please see Step 6 and the accompanying MassEVIP matrix for more information.

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DCR Recreational Advisory: Draw Seven Park Path Extention

lease be advised of the following DCR Recreational Advisory for the Draw Seven Park Path Extension.

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Municipal Law Enforcement Funding Opportunity

The EOPSS Office of Grants and Research is pleased to make available approximately $2,500,000 through the Byrne JAG Municipal Law Enforcement Funding Opportunity for local police departments to competitively solicit federal funding to address enforcement, prevention, intervention, and suppression programming needs. Eligible police departments may apply for a maximum of $50,000. Please share this funding opportunity with municipal officials in your districts.


Applications are due at 4:00 PM on August 23rd.  Additional information for this funding opportunity can be found below.

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Health Connector for Business Public Webinar-7/12 @ 12pm

The Health Connector will be hosting a free public webinar on Wednesday, July 12th at 12PM for those interested in learning more about health insurance coverage options available to individuals, families, small businesses, and sole proprietors through the Health Connector and Health Connector for Business.

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State Public Health Officials Announce Season's First West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquito Sample

State public health officials announce season’s first West Nile virus-positive mosquito sample


Residents urged to use bug spray when outdoors

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New Road Test Locations 7 Expanded Service Center Hours

New Road Test Locations in Lynn and Revere
beginning today, Wednesday, July 5, 2023


Expanded Hours at most Service Centers
began on Monday, July 3, 2023

Reminder - 25 Students per Class
 began on Saturday, July 1, 2023

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MassDot Announces New Vehicle Census Dashboard

MassDOT Announces New Online 

Vehicle Census Dashboard 


Site has accurate and timely information to help monitor the state’s progress toward greenhouse gas reduction goals 


Information includes the number of vehicles registered in MA cities and towns, including fuel class and annual mileage estimates 


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Law Enforcement Body-Worn Camera Program-Funds Avaiable

The EOPSS Office of Grants and Research is pleased to make $3.8 million in state funding available to assist municipal police departments implement new or expanding existing body-worn camera (BWC) programs.

Applications are due at 4:00 PM on July 31st.  Additional information for this funding opportunity can be found below.

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Work & Family Mobility Starts Monday July 1st

On behalf of the Healey-Driscoll Administration, Secretary Fiandaca, and Registrar Ogilvie, I would like to invite you to join the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) as we welcome Massachusetts residents who are newly eligible for licenses under the Work and Family Mobility Act (WFMA) to Service Center locations across the Commonwealth. 


We are organizing up to 6 days of “RMV Welcome Events” to create a welcoming atmosphere and to provide multilingual information and assistance to individuals newly eligible for driver’s licenses under the Work and Family Mobility Act. Through these welcome events, we hope to: 

1.) Convey a welcoming message and atmosphere from the RMV to all newly eligible individuals.  

2.) Help triage individuals who come without an appointment for a learner's permit test so they can call the dedicated contact center line or visit the website to schedule an appointment.  

3.) To make sure people feel welcome and leave with the information needed to have a successful transaction with the RMV. 


Dates: Monday - 7/03, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 7/5 through 7/7

and Saturdays - 7/08 & 7/15  


Time: 8am-6pm.



Boston/Haymarket Service Center, 136 Blackstone Street, Boston, MA

Brockton RMV Service Center, 490 Forest Ave., Brockton, MA

Lawrence RMV Service Center, 73C Winthrop Avenue, Lawrence, MA

Worcester RMV Service Center, 50 Southwest Cutoff, Worcester, MA

Pittsfield RMV Service Center, 333 East Street, Pittsfield, MA

Revere RMV Service Center, 9C Everett Street, Revere, MA

Springfield RMV Service Center, 1250 St. James Ave., Springfield, MA

MBTA July Service Changes

The MBTA today announced service changes in July on the Red, Green, Orange, Kingston, Middleborough, and Greenbush lines. The MBTA will continue working to improve service reliability across the system.

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