GLOUCESTER - State officials this week announced over $17.3 million in grants to address failing dams, coastal infrastructure, and levees across the Commonwealth. The grants, which were awarded by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ (EEA) Dam and Seawall Program, will support permitting and construction projects in Acton, Ashfield, Braintree, Brockton, Chicopee, Dracut, … Continue reading Over $17 Million in Funding for Dams and Coastal Infrastructure Awarded to Mass. Communities
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJlVP0uk7IQ&t=116s Sen. Keenan's July 2021 conversation with QATV's Mark Crosby on issues ranging from the state budget, transportation, health care, and the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://vimeo.com/580320597 Questions asked by Sen. Keenan during the 7/28/21 Joint Committee on Ways & Means hearing about how federal ARPA funding could be used to improve housing security in Massachusetts. Click here to view footage of the entire hearing.
July 2021 – Project Updates, COVID protocols, MBTA Oversight As the state continues to rebound from the pandemic, work on MBTA related infrastructure projects continue and a new oversight board for the T is starting to take shape. Read more about the status of three of the South Shore’s parking garages and the efforts to … Continue reading Most Recent Red Line Update
DEDHAM – State officials recently announced the award of $6.5 million total to cities and towns which applied for funding from the Shared Streets and Spaces Grant Program. The program provides technical and funding assistance to help Massachusetts municipalities conceive, design, and implement changes to curbs, streets, plazas, and parking areas in support of public health, safe mobility, renewed commerce, and community … Continue reading Braintree and Rockland Among Municipalities Receiving $6.5 Million in Shared Streets and Spaces Program Funding Awards
https://vimeo.com/578165735 Testimony before the Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use, and Recover in support of An Act establishing a commission to encourage acceptance of insurance by outpatient mental health providers.
MassDOT's 7/6/21 presentation on the widening of Route 18 through the communities of Weymouth and Abington, including costs, timeline, and planned traffic detours. Click the slides below to see the presentation.
I am humbled and honored to be here with you. I haven’t done this before, so I was not sure what to say, or even how to say it. I googled graduation speeches and learned that it is good to tell a joke, and so I ran that by my wife Jeanne, and she said … Continue reading Holbrook High School Class of 2021, Graduation Remarks, June 4, 2021
Sadly, what happened in Georgia is all too predictable, and happens all too often. Some people are full of hate and rage, cut-off from those who could help, and connected more so to those who prod, promote, and exploit that hate and rage. And then there is the easy access to a gun, and that … Continue reading Thoughts on the Shootings in Georgia