For Immediate Release: 11-15-22
Contact: Peter Jasinski | peter.jasinski@senatorjohnkeenan

BOSTON – On November 10, Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a $3.76 billion economic development bill approved by the Legislature that will make broad statewide investments and dedicate nearly $2.5 million in funding secured by Senator John F. Keenan and his House colleagues for economic development initiatives in Abington, Braintree, Holbrook, Quincy, and Rockland. 

“Working with my counterparts in local government and legislative colleagues, we identified economic, environmental, and healthcare projects in need of funding and secured money in this bill to address district priorities. With this money now approved, long awaited improvements in each of our communities will progress,” said Sen. Keenan. 

Sen. Keenan secured $2,492,857 to promote economic development within the district.  

The City of Quincy will receive more than $1,350,000, which includes a $100,000 appropriation for Manet Community Health Center for school-based health centers to offer urgent medical care, mental health counseling, and supports for substance use and recovery. Additionally, Quincy will receive a $750,000 appropriation to cover the costs of dredging the channel in Quincy Bay and planned restoration work at Merrymount Beach. A total of $500,000 will go to Quincy to help cover the costs of a new presidential museum and learning center. 

The Town of Braintree will receive $642,857 for general economic development efforts. The Town of Holbrook will receive $250,000 for general economic development efforts. 

The towns of Abington and Rockland will each receive $100,000 for economic development efforts in each municipality. Additionally, these towns will also share a separate $50,000 appropriation for PFAS remediation in the drinking water system utilized by both Abington and Rockland.