For Immediate Release: 8-17-22 

Contact: Peter Jasinski | peter.jasinski@masenate.gov 

Funds will benefit projects in Abington, Braintree, Holbrook, Quincy, & Rockland 

BOSTON – The general governmental bond bill recently passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker included $2.5 million in authorizations for the five communities of the Norfolk & Plymouth Senate District. These five separate line items were submitted and advocated for by Sen. John F. Keenan. If appropriated by the Governor in a future capital plan, the Commonwealth will release these funds for new and ongoing projects in each community.  

“Any bit of funding that we can bring back into our communities is helpful. This money will have an especially concentrated benefit as it will directly support projects that have been prioritized by each municipality,” said Sen. Keenan.  

The bond bill includes significant funding for the dredging of the Wollaston channel, as well as the waters off Merrymount Beach in Quincy.  

It also includes an allocation for the planned reconstruction of Hawthorn Road in Braintree.  

As Rockland continues efforts to secure funding for water infrastructure, the bond bill contains an allocation of $750,000 for construction of new inflow and infiltration infrastructure, as well as rehabilitation of existing infrastructure.  

Through the bond bill, money has been authorized for Abington’s study of the town’s water needs, and funds have been designated for general road and sidewalk improvements throughout the town of Holbrook.  

“It is my hope,” said Sen. Keenan, “that the next Governor will recognize the importance of these various projects and release the funding so that they can be completed.”