By Bob Katzen

“We remain committed to delivering support to local officials who understand the positive effect of sustainable roadway safety. Every tool made possible by today’s grants empowers police to educate the public about our commonwealth’s laws, reduce speeding, renew our commitment to wear seat belts and properly address all forms of distracted and impaired driving.”
—Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito upon announcing $10.9 million in federal grant funding to cities and towns to improve road safety across the state.

“This report is a powerful tool for state leaders with clear, measurable and aspirational recommendations that focus on areas that are especially important for advancing equity to ensure all students have access to high-quality opportunities from birth to early adulthood.”
—Edith Bazile, Executive Director of Black Advocates for Educational Excellence on the release by the Massachusetts Education Equity of a report “There Is No Excellence Without Equity: A Path Forward for Education in Massachusetts,” calling on state leaders to make tackling the state’s long-standing educational inequities a top priority.

“After two challenging years, we rebounded stronger than we could have expected.”
—Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) Executive Director David Gibbons announcing that the authority just completed its most successful financial year in history, following two years of empty gathering halls because of COVID-19.

“We are honored by this award. A commitment to diversity is a commitment to a culture of continuous improvement.
— Umass Lowell Chancellor Julie Chen on the school being named a recipient of the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion on campus.

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