“The Hanover High School girls’ soccer team outnumbered the representatives present in Monday morning’s House session, as the House churned through mostly local matters.”
—From the State House News Service on the very light attendance at a recent House session. The Hanover soccer team was being honored as Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Division 3 Girls’ Soccer Champions.
“All we want this holiday season is to return what is rightfully yours. You better watch out; you better not cry. You better not pout; we’re telling you why. Just give us a call today.”
—State Treasurer Deb Goldberg announcing the release of the latest group of names that have been added to the state’s list of unclaimed property owners. See the list and possibly claim your money at http://www.findmassmoney.com or call 888-344-MASS (6277).
“This comprehensive support of clean energy solutions in transportation and our existing buildings will lead to a healthier and more sustainable future for the commonwealth. Delivering the reliable benefits of clean energy to Massachusetts residents has been the impetus behind our decarbonization work, and I’m thrilled we can make this lasting investment.”
—Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announcing funding totaling over $100 million to state entities for programs focused on climate readiness and reaching the state’s 2030 and 2050 decarbonization goals.
“Homeowners need to be able to count on mortgage companies to provide them with accurate information and take required steps to help prevent foreclosures. Our office is committed to protecting consumers and helping people stay in their homes.”
—Attorney General/Governor-elect Maura Healey on her office’s success in requiring RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation to pay $975,000 and change its business practices to resolve allegations that the company failed to make required efforts to help homeowners avoid foreclosure and engaged in other unfair debt collection and mortgage servicing practices.
“Safe and stable housing for individuals with behavioral health conditions and who are vulnerable to chronic health issues is a crucial step toward recovery. The Housing First model removes what is a significant barrier for individuals with complex health needs to receive much needed support and services.”
—Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders announcing $9 million to expand access for temporary low-threshold permanent housing and support services for adults experiencing homelessness, substance use disorder, co-occurring illness, mental health conditions or are at risk for or living with HIV.