Gov. Healey's Inauguration Speech: Housing, Free Community College, Child Care, Climate ...

"It is the honor of my life to lead this state," Maura Healey said Thursday as she was inaugurated as Massachusetts' first female governor.

Healey, a Democrat, took the oath of office from Republican Charlie Baker, who was sworn in for a second term after serving as governor for eight years, the Boston Globe reports.

In her inauguration speech, Healey praised Baker as "the best teammate I could ask for" and said he "has led with an eye to the future protecting the coastal treasure of our state, and making sure we preserve it for generations to come."

She said her family's story "is a Massachusetts story, more than three centuries in the telling."

She said that when she was born in Maryland, her grandparents worried she wasn't starting her life in her home state.

"So she dug up a little dirt from the woodlot, caught a plane, sneaked into the hospital room, and put the little bag under the delivery table," Healey said.

"Massachusetts is my home.

Its natural gifts take my breath away, and its people fill me with inspiration in return."

She said the first basketball game was held in the state, the first public park was established, and the first Americanlighthouse, railroad, and subway were built Read the Entire Article


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Ecosoc: Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (Am &Amp; Pm)

"We are not on track" to meet the UN's goals for sustainable development by 2030, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday at a high-level forum on science, technology, and innovation, per...more

Albany Community Together, Inc. Receives $1 Million Grant from Truist Foundation
Foundation: Truist Foundation

A former grocery store in Albany, Ga., is about to become a hub for local farmers, chefs, and consumers. The Table of Southwest Georgia has received a $1 million grant from the Truist Foundation...more

The VF Foundation Announces $8.3 Million in Community Investments, Highlighting Efforts in ...
Foundation: United Nations Foundation

"We are proud to invest in grantees who share our passion and vision for creating meaningful change in our core focus areas," says Gloria Schoch, executive director of the VF Foundation, the private...more

The Confounding Life of the Woman Seeking to Heal San Francisco's Wounds

"I was determined to go out into the world to find the'medicine' to heal my community," says Lena Miller, a white woman who grew up in San Francisco's historically African-American Hunters Point...more

Tribal Solar Projects Provide More Than Climate Solutions

"We are disrupting the broken fossil fuel-based energy system," says Cheri Smith, a co-founder of Covenant Solar, a nonprofit that has installed solar panels on the Northern Cheyenne Indian...more

Community Works Returns - And Grows - In 2023

If you're in the nonprofit or community-building arena, you may want to consider attending a conference that's being held in person for the first time this year. That's because the annual...more

Future Of Cities

"America's cities are diverse, dynamic, and constantly evolving," and "as we envision the city of tomorrow, what pitfalls should we sidestep and what new heights can we expect to climb?" That's the...more

Enterprise and Wells Fargo Foundation Announce $20M Housing Affordability Breakthrough ...
Foundation: Wells Fargo Foundation

"We urgently need to reimagine access to quality affordable places to live in the US, which is so tightly linked to economic stability, physical and mental health, and ultimately generational...more

Family Promise of Spokane focuses on innovative solutions to help homeless

"Amazon uses technology to predict what product you might want to buy next, Facebook does the same thing to show you ads, so why can't that same type of technology be used to help solve...more

Governor Mills Appoints Former House Speaker Ryan Fecteau As Senior Advisor In ...

The speaker of Maine's House of Representatives is leaving his post to join Gov. Janet Mills' administration as a senior advisor for community development and strategic initiatives, the Portland...more






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