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  • Congressman gives Paxton family flag flown over the Capitol Building
    Posted in In the News on August 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    An American flag that was draped over the casket of WWII veteran and father of Paxton resident Tami Mohamed, was stolen from a flagpole in her yard on the Fourth of July. Although the flag was never found, the story still has a happy ending. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) got wind of Mohamed’s loss through an article published in The Landmark in July and reached out to the family help. “When I saw the story I thought it was terrible,” said McGovern adding that he wanted to find a way to ease a ... Read More »

  • McGovern to Join Western Mass. Hunger March to Support Families in Need
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    SPRINGFIELD, MA – Next Monday, November 21st, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will kick off the 7th annual “Monte’s March,” a 43-mile two-day walk as part of his anti-hunger push in Western Massachusetts. Congressmen Joe Kennedy III (MA-04) and Richard Neal (MA-01) will be among those joining the event. The march is aimed at helping to increase awareness about hunger in local communities and help Massachusetts families in need this thanksgiving. “As we prepare for Thanksgiving, there are many ... Read More »

  • McGovern Joins Opening of New Kilby-Gardner-Hammond Athletic Field and Track
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined local leaders from the Main South Community Development Corporation, the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester and Clark University to celebrate the completion of the new field and track with a dedication at 65 Tainter Street. Congressman McGovern secured nearly $3 million in federal funding to create the lighted bike path that surrounds the track and was designed to provide additional pedestrian and bike access to the Boys and Girls Club for the Main South... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces $7.7 Million for Worcester Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced a $7,749,620 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the Worcester Regional Airport. The new federal funding will support additional taxiway construction and will help Massport to continue their work to grow Worcester Airport and increase its capacity to serve Central Massachusetts travelers. “Keeping our region’s economy growing starts with strong investments in infrastructure. Worcester Regional Airport is key to making Centra... Read More »

  • McGovern Joins Ribbon Cutting for New Worcester Transit Facility
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined state and local leaders for the ribbon cutting on the new Worcester Rail Transit Authority Operation/Maintenance facility on Quinsigamond Avenue. The $90 million project included $39 million in federal funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for construction and roughly $20 million from the state for environmental remediation of the site, formerly the site of a manufactured gas plant. “Today is a proud day for Worcester and al... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces $327K for Worcester Police to Support Public Safety and Anti-Gang Program
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that the City of Worcester will receive $327,312 from the U.S. Department of Justice to support the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative (SSYI) Project East, part of Worcester’s anti-gang and community policing efforts. The funding is through the FY 16 Comprehensive Anti-Gang Strategies and Programs. “Keeping our community safe starts with strong investments in our local police. This new funding will help to support the incredible work that Chief ... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces $583K for MassDiGI at Becker College
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced a five year, $583,000 University Center program grant for MassDiGI at Becker College has been awarded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), a bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce. The new federal funding will support MassDiGI’s ongoing efforts to promote entrepreneurship, academic cooperation and economic development across the state’s video and digital games ecosystem. This is the second such grant for MassDiGI from the ... Read More »

  • McGovern: U.S. Must Continue Support for Syria Ceasefire to Ensure Humanitarian Aid Reaches Syrian People
    Posted in Press Releases on September 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), co-chair of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, held a hearing on Syria’s humanitarian crisis and additional steps the U.S. can take to address it and increase civilian protection. Click here for video of today’s hearing. Congressman McGovern has been a leading voice in the need for the U.S. to strengthen its response to the crisis and take new steps to minimize innocent civilian casualties and increase aid to the families affected. In July 2... Read More »

  • McGovern Praises Food Banks for Innovative Solutions to Hunger, Highlights Need for Strong Investment in Anti-Hunger Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) spoke on the House Floor about the important role that food banks in Massachusetts, like Worcester County Food Bank and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, and food banks across the country play in helping families and communities struggling with hunger. Congressman McGovern spoke about volunteering this past summer at Philabundance, a Philadelphia-area food bank, as well as the importance of supporting local food banks and strengthening federal anti-h... Read More »

  • PHOTO: McGovern Announces $96K for Ware Fire Department
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    WARE, MA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Ware Fire Department $96,572 through an Operations and Safety Grant. The new federal funding will support the purchase of essential protective equipment for Ware firefighters. “Keeping our community safe starts with strong investments in our first responders,” Congressman McGovern said. “I am grateful to FEMA for this essential funding and to the Ware firefighters and t... Read More »

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