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    1. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signs $1.8 billion bill authorizing spending on housing modernization and redevelopment

      Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signs $1.8 billion bill authorizing spending on housing modernization and redevelopment

      A low-income tax credit for affordable housing projects would hit $20 million a year. Another tax credit program would allow for the commitment of $10 million for market-rate housing projects in so-called "Gateway Cities" like Springfield and New Bedford.  And the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development would be able to spend $10 million or more on producing and preserving housing for people recovering from substance abuse. All three items are part of in a $1.8 billion borrowing bill signed by Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday. Baker has pressed for the capital spending bill, citing the state's ...

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    2. Get a look at a model of the new MBTA Red Line trains this summer

      Get a look at a model of the new MBTA Red Line trains this summer

      MBTA officials plan this summer to show off a model of the new Red Line trains getting assembled in Springfield. A factory in Springfield, built for the Chinese-owned company, CRRC MA, is assembling both Red Line and Orange Line cars. The company has a contract with the MBTA to build and assemble 252 Red Line vehicles and 152 Orange Line vehicles. MBTA officials say they're still working on details for when and where the public will be able to see a model or mock-up of a new Red Line car.

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    3. New poll: High support for East-West rail connecting Springfield to Boston

      New poll: High support for East-West rail connecting Springfield to Boston

      Expanding the Massachusetts commuter rail system to connect Boston with the cities of Springfield, Fall River and New Bedford, is an idea drawing support from most Bay State voters in a new poll. In a MassINC Polling Group survey commissioned by the Barr Foundation, 78 percent of voters say they back the expansion. Sixteen percent said they oppose it, while six percent said they were unsure or preferred not to voice their opinion. The Barr Foundation supports Transportation for Massachusetts, a coalition set up in 2010 to push for reliable transportation options as drivers of the economy.

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    4. See the new MBTA Orange Line cars in action in China

      See the new MBTA Orange Line cars in action in China

      The MBTA on Tuesday released footage of the new MBTA Orange Line train cars in action.

      The short video from the MBTA showed pilot train cars rolling down a track in Changchun, China.

      CRRC, which is building a $95 million factory in East Springfield, is based in Changchun.

      Hundreds of train cars are expected to be made at the facility in Springfield. The company plans to build subway cars for Los Angeles and Philadelphia.

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    5. Central and Western Massachusetts need a 'few more victories' to lure in big companies, state economic development chief Jay Ash says

      Central and Western Massachusetts need a 'few more victories' to lure in big companies, state economic development chief Jay Ash says

      Big companies looking to relocate to Massachusetts keep zeroing in on the Boston area, a top Bay State economic development official said in an email as insurance company Aetna weighed a move.

      Bruce Stebbins, a member of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, had emailed Jay Ash, Gov. Charlie Baker's economic development chief, after word got out that Aetna was looking to leave Hartford, Connecticut, where it has about 5,000 employees.

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    6. Massachusetts in 'active discussions' with Pawtucket Red Sox, Gov. Charlie Baker's economic development chief says

      Massachusetts in 'active discussions' with Pawtucket Red Sox, Gov. Charlie Baker's economic development chief says

      Massachusetts remains in "active discussions" with the Pawtucket Red Sox, according to Gov. Charlie Baker's economic development chief. "We're in discussions with the PawSox, we're discussing with them a number of places right now," said Jay Ash, who serves as the secretary of economic development in Baker's cabinet. "We'll see where they want to go and we'll see how we can support that."

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    7. Take a tour of the model of the new MBTA Orange Line cars being built in Springfield (video)

      Take a tour of the model of the new MBTA Orange Line cars being built in Springfield (video)

      MBTA officials allowed a peek at what the new MBTA Orange Line cars will look like once they start rolling into Boston in two to three years. The MBTA's Mark DeVitto walked MassLive.com through a mock up of the new Orange Line car, showing the design picked out by the public, new security cameras inside the car, wider doors and other measures designed to improve the safety of the line. CRRC MA, a Chinese-owned company, is building the frames of the cars and then shipping them over to a Springfield, Mass. factory for completion and delivery.

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    8. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker gets up close look at MBTA train cars set to be built in...

      Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker gets up close look at MBTA train cars set to be built in...

      Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is getting an up close look at the new MBTA Orange Line cars. Baker is scheduled to see a model on Tuesday. The model came via cargo ship from China and is sitting in Medford's Wellington Yard. The Chinese-owned firm CRRC MA is building the cars inside a $95 million subway car factory in Springfield. The company has a contract with Massachusetts to build 152 Orange Line cars and 252 Red Line cars, and is seeking contracts with other US transit agencies. Transporation Secretary Stephanie Pollack, Acting MBTA General Manager Brain Shortsleeve and MBTA Chief ...

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    9. Can Massachusetts become a leader in digital healthcare? Gov. Charlie Baker's innovation chief Katie Stebbins argues yes

      Can Massachusetts become a leader in digital healthcare? Gov. Charlie Baker's innovation chief Katie Stebbins argues yes

      The future is here and more is on the way: Sensors, which if installed into pill bottles would be able to register when the bottle is lighter and what time it occurred.  "If you have a senior citizen you're caring for, you might be able to monitor remotely through your smartphone, 'has my aging parent taken their medicine or have they not,'" says Katie Stebbins, who previously held jobs with the city of Springfield and the Holyoke Innovation District. Stebbins now works as Gov. Charlie Baker's assistant secretary for innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.

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    10. Here is what the new Red Line cars being built in Springfield will look like

      Here is what the new Red Line cars being built in Springfield will look like

      The MBTA on Monday released an image of what the new Red Line cars, which will be manufactured in Springfield, are expected to look like. A manufacturing plant in Springfield is building the Red Line cars, along with Orange Line cars. The Chinese-owned rail company CRRC is building the Springfield facility, which is scheduled to start producing the cars in April 2018. CRRC won a $565 million contract to build 152 new Orange Line cars and 132 Red Line cars in the Springfield plant, which will be the company's North American headquarters.

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    11. Here's what the new Orange Line cars being built in Springfield look like

      Here's what the new Orange Line cars being built in Springfield look like

      The MBTA on Monday released images of the new Orange Line cars, set to be manufactured in Springfield by the CRRC MA Corporation. CRRC MA Corp., a Chinese-owned rail company, has a contract to make 284 rail cars: 152 for the Orange Line and 132 for the Red Line. State and company officials broke ground on the subway car factory in September 2015.

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