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Baker-Polito Administration Appoints Cheryl Lussier Poppe Secretary of Veterans’ Services 

10/15/2020 Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Retired Massachusetts National Guard Colonel has served as DVS Acting Secretary since June, previously held leadership positions at Soldiers’ Homes in Chelsea and Holyoke

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Rapid Planning Phase of Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke Expedited Capital Project Begins 

8/17/2020 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Engineering firm Payette begins Rapid Planning Phase, engaging stakeholders to inform project roadmap

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Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemeteries Resume Military Committal Services  

6/29/2020 Massachusetts Department of Veterans' Services

Military Committal Services, paused for public health in March, include Folding of the Flag, Taps, Firing Volley

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Independent Investigation Examining the Tragedy at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home Released 

6/24/2020 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

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Baker-Polito Administration Recognizes Memorial Day with Virtual Ceremony 

5/25/2020 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

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Locations across Massachusetts to Honor Purple Heart Day  

8/07/2019 Massachusetts Department of Veterans' Services

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Chelsea Soldiers’ Home Awarded $100 Million to Replace Long Term Care Facility 

6/14/2019 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

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Massachusetts Departments of Transitional Assistance and Veterans’ Services Partner to Reduce Food Insecurity Among Veterans 

11/09/2018 Department of Transitional Assistance

The Department of Transitional Assistance and the Department of Veterans’ Services announced a joint commitment to reduce veterans’ food insecurity in Massachusetts over the next year.

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Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Groundbreaking at Chelsea Soldiers’ Home 

10/29/2018 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

New long term care facility will support 154 veterans

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Governor Baker Signs BRAVE Act to Strengthen Services and Supports for Commonwealth’s Veterans 

8/28/2018 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

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Holyoke Soldiers’ Home Receives High Marks from Department of Veterans Affairs 

5/10/2018 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

2018 Survey Finds No Clinical Deficiencies, Falls Reduced

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PHOTO RELEASE: Governor Baker, Secretary Ureña, Major General Keefe Meet with World War II Veteran Sidney Walton 

4/30/2018 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

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Massachusetts Awarded Construction Funding From Veteran Affairs for the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home 

4/20/2018 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

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