Holiday Program to Coincide with National Impaired Driving Crackdown BOSTON — This holiday season the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) will focus enforcement efforts at bars throughout the Commonwealth that have been most identified as the last bar to sell alcohol to a convicted drunk driver, Treasurer Deborah Goldberg announced today. “This effort supports safer roads throughout Massachusetts during the holiday season,” said Treasurer Deborah Goldberg. “This kind of enforcement prevents the sale of alcohol to intoxicated people who could put the public at risk. It also establishes a long-term deterrence for bar owners from over-serving.” Run in conjunction with t
Funds will Pay for Continued Technical Assistance, Lab Analysis of Water Fountain and Tap Samples BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker and State Treasurer Deb Goldberg announced an additional $750,000 from the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust (MCWT), enabling cooperative efforts to test for lead and copper within Massachusetts public schools. Additionally, the funds, which come on the heels of an April 2016 announcement that awarded $2 million for the program, allows the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) to provide technical assistance for public school districts to sample water taps and fountains, and to identify results that indicate lead contamination over th
15 Minors Found in Possession of Alcohol SPRINGFIELD — On Thursday, November 10, 2016 at approximately 11:00 pm, Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) Investigators found 15 minors in possession of alcohol at McCaffrey’s Public House, a Springfield bar located on Main Street. All were local college students. The bar will be summoned for a hearing before the Commission; if found to have violated the law, the bar’s liquor license could be subject to suspension, modification or revocation. “Bars and restaurants have an obligation serve their patrons responsibly and ensure they are selling to only those who are old enough to purchase alcohol,” said Treasurer Deborah Goldber
BOSTON — State Treasurer Deb Goldberg issued the following statement on Tuesday's passage of Question 4, relative to the legalization, regulation, and taxation of marijuana.
“On Tuesday the citizens of Massachusetts voted in favor of Question 4, which legalizes recreational marijuana and creates a Cannabis Control Commission within my office that will regulate the new industry.
We are committed to implementing this new law and ensuring it is done in the safest and best way on behalf of all Massachusetts residents.
We intend to work collaboratively with the Legislature and other stakeholders to ensure that this process is professional and fair to everyone concerned."
People’s United Bank Selected for Core Banking Services BOSTON — Today Treasurer Deborah Goldberg announced that Peoples United Bank has been selected to manage the state's core banking services. This is the first time People's United has been awarded a banking services contract for the Commonwealth through a competitive bid process. The core banking services are the Commonwealth’s primary bank accounts for concentrating and managing balances and the disbursing of funds to taxpayers, beneficiaries, employees, retirees and Lottery winners, among others. People’s United Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of People's United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT), was founded in 1842 and is the largest reg