Grace Curley, the executive producer of the Boston-based Howie Carr show and a Boston Herald contributing columnist, goes live with her new show on iHeartMedia’s WRKO Monday.

“The Grace Curley Show” will air live from noon to 3 p.m.

“I am ecstatic for this huge opportunity,” Curley said, adding she’s learned the ropes while being “mentored” by Howie Carr over the past six years.

JUNE 27, 2019 – BOSTON, MA: Grace Curley and executive producer on the Howie Carr Show is now a Boston Herald contributing columnist. Courtesy of Grace Curley

Kathy Carr, president of the Howie Carr Radio Network said, “I’m excited to bring Grace’s show to my affiliates and clients and plan to implement many of the features we do with Howie’s show on Grace’s program. However, she is her own talent and will have many new elements to her daily program, too.”

Herald columnist Howie Carr said, “Grace Curley is a great talent and just the sort of host talk radio needs to take the industry to the next level — a young, articulate, conservative woman who already has years of experience in drive-time programming, state-of-the-art podcast and daily print journalism.”

Curley’s column appears every in Sunday in the Boston Herald.

Bay State plugs in $4M for electric vehicle charging locations

Massachusetts has provided an additional $4 million to support more electric vehicle charging stations across the state.

The money comes from the state’s portion of the 2017 Volkswagen diesel emissions court settlement.

Of the $4 million, $1.5 million will fund fast-charging stations, $1.5 million will be spent on public-access charging stations, and $1 million will go to workplace and fleets charging station infrastructure, according to state officials.

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Gov. Charlie Baker said in addition to cutting greenhouse gases, the electric vehicle charging programs will also provide economic development opportunities and support the growth of innovative clean energy jobs.

The Baker administration released an energy plan last week that calls for a requirement that all new cars and passenger trucks sold in Massachusetts be zero-emission vehicles starting in 2035.

Providence Housing Authority gets $1M in federal funding

The Providence Housing Authority is getting more than $1 million in federal funding to help provide housing for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, authorities say.

The housing authority will use more than $900,000 of the funding, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, to offer rental vouchers to house people with disabilities and their families, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said in a statement this week.

Another $100,000 will go to help homeless veterans and their families find and maintain housing.

“COVID-19 has dramatically increased the need for housing assistance, and the necessity of rapidly moving more people away from homelessness and into more permanent housing could not be clearer,” Reed said.

The Providence Housing Authority is Rhode Island’s largest public housing agency, providing affordable housing to more than 12,000 residents.

“This funding is so critical given the challenges in our community that have been compounded by the pandemic and the widespread need for stable housing,” said Melissa Sanzaro, executive director of the authority.



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