The Associated Press July 12, 2010, 2:28PM ET

Mass. governor pledges $9M for teen summer jobs

Gov. Deval Patrick is pledging $9 million in state and federal dollars to help provide thousands of summer jobs to low income teens across Massachusetts.

Patrick said the money will help about 4,700 young people collect a paycheck for working in 25 cities and towns across the state.

Most of the money comes from state through the YouthWorks program with an additional $1.8 million in federal stimulus funding.

The cities and towns set to receive some of the summer jobs include: Boston, Brockton, Cambridge, Chelsea, Chicopee, Fall River, Fitchburg, Framingham, Gardner, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lawrence, Leominster, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, New Bedford, Pittsfield, Quincy, Randolph, Salem, Springfield, Taunton, Weymouth and Worcester.


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