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Posted on January 22, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Associated Press Massachusetts Daybook for Wednesday, Jan. 23.

7:45 - 9 a.m. ATTORNEY GENERAL-BOSTON EXECUTIVES — The state's Attorney General Martha Coakley discusses the topic "Tackling the Major Challenges to Massachusetts Businesses: A Road Map to Decreasing Costs and Increasing Competitiveness" while speaking to Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce members as part of the business organization's "Government Affairs Forum" series.

Note: Please notify contact Michelle Frappolli before attending by calling 617-557-7354 or 315-730-1605 (cell); 7:45 a.m. registration followed by 8:10 to 9 a.m. program.

Location: Oriental Ballroom, Mandarin Oriental Boston hotel, 776 Boylston St., Boston.

Contacts: Michelle Frappolli, 617-557-7354 or 315-730-1605 (cell).

Christopher Loh, 617-727-2543 or 617-727-2200.

11 a.m. BOSTON MAYOR-STATE OF THE CITY — In preparation for Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino's "State of the City" address scheduled to take place Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Faneuil Hall, city officials lead a technical walkthrough of the site.

Location: The Great Hall, Faneuil Hall, 1 Faneuil Hall Square, Merchants Row and North Market Street, Boston.

Contacts: Katie Ward, 617-635-4461.

Martha Pierce, 617-635-4476.

11:45 a.m. SPRINGFIELD MAYOR — Springfield officials including Police Commissioner William J. Fitchet and Mayor Domenic J. Sarno introduce four police officers and their dogs scheduled to begin patrols on Sunday, Jan. 27, after completing two months of K-9 training.

Note: 11:45 a.m. check-in followed by noon news conference.

Location: Meet at 11:45 a.m. in the front lobby, Springfield Police Department, 130 Pearl St., Springfield.

Contacts: Sgt. John Delaney, 413-787-6313 or 413-265-8255 (cell).

Thomas T. Walsh, 413-787-6109 or 413-265-6751 (cell).

Noon. RADON AWARENESS — As part of events in several states organized by the group Cancer Survivors Against Radon, advocates speak on the State House steps to mark the state observance of "Radon Action Month" and promote awareness, legislative action and testing intended to protect residents from the radioactive gas.

Location: Steps, State House, 24 Beacon St., Boston.

Contacts: Margie Lynch, 978-339-3412.

Gloria Linnertz, 618-830-4660.

Noon. LT GOVERNOR'S SCHEDULE — The schedule for Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray follows.

Noon. BOSTON — Murray serves as chairman of a meeting of the Governor's Council. Governor's Council Chambers, room 360, State House, 24 Beacon St., Boston.

12:30 p.m. BOSTON — Gov. Deval L. Patrick, joined by Murray, files his proposed budget for the next fiscal year. Room 157, State House, 24 Beacon St., Boston.

2:30 p.m. WORCESTER — During a private event, closed to news coverage, Murray meets with JetBlue Airways Corp. executives and representatives of Worcester-area businesses and colleges. University Room, Beechwood Hotel, 363 Plantation St., Worcester.

3 p.m. WORCESTER — Murray, JetBlue Airways Corp. executives and representatives of Worcester-area businesses and colleges speak during a news conference. University Room, Beechwood Hotel, 363 Plantation St. off Belmont Street (state Route 9), Worcester.

4 p.m. UXBRIDGE — Murray attends visiting hours for Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Squillaci, a 50-year-old Uxbridge resident who died on Wednesday, Jan. 16, before a funeral with full military honors is scheduled to take place Thursday morning. Buma Funeral Home, 101 N. Main St. (state Route 122), Uxbridge.

Contacts: Kim Haberlin, 617-725-4025.

Bonnie McGilpin, 617-725-4025.

Chelsie Ouellette, 617-725-4025.

12:30 p.m. GOVERNOR'S SCHEDULE — Gov. Deval L. Patrick, joined by Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray, files his proposed budget for the next fiscal year.

Location: Room 157, State House, 24 Beacon St., Boston.

Contacts: Kim Haberlin, 617-725-4025.

Bonnie McGilpin, 617-725-4025.

Chelsie Ouellette, 617-725-4025.

3 p.m. MIT--GREENHOUSE GASES — Massachusetts Institute of Technology professors Kerry Emanuel and Michael Greenstone, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority's planning director, Stephen Estes-Smargiassi, the energy undersecretary of the state Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Barbara Kates-Garnick, and state Agricultural Resources Commissioner Gregory C. Watson discuss efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions during an event sponsored by the MIT Energy Initiative and the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.

Location: Room 11, Landau Building, building 66, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ames Street between Amherst and Main streets, Cambridge.

Contacts: Mary-Leah Assad, 617-626-1809.

Vicki Ekstrom, 617-253-3411.

6 p.m. HAMPDEN DA-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE — State College, Pa., detective Deirdri Fishel, who is the case manager and primary investigator of the State College Police Department's Victim Centered Intensive Case Management Unit, and Hampden District Attorney Mark G. Mastroianni discuss the Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, shooting death of State College resident Amy Homan McGee during one of the district attorney's domestic violence community awareness events, which are open to the public.

Note: Fishel is also scheduled to speak to members of the district attorney's Domestic Violence Task Force on Thursday.

Location: Commons, School of Law, Western New England University, Bradley Road and Fredette Street near 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield.

Contacts: Mark G. Mastroianni, 413-505-5900, 413-747-1000 or 413-747-1001.

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