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Mass. Gov. Patrick Visits Worcester Youth Program To Emphasize Education Reform Strategies

WORCESTER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today visited with students and staff at the Dynamy Youth Academy in Worcester to learn more...

Innovation Economy Mission To Israel, United Kingdom To Focus On Jobs, Investments In Massachusetts

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- A coalition of the state’s leading business executives and senior government officials will take part in the Massachusetts Innovation...

Mass. Patrick-Murray Administration Introduces New Diesel-Electric Commuter Rail Locomotives

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today joined commuter rail riders and state officials aboard a new diesel-electric locomotive on its...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Announces Process For Selection Of Associate Justice Of The Supreme Judicial Court

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced that the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) is accepting applicants for the Supreme Judicial Court...

Mass. Patrick-Murray Administration Urges Residents To Take Precautions Amid Threats Of Roof Collapse

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Following a briefing with top public safety, emergency management and economic development officials, Governor Deval Patrick today urged residents...

Mass. Patrick-Murray Administration Partners With Eitc Campaign Organizations To Promote Tax Benefit Program

WORCESTER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray today joined local officials and community organizations in Worcester to launch a statewide effort...

Mass. Patrick-Murray Administration Releases Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Recommendation

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Patrick-Murray Administration today filed its FY 2012 budget, a balanced and fiscally responsible plan that maintains an unprecedented...

Mass. Patrick-Murray Administration Outlines Plan For Accountable, Effective Re-Entry And Community Supervision Program

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Patrick-Murray Administration today outlined its vision for a comprehensive re-entry and community supervision program within the Executive Office...

Massachusetts 4th & 8th Graders Show Strong Performance On 2009 Naep Science Exams

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced that Massachusetts 4th graders tied for first nationally in science performance and 8th...

At General Dynamics, Patrick, Kerry, Ruberto Celebrate Contract To Create 500 Jobs, Strengthen Local Economy

PITTSFIELD, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today joined with Senator John Kerry, Pittsfield Mayor James Ruberto, U.S. Navy Commander Mike Riley, and...

Mass. Governor Patrick Proposes Reforms To State's Public Counsel Services System

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced a proposal to eliminate the Commonwealth’s Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) system, replacing...

Governor Patrick Participates In Annual Serv Day At The Greater Boston Food Bank

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Continuing the Patrick-Murray Administration's commitment to service, Governor Deval Patrick on Tuesday participated in the annual SERV Day at...

Patrick-Murray Administration, Trial Courts And Child Advocates Celebrate Adoptions Of Children From Foster Care

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Six courthouses across the state today joined Governor Deval Patrick, the Department of Children and Families, the Massachusetts Trial...

Statement of Mass. Governor Deval Patrick On October Job Figures

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick issued the following statement regarding the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development’s report showing the...

Mass. Gov. Patrick, Lieutenant Governor Murray Honor 37 Police Officers at 27th Hanna Awards

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today honored 37 Massachusetts law enforcement officials at the 27th Annual...

Gov. Patrick Announces Massachusetts 12th Graders Receive Top Score On Nation's Report Card

MEDFORD, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Surrounded by students and teachers at Medford High School, Governor Deval Patrick announced today that Massachusetts students lead the...

Gov. Patrick, MassDevelopment Announce $1 Million Challenge Grant To Help Dorchester’s Freedom House Build New Facility

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today joined Freedom House CEO Gail Snowden and MassDevelopment President and CEO Bob Culver at Freedom...

Governor Patrick Visits Bristol Community College To Highlight Importance Of Health Information Technology

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s commitment to promoting advanced job training and health information technology, Governor Deval...

Patrick-Murray Administration, City Of Boston Break Ground On Yawkey Station Project

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's historic Massachusetts Works program to promote job growth and long-term economic recovery, Governor...

Mass. Governor Patrick Announces Appointments To Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced two appointments to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD): attorney Julian T. Tynes as...

Statement of Mass. Governor Deval Patrick On August Job Figures

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick issued the following statement yesterday (Sept. 16) regarding the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development’s...

Mass. Gov. Patrick, Congressman Olver Highlight $27 Mil. in Road and Bridge Investments

ORANGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's historic Massachusetts Works program to promote job growth and long-term economic recovery, Governor...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Joins Congressman Olver, Hud Secretary Donovan To Celebrate Kick-Off Of Assisted-Living Housing Construction

GARDNER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick on Monday (Aug. 30) joined Congressman John Olver, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Highlights New Law That Expands Job Opportunities, Protects Public Safety

WORCESTER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Joined by local officials, community leaders and advocates, Governor Deval Patrick on Monday (Aug. 30) highlighted a new anti-crime...
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Mass. Gov. Patrick Highlights State Grant for Community Path In Somerville Maxpak Redevelopment

SOMERVILLE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's historic Massachusetts Works program to promote job growth and long-term economic recovery, Governor...

Memorandum of Understanding ensures shared process and benefits in area of federal waters off Massachusetts and Rhode Island

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced an agreement with Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri to jointly explore the potential development...
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Mass. Gov. Patrick Celebrates Groundbreaking Of Southfield Redevelopment Project

WEYMOUTH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of his historic $4 billion Massachusetts Works program that will put nearly 20,000 people to work across...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Visits Massachusetts Troops Serving In Afghanistan

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- on Friday, July 23, 2010, during the third full day of a Department of Defense trip designed to thank...

Patrick-Murray Administration Hosts Regional Economic Summit To Accelerate Recovery, Create Jobs In Northeast Mass.

DANVERS, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's continuing efforts to promote job growth across the Commonwealth, Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray,...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Awards $4.49 Million In Recovery Funds For Public Housing Energy Upgrades

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Massachusetts Recovery Plan to secure the state's economic future, Governor Deval Patrick today...
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Mass. Gov. Patrick Highlights Early Success Of Historic Accelerated Bridge Program

WORCESTER, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ --Governor Deval Patrick today toured the Interstate 190 Bridge over Route 12 in Worcester to highlight the early success of...

Mass. Patrick-Murray Administration Pushes Measures To Lower Health Care Costs During Three Days Of Hearings

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Continuing Governor Deval Patrick's efforts to provide relief to Massachusetts small businesses and families from high health care costs,...

Gov. Patrick Highlights 'Aging Agenda' with Experts, Providers and Massachusetts Seniors

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today met with an audience of seniors, service providers, aging experts and advocates to talk about...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Celebrates $32 Million In Federal Funding For Broadband

EAST SANDWICH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today joined state and local leaders on Cape Cod to celebrate a $32 million federal...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Celebrates New Umass Law School With Students, Faculty

DARTMOUTH, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today visited with students, faculty and administrators who will represent some of the inaugural class and...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Pushes To Lower Health Care Costs For Massachusetts Small Businesses, Families

BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Continuing his efforts to provide relief to Massachusetts small businesses and families from skyrocketing health care increases, Governor Deval...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Awards $2.5 Million Grant To Spur Economic Growth In Hopkinton

HOPKINTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Continuing his push to create jobs and spur long-term economic development throughout the Commonwealth, Governor Deval Patrick today announced...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Nominates Three As Clerk Magistrates Of The Westborough, Attleboro And Stoughton District Courts

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced the nomination of MaryAnn Pozzessere as Clerk Magistrate of the Westborough District Court, Mark E....

Mass. Gov. Patrick Signs Historic Education Reform Bill to Close Achievement Gaps, Transform Massachusetts Public Schools

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Delivering on his promise to transform public education in Massachusetts and give all children the chance they deserve to succeed,...

Mass. Gov. Patrick, Congressman Olver Announce Groundbreaking For State's First Rail Project Funded Through ARRA

LEOMINSTER /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's Massachusetts Recovery Plan, Governor Deval Patrick today joined Congressman John Olver and local elected...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Highlights State's Investment In Essex North Shore Agricultural and Vocational Tech School

DANVERS /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today visited the Essex Agricultural and Technical High School to highlight the state’s investment in the Essex...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Appoints Marian Mcgovern Superintendent of The Massachusetts State Police

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced he has appointed Deputy Superintendent Marian J. McGovern as the next Superintendent and Colonel of...

Mass. Governor Celebrates Funding for the Mattapan Community Health Center

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Today, Governor Deval Patrick visited the Mattapan Community Health Center to celebrate the center's receipt of $11.5 million in federal...

With Winter Approaching, Mass. Gov. Patrick Highlights Cost-Saving Energy Programs

HYDE PARK /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- With winter fast approaching, Governor Deval Patrick today joined community action groups and representatives from statewide utility companies to...

$5.5 Million Announced To Help Mass. Communities Impacted By December 2008 Ice Storm

DANVERS /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Funds to help reimburse 165 communities across the Commonwealth for storm expenses. Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today announced the release...

Mass. Gov. Patrick, Congressman Markey, Speaker Deleo & Mayor Ambrosino Announce Wonderland Parking Garage Project Moving To Construction In 2010

REVERE /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick, Congressman Ed Markey, Speaker Robert DeLeo and Mayor Tom Ambrosino today announced plans to construct the Wonderland...

Mass. Gov. Patrick Announces Results of Massachusetts IT Industry Study

WATERTOWN /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute study underscores technology sector as key component of state’s innovation economy. Governor Deval Patrick today...

Transportation reform results in deal with UBS to avoid $71 million payment

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- After months of negotiations, Governor Deval Patrick today announced that the Administration has reached agreement with financial institution UBS that...

Holyoke Computing Center: Collaboration with MIT, UMASS, BU, EMC, Cisco & Accenture

HOLYOKE /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today joined University of Massachusetts President Dr. Jack Wilson, Holyoke Mayor Michael Sullivan, leaders from MIT, Boston...

Massachusetts partners with U.S. Department of Energy to educate engineers of tomorrow

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Patrick-Murray Administration today announced the 2009 “Real World Design Challenge,” an innovative partnership to enhance science, technology, engineering, and...

Governor Patrick Unveils Reforms To Reduce Health Insurance Costs For Small Businesses

QUINCY /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Standing alongside business leaders and small business owners, Governor Deval Patrick today unveiled key recommendations aimed at reducing health care...

Governor Patrick Nominates Accomplished Litigators to the Quincy District and Roxbury BMC Courts

QUINCY /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced the nomination of a career public defender to the Quincy District Court and a Boston-area...

Governor Patrick Announces Salem Commuter Parking Facility To Move Forward

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of his Massachusetts Recovery Plan to secure the state’s economic future, Governor Patrick today announced the Salem commuter...

Patrick-Murray Administration Announces Awarding of USDA Bonus Award and SNAP Grant to Mass.

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Patrick-Murray Administration announced Monday that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded Massachusetts a High Performance Bonus...

Patrick-Murray Administration Secures Federal Relief For Massachusetts Farmers

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced that United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack has granted the Commonwealth’s request...

Governor Patrick's Letter Regarding Stimulus Investment in Massachusetts

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Attached and inserted below is a letter from Governor Deval Patrick to Chairman James Oberstar regarding the House Committee on...

Governor Patrick Moves to Responsibly Address FY'10 Budget Shortfalls

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Responding to a Department of Revenue (DOR) report that September state revenue collections fell $243 million below budget estimates, Governor...

Lieutenant Governor Murray Recognizes Honoree For Madeline Amy Sweeney Award For Civilian Bravery

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Continuing with the Commonwealth’s annual recognition of heroes on September 11th, Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray today posthumously honored Marie Conley...

Statement of Governor Patrick on the President's Address on Health Care Reform to a Joint Session of Congress

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The following is a statement from Governor Deval Patrick on this evening's address by President Obama to a Joint Session...

Governor Patrick Requests Federal Relief for Massachusetts Farmers

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Governor Deval Patrick is urging United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to issue a disaster declaration in...

Patrick-Murray Administration Releases $7.96 Million For Public Safety, Highlights Municipal Regionalization Efforts

WORCESTER /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Keeping with the Patrick-Murray Administration’s efforts to strengthen partnerships with cities and towns across Massachusetts, Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today...

Patrick-Murray Administration Announces Continued MCAS Improvement

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- Tenth graders made across-the-board gains on last year's MCAS exam, and 83 percent of students have already met the state's...

Governor Patrick Announces Efforts To Boost Commonwealth's Clean Energy Workforce

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- As part of his Massachusetts Recovery Plan to secure the state’s economic future, Governor Deval Patrick today announced nearly $1...

Patrick-Murray Administration Announces $200,000 Federal Award Providing Assistance To Homeless Veterans

BOSTON /Massachusetts Newswire/ -- The Patrick-Murray Administration has announced that the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) has been awarded a U.S. Department of...

Governor Patrick, Congressional Delegation Commit More Than $65 Million In State & Federal Funds To Move Assembly Square Project Forward

SOMERVILLE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -– As part of his Massachusetts Recovery Plan to secure the state’s economic future, Governor Deval Patrick today announced a...

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