A governor is elected to push the permanent bureaucracy toward goals endorsed by the voters. His hires ought to know that utter failure could be a job-threatening development.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick urged drivers to stay off the roads from 5 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday, and said “it won’t be possible to keep up with the clearing of the roads” during the storm.
A 14-year-old Boston boy charged with fatally shooting his 9-year-old brother appeared in court, Monday.
Gov. Deval Patrick says the failure of the Department of Families and Children to keep track of a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy was inexcusable, but has provided the state with an opportunity to re-examine the agency.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick delivered his final state budget plan to Beacon Hill lawmakers Wednesday, a $36.4 billion proposal that would increase spending by 4.9 percent over the current budget.
Jon Keller says Gov. Patrick needs to tell the truth about our economy.
Gov. Deval Patrick announced Saturday that Massachusetts is investing $12 million in state funds in a program that will pay for nearly 6,000 summer job-training opportunities.
The plan includes a $40 million grant program by the Department of Energy Resources to help cities and towns to shore up protections around energy services.
Massachusetts’ first lady Diane Patrick has helped christen a new Navy vessel in Alabama.
An ambitious plan unveiled by Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration on Friday seeks to modernize the state’s infrastructure by pumping billions of dollars into transportation, including new MBTA trains, road and bridge repairs, and all-electronic tolling.