Gov. Deval Patrick

(Photo: Spencer Crispino / Governor's Office)

Gun Law Overhaul Among Bills Awaiting Mass. Governor’s Signature

Gov. Deval Patrick has a handful of bills on his desk awaiting his signature, including a proposed overhaul of Massachusetts’ gun laws.


U.S. Customs officer helps two young boys at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Arizona. (Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images)

Federal Officials: No Need For Mass. To House Unaccompanied Immigrant Kids

Federal officials told Gov. Deval Patrick that due to fewer unaccompanied children apprehended at the border, they no longer are seeking facilities for temporary shelters.


Sen. Barry Finegold of Andover is supporting Market Basket employees and has called for a boycott of the supermarket chain. (WBZ-TV)

Market Basket Battle Becoming Issue In Mass. Political Races

Some politicians have joined with protesting Market Basket workers while others are sitting on the fence in what’s become a touchy election-year issue.


Boston Globe political reporter Jim O'Sullivan (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Boston Globe Political Reporter Jim O’Sullivan

WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller sits down with Boston Globe political reporter Jim O’Sullivan on Keller @ Large.


Boston Archbishop Cardinal Sean O'Malley at St. Peter's Basilica on March 6, 2013 in Vatican City. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Cardinal Blasts New Mass. Abortion Clinic Law

The head of the Roman Catholic church in Boston is criticizing state lawmakers for acting “with unseemly haste” to tighten security around abortion clinics.


Gov. Deval Patrick speaks to reporters, April 29, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Mass. Governor Signs New Abortion Clinic Bill

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill designed to tighten security around abortion clinics in Massachusetts.


Gov. Deval Patrick fought back tears as he made the housing announcement Friday. (WBZ-TV)

Mass. Gov Says Plan To House Unaccompanied Children Misunderstood

Gov. Deval Patrick says there remains considerable misunderstanding about the state’s offer to shelter unaccompanied children from Central America crossing the nation’s southern border.


(Photo: Spencer Crispino / Governor's Office)

Gov. Patrick Signs Mass. Minimum Wage Hike Into Law

The law raises the state’s $8 per hour minimum wage to $11 per hour — a high among U.S. states — by 2017.


Gov. Deval Patrick speaks to reporters, April 29, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Mass. Governor Patrick Headed To Israel And UAE On Trade Mission

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is heading out of the country on a trade mission to Israel and the United Arab Emirates.


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Fix For Mass. Health Exchange Website Will Cost More Than $120 Million

Massachusetts officials estimate their plan for replacing the state’s failed health exchange website will cost more than $120 million, but hope that most of the money will come from the federal government.