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Governor Deval Patrick


Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Says “NO” to Secure Communities Program

June 11, 2011 On Monday June 6th, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick made the decision not to sign onto the “Secure Communities” program. Now, even though the program did not receive the Governor’s approval, the city […]



Keller @ Large: Out Of The Loop, Or On Message?

A politician is “on message” when what they’re telling you is in compliance with whatever carefully crafted spin his or her handlers have cooked up.


Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (credit: AP)

Governor Patrick To Give ‘Comedy’ A Try On ‘The Daily Show’

Governor Patrick will appear on “The Daily Show” in April to promote his upcoming book.


Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (credit: AP)

Governor Patrick Talks Trade In Israel

Gov. Deval Patrick has met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other top political leaders as he continues a trade mission aimed at strengthening economic ties between Massachusetts and Israel.


A coalition of union leaders announced their plan Monday morning. (credit: Bernice Corpuz/WBZ)

Mass. Unions Offer Health Care Overhaul Proposal

Unions representing state and municipal workers are offering their own proposal to cut the cost of health care spending by cities and towns.


Gov. Patrick with his parol board nominees Friday at the State House (Photo by Bernice Corpuz)

Gov. Patrick Nominates 4 To Embattled Parole Board

Gov. Deval Patrick has nominated four people, including a victims’ advocate, to the state Parole Board which has been in turmoil.


Gov. Deval Patrick delivered coffee and doughnuts to MassHighway workers. (credit: Carl Stevens)

Gov. Patrick Thanks Road Crews With Coffee And Doughnuts

With all the long, hard hours that road clearing crews have put in this winter, some workers got a “thank you” from the governor on Thursday.


Massachusetts State House in Boston (credit: AP)

Shifting Towns To State Insurance – Is This The Year?

Things may now be coming together on Beacon Hill to pave the way to insurance cost savings for cities and towns.


(credit: Bernice Corpuz)

New Mass. Legislative Session Takes On Old Issues

Massachusetts lawmakers take their oath of office for the new legislative session Wednesday and immediately face a slew of woes, from budget gaps and soaring health care costs to the contentious question of casino gambling.


Gary Lapierre

Police Officer Jack Maguire Did Not Need To Die

As I watched today, while a family, a community and a proud profession buried one of it’s own, it was difficult to ignore the outrage combined with the sadness. Woburn Police Officer John “Jack” Maguire did not need to die last week and it’s time our society woke up as to why Officer Maguire is dead.