Governor Deval Patrick

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.


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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.


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Cahill Running Mate Returns Campaign Money

Timothy Cahill’s former running mate is showing sympathy for some people who gave him money before he defected from the independent campaign for governor in October.


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Mass. Speaker Vows “Reform” Of Probation Dept.

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo is vowing to lead “reform efforts” for the Probation Department in the wake of a scathing report on the department’s hiring practices.


Former U.S. Rep. Martin Meehan (credit: AP)

Former Rep. Meehan On Short List To Head UMass

Two University of Massachusetts trustees have updated Gov. Deval Patrick on their search for a new system president, amid a report that a former congressman is one of the leading candidates.


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Keller: Governor’s View Of Corruption

Do you agree with Gov. Patrick that, while there may be isolated pockets of corruption in the public sector, public confidence is being eroded by irresponsible news media?



Shakeup Begins As Patrick Prepares For Second Term

Two top media aides to Governor Deval Patrick are leaving the administration just weeks after his re-election win.


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Patrick Admin. Denies Asking Raytheon To Delay Layoff Announcement

Raytheon announced a series of layoffs Tuesday just days after Gov. Deval Patrick denied asking it to delay terminations until after the election.


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Gov. Patrick Asks For Fish Catch Increases

Gov. Deval Patrick asked the U.S. commerce secretary Friday for emergency increases in fish catch limits, saying a new report by state scientists justifies them.