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Gov Recounts 'Tough' Decision To Close Boston During Hunt For Bomber

AP | BOB SALSBERG | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling him t...

Judge Blocks Massachusetts Ban On Powerful New Painkiller

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro. U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel on Tu...

Hundreds Walk Out for Climate Justice, Call for Leadership From Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick

Adam Greenberg | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green
Adam Greenberg

Braving freezing rain and snow, protesters rallied in front of the MA State House to support the governor's work on climate issues so far and call for a ban on building new fossil fuel infrastructure in the state.

Book of Odds Looks at the 2014 Boston Marathon

Amram Shapiro | Posted 03.31.2014 | Crime
Amram Shapiro

Boston is the home of Book of Odds, and in memory of those killed and wounded, and in honor of the bravery and solidarity displayed by so many, we use our tools to look at the odds of this horrific attack.

Massachusetts To Make Lifesaving Anti-Overdose Medication More Widely Available

Reuters | Richard Valdmanis | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, March 27 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Thursday declared a public health emergency over rising heroin and opioid addic...

Obama Thinks This Governor Would Make A Great President

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick - a rising Democratic star - would ma...

Arthur Delaney

ANOTHER State Offsets Food Stamp Cuts | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts on Tuesday became the eighth state to announce new measures to protect food stamp beneficiaries from cuts recently approve...

Will Governor Patrick Walk the Talk on Education Opportunity?

Kate Apfelbaum | Posted 05.12.2014 | Education
Kate Apfelbaum

While Governor Patrick has been verbally supportive of METCO, his budgets tell a different story. Nagarajah and METCO supporters are still waiting to "see the dollar figures to go along with that support."

Deval Patrick Signs Bill Prohibiting Upskirt Photos In Massachusetts

AP | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill prohibiting "upskirt" photos of women. Patrick's office said the governor signed t...

Why Being My Brother's Keeper Matters

Gov. Deval Patrick | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Gov. Deval Patrick

As a black man, my heart aches over the disproportionate numbers of men and boys of color left back by schools, left out of jobs and caught up in crime. As a black public official, I am struck by how little appetite there seems to be among law makers to deal with the root causes of this.

Deval Patrick Says 'Maybe' To Potential Presidential Run

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) isn't ruling out a potential presidential run in 2016 or beyond. Patrick told Politico he could "maybe" see hi...

Weed Companies May Sue This State For Not Letting Them Sell Legal Bud

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

The anger over how Massachusetts awarded its first medical weed licenses has reached a new level, with a group of about 20 companies now saying they'r...

Governors Get Pushback From Their Own Parties

Pew's Stateline | Elaine S. Povich | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

Relatively rolling in dough for the first time in half a decade, governors are calling for tax cuts, increased spending on education and infrastructur...

Children Versus Bridges

Anthony Amore | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Anthony Amore

Is there a person outside of Massachusetts who is aware of this scandal? Of course not, because all of the attention is focused on a Republican governor from another state who may or may not have had a hand in creating a traffic jam.

Downside for Democrats in the Christie Scandal?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Two years is the equivalent of twenty years in political time, but there have been some recent political twists and turns that may profoundly affect t...

Jason Linkins

More And More People Are Not Running For President | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

It is 2014 at the moment, but since there isn't any kind of massive unemployment problem and it's totally safe for pregnant women to drink the water, ...

Governor Keeps Rage In Check On Missing-Boy Case

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday he's trying to "keep my own rage in check" as he presses the commissioner of his child protection ag...

Building Their Future: Higher Education's Best Work

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Robert E. Johnson

We may not be able to predict the future, but we can help our students prepare. And we can make some pretty sound conclusions about things to come.

Health Care Reform Works in Massachusetts and It Will Work in America

Gov. Deval Patrick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Gov. Deval Patrick

Accessible, affordable, quality care in all cases improves lives and in many cases saves lives. It gives peace of mind and economic security to families. It increases productivity for large and small employers as well as for students. It creates jobs and contributes to our economic strength. It's a powerful statement of who we are.

In Politics, Loyalty to Your Boss May Be Hazardous to Your Political Career

Rich Rubino | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

This year marks the 45th anniversary of Vice President Hubert Humphrey's historic speech in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he broke with President Lyndon B. Johnson over U.S. policy in Vietnam.

Boston Police Commissioner Steps Down

AP | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

BOSTON — Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, who led his department's response to the Boston Marathon bombing, is stepping down, a departme...

Martha Coakley To Run For Governor In Massachusetts: Report

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is set to announce her candidacy for governor, WCVB and the Boston Globe report. According to the Glo...

Dem Gov Criticizes Airport's Controversial Move: 'It's Just Dumb'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) spoke out Wednesday about a 9/11 fire drill at Logan International Airport that went awry, calling the decision "...

Brown Expresses Regret Over Failed Warren Fight

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Scott Brown, the Massachusetts Republican who lost to Democrat Elizabeth Warren in 2012, said he believes he would have been victorious if...

Sam Stein

Barney Frank On Running For Governor: My Husband Doesn't Want To Be 'First Man' | Sam Stein | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) laughed Monday when asked if he would run for Massachusetts governor in 2014, saying there is "absolu...