Gov. Deval Patrick is making a strong case for the Southcoast Rail Project, and he wants others to do the same.  Patrick met Friday at the Whaling Museum with local elected officials and labor leaders, urging them to lobby for the proejct....

Mayor Jon Mitchell had a message for critics of the commuter rail extension......

The Governor plans to pay for Southcoast Rail and other transporation improvements and education upgrades by increasing the state's income tax, while reducing the sales tax. He says the plan will generate about a billion dollars a year, but it needs the support of the Legislature.