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Businesses Impacted By Winter Eligible For Recovery Loans

Businesses impacted by this past winter may be eligible for some federal loans.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Lt. Gov. Polito Touts Community Compact in New Bedford

Governor Charlie Baker has issued an executive order, reshaping the way the State addresses municipal issues. The order creates a Community Compact, complete with a cabinet chaired by Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, and a Department of Revenue representative

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Photo by Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Baker Faces Weather and Budget Challenges During First 100 Days

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says he accomplished many of the goals he set for his first 100 days in office despite having to deal with a winter of record-setting snow.

The Republican pointed to the bipartisan team he named to lead his administration, steps taken to balance the state's budget and a strengthening of the state's relationship with cities and towns

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Gov. Baker Labels Marine Commerce Terminal a Mistake; Mayor Mitchell Responds

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he's confident the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal will pay off in the long-run.

Governor Charlie Baker made a statement on the Howie Carr Show Tuesday afternoon, siding with State Energy Secretary Matthew Beaton saying the $113 million investment by the state was not well spent on the project which had no assurance the now-defunct Cape Wind project would establish a base of operations at the terminal

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Gov. Baker Performing In Urban Improv Fundraiser

BOSTON (AP) _ Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker will moonlight as a comedian and performer to help raise money for an anti-violence group that works with local teens.

Baker is headlining the Friday night fundraiser for Urban Improv, which describes itself as an interactive program for young people that uses improvisational theater workshops to teach violence prevention, conflict resolution and decision-making.

Baker and hi

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photo by Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Secretary Of State Galvin Warns Against Budget Cuts

The state's top elections official says Massachusetts would not be able to hold a presidential primary next year under Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's state budget proposal.

Secretary of State William Galvin, a Democrat, told lawmakers on Tuesday that the spending plan ``drastically'' underfunds his elections office and he said if the money was not restored, the primary scheduled for March 1 could not be held

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Is South Coast Rail Affected By MBTA Issues?

Will South Coast Rail take a backseat to Boston's transit woes? Governor Charlie Baker says not necessarily.

With the MBTA facing severe structural and financial issues, Governor Baker says it's important to keep in mind there is still much work to be done before the state breaks ground on a commuter line to the Southeastern part of the state

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Quinn Officially Sworn In As Bristol County District Attorney

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn is officially sworn in to his position.

After Sam Sutter was elected Mayor of Fall River, then Governor Deval Patrick appointed Quinn as Acting DA, until Governor Charlie Baker made Quinn's position permanent last month

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District Attorney Thomas Quinn / Credit: Steve Klamkin WPRO News
District Attorney Thomas Quinn / Credit: Steve Klamkin WPRO News

Baker To Swear In Quinn As DA

The new district attorney overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is due to be sworn in.

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Photo by Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Candidates For Governor Spend $20 Million in 2014

Statewide candidates raised and spent about $33 million during last year's elections, a jump of about 9 percent from the 2010 campaign for governor.

A new review by the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance found candidates for governor in 2014 reported raising and spending a total of about $20 million

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