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Name-Change of South Terminal Causes City vs. State Dispute

Since the conception of the project, numerous city leaders say the construction in South Terminal has been known as the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal.

But in a release from the state this week, the development has been referred to as the Massachusetts and the Southcoast Marine Commerce Terminal, omitting New Bedford

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MassCEC

Cape Wind To Operate Marine Commerce Terminal

Cape Wind will now have a home in New Bedford.

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Governor Patrick To Go On Trade Mission

Gov. Deval Patrick is hitting the road again, this time for a trade mission to Denmark, the United Kingdom and France.

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Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images

Massachusetts Bans Shark Finning

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill outlawing the possession or distribution of shark fins in Massachusetts.

Supporters of the ban say shark fins are often removed for use in soup while the rest of the shark is thrown back in the sea, still alive

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Patrick Says Migrant Children’s Plan Is Misunderstood

Gov. Deval Patrick says there remains considerable misunderstanding about the state's offer to shelter unaccompanied children from Central America crossing the nation's southern border.

Patrick's comments to reporters on Wednesday came after many town officials and residents in Bourne objected to children being housed at the Camp Edwards military base on Cape Cod

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Getty Images - Gov. Deval Patrick

Gov. Patrick Proposes Two Locations To House Migrant Children

Gov. Deval Patrick has proposed two locations in Massachusetts to shelter unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border.

Patrick said Friday that Camp Edwards military base on Cape Cod and Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee will be reviewed by officials from the U

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New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park/Facebook

Schooner Ernestina Gets Boatload Of Restoration Funding

Restoration efforts will once again be underway for the Schooner Ernestina in New Bedford.

Governor Deval Patrick has released a five-year capital plan, which includes $2 million for the Ernestina

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Officials Will Seek New Abortion Buffer Zones

Massachusetts officials who support protest-free zones around abortion clinics say they will try to craft new rules in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision.

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Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Patrick Signs Minimum Wage Hike

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a law raising the state's $8 per hour minimum wage to $11 per hour - a high among U.S. states - by 2017.

Patrick told a Statehouse ceremony on Thursday that the new law would provide some relief to low-income workers, while noting it would still not be a ``livable wage'' for many Massachusetts residents

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Massachusetts Minimum Wage Increase Passes House, Heads To Senate

A bill that would raise Massachusetts' $8 per hour minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2017 could soon be law.

The House of Representatives approved a compromise measure on Wednesday on a 124-24 vote after a brief debate

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