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

Gov. Moves To Clarify Status Of DA

Gov. Charlie Baker is clarifying the status of acting Bristol District Attorney Thomas Quinn, whose office is prosecuting the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez.

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Ex-Gov. Deval Patrick Heads to MIT

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has signed on to be a visiting fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The school announced on Tuesday that Patrick, who left office last week after two terms, will participate in MIT's Innovation Initiative

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John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Gov. Baker Authorizes $100M In Transportation Funds

Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to immediately release $100 million in transportation funds for cities and towns.

The action on Thursday reverses a decision by his predecessor, former Gov

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Gov. Patrick Takes Traditional “Lone Walk”

Gov. Deval Patrick has begun the traditional ``lone walk'' departing Massachusetts governors take from the third floor executive office down the front steps of the state capitol.

The walk followed a private meeting with incoming Republican Gov

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

Quinn Named Acting DA

A new top prosecutor has been appointed to oversee the murder case against former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez, after Bristol District Attorney Sam Sutter left the job to become mayor of Fall River.

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Governor’s Council Approves 3 Clemency Requests

The Governor's Council has commuted the sentence of a former Brockton woman and granted pardons to two other people, marking the first clemency votes in Massachusetts in more than a decade.

The eight-member council voted 6-2 on Wednesday to approve Gov

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Governor Patrick Announces South Coast Rail Bridge Upgrades

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick visited New Bedford on Monday to announce the replacement of four bridges along the South Coast Rail project.

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Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Patrick and Baker Begin Transition Talks

Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick and the man who will succeed him, Republican Charlie Baker, have met for first time since Baker's narrow election victory over Martha Coakley.

The two huddled privately for about 45 minutes in Patrick's office on Wednesday to discuss the transition of power on Beacon Hill

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Baker Says He’s Ready To Get to Work

Republican Gov.-elect Charlie Baker says he's ready to roll up his sleeves and get to work after defeating Democrat Martha Coakley in one of the closest gubernatorial elections in recent state history

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Mass. Clean Energy Center

Mayor Mitchell Responds To Governor’s Letter

Governor Deval Patrick has accused New Bedford Mayor John Mitchell of misrepresenting his administration over the issue of what name should be on the Marine Commerce Terminal Project.

The Governor says the terminal was never given a formal name therefore it can't be renamed

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