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TSM - MBTA Train in New Bedford on Monday
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Army Corps Approves Stoughton Route For Southcoast Rail

Commuter rail service to the Southcoast is one step closer. 

The Army Corps of Engineers has designated a route through Stoughton as the "preferred route" to extend commuter rail from Boston to New Bedford and Fall River

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Gov. Patrick Marks Anniversary Of MLK’s “Dream” Speech

Gov. Deval Patrick says the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's ``I Have a Dream'' speech is a time to reflect on the progress that has been made in bridging the nation's racial divide, but also on the challenges that still lie ahead

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Gov. Patrick Says “No” To Run For President

 

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick wants to make it clear to everyone that he will not be a candidate for President in 2016. 

Speaking to reporters yesterday at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, Patrick said his current plan is to complete his second term as governor, return to the private sector and spend time with family and friends. 

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Patrick, Mitchell Attend Markey Swearing-In

Ed Markey is the new senator from Massachusetts.  Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath of office to Democrat Markey.

Markey spent years on the other side of the Capitol as a congressman from Massachusetts

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Mass. Democrats Critical Of Supreme Court’s Ruling On Voting Rights

 Gov. Deval Patrick and other top Massachusetts Democrats are criticizing the Supreme Court's ruling on the landmark Voting Rights Act.
 
    The justices ruled 5-4 Tuesday that a key provision of the law cannot be enforced unless Congress creates an up-to-date formula for deciding which states and localities still need federal monitoring

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Lawmakers Grill Administration Officials About Indian Casino Compact

A revised casino agreement between Gov. Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is facing tough questions from a legislative committee.
 
    The compact, if approved by lawmakers, would replace an earlier agreement that was rejected by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs.
 

tsm - Gov. Patrick joins Mayor Mitchell and others for ceremonial Groundbreaking
tsm - Gov. Patrick joins Mayor Mitchell and others for ceremonial Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking Marks Start Of Marine Commerce Terminal

A ceremonial groundbreaking on a South End pier Monday, marked the start of construction of a $100-million, Marine Commerce Terminal in New Bedford.

Gov. Deval Patrick says offshore wind projects in the U-S will create 20,000 jobs, and some of those jobs will be right here in New Bedford

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Patrick Advocates For Fishing Industry, Disaster Aid

Mass. Governor Deval Patrick sent letters to Washington this week, asking federal officials to come to the aid of New England fishermen. 

The Governor is asking the chairs of both the House and Senate Budget Committees to include federal disaster aid for fishermen in their fiscal 2014 budgets

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Mass. Senate to Take Up Transportation Bill On Saturday

The state Senate has scheduled a rare Saturday session to take up a hotly-contested transportation finance bill that was approved by the House earlier in the week.
 
    The Senate had originally planned to debate the bill on Thursday, but leaders decided to give members until 5 p

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Mass. Teen Birth Rate Falls To Historic Low

A new report say the birth rate for teens in the state has fallen to its lowest point on record.
 
    The annual Massachusetts birth report released on Monday also showed a slight drop in infant mortality and an increase in the number of new mothers who were breastfeeding

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