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Patrick To Announce Plan To Help Chronically Homeless

State officials hope to leverage private-sector funding to help reduce the number of chronically homeless people in Massachusetts.

Gov. Deval Patrick plans to unveil the initiative on Monday. Known as Social Impact Bonds or Pay for Success contracts, they rely on upfront funding from private capital investments and charitable donations

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Patrick Issues Environmental Justice Executive Order

With less than seven weeks left in office, Gov. Deval Patrick has signed an executive order he says will promote parks and open spaces in urban neighborhoods where green areas are traditionally in short supply

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Firefighters Honored For Bravery

The State's 25th annual ceremony honoring bravery by firefighters in Massachusetts recognized four members of the New Bedford Fire Department.

Among those receiving Medals of Valor were Lt. Mark Raposa and Firefighter Matthew Forand for life-saving actions while battling a house fire on Dartmouth Street earlier this year

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Patrick: Market Basket Talks At Critical Point

Gov. Deval Patrick says he hopes to talk again to warring cousins whose battle over management of the Market Basket grocery store chain has sparked an employee walkout and customer boycott.

Patrick said he will likely speak to Arthur T

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Getty Images - Gov. Deval Patrick

Patrick Urges Supermarket Directors To Resolve Leadership Questions

Gov. Deval Patrick is urging Market Basket's board of directors to quickly resolve the question of leadership at the supermarket chain.

In a letter to the board Friday, Patrick said he's not choosing sides, but that ``by any measure, the disruption that followed your recent change in CEO has gotten out of hand

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Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Massachusetts Rejects Federal Health Insurance Marketplace

Officials overseeing Massachusetts' hobbled health care exchange have decided the state should stick with its own software rather than switch over to the federal government's health insurance market

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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Patrick says Cape Cod Base Considered for Secure Detention Facility

Gov. Deval Patrick says he has still not made a final decision on whether Massachusetts will shelter some of the unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border illegally.

Patrick did confirm on Thursday that the Camp Edwards military base on Cape Cod was among the possible sites being considered for a secure detention facility

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State Increases Death Benefit For Families Of Public Safety Officers

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill increasing the state's line-of-duty death benefit for the families of public safety officers.

The Massachusetts House and Senate quickly approved the bill after two Boston firefighters _ Firefighter Michael Kennedy and Lt

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Mass. State House / Getty Images

Koczera Will Vote “No” On Tribal Casino Compact

Rep. Robert Koczera of New Bedford says he'll be voting against the casino compact agreed to by Gov. Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, and he hopes his colleagues will do the same. 

The tribe is hoping to build a resort casino in Taunton, but has yet to convince the federal government to put land in trust for the project

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