Gov. Patrick

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 …
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.
The outgoing Democrat said the order requires open space goals be taken into consideration…
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 Dartmout…
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...
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.
For the past several months the state has adopted a ``dual-track'' approach calling for buying softwa…
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 governmen…