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Patrick Unveils Initiative To Reduce Recidivism Rate In Mass.

Gov. Deval Patrick has unveiled what he's calling a landmark initiative aimed at reducing recidivism among high-risk young men.
 
    Patrick said Wednesday that the proposal will cut crime, save taxpayers money, and improve outcomes for hundreds of young men leaving the juvenile justice system or who are on probation

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Getty Images - Gov. Deval Patrick

Patrick Outlines Priorities For Final Year In Office

Deval Patrick looked back at his legacy and ahead to his last year in office as he delivered his final State of the State address.
 
    Patrick pledged to continue to make government more effective, calling for an overhaul of Massachusetts' unemployment insurance system and vowing to pass legislation making it easier to register to vote

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TSM - Eddie Johnson (r) at MCAD Appeal on December 4, 2013
TSM - Eddie Johnson (r) at MCAD Appeal on December 4, 2013

New Bedford Man Files Complaint Against MCAD Chairman

 

A New Bedford man is still pushing for the establishment of a museum in Plymouth, honoring four black Revolutionary War soldiers as the nation's first patriots. 

Eddie Johnson has accused the town of Plymouth of discrimination for not welcoming the project. 

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Patrick Names Task Force On School Safety

 Gov. Deval Patrick has asked a task force to develop a model plan that Massachusetts school districts can use to keep students, teachers and staff safe in emergency situations.
 
    Patrick signed an executive order on Thursday at a school in Revere creating the task force

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Getty Images - Gov. Deval Patrick

Patrick Proposes Climate Change Initiatives

 

Gov. Deval Patrick has unvieled a series of state initiatives he says will help prepare Massachusetts for the challenges posed by climate change on public health, energy, transportation and basic infrastructure.

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Massachusetts Getting Back To Normal After Snow

Gov. Deval Patrick says things are getting back to normal after a snow storm that brought nearly two feet of snow to some parts of Massachusetts.

He says roads are in pretty good shape and the MBTA should be back to normal by late afternoon, but people still need to be patient

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Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah Eyes Casino On Martha’s Vineyard

 

 

A Martha's Vineyard-based Indian tribe is claiming to have won federal approval to open a gambling facility on the island.

The Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah, a federally-recognized tribe, issued a statement on Tuesday saying it planned to move ahead with plans to convert an unfinished community center on tribal lands into a temporary Class II gambling facility.

Such

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State Lawmakers Approve Revised Casino Compact

 

 

The Massachusetts Senate has approved a revised casino compact between Gov. Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, which is seeking to build a resort casino in Taunton.
 
    The agreement, reached between the tribe and the governor in March, was approved Thursday on a voice vote. The

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TSM - Gov. Patrick (second from left) tours UMass Library after announcement of new Academic building on Dartmouth Campus
TSM - Gov. Patrick (second from left) tours UMass Library after announcement of new Academic building on Dartmouth Campus

Patrick Announces New Academic Building For UMass Dartmouth

 

Another new building is being planned for UMass Dartmouth.

Governor Deval Patrick on Thursday announced his administration was setting aside $55 million for a new academic building on campus.

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Senate Joins House In Repealing “Tech Tax”

The Massachusetts Legislature has repealed a new tax on computer and software services that had been in effect less than two months.  
 
    Thursday's 38-0 Senate vote came a day after the House backed the repeal by a 156-1 vote

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