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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The Massachusetts Legislature has repealed a new tax on computer and software services that had been in effect less than two months.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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Tribal Casino Compact Advances On Beacon Hill

After being stalled on Beacon Hill for months, a casino compact between Gov. Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is getting a push forward.
 
    A legislative committee on Tuesday voted in favor of the compact and sent it the full House and Senate for final approval

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UMass System Sees Increased Funding

UMass Dartmouth is putting increased funding to use after Governor Deval Patrick signed the state budget Friday. The finalized budget includes $479 million in funding for the five UMass campuses, a $39 million increase over last year's funding level

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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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Landfill Plan Drawing Fire from Dartmouth Officials

The fight continues against plans to cap the Smith-Robinson Landfill on Old Fall River Road.

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getty images - The One Fund Administrator Kenneth Feinberg (L) speaks as Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (R) looks on.
getty images - The One Fund Administrator Kenneth Feinberg (L) speaks as Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (R) looks on.

The One Fund Boston Raises $20 Million for Bombing Victims

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino say donations to the One Fund Boston, benefiting victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, have reached $20 million.
 
    Patrick, Menino and the fund's administrator, Kenneth Feinberg, announced details at a news conference on Tuesday

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