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Slight Increases In Mass. SAT Scores

Gov. Deval Patrick is praising increased participation by Hispanic and black students in the SAT.

Patrick said participation by Hispanic students rose by more nearly 11 percent since last year while participation by black students was up more than 2 percent

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Governor Deval Patrick / getty images

Governor Rips Herald Cartoon As Racist

Gov. Deval Patrick is criticizing a Boston Herald editorial cartoon meant to satirize the Secret Service after an intruder made it deep into the White House.

The cartoon shows a man taking a bath watching President Obama brush his teeth

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Market Basket Talks “Making Progress”

The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire are stepping up efforts to broker a deal to bring the Market Basket standoff to an end.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan actively participated in negotiations Sunday with feuding cousins Arthur T

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Photodisc

Mass. Teachers Now Required To Undergo Suicide Prevention Training

The new Gun Legislation signed Wednesday by Governor Patrick, also requires Mass. teachers to receive suicide prevention training at least once every three years.

The provision was included by State Rep

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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Patrick Urges Market Basket Employees To Return To Work

Gov. Deval Patrick is urging Market Basket employees to go back to work while a deal to sell the chain is hammered out.

Patrick told reporters Wednesday he's spoken to the chairman of the board and with ousted former CEO Arthur T

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Photo:  Bridgewater State Hospital
Photo: Bridgewater State Hospital

Patrick Accepts Resignation Of State Prison Chief

Gov. Deval Patrick has received the resignation of state prison chief Luis Spencer.

The Boston Globe reported Thursday that Patrick had asked for the resignation after Spencer delayed an internal investigation into the alleged physical abuse of a mental health patient at Bridgewater State Hospital

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Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images

Hodgson Doubts Many Children Will Be Deported Soon

Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson expects some of the thousands of migrant children who crossed the southwest border into the U-S will find their way to Massachusetts, and New Bedford.

Hodgson is visiting processing and detention centers along the border with a delegation of Sheriffs to get a first hand look at the immigration crisis

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Mass. Statehouse / Getty Images

Group Withdraws Minimum Wage Referendum

A group pushing for an increase in the state's minimum wage is ending its bid to put a question on the November state ballot.

Raise Up Massachusetts said Monday the ballot question is no longer necessary since the Legislature has approved a bill that would raise the $8-per-hour minimum wage to $11 by 2017

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Gov. Patrick Urges Changes In Economic Development Bill

Gov. Deval Patrick is praising an economic development bill proposed by Democratic House leaders but says he will urge legislators to restore a provision that would discourage non-compete agreements in the private sector

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Jim Phillips / TSM - Social Workers protest caseload
Jim Phillips / TSM - Social Workers protest caseload

Union Protest Urges State To Hire More Social Workers

More than 50 social workers from the New Bedford office on North Front Street marched during their lunch hour on Tuesday, calling on the Dept. Of Children and Families to hire more social workers and reduce caseloads

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