Patrick Administration

State Authorizes $1 Million For State Pier Project
The Patrick Administration is making another major investment in New Bedford, this time at the State Pier.
Rep. Wililam Straus of Mattapoisett, co-chair of the Committee on Transportation, says the state is putting up $1 million to install refrigeration in one of the State Pier warehouses...
UMass Dartmouth Prepares For Potential State Cuts
The Patrick administration is expected to cut an estimated $325 million from the state budget to address a shortfall that is emerging in the fiscal year 2015 budget.
The reduction will be felt across all state agencies, including universities such as UMass Dartmouth.
State Wants To End Smoking In Public Housing
The Patrick Administration is moving to stamp out smoking in public housing.
The Department of Housing and Community Development on Thursday issued guidelines to all 240 local housing authorities urging them to develop smoke-free housing policies within their state-aided public housing units...
Dan Wolf Campaigns For Governor In New Bedford, Fall River
Democrat and businessman Dan Wolf is hoping to be the next Governor of Massachusetts. 
Wolf is a State Senator on Cape Cod and is a co-founder of Cape Air, the airline that serves New Bedford. 
Wolf tells WBSM News, he's familiar with issues on the Southcoast, including the challenges f…