Statehouse

Transition Begins
Transition Begins
Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick and the man who will succeed him, Republican Charlie Baker, have met for first time since Baker's narrow election victory over Martha Coakley. The two huddled privately for about 45 minutes in Patrick's office on Wednesday to discuss the transition of power on Beacon Hill...
Markey Coasts To Victory
Markey Coasts To Victory
Rep. Chris Markey of Dartmouth is thanking his supporters and campaign volunteers for helping him in his victorious re-election campaign. Markey easily defeated Patrick Curren of Dartmouth in the 9th Bristol District, which includes the town of Dartmouth and two precincts in New Bedford...
Fall River Man Honored
Fall River Man Honored
A Fall River man who rushed into a burning building to alert residents to a fire has been honored with a civilian bravery award given each year on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. The award presented at the Statehouse on Thursday is named for Madeline Amy Sweeney, a flight attendant aboard one of the jetliners hijacked from Boston and flown into the World Trade Center towers..
Patrick Backs Zohydro Ban
Patrick Backs Zohydro Ban
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is defending the state's first-in-the-nation ban on Zohydro, a powerful new painkiller, as it faces a federal court lawsuit challenging its constitutionality. On Tuesday, a federal judge suggested Patrick might have been ``out of line'' in issuing a March 27 executive order banning the drug in Massachusetts...
Teens Seek Job Funds
Teens Seek Job Funds
More than 1,000 teens from across Massachusetts have marched to the Statehouse to press for more funding for youth summer jobs programs.  Protesters rallied at the Old South Church in Boston Thursday afternoon before heading to the Statehouse to push lawmakers to back up to $24...