Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick plans to reach beyond the executive branch for help in closing a projected $325 million budget gap before he leaves office and turns the reins of state government over to Republican Charlie Baker.
Tonight’s game is the first since UMass Junior Derrick Gordon came out as gay in the spring.
Vermont Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin’s narrow defeat last week of Republican Scott Milne means the state legislature will have the final say on the matter in January. The Vermont constitution requires lawmakers take a special vote — a secret ballot — if neither candidate gets more than 50 percent in the election.
The UMass team leaves for the West African country on Thursday.
The local Board of Health has proposed that stores in town stop selling all tobacco products, and not just to minors, but to everyone.
After September 11th, 2001, social scientists really began to focus on the psychological impact of trauma, and the power of resilience. But long before that horrible event, and certainly since, there have been brutal wars, natural disasters, mass shootings, and bombings — not to mention the chronic stress of poverty, illness, or domestic abuse. An emerging field of science is looking at ways trauma of all sorts gets embedded in the body and brain, and who weathers it best.
Patrick says he’s working up a plan to close the $325 billion budget gap.
Thousands took part in Veterans Day ceremonies in Connecticut and Massachusetts. In some places, the turnout was more modest than hoped for.
An earlier version of the site failed and the state acquired a new one, at a total cost of $255 million.
This week’s elections passed just ahead of key court dates for three former probation officials convicted on corruption charges, before a judge revisits a controversial health care anti-trust settlement, and before the Patrick administration publicly acknowledged that a $325 million hole is developing in the four-month-old $36.5 billion state budget.
In the week that Massachusetts removed the last challenge to its new gaming industry, voting down a potential repeal, one of Connecticut’s casinos showed off exactly how it’s preparing for competition from the north.
Baker is replacing a governor, Deval Patrick, who spent a lot of time in the region because he lived part-time in the Berkshires.
Both the United Independent and Green-Rainbow parties won the necessary 3 percent of the vote in a Massachusetts state wide race this year.
In an interview Thursday afternoon, a church official allowed for the possibility that cathedral will not be rebuilt.
Following Tuesday’s defeat of a ballot initiative to overturn the state’s casino law, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday formally awarded licenses to MGM Resorts and Wynn to operate casinos in Springfield and Everett.